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Engine Oil Filters
12/15/18 10:54 AM
Originally Posted by mcwilly
I have this one from amazon in Canada:

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B0002STSOE/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

$22 CAD exhaust pipe cutter style


Here's the same one on Amazon USA ... it's more expensive here.

https://www.amazon.com/Lisle-31500-Exhaust-Strut-Cutoff/dp/B0002STSOE
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Computers
12/15/18 10:45 AM
Ok, finally lost connectivity. Notables:

Trouble-Shooting
1) NIC lights are normal - solid orange (speed) and flashing yellow (activity).
2) Modem lights are all normal.
3) Did a "ipconfig" command, and it shows the IPv4 Address, Subnet Mask and Default Gateway (screenshot below).
4) All ping test of various internet sites shows normal ping results (screen shot below).

Actions
5) I disabled Bitdefender and the NIC.
6) Rebooted computer - didn't reboot modem.
7) After Windows came back up, I enabled the NIC card with connection via Cat5 cable.
8) Left Bitdefender disabled.
9) Have an internet connection.

Will run in this configuration and see if I lose the internet again. Probably is Bitdefender ... time to dump it. I have Window Defender built into Windows 7, so might try that instead if this test shows no more lose of internet. If it still does, then I'll uninstall Bitdefender.

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General and Off Topic
12/15/18 10:36 AM
Before you buy a Toto, better sit on one. I believe they are often higher off the ground. smile

bobisthepoopguy
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European and Import Motor Oils
12/15/18 10:31 AM

Originally Posted by Popsy
Different oils for different applications, also different part of the world I'd say.
I wish I could get the SHU 5W40 here, but can only get the T6 in 5W40 or 0W40, sadly. But it's good to know I'll be able to find the 10W60 at every Maserati dealer LOL


In a pinch try this.
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Heavy Equip. and Industrial Oils
12/15/18 10:11 AM
Pretty potent brew, You should be covered. laugh
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European and Import Motor Oils
12/15/18 10:10 AM
My local NAPA sells Valvoline XL-III which is a VW 504.00/507.00 product. I buy it in 5 gallon boxes but that's likely more than you'd need. If you have the desire to keep it on hand at home then it is a bit more economical to purchase in this manner (works out to $6.75/quart).

NAPA's part number for this product is VAL881058.
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Mechanical/Maintenance Forum
12/15/18 10:06 AM
Originally Posted by 69GTX
Just did a pan drop and filter change on my 2001 Lincoln Continental AX4N. Measured 6.25-6.50 qts coming out. Put 6.1 qts of SuperTech Mercon V back in. Edited: There's no drain plug and pushing a tube down the dip stick column only goes so far (ie not into the pan area).


AFAIK a 3/8 “ OD plastic tube should be normally able to reach the bottom of the pan on a AX4N. smile
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Engine Oil Bypass Filters
12/15/18 09:59 AM
I A old Cummins small cam with a bypass filter system on it that takes filter number WIX Filters - 51751 Heavy Duty Cartridge Fuel Metal

I pulled the clamp off and lid and just filter just kind of dropped then then you screw in a little T handle spring which I think controls the amount of oil flow through it?

How does this thing filter ?
The filter easily Dropped Pin is that normal ?
Does anyone know the micron rating ?
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Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Vehicles
12/15/18 09:49 AM
noack not noak ... told u don't have much oil knowledge! shocked2 grin2
Also ccs viscosity

It didn't let me edit my previous post!
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Used Oil Analysis - Gasoline
12/15/18 09:39 AM
Originally Posted by chevman4life

Blackstone wouldn’t say the oil is Dead. On another UOA they suggest anything above a 1 on TBN has some more life in it. I could have easily gone 7k.


Oil is dead if:
1) TBN used oil down on 50% from VOA
2) TAN > TBN
3) TBN < 2.5

But you never see 1.0 TBN in research. It's artifice of blackstone only
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Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Vehicles
12/15/18 09:26 AM
Originally Posted by aquariuscsm
Originally Posted by Patman
Does it really matter?


Absolutely it does! isn't that why we're here? Do gain and discuss knowledge lessening engine wear via motor oils.

The middle cam lobe looks like it has chunks taken out of the outer edge:


Someone let the apprentice have at it, like said above not that it matters since the roller isn’t anywhere near it.
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Automotive Electrical
12/15/18 09:24 AM
Some info here on efb batteries: https://www.yuasa.co.uk/info/technical/agm-efb-explained/#efb
http://www2.exide.com/gb/en/product-solutions/transportation/product/exide-start-stop-efb.aspx

Looks like a little more than a change of lid.

For a car that gets driven once a week and when driven it is short tripped. is it better to have a efb or agm battery for faster recharging and better deeper cycling ability?
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Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Vehicles
12/15/18 09:12 AM
OVERKILL's response was directly aimed at your statement...

Clearly, you haven't been paying attention to anything that's been going on the last decade, and thus dismiss it as brand loyalty.

