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Hello From Mississippi #4578229
11/18/17 06:24 PM
11/18/17 06:24 PM
Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 5
Mississippi
SwampRabbit Offline OP
SwampRabbit  Offline OP
Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 5
Mississippi
Howdy y'all, I'm new here from Liberty, MS.
I like to race, build engines, hunt, and collect firearms.
I have been lurking for awhile and just reading a little bit from each forum. The Passenger oil forum and oil filter forum are very interesting.
I don't like CAFE telling me what weight oil to use and I like to use Amsoil, M1, Purolator, and Bosch oil filters. I think if you change dino oil every 3-5K miles there's no reason to use synthetic oil. UNLESS, you want to use synthetic for long term drain intervals.
Glad to be here folks. smile

Re: Hello From Mississippi [Re: SwampRabbit] #4578232
11/18/17 06:28 PM
11/18/17 06:28 PM
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 21,260
ON, Canada eh?
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ON, Canada eh?
welcome to BITOG


'18 Dodge Grand Caravan GT - AMSOIL SS 5w20
'06 Santa Fe - 535,000km AMSOIL SS 0w30 / ATF
Re: Hello From Mississippi [Re: SwampRabbit] #4578242
11/18/17 06:35 PM
11/18/17 06:35 PM
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 18,283
Elizabethtown, Pa
Al Offline
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Posts: 18,283
Elizabethtown, Pa
Welcome!!


Re: Hello From Mississippi [Re: SwampRabbit] #4578254
11/18/17 06:48 PM
11/18/17 06:48 PM
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 946
Florida
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Florida
Welcome to the swamp.


2017 4Runner Limited, 44k
04 E-150, 4.6, 231K, Synblend 5w20.
11 Camry 2.5, 63K, PU 5w20.
Re: Hello From Mississippi [Re: SwampRabbit] #4578257
11/18/17 06:52 PM
11/18/17 06:52 PM
Joined: May 2014
Posts: 1,129
Virginia, USA
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Virginia, USA
welcome

Hope you enjoy it on here!

Re: Hello From Mississippi [Re: SwampRabbit] #4578290
11/18/17 07:36 PM
11/18/17 07:36 PM
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 6,133
Michigan
ZZman Offline
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Michigan
Do you own a pick up truck too?


2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 LT. Motul 7100 10w-40 and K&N
Re: Hello From Mississippi [Re: SwampRabbit] #4578306
11/18/17 07:50 PM
11/18/17 07:50 PM
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 9,463
out there
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out there
Welcome! Hope you like the forum!

ZZman, I have a pickup. Sorry, you can't borrow it.


13 elantra 72k 5w30 QSUD
03 chevy avalanche 80k synpwr 5w30
17 mazda cx-5 7300 miles m1 0w30
Re: Hello From Mississippi [Re: SwampRabbit] #4578327
11/18/17 08:11 PM
11/18/17 08:11 PM
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Posts: 2,097
Texas
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Texas
Originally Posted By: SwampRabbit
Howdy y'all, I'm new here from Liberty, MS.
I like to race, build engines, hunt, and collect firearms.
I have been lurking for awhile and just reading a little bit from each forum. The Passenger oil forum and oil filter forum are very interesting.
I don't like CAFE telling me what weight oil to use and I like to use Amsoil, M1, Purolator, and Bosch oil filters. I think if you change dino oil every 3-5K miles there's no reason to use synthetic oil. UNLESS, you want to use synthetic for long term drain intervals.
Glad to be here folks. smile


Well , here is my guess .

I am an old duffer & favor shorter Oil Change Intervals . So that is not my reason for using synthetic oil . I try for 55% and 5% on the Oil Life Monitor .

Our little Red Chevy Sonic 1.8l 4 banger is specified GM's Dexos spec , all of which are apparently at least a synthetic blend . So my advice is to at least meet the manurfacturer's spec . I have always used a full synthetic ( or , at least , that is what the container label indicates ) .

Newer cars have all sorts of bells & whistles , like Variable Valve Timing , that may use engine oil as hydraulic fluid , in addition to using it as a lubricant . Important to keep those parts and oil passages as clean as possible . I expect VVT repairs would be expensive ?

Another thing I read about synthetic oil , it is said to flow better at cold temperatures . Living in Mississippi , that may not be as important issue for you . Personally , I live in a climate that it is not unusual to see temps from 0F to 100F .

My advice is to purchase oil / filters on sale , use good ( that meets manurfacturer's spec ) or better oil / filter and do not be shy about frequent oil changes . I try to tell the kids & grand kids , changing oil & filter is kind of like flushing the toilet .

Best of all to you , :-)


Wyr
God bless
Re: Hello From Mississippi [Re: ZZman] #4578351
11/18/17 08:37 PM
11/18/17 08:37 PM
Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 5
Mississippi
SwampRabbit Offline OP
SwampRabbit  Offline OP
Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 5
Mississippi
Originally Posted By: ZZman
Do you own a pick up truck too?

As a matter of fact, I own 2. A 1998 Silverado Extra Cab with 47K miles, and a 1974 HILUX. That's what I'm going to put my 327 into.

Re: Hello From Mississippi [Re: SwampRabbit] #4578382
11/18/17 08:53 PM
11/18/17 08:53 PM
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 437
TN USA
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Posts: 437
TN USA
Welcome. I grew up very close to you in SW Mississippi.
I really miss it sometimes. Iím living in TN now.

Re: Hello From Mississippi [Re: SwampRabbit] #4578385
11/18/17 08:56 PM
11/18/17 08:56 PM
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Posts: 1,529
NY, USA, etc.
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NY, USA, etc.

Re: Hello From Mississippi [Re: oilpsi2high] #4578648
11/19/17 07:52 AM
11/19/17 07:52 AM
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 5,940
Champlain/Hudson Valley
Kira Offline
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Posts: 5,940
Champlain/Hudson Valley
Hello SwampRabbit, I have a question.
Are you sure your Toy Truck is a Hilux?
My sister had a 1984 Toyota pickup and I did this or that to it during her ownership.
I have the nagging recollection that the "Hilux" name wasn't used here until 1986.

I am so unsure about this.

Doesn't really matter much....but is good to know for cataloging etc.


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