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12/18/18 10:10 AM
Originally Posted by fcjeep
Prayers for your girlfriend and you Marco620.

Hoping the best for her, and you, while in this fight.
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Mechanical/Maintenance Forum
12/18/18 09:59 AM
I had 105k on mine with no real issues beyond the broken manifold stud problem. But my other buddy had his eat a cam lobe at about 150k, and another on the page had one fail at around 80k. My buddies is driven hard, the 80k one idled a lot.
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General and Off Topic
12/18/18 09:52 AM
Originally Posted by anndel
Originally Posted by Virtus_Probi
The fish are probably looking at the divers and thinking, "YOU guys don't belong here, either!"


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Automotive General Topics
12/18/18 09:39 AM
Originally Posted by BMWTurboDzl
Less blow-by is always a good thing.

What does it mean? To use a catch can?
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Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Vehicles
12/18/18 09:35 AM
Seems like fantastic oil but their PCMO is too expensive for me to justify, and I doubt it makes a real difference for the VQ37VHR. Mine gets Mobil1 5w30 Vanilla as of now but I am probably switching to either 0w40 or the 5w30 E.P. when I change it next month for a little more high temp protection for the same price. I do really really like the Redline D6 transmission fluid in my power steering rack, mainly because their is virtually no difference between hot and cold performance with it.
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Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Vehicles
12/18/18 09:33 AM
Originally Posted by Marco620
That Redline 0w20 is good to -76 banana

Might have to drive to Antarctica to test it out.

No, pour point is not an indicator of startability...they dropped that when the Sioux Falls incident happened, where oil gelled at quite mild temperatures for the "W" rating.

Specific cooling RATES caused production of waxy gells, in oils that could be cooled straight to ridiculously low temperatures, heat soaked for hours, and still pour.
The oils that were affected by the Sioux Falls cooling regime could remain gelled even up to 80-90F after experiencing that regime.

Thus they dropped pour point as being representative of W grade
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Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Vehicles
12/18/18 09:31 AM
Always interesting to hear all the predictions on M1 ... what base stock ... they don't make that anymore etc ...
Hard business to follow ... they combine virtually every base stock out there and have dealers choice to mix within the latitudes of specs/guidelines ...
And no matter what that combo is ... or viscosity is ... the oil is said to be loud ... and never the first reading or theory to go with this ...
My 5.3L's are far quieter on M1 0w20 than these chain monsters are on many types of oil ... even the thick stuff M1 Form M 5w40 in my ecoboost ... at least it was better than PUP ...
My driver did 745k miles on M1 ... original engine ... never ran anything else ... he's probably too old to notice the noise ...
Merry Christmas from the EU ... from the esso station by my hotel ... what is in the (don't make it) New Life ?

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Tires & Wheels
12/18/18 09:27 AM
OP what is the tire size? On DTD the General's and Cooper's is a 24 cent difference. In the 235 65 17. Couldn't go wrong with either.
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12/18/18 09:26 AM
Originally Posted by Number_35
That makes sense - a car from the Brit arm of GM being rebadged for the Aussie arm of GM.

Except Oz also lengthened the front of them and installed 6s (and trialled V-8s till the Govt stopped them).

The Front clip of an LC/LJ will fit on those, and carry the 6 into it as well.

Here's one of the ones that I owned...3.3L 6, triple 1-3/4" Stromberg carbs...not as fast as the 4 door 3 litre I built up.
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Used Oil Analysis - Gasoline
12/18/18 09:18 AM
Originally Posted by Marco620
Nope. Try redline si-1 next time maybe or gumout regane.

Good idea Marco620, I will do just that, the redline si-1 will have to wait though.

I am not adding anything this interval to confirm my prior observations of elevated copper.
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Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Vehicles
12/18/18 09:13 AM
My local Walmart now has Castrol Magnatec at the same price as Pennzoil Platinum. I think they caught onto the extra sales or someone from their corporate offices is on here. grin

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Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Vehicles
12/18/18 07:30 AM
Well my sister's Infiniti G35 went to a local shop for an oil change a couple of years ago. A few months later I checked the oil when I was visiting. No oil on the dip stick. Added 2.5 quarts to bring it back up to near full. I did the oil change for her a week later, and found that the drain plug washer wasn't the right size (larger inner diameter and smaller outer diameter). Oil was slowly dripping out due to this ill fitted washer.

