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Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Cars/Pickups/Vans/SUVs
Jump to new posts Re: Mobil1 AFE 0w20 in 2014 Mazda3 by adamgirard @ 04/21/15 05:20 PM

So I looked in the Maintenance schedule from Mazda and the OCI is listed as 7,500 for severe driving conditions (NY) and 10,000 miles otherwise.
Engine Oil Filters
Jump to new posts Re: MIGHTY #3614 (CUT OPEN, NO TEARS) by car51 @ 04/21/15 05:19 PM

The "Purolator date code table" from Zee0Six
Mechanical /Maintenance Forum
Jump to new posts Re: AC woes on Ficus AGAIN.... by dishdude @ 04/21/15 05:19 PM

Move out here, that sucker will never freeze up. AMC used to have a "Desert Only" setting that would keep the compressor from cycling in dry areas.
Computers
Jump to new posts Re: Firefox vs. Chrome Display Sharpness by SrDriver @ 04/21/15 05:18 PM

I have used both Firefox and Google Chrome over the years and like the security features and sandbox features of Google Chrome. Am using the extension "Font Changer" for Chrome and it works well.
General and Off Topic
Jump to new posts Re: Backing into parking places..... by rockydee @ 04/21/15 05:16 PM

Originally Posted By: bubbatimeOriginally Posted By: demarpaintOriginally Posted By: OneEyeJackS I had to walk around a pickup that backed into a parking slot with the bed hanging over the side walk completely blocking access. His rear wheels were a
Lawn Mower and Small Engine
Jump to new posts Re: Opinions on ECHO CS-400 Chainsaw by gman2304 @ 04/21/15 05:13 PM

My dealer also has the Echo 450 on sale for only $349.00...doesn't come with the extra goodies but it might be worth considering also.
Lawn Mower and Small Engine
Jump to new posts Re: Here to repent by MoreCowbellAz @ 04/21/15 05:13 PM

I did the mower right after. It was fine since it was pretty new, only had maybe 5 hours on it. I dumped the oil anyway, it still looked good. Good Honda engine, I'd like to keep it that way. Hopefully the leaf blower will de-sludge and get some
Automotive General Topics
seems a lower slope on the windshield would cause less cracks than an upright windshield, like on a vw bug or a honda element both of which had flatter upright windshields
Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Cars/Pickups/Vans/SUVs
Jump to new posts Re: Mix Oil Brands for Oil Change? by wemay @ 04/21/15 05:12 PM

Originally Posted By: Garak...I had to squeeze the thing like a toothpaste tube, rather than pour it in like a regular person. I couldn't even imagine being that cold
Lawn Mower and Small Engine
Jump to new posts Re: Here to repent by thunderfog @ 04/21/15 05:12 PM

100 Hail Marys ought to cover it...
Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Cars/Pickups/Vans/SUVs
Jump to new posts Re: Thinner oils and higher wear by OVERKILL @ 04/21/15 05:12 PM

Lycoming calls the lead that ends up in the oil "Lead sludge": http://www.lycoming.com/Portals/0/techpublications/TechTips/Key%20Maintenance.pdf Originally Posted By: LycomingThe oil and oil filter element should be routinely replaced afte
Engine Oil Filters
Jump to new posts Re: New and used Puro Classic L14610 by MrQuackers @ 04/21/15 05:11 PM

Yep, Orange Can O' Delight all the way.
Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Cars/Pickups/Vans/SUVs
Jump to new posts Re: Was there a personal all time best? by Merkava_4 @ 04/21/15 05:10 PM

Originally Posted By: zpinchAmsoil SSO 0w30 In which engine and what was the affect of the oil on the engine? You gotta tell the whole story like I did.
Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Cars/Pickups/Vans/SUVs
Jump to new posts Re: Mix Oil Brands for Oil Change? by wemay @ 04/21/15 05:10 PM

Hi Dallas69, Yes: he used to mix. He has since come across what the API and ASTM testing say about miscibility and changed his mind. In the process of doing so, he has shared the information with all of us and gone the extra step of explaining it. I
Lawn Mower and Small Engine
Jump to new posts Re: Here to repent by gman2304 @ 04/21/15 05:09 PM

Now to the mower...LOL!
Vehicles
Jump to new posts Re: Fiat+GM = by Vern_in_IL @ 04/21/15 05:09 PM

Originally Posted By: HerrStigChrysler - Fiat owns Jeep. It's profitable. Why would they sell it? If it's not a troll it's a woefully uninformed post. Nissan Xterra Production to End After 2015, This essentially marks the death of the "s
Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Cars/Pickups/Vans/SUVs
Jump to new posts Re: Fuel mileage down - why? by 4wheeldog @ 04/21/15 05:07 PM

Has your fuel all been coming from a single station? If so, that is a variable you could change. Otherwise, getting a read on what your mixture is, at the tailpipe, could be useful. You might have a bad O2 sensor.
Mechanical /Maintenance Forum
Check well known problem with these engines first....clogged breather (hose) for oil vapors in engine head...
Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Cars/Pickups/Vans/SUVs
Jump to new posts Re: Chevron Lubricants Q&A by fredfactory @ 04/21/15 05:05 PM

Your statement "Our latest offering, Havoline ProDS, is a full synthetic motor oil with unbeatable wear protection." Does that mean it beats Kendall's published results on the Sequence IVA and IIIG wear tests? Or does that mean it simply
Engine Oil Filters
Jump to new posts Re: MIGHTY #3614 (CUT OPEN, NO TEARS) by Ed_Flecko @ 04/21/15 05:02 PM

Originally Posted By: car51Also, I "de coded" the date thanks to Zee0Six's chart he wonderfully made. This filter was manufactured in Fayetteville, November 12th, 2014 on the 2nd shift What chart are you referring to? Ed
Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Cars/Pickups/Vans/SUVs
Jump to new posts Re: Mix Oil Brands for Oil Change? by fdcg27 @ 04/21/15 05:00 PM

If one wants to mix different oils, then he should do so with full knowledge of the potential pitfalls. The applicable API standard doesn't guarantee that mixed oils will perform well. Far from it. Based upon what I've learned in reading Shannow's po
ATF, Differential, Trans, Brakes, P/S
Jump to new posts Re: Automatic transmission temperature by kaboom10 @ 04/21/15 05:00 PM

I change out he first time at 25-30k. I replace OEM with a good brand name if itz not synthetic and run it another 25-30k. If itz synthetic then itz at least another 60k if not 80k miles. Besides adding a gauge and an aftermarket fan/cooler I added a
Mechanical /Maintenance Forum
Jump to new posts Re: 2000 VW 1.8T - Rough Idle, Stalling and Limp Mode by Quattro Pete @ 04/21/15 04:57 PM

Does this help at all? http://wiki.ross-tech.com/wiki/index.php/17524/P1116/004374
Humor
Jump to new posts Re: A Yugo joke by Kamele0N @ 04/21/15 04:54 PM

Only after Yugo america project had failed overseas...we were able to buy export type of yugo on domestic market...as yugo GV...
Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Diesel Cars/Vans/SUVs
Jump to new posts Re: Dipstick is not linear! by Quattro Pete @ 04/21/15 04:52 PM

Originally Posted By: zach1900I just embarrassed myself, I should have said I expected each qt. (out of a 4qt system capacity) to raise the level on the dipstick 1/4 with the 4th qt reading full. That's not how it works at all. As was mentioned
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