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    Ravenol DXG

    Trying to find an SDS or more detailed information about this oil. The US site says to contact the German site, and they don't list an SDS. I don't speak Frankfurter so I don't know if emailing them will yield anything. Anyone out there have any data? Edit - I did find one but it's well...
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    Is Castrol still one of the best anti LSPI formulas?

    I've asked this question in the past, and was told to stick with Castrol for the best LSPI control. Has anything changed in the last year and a half in that regard? I'm going to do my pre cold weather change soon and need to pick an oil, or just stick with what I've been using. My main concern...
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    Where did Amazon dig this out of?

    Ordered this from Amazon for my 17 Cruze. Went from blue can to black cans awhile ago. Expected to maybe see the updated design language soon for AC DELCO stuff with the new design. I got this instead which I think is what would have come on the car from the factory - as in the specific filter...
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    LSPI Question

    I asked this question a few years ago, but a lot of time has gone by and I feel like our understanding of LSPI and its effects have grown quite a bit. I own a 2nd Generation 2017 Chevrolet Cruze with the 1.4T engine. It's tuned and modified, but nothing too crazy. It's setup to make 4 - 5 PSI...
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    Oil Weight Change - Mid Production Cycle

    We have a 2016.5 and 2017 second generation Chevrolet Cruze. Both of our 1.4Ts call for Dexos 1 Generation 2 5w30. Some people with 2018s are reporting manuals and oil fill caps calling for 0w20. Some are saying that the cap is being swapped out for a 5w30 replacement cap at the first dealer...
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    Used Car Values

    So I finally got rid of my 2010 Impala for a 2017 Cruze LT/RS hatchback, since we were so impressed with our 2016.5 Cruze. I got a good deal for trade in considering the car had some paint defects, and a gash in the rear bumper. The car had the best care possible, but in its time with me had a...
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    LE2 Turbo DI in 2nd Generation Cruze

    Finally traded in our 2010 Malibu LT before it became a total money pit and got a great deal on a 2nd gen Cruze. The question is the LE2 in the new Cruze is turbo direct injected, and I can't find many people talking about it yet. Of course my biggest concern is LSPI and dilution. We moved to...
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    Organic Additives / Compunds

    Sometimes when I see oil discussed on a UOA result I'll see a comment implying the oil has compounds / additives that don't show on a UOA. What are some examples of these? How common are they?
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    Bubble Balancer

    I had a local new to me indy mount my new Yokohama Avid Ascends on my Impala in 225 55R 17. To my shock he put them on a bubble balancer. I asked him about it, and he insisted I'd get a great result. He's a younger guy, probably a hair short of 30. I said alright, go for it. He had a high speed...
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    Lay Off / Furlough

    I'm part of a 30 day furlough at work. What a stressful thing, I've never been laid off or shelved before. I went from working one day to trying to understand unemployment benefits and trying to occupy my time. Out of fear of unemployment taking too long to get me a payment I've had to return...
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    6T40 Fluid Change

    My 2010 Malibu in the signature below has the 6T40 6 speed auto. I was looking to drop the fluid but really don't want to mess with the fill plug to check the level hot for a few reasons. First off I have no way to get this car level to check it while between a narrow temp range, second I'm an...
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    Idle Smoothness

    So I finally took that engine cover off the 2.4 Ecotec Malibu in my signature to change the plugs and clean the throttle body/MAF. This car has a used engine I have not cracked into yet. (long story, not happy about it) I took out some Autolite XP plugs that looked okay minus some ash on the...
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    Mobil M1-206 | ~5000mi 3.5 LZE GM V6 Impala

    Here is a whole mess of photos of a Mobil M1-206 I ran on my Impala from April until a few days ago. No problems to report, a little crazy on the glue, great pleat spacing. Had it cut open on a lathe at work by my coworker. Some parts were cleaned with a wet paper towel before photographing...
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    CHAMP branded filters

    Store near me has CHAMP filters for 1.99 each in many applications. I figured, sweet I'll buy about 12 because thats why BITOG members would do! I opened a box. I thought wow, these are light... and have plastic cores... and I don't see a ADBV at all... The end cap looks really really thin...
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    Got my Micro Green oil filter in from the 50% sale

    Took a few photos of the filter unused. Louvered center tube. Thick gasket. The ol hecho en México. Very heavy. <a class="lb-image-link" rel="shadowbox[69613579a6ec76b44a]" href="http://cdn.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/attachments/usergals/2016/07/full-69613-501-20160728_163633.jpg" title=""><img...
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    Why I Hate Dealer Changes, How About You?

    Long story short the Malibu in my signature had the engine replaced with a used unit by extended warranty. However due to the extended warranty ending I am abiding by the warranty details from the place that provided the replacement. They are guaranteeing the unit for 1 year or 36,000 miles. The...
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    Metal vs Fiber End Disks Video

    Found this video from FRAM. I've always avoided anything with a "fiber end disk". How much of this do you think is PR fluff, and how much is true? <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsZZg1Tt7GU" target="_blank">Fram Fiber vs Metal End Disk</a> What else did you think of the video...
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