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Jump to new posts Re: Most miles or years you ever put on a vehicle? by MCompact @ 01/28/15 10:12 PM

I've been tempted by the GTI as well; I think the comparison test you referred to was in Road & Track. The ti has minor cult status among many BMW fans. It's kind of the last 2002- after the ti there were no more four cylinder BMW 2 door four sea
Mechanical /Maintenance Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Radiator hoses... how many years are they safe? by MCompact @ 01/28/15 10:06 PM

Originally Posted By: JHZR2I have the originals on my 91 BMW, 82 and 81 MB. My other cars are newer so they dont count Those three cars have original radiators too. Id drive any cross-country tomorrow. If you see a leak or a reason for concern
Product Rebates, Sales and Promotions
No MaxLife Synthetic at my local Walmarts. However, I noticed that today Castrol Edge jugs were $25+ (used to be under $22 just days ago). Looked at Valvoline oils. They're all discounted. Premium conventional and MaxLife blend are about $1.50-$2.00
Jump to new posts Re: Thinking about getting an SUV by emg @ 01/28/15 09:25 PM

Originally Posted By: friendly_jacekWell, there is a recent post on rav4wold from a guy who has both 2015 forester and 2015 rav4 and he stated that his $25000 forester has 90/10 power split Which, as stated, is just plain wrong. Here's a post with
Automotive General Topics
Jump to new posts Re: Nissan? New kind of ugly. by CKN @ 01/28/15 09:22 PM

The truck has the capabilities of somewhere between a half-ton and three quarter ton truck. Many of us in towing would like a more capable truck without buying a heavier truck that rides rougher among other things. This is A BIG WIN for those of us
Used Oil Analysis - Gasoline
Jump to new posts Re: UOA 2004 GMC Yukon 5.3L -6,244 Miles Napa Syn 5w30 by DirkDiggler @ 01/28/15 09:09 PM

Originally Posted By: bubbatimeOriginally Posted By: DirkDigglerBiggest question - Iron went up to 25. Cause for concern? I had new intake manifold gaskets put on half way thru this run on the Napa Syn 5w30 We there you go. The oil should be chan
Detail and Wax
Jump to new posts Re: Wax vs. Polish by RTexasF @ 01/28/15 08:43 PM

Originally Posted By: pbmExcuse my ignorance but what's the difference? I like to wax/polish my car before the winter and again before the summer. I really can't see spending much more time than that on a vehicle. What (over the counter) product d
Lawn Mower and Small Engine
For lubing plastic or rubber parts, you can use silicone spray but my favorite stuff is Black Magic Tire Wet or Meguiars' Endurance Tire Dressing. I wipe my car's weather stripping down with this stuff every fall to preserve it (keep the water fro
Used Oil Analysis - Gasoline
Jump to new posts Re: Jeep 4.0L - PYB 10w-30 (first UOA) by DoubleWasp @ 01/28/15 08:30 PM

This is a comparison pic of an XG8; Fram equivalent of an FL1A, compared to my Napa 1459, which is the same size as the B7311-MPG.
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Jump to new posts Re: hyndai xg350 water pump job by Chris142 @ 01/28/15 08:19 PM

Originally Posted By: aualtima3.5Originally Posted By: anonobomberOriginally Posted By: Silverado12Seems to me like a scheduled maintenance item should be easy to do (like the timing belt on the 3.5 Dodge). Eh, the 3.5L Chrysler motor you're sa
Mechanical /Maintenance Forum
Thank you Kris:) very informative and detailed pics! the husky seperator, says it has 1/4ports. The 3/8 nipples* you screw in, willfit the 1/4 thread port on the husky oil/water seperator?
Jump to new posts Re: Unable to share printer - win7 pro by stockrex @ 01/28/15 07:26 PM

