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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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    Amsoil Filter Cost

    When folks here were touting the excellent filtering ability of the Mobil 1 filter ($10) several months ago the first shot fired back was that the Mobil 1 was not five times better than the ST for $2.00 and not twice as good as the Pure One for something about $6.00. Now along comes the Amsoil...
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    Jiffy Lube Refuses

    It is really cold here, I am old and fat, and my son is out of town. I called Jiffy lube to ask what they would charge me to change my oil and filter if I supply the oil and filter. They said they won't do that, period - something about warrenty problems. <img...
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    Odometer Error

    I just bought an `06 Toyota RAV4 and the MPG is lower than I thought it would be. After doing some checking I find the odometer is reading about 3% low (checked with a GPS). That means that when the MPG is initially reported as 27.5 MPG it is really 28.3 MPG. You may want to check you ride...
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    Ford F350 Tire Pressure

    My Grandson has a 2000 F350 and I drove it the other day. It was "all over the road" and hard to keep in the correct lane. I read the door sticker and it said 50 PSI in front and 80 PSI in the rears. We put 45 PSI in both the front and rear (all the guage would read) and the handling got...
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    Toyota Engine Operating Temperature

    I have a 2006 Toyota RAV-4 with the 3500 V6 engine. I recently installed a scanguage and it reports the coolant temperature as 184 degrees F when running at highway speeds. I would have guessed the temperature to be at least 195 degrees F. Any idea if the 184 degrees F is OK?
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    Auto-rx in a John Deere Tractor

    I want to Auto-rx four John Deere tractors. They each hold 5 gallons of oil. My questions are: 1) How much Auto-rx should I use? 2) How many hours should I run the clean phase? 3) How many hours for the rinse phase? I would have guessed 50 hours each but it would be just a wild guess.
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    2002 Chrysler Pacifica 3500 V6 - 5w20?

    Did Chrysler include the 2002 Pacifica 3500 V6 in the engines speced for 5w20 motor oil?
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    Old Purolator Premium Plus Filter?

    I am all for using old stuff but I would not use 13 year old oil filters.
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    API SJ in a SL engine?

    Not a problem.
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    Guess Who Said This

    <b>There is some good advantages to additives but very few. It's the fact that oil chemistries are a science and many hours and lots of $$$ goes into blending oil and to think that additive makers can come out with something that works in improving the quality of an oil without disturbing the...
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    Drain Oil or Change Filter First?

    I have always changes the oil filter then drained the oil. I see many indicate they do it the other way around. Is there some advantage to draining the oil first? <img border="0" alt="[I dont know]" title="" src="/forums/graemlins/dunno.gif" />
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    Europe Get Ready - Here Comes CAFE

    <a href="" target="_blank">Europe CAFE</a>
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    Auto-RX, Chrysler 3800, 173,000 miles

    I have a 1998 Chrysler Town & Country with a 3800 V6. There are 173,000 miles on the van, all but the first 1,000 miles run with Mobil 1 5w30 and Purolator Pure One or Mobil 1 oil filters. Looking in the oil fill hole the top end is clean as a whistle, oil consumption has 1 pint in 5,000 miles...
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    OEM Oil Filter Research

    Anyone have any info on how much research is done when a new car maker specs a particular filter for a particular engine?
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    Which breed of dog do you have?

    American Bull Dog
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    Wolverine Heat Pad

    Installed my 125 watt (3" round) oil pan heat pad the other day. Lowest temp was 11F and mostly in the mid 20's at morning startup. What a difference, spins right over, warms up about 20% faster. I am a happy camper. <img border="0" alt="[LOL!]" title="" src="/forums/graemlins/lol.gif" />
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    Speed Shop Oil Filter Of Choice

    I was in a speed shop today and saw a Vette up on the rack. It had maybe 24" slicks on the back and what looked like slightly larger than bicycle tires on the front. I notice on the window is the quarter mile time of 5.3 (I assume that is pretty quick). I walk to the front and what do I see...
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    Jack wakes up at home with a huge hangover he can't believe. He forces himself to open his eyes, and the first thing he sees is a couple of aspirins next to a glass of water on the side table. And, next to them, a single red rose! Jack sits down and sees his clothing in front of him, all...
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    Oil Change Program

    On the assumption that there is some value in ageing oil, how about this program? Sump = 5 quarts OCI = 3000 miles Use full synthetic oil Every 3,000 miles drain out 2 quarts and add 2 quarts of fresh oil. The average oil age is 6,000 miles with the range of 4,500 to 7,500 miles. Well with...