So I put M1 0w40 in a Toyota 1.5. I wanted to test out some microgreen oil filters and see how long I can go with 1 oil change. Thought I'd just go 15k on each filter if everything looks good after a 10k mile sample and leave the oil in for as long as it samples good. If I can get 25k or so out of it I'll just keep doing the same oci minus uoas for as long as it lives. A couple friends have pitched a fit because they don't think 0w40 has any business being in this little engine. Anyway the oil cap calls for 5w30 so I didn't think it would really be a big difference and I wanted to use a robust oil to do the experiment with. They think a w20 is what it should have in it Just getting some input on here is all. Thanks
And by the way, where is that 15% grade? I lived in CA, so I would like to know.
I think there is a stretch of 6-7% grade at the steepest part of that drive. Nothing close to 15% as far as I can remember. Nothing close to 15% on any of the CA highways that allows 55mph or faster speed.
There are sections of 15% grade (at least one) on I-15 between LA and Las Vegas. The tough one is the one closer to Las Vegas.
OK, you're probably right about 6%. It feels darn steep and most cars can't reach the speed limit though.
i am gonna get a new ride for my kid soon. in the past i have done the negotiate with dealer stuff and i hated it. So these days a lot can be done online with buying services. also costco does it also.
So whats as good buying service? those that have used them, do you feel you got a good deal?
If you are talking new or used through a dealer no one gets a good deal. You just have to decide if you think it's a good deal. With Edmund's and every other Internet search tool available it is a lot easier to find out what other people are paying.
The main thing to do is to either have cash in hand or your own financing through your bank or credit union already taken care of. That way you tell the dealer what price you are willing to pay OTD and if they won't meet that price you walk. You don't have to deal with any gimmicks. You negotiate an OTD price and that is it.
Yeah … I quit Amazon a couple years back … but the last thing I got was a tiny iPhone cord packed in the middle of a large box surrounded by plastic air pillows (you could have dropped the cord from a plane, no packing) … seems so wasteful … so not “green” …
Not the same model, but I've been using the much smaller Tough Guard 10358 cartridge. Made in China. The pleat spacing is very uniform, like your 11955---and unlike the Ultra 10358s I've seen in stores. Price at Walmart is 82% of the Ultra price.
oil: Xenum XPG 5W-40 (SN, C3, 229.52, dexos2) - PAG and Ester unit: VW Passat CC 2011 г, РКПП engine: 2,0 TSI (CCZB), 211 л.с. total on unit: 226000 km OCI: 10000 кkm Oil capcity: 4.6 л Added: 2 л TIme on oil: 1,5 month Time: 03.11.2018 - 15.12.2018 Region: Moscow Fuel: Lukoil 95 Was before: Mobil1 5-30 ESP Formula
After 2L oil added it's SAE30 (KV=11.3) TBN = 1.6 it's bottom (blackstone will say - very good, increase interval ) oxidation say that ester less of 5% calcium 1441 ppm only - it's not MB 229.51 dexos2 and ACEA C3 ... ACEA C4 RN0720 more likely Xenum - oil from [censored] and sticks
... 20 year old 200k mile VWs are rare and always have been, they tend to be "retired" when they get 140 to 150k miles or so on them because they turn into money pits that are not economically repairable. ...
My brother's Jetta was running well when retired at about (estimated because the odometer didn't work) 340k miles, because seemingly nobody could fix its wretched shift linkage.
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I stopped in there earlier for that air filter and looked at oil filters while i was there. In the filter size i looked at the ph2 fram size or mc 820s but the bosch and wix equivalent the bosch had the thread end bypass while the wix was the dome end bypass. Might not be like that for all sizes but i guess I'd pay the extra dollar for the bosch with that bypass. I dont usually buy filters from any parts store but never know. Maybe if they go on sale.