Thanks a bunch, I will give it a go tomorrow, I checked the spooler service and it was running.
Used Oil Analysis - Gasoline
Why would a catch can reduce anything in the oil? It is just catching what is going to be burned in the cylinders.
Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Cars/Pickups/Vans/SUVs
Jump to new posts Re: Does Synthetic Improve MPG? by Tony10s @ 01/28/15 07:07 PM

Originally Posted By: GarakOriginally Posted By: dlundbladTo those of you who notice improvement, how do you calculate the averages? One is going to be extremely hard pressed to find improvements above the margin of error. I demonstrated some time a
Oil Analysis - General Questions
Jump to new posts Re: Blackstone labs UOA photos? by nobb @ 01/28/15 06:59 PM

Originally Posted By: SumpChumpWhat models and years does this high performing well-wearing v6 3.4 come in? And does it have any downfalls? Also curious. I didn't realize the 3.4L in my 4Runner was so legendary
Detail and Wax
Jump to new posts Re: Great videos on waterless wash techniques by Chris B. @ 01/28/15 06:43 PM

Originally Posted By: The CriticOriginally Posted By: Chris B. It is very comical. I was a pro detailer in Colorado for 15 years and this simply would not work 10 months out of the year on any car that is a daily driver. It will work just fine on an
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Jump to new posts Re: Most miles in a day by CBR.worm @ 01/28/15 06:38 PM

In my younger days I would regularly drive from south Florida to Long Island straight through by myself. Now I limit myself to 14 hours or 1,000 miles, whichever comes first. Of course, now I can afford decent hotels.
Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Cars/Pickups/Vans/SUVs
Jump to new posts Re: Short trips Toyota Corolla OCI by Luciano @ 01/28/15 06:26 PM

Originally Posted By: 01_celica_gtright which is why I pointed out that yours runs on E100, which is why its called a 1zz-fbe with same internals just a different fuel system is all... Oh i get it now duh not used with the nomenclature. Current run
General and Off Topic
Jump to new posts Re: Strange problem with bitog by Cadenza @ 01/28/15 06:21 PM

Yeah, forgive me. I had this same problem with the forum and then it wouldn't let me delete it.
Jump to new posts Citgo SynDurance Premium Synthetic 460 Grease #2 by Gannet167 @ 01/28/15 06:12 PM

Anyone have any experience with this, it looks like a decent product: It looks good. From what I can tell by comparing MSDS, this the the same as MotorMaster S
Product Rebates, Sales and Promotions
Jump to new posts Re: Petroleum Service Company Coupon Code by skyactiv @ 01/28/15 06:05 PM

Bought 0W20 Kendall from them when my wife had a Mazda3. Have a UOA posted on it.
Mechanical /Maintenance Forum
Jump to new posts Re: 1999 Taurus heat issue by JamesBond @ 01/28/15 05:28 PM

Was it the actuator, or the door itself? Did you have to remove or cut the air box to replace it? Thanks.
Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Cars/Pickups/Vans/SUVs
Jump to new posts Re: Motorcraft full syntheic by Camprunner @ 01/28/15 04:54 PM

I had a 2006 V6 Toyota 4Runner that I would tow the max tow rating of 5,000 lbs during the hot summer months and wondered the same thing so I did a UOA of the oil I normally used She'll Formula Full Synthetic 5w30 and ran it for 8,000 miles and it wa
European and Import Motor Oils
Jump to new posts Re: I gotta share this: by edyvw @ 01/28/15 04:50 PM

Originally Posted By: glxpassatOriginally Posted By: edyvwBut for the U.S. market for engines that used VW 503.01 is VW 502.00 replacement spec. I haven't read that anywhere, got a link? As far as I know, all gassers are now under VW 502.00 he
General and Off Topic
Jump to new posts Re: Blizzard Warning in New Jersey by Vikas @ 01/28/15 04:23 PM

At 7:00pm news it was 36" and it was still coming down for at least two more hours. I cleaned the snow five times since the beginning of the storm. It was probably the worst since 2007 as that is when I started cleaning on my own.
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