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    Valvoline DOT 3/4?

    So been a good long while since I have been active here but when it comes to automotive fluids there is nobody I trust more than your guys. 2014 Tesla P85, I am putting on braided lines, with fresh pads and rotors, hardware and going to paint calipers while I am at it. Parts vendor I bought...
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    Lucas fuel treatment in torpedo heater?

    I have a jug around that I tend to use mostly in my small engines. Went from fueling the snowblower to filling the kerosene torpedo and the idea of trying the Lucas in the torpedo crossed my mind. Been mixing some diesel n the torpedo lately since kerosene went so high this winter. Good, bad...
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    VR1 20w50 1500 miles race smallblock chevy

    This is for a friend. Is a 60s Chevelle with a high compression race gas smallblock that sees primarily hard street use. Had intake manifold coolant leak recently. It is ugly and I don't know if you guys can tell anything. Engine has 25K overall mileage 1500 on this 8quart fill of Valvoline...
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    90s LT1 current oil choices?

    Been awhile since I have been particularly active over here. When I was the typically recommended M1 5w-30 was a mediocre choice at best but I have heard it may have changed. The Advance Auto sale on M1 and filter got me interested again. Anyone have any current info on which M1 would suit the...
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    Lucas and cold

    Anyone had problems with Lucas fuel additive causing hard starting in extreme cold like -15f? Had some car troubles last week though it started at -16f then but due to those troubles I put in some used fuel injectors that had been dry for a decade. Figuring they could use a little TLC and...
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    street oiladditives for race built motor?

    A friend has a Chevelle with a built 355, low tension rings high compression 7000rpms. Has a roller cam so no need to worry about flat tappets wanting ZDDP. He is VERY good with a carb so the usual carbed fuel dilution should not be a big issue. Is a street/strip car, he will put a few...
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    Who was Eugene Houdry?

    Does anyone here know without the help of the internet? I will offer a hint that this forum is a good place to discuss him.
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    Dexron VI for high performance.

    I can find lots of talk on specs and reverse compatability but not much on folks having actually used it in an older application and maybe more importantly to me in a performance application. I am thinking maybe I would go out on a limb and try the Dexron VI in my car and am hoping to get a...
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    AutoRX with engine mods

    I was thinking, I am preparing to go into the engine for a heads and cam swap, with work of this type there is always some risk of dirt or gasket chunks getting into the oil. I will of course dump some oil straight through to flush the pan and do a change minutes after the first restart of the...
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    Neutra results

    A friend recently bought a 10 year old Caprice former police car, milage was low at 80K but the condition says it was something like a Chicago inner city car as it is hammered. Last weekend we spent a whole day on it. We fixed a handful of major and minor problems but it was still "not right"...
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    Impala SS LT1 M1 5w-30 2300miles

    This is for a friend and I forget if the car ius a 95 or a 96, he can speak up once his membership is approved on this forum. The analysis was done to try to determine the source of a knock which some mechanics have claimed is topend and another bottomend <img border="0" alt="[Bang Head]"...
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    alky Briggs and Stratton

    I thought about putting this in the small engine section but thought the alky part made it fit over here better. My brother runs an alky dirt track gokart with a small B&S on alky he runs some 0weight gokart oil and has been thinking of trying one called Kramac(sp?), they change it frequently...
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    Rotella 5w-40 2785miles '95 Buick LT1

    This was my last Oil Guard kit. Car is a 95 Buick Roadmaster wagon. fe 9 cr 2 pb 11 cu 6 sn 3 al 3 si 3 na 3 k 4 Any elements not listed were zero or not tested. nitr 0 oxid 5.5 TBN 8.3 visc100 14.5 soot .2 <img border="0" title="" alt="[Confused]" src="images/icons/confused.gif" /> Just...
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    Chevy 502 crate motor

    A friend has one of these pigs in an old Camaro, it is rather new yet but is consuming oil which as we understand it is fairly normal <img border="0" title="" alt="[Roll Eyes]" src="images/icons/rolleyes.gif" /> , thank you GM. I told him I would try to help him find an oil that would be less...
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    FP, 131 and AutoRX

    I have been using these products, at the end of the AutoRX cleasing cycle I measured a 5-10psi increase in compression on a 180K mile motor that I thought the compression was wonderful on before the treatment. Been running 'brew in it as well which has helped smoothness and milage. Well friday...
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    4L60E in modified Caprice

    Oddball fluid blend of Mobil dino ATF and a Caterpillar hydraulic oil. I know it sounds odd but the guy I paid almost $2K to to build it sent me the fluid and was giving me a good warranty. 25K on it since the rebuild and that was in 11months. I drag race and tow(light) with it on top of...
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    Rotella grease

    I found some at a Walmart I rarely frequent and thought it might be a good choice for my purposes. I have a couple mid-90s GM b-bodies(think Caprice and the like) so I need grease for the balljoints, tierods and the like as well as for wheelbearings. Anyone see any troubles with using this one...
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    What additives do you use?

    I have 3 old Johnson/Evinrudes I am in charge of maintaning vintage 69-73 and 6-18hp. I have LC FP and Neutra all on hand and plan to use Pennzoil Synthetic TCW3. I know a good oil might seem like overkill but fuel usage is so low that a bottle can last a whole summer on the 6hp motors so the...
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    Two differnt gear lube questions.

    First, how many of you use LC in your gear lube be it a manual tranny or an axle? I did a search earlier and found very little info on this other than it was OK, so I put about 1.5oz. in the 8.5" 10 bolt under my car today. I plan to change the gears and maybe posi in a month or so, so I...
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    FedEx commercial

    I had to share, I didn't watch the race but the guys on the GM b-body forum I frequent saw this during the NASCAR race today and then found it online. <a href="http://www.fedex.com/us/about/promotions/advertising/tvads/ginrummywm.html?link=4" target="_blank">FedEx Ad</a> See what an LT1 in a...
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