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Used Oil Analysis - Motorcycle
Jump to new posts Re: '13 KTM Duke 690 Valvoline 20W/50 926 Miles by albertdi @ 08/24/16 09:22 PM

Originally Posted By: alarmguyCan you help me out here? :o) There are something like 6 different types and grades of Valvoline 20w50 oil out there. Automotive - Conv and Syn Motorcycle - conv and Syn VR1 = Conv and Syn I REALLY liked the Valvoli
Used Oil Analysis - Gasoline
Jump to new posts Re: BMW 5W30 -- 17K Miles -- 13 BMW 335i w/ N55 by Quattro Pete @ 08/24/16 09:16 PM

Originally Posted By: KL31Well they aren't going to make as much money if the oil and car can go so long and still be good. Probably why they went back to 10k. In the US, all dealer maintenance is included during the warranty period. And afte
Cooling System Fluids & Additives
Jump to new posts Re: How does an Expansion Tank Work? by CharlieBauer @ 08/24/16 08:30 PM

All things being equal, the thermostat has no influence on the coolant reaching the heater core. The heater core gets its coolant directly from the block. Coolant with more water contains more specific heat for the same volume. So the heater core ha
Engine Oil Filters
Jump to new posts Re: Tearolator with 2012 miles by ZeeOSix @ 08/24/16 08:23 PM

Originally Posted By: crazyoildudeyup engine builders lean towards flow over filtration.. I was that way also until i ran into you ze0six now in sort of in the middle Engine designers like flow ... that's why they invented the positive displacemen
Engine Oil Filters
Jump to new posts Re: Pro Line # 24651, 5,xxx miles CUT OPEN by ZeeOSix @ 08/24/16 08:19 PM

^^^ I agree with your last post. I was just saying that there is a separate delta-p for the center tube and a separate delta-p for the media - the same as if each was standing alone and getting the same volume of oil flow through them. Imagine if t
Jump to new posts Re: VW 2016 Sportwagen S 5MT by Jetronic @ 08/24/16 08:12 PM

I misjudged the pictures I was referring to another part that I imagined seeing, and causes issues for us right now.
Jump to new posts Re: 1998 Volvo C70 by Astro14 @ 08/24/16 08:05 PM

Yep. Replaced the PNP switch on mine as well at 120,000 miles. Sits right under the battery...not good for long life...
Jump to new posts Re: Low cost sedan looks better than expensive one by Nick1994 @ 08/24/16 07:57 PM

Originally Posted By: Quattro PeteOriginally Posted By: bigdreamaLooks rate way below performance, economy, comfort, reliability......and the list goes on. Different people buy vehicles based on different reasons/criteria. Yup, if I'm gonna buy
Jump to new posts Re: Shopping for a used 4WD or AWD. Advice? by artificialist @ 08/24/16 07:42 PM

Originally Posted By: AlOriginally Posted By: amalikHi all, Shopping for mother-in-law. AWD or 4WD requirement, but also not something that sits somewhat low like a Subaru wagon & at the same time not too huge and bulky either. So basically, lo
Automotive General Topics
Jump to new posts Re: Are you the only neighbor who works on vehicles? by ffhdriver @ 08/24/16 07:39 PM

I was the neighborhood mechanic years ago. I rebuilt carburetors, changed points, plugs, shocks, fuel and water pumps,alternators and generators. All the easy stuff. I never charged, but did mention that my wife and I loved pizzas. Got several. On
Jump to new posts Re: Ordered my dream truck finally by dareo @ 08/24/16 07:36 PM

Why would you buy that? You can't even drop giant sharp blocks into it from 10' in the air. /sarcasm. Grats on a great truck!
Jump to new posts Re: 2016 Infiniti Q50 3.0T Red Sport (turbo RPM...) by artificialist @ 08/24/16 07:35 PM

I would love to see this engine installed in a Z-car. If Nissan mass produced such a car, it would be like bringing back the 300ZX Twin Turbo.
Engine Oil Filters
Jump to new posts Re: 2016 F-350 diesel factory filter CUT OPEN by 2015_PSD @ 08/24/16 07:27 PM

Originally Posted By: tig1What's wrong with the seam? Starting to separate. The seam on my filter was almost fully separated and I do not think it would have made a full OCI.
Automotive General Topics
Jump to new posts Re: Coolant Reservoirs by ffhdriver @ 08/24/16 07:22 PM

Originally Posted By: artificialistMy dad told me that during the 1960s, Ford did something a little bit different. Instead of having a recovery tank, there would be a thick plastic bag that held the coolant. He also said it wasn't a reliable system,
Cabin Air Filters
Jump to new posts Re: Cabin Air Filters - how often? by HTSS_TR @ 08/24/16 07:22 PM

Originally Posted By: VikasIs it possible to mistake charcoal infused filter as being dirty even if it is relatively new? I want to know if I should give the dealer benefit of the doubt or not. Charcoal is black and dust is brown.
Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Cars/Pickups/Vans/SUVs
Jump to new posts Re: Delo 400 5w30 by Garak @ 08/24/16 07:21 PM

Any dexos1 lubricant would be preferred if under warranty. If you're not concerned with going out of spec, particularly after warranty has expired, the Delo will be a suitable lube. It's thicker than what's specified, but the Delo LE 5w-30 is a ver
Jump to new posts Re: RAID 0 on old SSD by simple_gifts @ 08/24/16 07:20 PM

Old computer equipment is just that, old. I used to squirrel away old stuff, but a few years go by and a stack of 72Gb SCSI drives just aren't worth the electricity needed to keep them spinning. We have some new R730s @ work and a 6 disk RAID10 arr
Tires & Wheels
Jump to new posts Re: Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus by Kibitoshin @ 08/24/16 07:17 PM

I'm looking at these tires for my Silverado since SamsClub has them on sale once in awhile.
Used Oil Analysis - Gasoline
Jump to new posts Re: Amsoil SS 5w30, 10K, 04 Chevy Tahoe, 206K by Pablo @ 08/24/16 07:06 PM

Originally Posted By: DoublehaulGuys, I'm really not am amsoil hater. They say it's good for 25k...looks like it's not in most cases that's all. The above shows 2 UOAs around 15k and one with the oil past its life with 21...what am I missing? Pri
Automotive General Topics
From a driver's perspective, I happen to like the Subaru and new Honda CVTs - I haven't been in a new Civic or Corolla, I don't have the need to grab a Zipcar lately. I've only driven the 2013 Impreza in a light Chicago snow and a 2015 Accord Sport a
Mechanical /Maintenance Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Do I need an alignment? by Lolvoguy @ 08/24/16 04:53 PM

Originally Posted By: dishdudeCar in sig? Tell the mistress to stop hitting curbs. Actually it's the Focus. The BMW has no problems with corners
Consumer Electronics
If it's free they're fine. The joules rating is like a life bar. Everytime you get a surge joules gets subtracted permanently. Most surge protectors continue to work after the joules rating drops to 0. Some Belkin stuff does well, others are ok.
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Jump to new posts Re: Anybody heard from Dnewton lately? by John_Conrad @ 08/24/16 04:02 PM

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Jump to new posts Re: Safety violation? who knows... by CourierDriver @ 08/24/16 03:34 PM

Originally Posted By: dave1251Originally Posted By: djbWhy was this posted? It was a 'regular' accident -- it was pretty clearly a driver losing control of a car he was driving way too fast. There wasn't any obvious problem with the car or road. I
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