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#4578229 - 11/18/17 06:24 PM Hello From Mississippi
SwampRabbit Offline


Registered: 11/17/17
Posts: 5
Loc: 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

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#4578232 - 11/18/17 06:28 PM Re: Hello From Mississippi [Re: SwampRabbit]
StevieC Offline


Registered: 08/21/08
Posts: 17116
Loc: Ontario, Canada
welcome to BITOG
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#4578242 - 11/18/17 06:35 PM Re: Hello From Mississippi [Re: SwampRabbit]
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Registered: 06/08/02
Posts: 18033
Loc: Elizabethtown, Pa
Welcome!!
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#4578254 - 11/18/17 06:48 PM Re: Hello From Mississippi [Re: SwampRabbit]
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Registered: 03/03/13
Posts: 887
Loc: Florida
Welcome to the swamp.
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#4578257 - 11/18/17 06:52 PM Re: Hello From Mississippi [Re: SwampRabbit]
Tony10s Offline


Registered: 05/06/14
Posts: 1129
Loc: Virginia, USA
welcome

Hope you enjoy it on here!

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#4578290 - 11/18/17 07:36 PM Re: Hello From Mississippi [Re: SwampRabbit]
ZZman Offline


Registered: 03/17/08
Posts: 5773
Loc: Michigan
Do you own a pick up truck too?
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#4578306 - 11/18/17 07:50 PM Re: Hello From Mississippi [Re: SwampRabbit]
spasm3 Offline


Registered: 05/30/10
Posts: 8642
Loc: North Carolina
Welcome! Hope you like the forum!

ZZman, I have a pickup. Sorry, you can't borrow it.
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#4578327 - 11/18/17 08:11 PM Re: Hello From Mississippi [Re: SwampRabbit]
WyrTwister Offline


Registered: 01/13/13
Posts: 1504
Loc: 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 , :-)
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#4578351 - 11/18/17 08:37 PM Re: Hello From Mississippi [Re: ZZman]
SwampRabbit Offline


Registered: 11/17/17
Posts: 5
Loc: 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.

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#4578382 - 11/18/17 08:53 PM Re: Hello From Mississippi [Re: SwampRabbit]
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Registered: 04/14/17
Posts: 402
Loc: TN USA
Welcome. I grew up very close to you in SW Mississippi.
I really miss it sometimes. Iím living in TN now.

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#4578385 - 11/18/17 08:56 PM Re: Hello From Mississippi [Re: SwampRabbit]
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Registered: 12/18/14
Posts: 1318
Loc: NY, USA, etc.

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#4578648 - 11/19/17 07:52 AM Re: Hello From Mississippi [Re: oilpsi2high]
Kira Offline


Registered: 08/19/10
Posts: 5214
Loc: 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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