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Racing Oils/Engines/Cars/Teams/Drivers
10/17/18 03:58 PM
A flat tappet lifter spins over the nose of a lobe, not dragged over.
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General and Off Topic
10/17/18 03:56 PM
Their server was down. It came back up around 8PM here. Was a bit surprised.
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Automotive Electrical
10/17/18 03:55 PM
This guy seems to have a case of the arse for everything, smart guy but I don't pay much attention to him. It couldn't be he is selling stuff, naw.
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Tires & Wheels
10/17/18 03:54 PM
Originally Posted by timeau

They probably too all-season, if it is possible to use such expression. Of course, this does not mean that they are bad. How comfortable and quiet are they?

I don't find them noisy or uncomfortable; they suit the more laid-back nature of a base Cooper. I put a set of Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ tires on the Club Sport, and they are just outstanding in that application.
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General and Off Topic
10/17/18 03:53 PM
Be nice if we could get some good pain killers out of all this. Something better than blue emu or bengay, but without the stoning effects. Wouldn’t it be nice if some pharmaceutical company found a replacement for OxyContin that didn’t have it’s addictive traits. As marijuana comes on as a mainstream product, perhaps this will take place. The only benefit I see....
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Tool Time
10/17/18 03:49 PM
Nice find! Like the color too.
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Fuels and Fuel Additives: Gasoline and Diesel
10/17/18 03:48 PM
In Canada Shell advertises that the V-Power fuel has no ethanol content. The same volume of ethanol packs less energy than gasoline which means in theory, it takes more to deliver the same power which should translate to higher MPG.
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10/17/18 03:45 PM
Yeah I wouldn't charge anyone, I drove a couple hours one way to look at a car for someone. Took the family we had a nice little road trip.
Car ended up being poo.
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Used Oil Analysis - Gasoline
10/17/18 03:45 PM
What made you use Toyota 0W20?
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Engine Oil Filters
10/17/18 03:45 PM
Originally Posted by Donald
What about the black Subaru OEM filters??

There are a bunch of reports on various Tokyo Roki filters on, one of the mods made a project out of cutting open all kinds of oil filters with the "correct" bypass pressure and some without it.
I find the Tokyo Rokis to be of very solid construction, but I don't think there was anything super special about the internals from the reports I saw.
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Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Vehicles
10/17/18 03:44 PM
Originally Posted by dbvettez061
Just looking for input. Been using regular Mobil 1
For years. Thought I’d try this 37$ stuff in out Camry
Hybrid. Looking at a 10000 mile change. Very easy during highway, no stop and go.

You might not be able to see the difference with your eyes. Your pistons will be cleaner though using M1 AP, that is, IF there are actual scientists & engineers at Exxon-Mobil who back this as advanced chemistry to lower the amount of cumulative oil oxidation. These scientists & engineers do exist, that's for sure. ... Some Prius and other Toyota engines have had rings gumming up, so you could benefit from cleaner pistons.
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Mechanical/Maintenance Forum
10/17/18 03:43 PM
LOL. I d/f both every oil change. I fully bled the brake system at 100k. Way overkilled.
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10/17/18 03:43 PM
So, the pilot I met lost his flying partner in a night-time aerobatics show crash.
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Lawn Mower and Small Engine
10/17/18 03:40 PM
Whatever I have in the garage that is close in grade is what goes into the OPE.

Can't justify $6 quart conventional SAE30 for a free lawnmower. The snowblower gets whatever cheap synthetic I have.
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General and Off Topic
10/17/18 03:36 PM
Originally Posted by dishdude
Everyone should have two factor authentication turned on.


It [censored] me off when a sensitive site does NOT offer 2FA
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Automotive General Topics
10/17/18 03:35 PM
Am installing this afternoon a set of 4 Toyo celsius on my 2017 RX350. Couldn't find anyone interested in buying my Michelins with 12.000Km for $20 each so they'll end up in the dump probably. For where I am these all wethers will do me fine and I won't have to change tires twice a year/ I had Nokians WRG3 which I'd have preferred, on an Outback that i sold a month ago, but the new WG4 don't come in 235/55/20 in north america, Michelin also make an all weather, but not available here. So I went for what I could find that was of good quality. Betcha that because I'm set for snow we'll see nary a flake :-)
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Oil Analysis - General Questions and Comments
10/17/18 03:35 PM
Originally Posted by jimbrewer
A series of UOAs and observations of others’ UOAs tells me:

I get roughly 1.7 ppm iron per thousand miles, using Motorcraft oil. If I switch to quality synthetic, I can get that down to 1 ppm iron per thousand miles.

