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Hello From Mississippi #4578229
11/18/17 07:24 PM
11/18/17 07:24 PM
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Mississippi
SwampRabbit Offline OP
SwampRabbit  Offline OP
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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 07:28 PM
11/18/17 07:28 PM
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Ontario, Canada
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welcome to BITOG


'18 Highlander - AMSOIL SS 0w20 / ATF / Severe Gear
'06 Santa Fe - 535,000km AMSOIL SS 0w30 / ATF (R.I.P)
Re: Hello From Mississippi [Re: SwampRabbit] #4578242
11/18/17 07:35 PM
11/18/17 07:35 PM
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Elizabethtown, Pa
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Elizabethtown, Pa
Welcome!!


Re: Hello From Mississippi [Re: SwampRabbit] #4578254
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Welcome to the swamp.


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Re: Hello From Mississippi [Re: SwampRabbit] #4578257
11/18/17 07:52 PM
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Virginia, USA
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welcome

Hope you enjoy it on here!

Re: Hello From Mississippi [Re: SwampRabbit] #4578290
11/18/17 08:36 PM
11/18/17 08:36 PM
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Do you own a pick up truck too?


2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle oil
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Re: Hello From Mississippi [Re: SwampRabbit] #4578306
11/18/17 08:50 PM
11/18/17 08:50 PM
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North Carolina
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Welcome! Hope you like the forum!

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


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Re: Hello From Mississippi [Re: SwampRabbit] #4578327
11/18/17 09:11 PM
11/18/17 09:11 PM
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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 09:37 PM
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Mississippi
SwampRabbit Offline OP
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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 09:53 PM
11/18/17 09:53 PM
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Posts: 435
TN USA
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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 09:56 PM
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NY, USA, etc.
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NY, USA, etc.

Re: Hello From Mississippi [Re: oilpsi2high] #4578648
11/19/17 08:52 AM
11/19/17 08:52 AM
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Champlain/Hudson Valley
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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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