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Tires & Wheels
Jump to new posts Re: My upper sidewall pinehole leak fix by Hokiefyd @ Today at 07:36 AM

Originally Posted By: EdwardCBack in the day, I remember my dad fixing more than a couple tires with very slow leaks by using the Slime tire sealant. I would bet that it could plug your small leak. It's probably no good for TPMS equipped tires though
Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Cars/Pickups/Vans/SUVs
Jump to new posts Re: Grey color when wiping dipstick on VW VR6 by SonofJoe @ Today at 07:34 AM

Just a thought but maybe your grey stuff on your dipstick is ash derived from burning engine oil? The ash (if that's what it is) would come from thermally decomposing the over-based metallic detergent and ZDDP in the oil.
Industrial- Other / Off Topic
Jump to new posts Re: Vacuum Pump Oil for rotary vane pumps. by bunnspecial @ Today at 07:33 AM

By the way, as far as stinky oils go, one of the worst ones I ever did was an old Welch pump that had been running(on and off) daily for 2 years on a Rotovap pulling off Carbon Disulfide. When I checked the vacuum of it before the change, it was stru
Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Cars/Pickups/Vans/SUVs
Jump to new posts Re: 2013 Passat service by rooflessVW @ Today at 07:26 AM

She should have also had 3 free services: Oil, filter, and rotation at 1/2/3yr or 10/20/30k, with the cabin filter and brake flush at 2yr/20k. If she purchased it new and only had one service she missed out.
Racing Oils/Engines/Cars/Teams/Drivers
Jump to new posts Re: F1 - 2016 German Grand Prix by billt460 @ Today at 07:19 AM

Someone mentioned Rosberg should receive a 5 grid penalty, because the fake watch on his driving gloves was set to the incorrect time. That sounds fair seeing as how the FIA is conducting their never ending, "stupid rules contest".
Engine Oil Filters
Jump to new posts Re: MC FL820 6,000km's Cut Open by Sayjac @ Today at 06:35 AM

Originally Posted By: MetalSlugStill using Motorcraft here on all my Ford, without loose sleep. 4-5k or 6 month which ever come first. this is recently couple day ago for my 98 GT Sounds like a good and reasonable plan for this combination. B
Automotive General Topics
Jump to new posts Re: I think I'm getting pure gas again by Pop_Rivit @ Today at 05:57 AM

I've been using E10 for more than 3 decades without a single fuel related issue. We get better than rated mileage on the vehicles we keep track of it on (I never pay attention to the pickup). Small engines run well on it, the tractors all run well
Vehicles
Jump to new posts Re: Golf R by madRiver @ Today at 05:46 AM

I once owned a 1988 Vw Jetta Gli 16v built in Wolfsburg Germany instead of normal Mexico. Back then Vw body parts were actually had slightly different precision in terms of things like windshield frame dimensions. The Mexican ones were slightly smal
Mechanical /Maintenance Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Dipstick from [censored] by rob0781 @ Today at 05:06 AM

The golden oil on a yellow stick isn't very easy to see. I usually have to look at it from different angles or run a rag very slow till oil appears on it.
Mechanical /Maintenance Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Double clutching because of worn synchro? by Silk @ Today at 04:07 AM

I had a '93 Ford Telstar SW (Mazda 626/Capella), 330,000km when we got it, 450,000km when sold. It always had a crunchy 2nd gear...not worth fixing, just live with it...anyway, the son in law was driving it so I didn't care. One day I had it in the
Lawn Mower and Small Engine
Jump to new posts Re: kohler courage 15 issues by tomm22 @ Today at 03:30 AM

cleaned the carbon off the head and valves they all looked good so re assembled them and put a bit of wd40 around them and does not appear to seep through so valves are in good condition I have taken the cover plate off and appears the tab on the e
Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Cars/Pickups/Vans/SUVs
Jump to new posts Re: Mobil 1 0w40 for 2013 4.8 V8 by Farmer @ Today at 03:20 AM

Originally Posted By: abycatTry pyb 5w30. Or pp 5w30 if you want to use a syn. I would cut open the filter you are using and check it out as well. PYB would be a bad choice due to that its not Dexos specced. Atleast use pennzoil gold. I wouldn't s
Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Cars/Pickups/Vans/SUVs
Jump to new posts Re: Suggest an experiment? by blupupher @ Today at 02:39 AM

