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Automotive General Topics
Jump to new posts Re: Best protection against Ethanol ? by SHOZ @ 10/18/14 08:56 AM

The original idea behind ethanol when it was sold to the public was energy independence. But it really is Archer Daniels Midland lobbing that brought it here. If ethanol is so good and cheap, why does the government force us to use it. Would it n
General and Off Topic
Jump to new posts Re: Ebola Information by Trav @ 10/18/14 08:53 AM

AFAIK FDR coined the phrase and this guy likes using it.
Automotive General Topics
Jump to new posts Re: Best protection against Ethanol ? by TiredTrucker @ 10/18/14 08:50 AM

Originally Posted By: SHOZ The mandated use of ethanol via the renewable fuels act is the same as a federal subsidy. I agree it creates a forced market. Good thing there will be a huge surplus of corn this year. And low corn prices to boot! Makes
Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Cars/Pickups/Vans/SUVs
Jump to new posts Re: Diff viscosity,same mpg 2013 Santa Fe Sport 2.0t by SteveSRT8 @ 10/18/14 08:42 AM

It would seem the gains from lightweight oils are somewhat small. No surprise really. I've always felt that the smaller the engine the better the chance to even get a detectable gain/loss...
Product Rebates, Sales and Promotions
They also have their Buy 3 Tires get the 4th one free sale starting today 10/18 thru Tuesday 10/21.
Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Cars/Pickups/Vans/SUVs
Jump to new posts Re: Diff viscosity,same mpg 2013 Santa Fe Sport 2.0t by ARCOgraphite @ 10/18/14 08:41 AM

You might see a greater difference using an ester synthetic that is dosed with a goodly bit of Modtc but has an HTHS close to 3.0 in your florida climate rather than differing winter grades with same 100C Kv.
Motorcycles and Motorcycle Lubrication
Jump to new posts Re: Ducati announces Variable Valve Lift for 2015 by LoneRanger @ 10/18/14 08:40 AM

And if they apply this variable valve lift to the new 1299 Super Quadro engine due to go into the upcoming Panigale for 2015, look the heck out, that thing is going to RUN.
General and Off Topic
Jump to new posts Re: Finally heard from my boy in boot camp!!! by JBinTX30 @ 10/18/14 08:40 AM

I remember back when I was in a guy i was pretty friendly with ran out the gate one afternoon. All they did was bring him back make him wear a Orange bicycle vest and he got sent home eventually. It's always good to get letters from people when you
Product Rebates, Sales and Promotions
Jump to new posts Re: Fuel Rewards Network rules by Oldmoparguy1 @ 10/18/14 08:37 AM

Txgsx87 , Gator, Thanks for the info. I think I'll pass. Too many complications. I had a similar program offered by BP last year. It was a joke. After a number problems, I threw the card away. I now have a Amazon (Chase) VISA. Never a problem, fi
Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Cars/Pickups/Vans/SUVs
Jump to new posts Mobil1 EP and Valvoline Synpower go up in $ by wemay @ 10/18/14 08:37 AM

...at the local Walmart: M1 EP now $28.68 VSP now $26.18
Computers
Jump to new posts Re: Crucial M500 240GB SSD by Quattro Pete @ 10/18/14 08:36 AM

Originally Posted By: punisherSamsung just released new firmware for the EVOs to address the old data speed problem. I'm looking at Samsung's firmware page - the latest firmware for EVO was released in December 2013. Are you saying there is somet
Automotive General Topics
Jump to new posts Re: GM Mech. says "OLM not accurate" by TiredTrucker @ 10/18/14 08:33 AM

One thing the OLM cannot account for... atmospheric particulate matter... you know... dirt. When operating in very dusty conditions like the gravel roads that I have to go up an down for several miles, each way, to and from the house, daily. Especi
Motorcycles and Motorcycle Lubrication
VAG took ownership of Ducati quite recently, so we should expect to see the tech. filter down to our road cars in the next 2-3 years.
Tires & Wheels
Jump to new posts Re: How many miles left? by Lapham3 @ 10/18/14 08:30 AM

