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ATF, Differential, Trans, Brakes, P/S
It is not advisable to add limited slip additive if it is not needed since most LSD additives will degrade the oxidative stability of the lubricant.
Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Cars/Pickups/Vans/SUVs
Jump to new posts Re: 2008 VW Polo GTI Oil by supercity @ 12/14/14 05:17 AM

Welcome to BITOG! I don't see the need for a 5w40 but it wont hurt. You will be restricted to a VW502 oil though if you do. VW prefer the VW504 spec and it does meet higher performance, on paper at least. However it does not mean VW502 is inferior,
Diesel Engine Alternative Fuels
Jump to new posts Re: Adding lubrication to diesel by TiredTrucker @ 12/14/14 03:19 AM

Well, the old "this is what we did in the past" may come back and bite some folks in the back side. The Tier 3 and Tier 4 diesel can be pretty finicky characters with those DPF and SCR/DPF systems, let alone the crazy common rail pressures
Diesel Engine Alternative Fuels
Jump to new posts Re: ATF in Diesel by TiredTrucker @ 12/14/14 02:55 AM

Originally Posted By: kschachnAnd besides, the Cummins system does that to replenish the oil, dumping the old oil into the fuel is to dispose of it. Not for a fuel benefit. But even the old Cummins oil system is long dead since 2007 when DPF system
Fuels and Fuel Additives: Gasoline and Diesel
Jump to new posts Re: Looking for a diesel fuel additive.... by TiredTrucker @ 12/14/14 02:06 AM

Don't overlook the diesel fuel additive that Amway sells. Yes, I wrote Amway, and not Amsoil. A friend's son who is doing the Amway thing asked me to run a winter on it. It is made by Chevron. I found it to be a very good product. Based on the i
Mechanical /Maintenance Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Brake drum cleaning interval. by TiredTrucker @ 12/14/14 01:32 AM

Got to thinking about this some more. I have never worried about taking things apart and cleaning out drums. With the amount of dirt and dust that flies up around the drums traveling the several miles of gravel roads we have to run every time we le
Automotive General Topics
Jump to new posts Re: Need help choosing a radio antenna by ffhdriver @ 12/14/14 12:49 AM

On my '70 Olds Cutlass I disconnected my windshield antenna and mounted a "AM/FM" antenna on the right front fender. It was about 31" and it doubled the reception range over the windshield antenna. If mounted to the fender, be sure y
Detail and Wax
Jump to new posts Re: Places that make touch up spray? by JC1 @ 12/13/14 11:44 PM

Originally Posted By: Klutch9For almost every car I've owned, I've bought touch up pens and spray for the inevitable rock chips, scrapes, or worse that will happen over the course of owning the vehicle. However, the color on my Miata (Grace Green/Eme
General and Off Topic
Jump to new posts Re: Adventures in checkout charity by TooManyWheels @ 12/13/14 11:22 PM

I was brought up with the idea that your sex life, your religious beliefs, and your financial affairs are your business, and your business alone. If pressed, I tell people that, and nothing else. If someone is going to try to embarrass me, they wi
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Jump to new posts Re: Big Possum guarding my oil drain pan by OneEyeJack @ 12/13/14 11:19 PM

When a possum wonders into our yard my dogs get me and I pickup them up and take them out to where I think they live and wait until they wonder off. With a raccoon I lead them back with a dog biscuit and if it's a skunk I vacate the area and take the
General and Off Topic
Jump to new posts Re: Short documentary on oil by rail by used_0il @ 12/13/14 11:18 PM
Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Cars/Pickups/Vans/SUVs
Jump to new posts Re: Coming out of ext warranty V8 4Runner... new oil? by toytaco970 @ 12/13/14 10:53 PM

I have an 03 limited 4x4 with the 4.7 and 182k. Running M1 5w30 high mileage and M1-209 slightly oversized filter. I change the oil at 7500 miles and no problems whatsoever. Still starts and runs like brand new. I know I can run it longer, but I reac
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