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    Thin is Better: The Gospel According to A.E. Haas

    I went to Canada and got some Esso XD3 0w40 oil for my Grandsons Powerstroke Diesel. Great starting in the cold!
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    Need for AutoRX if no issues & good history?

    My van had 177,000 miles on it, was clean as a whistle, and ran like a clock. Always ran synthetic motor oil. Just for the heck of it I ran ARX through it to see what would happen. By George the power went up, MPG went up, and it ran even better. My guess is that there was carbon build up in...
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    Tire Rotation Pattern

    I don't rotate my tires. I keep the alignment is order and replace the fronts if they ware out before the rears (not usually). Been doing it for years and have no unusual wear patterns.
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    Wind Chill of -35 celsius!

    <blockquote>Quote:<hr /> If wind chill is only related to how cold it feels on the skin, why would a water pipe burst when cold air is blowing on it and doesn't burst when just exposed to cold temps? I've seen it happen more than once to homeowners in the north when temps are below zero and...
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    Confused!!! Wal-Mart FULL Synthetic or MC BLEND?

    Give Ford what they want, 5w20 blend will serve you well.
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    Anyone have a opinion on K&N oil filters ?

    <blockquote>Quote:<hr /> <blockquote>Quote:<hr /> K&N oil filters are built to have as little flow restriction as possible. The way to do that is to ask the filter to do less as the oil passes by. If you need a little bit extra flow and only want to catch bigger stuff it is a very high quality...
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    OCI of 7,500 on dino...

    Oh those of faint heart! I am running Mobil 1 5w20 in my 1998 Chrysler 3800 V6 with almost 200,000 miles on it. So far I have gone 4,000 highway miles with no consumption, no noise, no nothing. Fear not!
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    Amsoil EAO filter Microns

    <blockquote>Quote:<hr /> That's my take. Amsoil is such a niche market that it will never challenge the competition to produce better products. There's no gain in it. People that are sorta "in the know" will gravitate to a PureOne for the best bang of that level of filtration and not ante up...
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    Insoluables, is it a measure of filter performance

    From time to time I see people mention that high levels of insoluables is a reason to change the oil filter. However, in the 3MP Synthetic Oil Life Study when the filter was changed for a new one the insoluables did not go down with a new filter. Just what is the relationship here? <img...
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    Quaker State Full Synthetic for Advanced Engines

    What is the problem with the spec'ed 5w20? <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif" alt="" />
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    cheap oil

    Just throw the pink #@$%! away and get on with life.
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    Amsoil XL 5w-30 7500miles 2006 Chevy Cobalt

    <blockquote>Quote:<hr /> Is TBN the ONLY thing that you need to look at for extended oil use? What about depletion of AW additives? <hr /></blockquote> Some contend TBN means little and the TAN is the "real" measure of an oils value. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif" alt="" />
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    10w30 & 5w30 - is there really that much diff?

    Given that the 5w30 and 10w30 are both 30w at full temp and the 5w30 is thinner than the 10w30 at all colder temps, what would be the advatage of running 10w30? Seems like 5w30 would be hands down better.
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    Significance of oil color

    Someone mentioned a long while back that the most expensive ingrediant in motor oil was the dye to color it. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif" alt="" />
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    Possible defective AC/DELCO PF46

    Why are there no engine noises with the old filter being defective and there being no oil pressure? <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif" alt="" />
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    Replace battery every five years?

    <blockquote>Quote:<hr /> From what I have read, summer heat is harder on batteries than winter cold. The further north you are, the longer your battery will last. Heat kills batteries. <hr /></blockquote> I worked for a company that made battery cases for automotive applications. The saying...
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    Consumer Reports annual auto issue-reliability

    I thought auto reliability was a result of feedback from owners and not a CU "judgment" call.
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    Any real difference in oil filters? Wal-Mart OK?

    Opinions vary all over the map, everything from an oil filter is not needed to an oil filter is critical to long engine life. An inexpensive house brand filter will generally work just fine and filter your oil to some degree. A premium name brand filter (Amsoil, Mobil 1, K&N, Pure one, etc.)...
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    Do oil temps exceed operating temperatures?

    Given that you have an effective cooling system the hot end of the temperature scale is little problem, even on the hottest days (not on track or racing). Cold on the other hand could be a problem if the vehicle is left in the cold temps too long. You never know what the future will bring. So...
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