Reminds me-The other day a friend of mine was telling of just now replacing the rear OE Michelins on his '04 caddy with 135k miles. He said the 'tire shop guys' told him that the tires wear down to a certain point (wear bars?) and stop-no more wear
Motorcycles and Motorcycle Lubrication
Jump to new posts Ducati announces Variable Valve Lift for 2015 by LoneRanger @ 10/18/14 08:29 AM

"Once again Ducati has pushed forward the boundaries of engine technology" For model year 2015 the 1198 Testastretta engine used in the Multistrada will feature a type of Variable Valve Lift branded as "DVT" which is short for De
Used Oil Analysis - Diesel
Jump to new posts Re: '14 RAM 1500 ECODIESEL VM Motori L630DOHC by pb379 @ 10/18/14 08:27 AM

I had the oil changed at the dealer yesterday. 11qts of Pennzoil Ultra Euro L 5W-30 at $6.60/qt and a $60 oil filter. Total cost was $158.04 I plan to go 8,000 miles on this time, but I'll probably take a sample at 6,000 miles. Fraser-did you sen
Oil Filters
Purolator Classic used to be my main oil filter but the tearing issue has changed that. I really do wonder if Purolator cheapened these filters to meet a price point for Walmart? how much could they really save by taking out a few pleats of paper (
European and Import Motor Oils
Thanks y'all. I went with the Pennzoil Ultra Euro L. I had the oil changed at the dealer and that is what they use. The price was reasonable at $6.60/qt.
Mechanical /Maintenance Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Wheel bearing Timken, SKF or NSK by Kruse @ 10/18/14 08:13 AM

Originally Posted By: Trav Another brand to consider is National, most i have seen are US made, they are now old under the MOOG brand name. I realize I'm replying to an older post and I know manufacturing/outsourcing can change pretty fast, so....
Automotive General Topics
Jump to new posts Re: even new cars use oil by Olas @ 10/18/14 08:12 AM

If the level-change indicated by the dipstick is too small to see or measure, do you consider it to have changed? Kinda like the tree falling in the forest but not making any sound unless there is anyone there to hear it..
Tires & Wheels
Jump to new posts Re: Tire Shop cant seem to balance tires? by CapriRacer @ 10/18/14 08:11 AM

Originally Posted By: CapriRacerOriginally Posted By: SubLGTCapriRacer, do aftermarket steel wheels typically have more offset or radial runout than aftermarket alloy wheels? I don't know, but I suspect they have none at all. In other words, any l
General and Off Topic
How thoroughly do the service station staff check? How easy/difficult would it be to pull upto the pump and fill your vehicle, open the back door and grab the can, fill it, replace in car, go inside and pay? Lastly, how do people go about making Mol
General and Off Topic
Originally Posted By: OlasI have a 10 litre NATO style jerry can, bought if from eBay for 5.00 a few years ago. It doesn't leak and the finish is still intact. NATO can FTW!! Unless it has correct color - red for gasoline as an example - and gaso
Mechanical /Maintenance Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Low RPM dangerous for engine longevity? by TiredTrucker @ 10/18/14 08:06 AM

Originally Posted By: bullwinkleAnother reason to love manual transmissions & hate automatics-I'd rather do my own gear selection! That is why I like newer autos that let me use a "manual" mode to select the gears myself. It just does
Used Oil Analysis - Motorcycle
Jump to new posts Re: 2014 HD ROAD KING - HARLEY SYN3 20W/50 by alarmguy @ 10/18/14 08:05 AM

I think this UOA looks real good and I hope mine comes back like yours. I guess my statement tells you what I think, looks good! No issues, meaning no out of the ballpark high numbers, your copper is pretty good, Id be more concerned if it was above
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