A couple of years later, it seems to remain quite healthy and not doing anything worrisome. It's on a steady diet of 15w40 now.
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Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Vehicles
12/18/18 07:21 AM
2013 MB E350, M276 V6
Out: Edge 0w40, Mann fleece filter
In: Edge 0w40, Mann fleece filter
~7k miles/1 year on the old oil

2015 Mazda CX-5, 2.5L SkyActiv
Out: PYB 5w30, Purolator filter
In: PYB 5W30, PureOne filter
~5.5k/6 months on the old oil.

2017 VW GTI, EA888 2.0T
Out: Factory Fill, factory filter
In: Edge 0w40, Mann filter
~6.5k miles/1 year on the old oil

2004 Infiniti G35, VQ35
Out: Delvac 15w40, Purolator filter
In: Delvac 15w40, Purolator filter
One year/unknown (probably around 10k) miles on the old oil
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Mechanical/Maintenance Forum
12/18/18 07:14 AM
ya but new cars likely don't have stripping splines laugh
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Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Vehicles
12/18/18 07:07 AM
The Mazda Skyactiv engines also specifies 0W20 in the US, and 5W30 elsewhere. I've heard that Mazda even have 0w40 on the list for some parts of the world.
When I tell people I use 5W30 in my Skyactiv, I get a lot of people trying to tell me that my engine will be damaged ...
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Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Vehicles
12/18/18 07:01 AM
Amsoil sales/marketing practices are really keeping me from even taking them seriously. A good sales/marketing strategy would be really good for that company
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Virgin Oil Analysis - PCMO/HDEO
12/18/18 07:00 AM
KetjenLube 135 would have a SUS of around [email protected] unless they have cut with a thinner oil.

Without a GC and or an NMR analysis, there would be no way to really tell what it is.

Furthermore, unless Blackstone was specifically asked to test for Chlorine, there is no way to tell if it is a chlorinated compound.
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General Board Information
12/18/18 06:48 AM
I‘m a new person ,my job is product development engineer。
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Automotive General Topics
12/18/18 06:40 AM
Too bad Saturn wasnt still on its own. GM took them over and trashed them. They need to end this bailout idea. No more not again. No UAW either. The new mentality will be we are gonna make a better car for less. You work in a car factory because your passion is cars. If its not then find people who feel that way. The military has parachute riggers who pack chutes and randomly have to jump for quality control as well as other stuff. Lemon UAW cars will be bought back from the consumer from the workers wages. Lose .10 an hour for two weeks seems petty until 12 cars come back and its 1.20. They have screwed up and over people and now they have been put on notice. My recommendation is to let Jeremy Clarkson and his two sidekicks test a car before production and make them take a polygraph after so you can get a accurate measure if its good or not. Its bad when Hi Pount firearms has a better customer service/warranty than the Big 3. Let Glock take over QC at all UAW factories and whip them into shape.
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Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Vehicles
12/18/18 06:12 AM
Originally Posted by Gokhan
You drained the high-quality factory-fill oil and filled with an inferior off-the-shelf oil.

Thinking the same thing...
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ATF, Differential, Trans, Brakes, P/S
12/18/18 05:51 AM
A good investment is the proper square bit as well. A 3/8 extension may work or may slip and make you very angry.
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Mechanical/Maintenance Forum
12/18/18 05:49 AM
unfortunately Moog is on its way to being another lousy aftermarket part. Nissan OEM is somewhat reasonable compared to other dealerships. I often get Nissan parts and surprised they are not that crazy. Check and compare before being committed to risking it all at Rockauto.
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12/18/18 05:47 AM
good deal nice ride.

always liked the look of the fusions
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Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Vehicles
12/18/18 05:46 AM
+1 ... The new PP 5W30 D1 Gen 2 is a great oil in my 2017 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L GDI ... It has a low NOACK to help with intake valve deposits , A5/B5 rated to prevent slipping out of oil grade (fuel dilution) , great cleaning ability and increased timing chain protection .
Originally Posted by Danno
I run PP 5W-30 SN+ D1G2 in my KIA 3.3L, works well.
Would recommend for your application as well.
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12/18/18 05:34 AM
Thanks for all the replies!
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