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Automotive General Topics
Jump to new posts Re: the dreaded RUST! by Kestas @ 11/18/14 09:14 AM

The rustproofing I use specifies cutting it with mineral spirits so it can be sprayed. The mineral spirits flash off in a day or so, leaving a good layer of rustproofing. As an added benefit, the thinned fluid creeps into the crevices where it is m
Tires & Wheels
Jump to new posts Re: CR reports of counterfeit tires on the market by mrsilv04 @ 11/18/14 09:12 AM

Originally Posted By: dishdudeI found some Pegasus tires for my car, $48! I can't imagine how bad these tires are. Buy 'em, try 'em, and let us know...
Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Diesel Cars/Vans/SUVs
Jump to new posts Re: Best Oil Question, '14 Audi 3.0 TDI by chrisri @ 11/18/14 09:12 AM

Can't see why someone could not use GC in a modern diesel if it doesn't use oil. Before you all go; but what about DPF? Nothing really it will last 150k km this way or another. What about Euro petrols that are constructed around low saps C3 oils, a
Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Cars/Pickups/Vans/SUVs
Jump to new posts Re: wear numbers by Michael_P @ 11/18/14 09:12 AM

Quote:That nonsense about consistent molecules is a joke. In fact I think inconsistent sized molecules are better because metal isn't smooth,so diffent sized molecules will fit in that inconsistent metal surface which may protect better. Agreed, bu
Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Cars/Pickups/Vans/SUVs
Jump to new posts Re: wear numbers by mjk @ 11/18/14 09:10 AM

Pathetic at his alleged age. Originally Posted By: Pop_RivitAre you unable to do the research in the appropriate forum? There are thousands of UOA's available-spend some time researching. Are you unable to just move on instead of making some
Automotive General Topics
Jump to new posts Re: the dreaded RUST! by Michael_P @ 11/18/14 09:06 AM

Oh..... One more question Bluestream. Do you need to use a shutz / undercoating gut to apply Monarch? The Cat oil sprays thin and dries thick. It has worked for years, but the price has been rising and now when I order it, the Cat dealer charges a bu
General and Off Topic
Jump to new posts Re: So cold my ice froze by simple_gifts @ 11/18/14 09:05 AM

Reminds me of the advice once dispensed 'God gave man two ears and one mouth, and they should be used in that proportion."
Automotive Lighting
Jump to new posts PIAA Night Tech by DBMaster @ 11/18/14 09:04 AM

I got a decent deal on a pair of these bulbs (H11) on Amazon last year in April. One of them flared out on me yesterday. So, 1.5 year life span - not too impressive. The bulbs are not "colored" and were slightly whiter than OEM (Phillips
Mechanical /Maintenance Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Aftermarket radiators--Mazda MPV? by DBMaster @ 11/18/14 08:59 AM

Koyo is readily available from multiple vendors on eBay and they don't cost any more than the other AM brands. I think you'll find Denso to be very expensive.
Mechanical /Maintenance Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Not Coming up to Temperature-thermostat ? by KrisZ @ 11/18/14 08:57 AM

Yup, the thermostat would be the first thing on my list to deal with, given your description of the problem.
Mechanical /Maintenance Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Not Coming up to Temperature-thermostat ? by Olas @ 11/18/14 08:57 AM

It might be the thermostat, or it might be the gauge. D you know how to test a thermostat?
Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Cars/Pickups/Vans/SUVs
Jump to new posts Re: wear numbers by chrisri @ 11/18/14 08:52 AM

What sort of question is that? Quality synthetic oil will perform better in every way. Synthetic oils are more share stable, both temporary and permanent. They leave less deposits on piston rings and other hot spots around engine. This is very im
Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Cars/Pickups/Vans/SUVs
Jump to new posts Re: wear numbers by KrisZ @ 11/18/14 08:51 AM

I haven't seen a study that would compare wear difference between dino and synthetic yet. And we've had quite a number of studies posted here from different oil manufacturers, but comparing wear was never the subject. I also tried digging around myse
Tires & Wheels
Jump to new posts Re: Tires siped? by Clevy @ 11/18/14 08:47 AM