My question: Does the difference matter? That is, does getting it down to 1ppm iron translate into another 25K or so in miles before the engine winks out?

With your research showing that there is 170% of the wear using MC oil vs synthetic, IMO that is enough indication to use synthetic. Yes we are only talking ppm, but at a level approaching twice the wear your engine will be done earlier using MC. Wear is wear, whether it is measured in ppm, microns of metal wear in the engine,or some other metric.

That said, other engines may behave differently than your a series of UOAs for your engine on different oils will be more accurate than a series of UOAs on other engines.
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10/17/18 03:28 PM
Originally Posted by john_pifer
Originally Posted by DoubleWasp

Russia knows it can't win an arms race, or pretty much any other race.

Yep. Their only ace in the hole is, really, their ballistic missiles and boomers. But, as evidenced by Kursk (God rest their souls), they can barely keep a sub afloat anymore.

The investigation pointed to a damaged torpedo that should not have been taken aboard.
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Automotive General Topics
10/17/18 03:28 PM
Originally Posted by Tornado Red
Originally Posted by grampi
The paint work alone will probably cost you more than the vehicle's worth...

A Suburban should only take three or maybe four quarts of Rustoleum plus some paint thinner, rollers and (wet) sandpaper. It may not look perfect but it will look better.

You can buy Rustoleum by the gallon. Having said that, I would only use the marine version of Rustoleum, since it has built in UV protection and regular Rustoleum does not. Lowes near me stocks it. I think Tractor Supply has something similar as well.
I have no idea if this can be bought by the gallon.

Note: Even regular Rustoleum will hold up better then MAACO's cheapest paint.
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Product Rebates, Sales and Promotions
10/17/18 03:26 PM
Same here. For me it's only when I need an oil filter or some other part on the same day. If not I stick with the same big three.
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Oil Analysis - General Questions and Comments
10/17/18 03:25 PM
Polaris labs through amsoil, it’s a 6.0 PSD and it’s driving me nuts because I just replaced the injectors to hopefully fix the issue, my theory is it may be residual left over from up in the HPOP because it was less than before
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Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Vehicles
10/17/18 03:22 PM
Originally Posted by Phishin
I haven't seen much promising info about longer drain intervals, except in their HDEO's...which I am not using. I'd like to go 8-10k miles per OCI if I could. I figured the boost in TBN from Archoil was just buying me some additional insurance.

Have you seen my UOA history? If the non-HD 0W-30 and "low ash" 15W-40 could work that well in that engine with my lead foot for 4k-7k+, I don't think you have anything to worry about unless something's seriously wrong with your car.

Also, I wonder if there's a sampling bias in the UOAs you've seen. I have to imagine RLI users are more likely than average to have something uniquely tough about their applications.

Unless RLI has drastically changed their formulations in the last few years, even the non-HD ones are LOADED with additives. Tons of ZDDP and Ca. Enough to scare me off, for whatever that's worth; that's one of the reasons I don't use or recommend them any more. On top of that, their chemistry is so new and so unique that I'm not even sure they understand it fully, let alone I or Archoil or anyone else. Adding more additive would be the very last thing on my mind with these oils.
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Automotive General Topics
10/17/18 03:18 PM
Stop Start came standard on the 2015-2016 F150's with the Ecoboost 2.7 V6, and then it was added to the 2017 3.5 Ecoboost V6, and now is standard on all F150's in the 2018 lineup regardless of engine.
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Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Vehicles
10/17/18 03:16 PM
Been using synthetics, warranty is up, was looking to try different oils and longer OCI
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Heavy Duty Engine Oil (HDEO) - Diesel Vehicles
10/17/18 03:11 PM
Which oil is "better"?:
Mobil 1 Annual Protection 5W30, 5 qt -- $40
Mobil 1 0W-40 Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil, 5 qt. --$25

I have a 2007 Saab 9-3 2.0T -- I believe the owner's manual calls for 5W-30, but most "Saab guys" use 0W-40.

Is either one group IV or V ; "fully" POA or ester based?
To me it's seems like the one that cost 60% more should be the better oil or should be more "synthetic", also it suppose to last longer.

regardless of cost which one is "better"? Going to be winter in NH sooner.

More of my "thinking":
What seems to happen in American markets or markets in general is some one created hype about something (i.e. a brand, a model, a spec, a certification, but can be literally anything) then the corporations make that product cheaper and cheaper and it has little do with the safety/performance of the original products.
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