Originally Posted By: gfh77665I would love to hear how long one would run on 90wt gear oil, and how long one would run on auto Trans fluid. Another vote for the gear oil, just drain it out of a few rear diff's and use that. If you have a diesel,
General and Off Topic
Jump to new posts Re: Gas grills by RazorsEdge @ Today at 01:33 AM

WEBER SPIRITŪ E-210 I've had it for 2 years now,no regrets or issues.
European and Import Motor Oils
Jump to new posts Re: Shell Helix Conventional / Semi-Synth Oils by dirtydannyd @ Today at 01:18 AM

Originally Posted By: dirtydannydI went to Shell Helix HX7 15w50 high milage. It's API SN with ACEA A3/B4. I've just put this in. So far, doesn't seem to be any different on cold startups (Melbourne winter, lows of 5C). Haven't been able to really m
Mechanical /Maintenance Forum
Jump to new posts Re: 2001 Chevy S10 V6 misfire... by artificialist @ Today at 01:17 AM

Do you know when your spark plugs, spark plug wires, distributor cap, and distributor rotor were replaced? Often a vehicle manual will state that those items are good for 100,000 miles, but I find that they are more likely to last 60,000 miles.
Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Cars/Pickups/Vans/SUVs
Jump to new posts Re: Redo of oil selection at CT and new oils!!! by Falken @ Today at 12:22 AM

Would love to see Pennzoil Ultra 0W20 at a local Canadian Tire, would be nice if the sale price would be under $35 per 5L Jug. Would be great if they got Amsoil back instead of Royal Purple. Castrol I wouldn't purchase at all.
ATF, Differential, Trans, Brakes, P/S
Jump to new posts Re: MaxLife ATF use where ford Mercon V call for ? by DoubleWasp @ Today at 12:21 AM

Dr. Tranny is nothing short of amazing. Definitely give it a shot if nothing else works on that shudder. Mercon or Maxlife with Dr. Tranny is solid gold in Ford transmissions that call for Mercon.
General and Off Topic
Jump to new posts Re: Solar power is getting cheaper every year by sleddriver @ Today at 12:13 AM

Interesting thread gents....just finished catching up. Haven't had much time to wade in lately, but a few random thoughts: As usual, location, location, location rules. What is needed and works here may not work else where. Therefore, "it depend
Motorcycles and Motorcycle Lubrication
Jump to new posts Re: moly + engine coatings by MotoTribologist @ Today at 12:07 AM

Originally Posted By: JonfromCBNot trying to be flippant. I asked why a 20% PAO blend simply to find out how you might answer being a tribologist. A common reason for a 20% PAO in the base blend would be because the base is primarily Esters. The in
Detail and Wax
Jump to new posts Re: Interior protectant recommendation by mjoekingz28 @ Yesterday at 11:59 PM

bmwjohn, There is the authentic formula of Armor All for sale in half gallons. I picked one up and it is super viscous. I think that means it is meant to be diluted (say 50:50) with water. I think armor all gets a bad name from folks who use it
Used Oil Analysis - Gasoline
Jump to new posts Re: Mobil1 EP 5W20 in Honda Accord by ecotourist @ Yesterday at 11:39 PM

Originally Posted By: alanwayne1908my cabin filter was nasty when Honda changed mine. My local dealer charges big bucks to change the cabin filter. It took me maybe 15 minutes the first time but now I can change it in a minute or 2. It really coul
Firearms: Lubes, Cleaners, & Maintenance
Jump to new posts Re: Gun Prices by Doog @ Yesterday at 11:35 PM

Originally Posted By: billt460Originally Posted By: Doogyep, then in 15 years you'll hear people say...."I wish I could get my hands on an old Glock...... Many, are saying that now. Several Glock enthusiasts, (of which I am one of), prefer the
Lawn Mower and Small Engine
Jump to new posts Re: Kohler Courage 15 by motor_oil_madman @ Yesterday at 11:22 PM

Originally Posted By: old1Is the flywheel by any chance cracked? If not, the only reason for shearing flywheel keys is not getting the flywheel tight enough. Technically the key is not there to keep the flywheel from turning, it is only for prope
Mechanical /Maintenance Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Ford Focus Strut Replacement by Lolvoguy @ Yesterday at 11:09 PM

Originally Posted By: tig1 not thinking I would keep the Focus this long. You and me both brother. I thought I'd keep mine only as long as it took to pay off. It's been paid off for about 2 years (of the three years I've owned it). Just can't see
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