Which is clearly your projection of your own condition...
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Mechanical/Maintenance Forum
12/15/18 09:07 AM
How many brand new cars and trucks have bearings made in China? Might as well go yell at clouds. laugh
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Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Vehicles
12/15/18 08:59 AM
Shoild be a Bitigger rule. If the manual asks for 40 weight, use 40 weight. It if it asks for 20 wt , use 30 wt. smile
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Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Vehicles
12/15/18 08:52 AM
1996 Ford Contour SE 2.5 liter V6


out: Resolute 5w30 synblend and Defense oil filter


In: Mobil Super 5000 5w30 and Protec (wix) filter
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Photo Section
12/15/18 08:52 AM
Oh, and the Concrete head...that's Gary

after our friend Gary Allen
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General and Off Topic
12/15/18 08:34 AM
I think it is wise to go through the range of metabolic processes frequently. I've read recetnly that constant feeding is actually bad, because your body never goes through the stages of flipping over to producing it's own energy rather than getting it from food. This points to fasting being good.
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Mechanical/Maintenance Forum
12/15/18 08:32 AM
Originally Posted by nthach
Originally Posted by Vern_in_IL


It is really there for lawsuits. Btw SOME of the new vehicles you DO have to let the dealer install them, they have modules on them that are actually programmed by the vehicle ECU once installed to *do* the fancy LED stuff, often tied into the same circut as the lower fogs/signal lights, it's all one big system with data lines to ECU.......pulls hair out.

My parent's Lexus has adaptive front headlights, which in this case is a bi-xenon projector mounted on a gimbal which allows the left headlight to tilt up to -15 degrees (turning left) and the right headlight to tilt 5 degrees(turning right) and there's a leveling feature to keep the HIDs from dazzling oncoming traffic(required by EU regulations, not so much by DOT). You can see the headlights dip up and down when they are first turned on to check the motion on the y-axis. The system relies on the steering angle sensor, suspension level sensor and an ECU.

On newer cars with multi-LED array headlights like on newer Audis, Benzes and some Lexus models with triple-beam LED headlamps, the AFS function can be done by switching off an LED or two, or what Audi calls a "pixel".


Interesting. I read that Mercedes does 12 degrees, both sides. When you first turn them on, they do swivel from side to side by what appears to be an equal amount. Only way to really notice it while driving is to turn the steering wheel while driving in a parking lot at night. Otherwise, you kinda just notice that the road is illuminated instead of the guard rail when you're driving on a curve at night.

Also it's nice to have the sticker on there, it's one way to tell when buying a used car whether it has bixenons or not.
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Engine Oil Filters
12/15/18 07:56 AM
You've got a Barchetta. Wouldn't be red, would it? (Sorry. Rush fan here. smile )

I would think it would depend on how much you're driving it during the winter. If not many miles, you should be okay with a simple brand name filter. If a lot of miles (5000 or more) a Fram Ultra is a great choice. Gives you a peace of mind whether you're driving 5000 or 10,000 miles. Highly recommended on this board.
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Firearms: Lubes, Cleaners, & Maintenance
12/15/18 07:47 AM
If you're looking for a cheap 9 MM, CDNN has this Walther Creed on sale for just $250.00. Free shipping, plus it ships with 2, 16 round magazines. (Limit 3 pistols per customer).

https://www.cdnnsports.com/walther-creed-9mm.html#.XBSv97fn93E
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Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Vehicles
12/15/18 07:36 AM
I run 5w-40 year round, but I have run lots of 10w-40 and 15w-40 in my big blocks over the years. All are fine. Back in the day when I was running Ford Cleveland motors it was all straight 30 or straight 40, but I was in So Cal at the time. Your choice of 15w-40 is a good one.
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Tires & Wheels
12/15/18 07:26 AM
Originally Posted by Nick1994
3" lift means you need longer shocks. You'll be at the very end of the shocks, going over bumps means the shocks have no room to go out and you'll ruin them.


OK, thanks. This the correct ones?

KYB 565073 MonoMax
Front; LIFTED; Lift Replacement Shocks; Lift = 1-3.
KYB 565074 MonoMax
Rear; LIFTED; Lift Replacement Shocks; Lift = 1-3.
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Photo Section
12/15/18 07:09 AM
Hey, long time no see...you can buy Rams now...and Tundras too from a converter.
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Interesting Articles
12/15/18 07:09 AM
I think you're one of those dolt-Right types who believes in anything that feeds your own set of personal of grievances (of which I suspect there are many).

Yes, diesel particulates are harmful which is why every European diesel that's come off the production line in the last decade has been fitted with a particulate trap. I remember being at Stuttgart talking to Daimler about them not long after the turn of the millennium so lots of cars were being fitted with traps long before they became mandatory. It's very hard to blow black smoke through a trap's ceramic matrix. At worst your going to see a transient 'blip' of smoke when you floor the accelerator & drop down a couple of gears. I see that from time to time & yes it's annoying but 'great belches of black smoke'? I think you're over-egging that particular pudding mate.

And 'green propaganda'? I think your willfully confusing legitimate product advertising with Dr Goebbels's dark arts. We don't do 'propaganda' here. Was that advertising deeply flawed? Well yes & the OEMs who lied have been punished accordingly.

And 'diesel exhaust being worse than gasoline exhaust'? Again you seem to just want to engage with half the argument. In terms of particulates & NOx, yes but if you factor in CO2, it's not at all straightforward that gasoline engine exhaust is less harmful than diesel exhaust. If it can be said that big European cities have a NOx problem, then North America has a CO2 problem, one which will increasing bite you on the bum unless you start to change some time soon.
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