Originally Posted By: HokiefydI've always wondered if Les Schwab would stand behind the tire if something started developing due to those sipes (like tread chunking or similar). Aftermarket siping pretty much nullifies manufacturer warranties on a t
Mechanical /Maintenance Forum
Jump to new posts Not Coming up to Temperature-thermostat ? by typ901 @ 11/18/14 08:45 AM

2007 M-B E350-80k miles. Runs great although with the cold snap 10F ambient air temp, the car temp will not rise above 70C~150F. As I slow down the temp gauge will actually drop closer to 60C. The thermostat is a 100C- OEM replacement, and in the su
General and Off Topic
Jump to new posts Re: So cold my ice froze by Clevy @ 11/18/14 08:44 AM

Originally Posted By: bradepbOriginally Posted By: Pop_RivitOriginally Posted By: bradepb when I tried to get a pop out next day I had a solid block in the cooler. Your first mistake was drinking that garbage in the first place. Mother Nature wa
Motorcycles and Motorcycle Lubrication
Jump to new posts Re: Coldest start temp for your motorcycle? by 20pss @ 11/18/14 08:42 AM

Last year I rode my 99 yamaha yz 250 through the snow in the yard in about -20F. I never did put ice stud tires on it, but I might some time. It stated and ran just fine. A lot of people forget to richen the fuel mixture, which is probably why many c
General and Off Topic
Jump to new posts Re: I love this site! by Clevy @ 11/18/14 08:41 AM

Originally Posted By: HokiefydOriginally Posted By: KrisZThat is why, quite frankly, one can skip the oil section altogether and still find plenty of interesting discussions in other sections. I sheepishly raise my hand and offer that I rarely read
General and Off Topic
Jump to new posts Re: Celebrating 6 yrs of US Citizenship :) by Hokiefyd @ 11/18/14 08:40 AM

Congratulations from a fellow North Carolinian.
Product Rebates, Sales and Promotions
Jump to new posts Re: 10/30-11/26 Advance Ad by 99Saturn @ 11/18/14 08:40 AM

Originally Posted By: 99SaturnCan anyone report back on how the Techron rebate is working for them if they bought it from Advance B1G1 Free and submitted it for the full $8 rebate? So far, mine has been marked as approved for $4 only. I don't see a
General and Off Topic
Jump to new posts Re: I love this site! by Hokiefyd @ 11/18/14 08:38 AM

Originally Posted By: KrisZThat is why, quite frankly, one can skip the oil section altogether and still find plenty of interesting discussions in other sections. I sheepishly raise my hand and offer that I rarely read the main oil forums anymore.
Racing Oils/Engines/Cars/Teams/Drivers
Jump to new posts Re: What does 10,000hp cost ? by 02SE @ 11/18/14 08:37 AM

Originally Posted By: used_0ilI thought reducing the power would result in more engines blowing up. Didn't they try less nitro a few years ago and found it didn't work The only people who want another 320 feet added to the race are the ones not pa
Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Cars/Pickups/Vans/SUVs
Jump to new posts Re: wear numbers by Clevy @ 11/18/14 08:37 AM

None. And to be honest I don't think it is better in relation to wear. If anything it's lesser. It lasts longer in service but that's about it. Oil is oil. That nonsense about consistent molecules is a joke. In fact I think inconsistent sized mo
Used Oil Analysis - Diesel
Jump to new posts Re: 2014 Chevy Cruze Diesel 5,900OCI..UOA by Kory @ 11/18/14 08:34 AM

Originally Posted By: Bandito440What kind of overall fuel economy are you seeing? What about at a 60 mph cruise? In mixed highway/city and secondary road driving I'm seeing around 37MPG. Straight highway in warm summer weather at 70mph 46-50mpg
Automotive General Topics
Jump to new posts Re: the dreaded RUST! by jcwit @ 11/18/14 08:33 AM

Doing a little snooping around and ran across a guy who posted he used bulk Fluid Film "which is thick" and cut it with WD40. Sounded like a good idea, any other thoughts?
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