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how awesome is it that this forum exists? #4592414
12/02/17 09:24 PM
12/02/17 09:24 PM
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Ohio
izz Offline OP
izz  Offline OP
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Ohio
as of year or so ago I started geeking out over motor oil and bringing up the subject to even most mechanically inclined people I know in real life the subject doesn't ever get past the "yeah I just get whatever cheapest synthetic is available" and mostly just stays at "yeah I just get the cheapest available they're all the same".

But on the internet there's a whole community as weird as I am and some even weirder, love it.

Re: how awesome is it that this forum exists? [Re: izz] #4592421
12/02/17 09:31 PM
12/02/17 09:31 PM
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Florida
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Florida
welcome

All API certified oils will keep that engine running good for many years. Brand choice is your personal choice and we all have our favorites.


2014 Mazda 3 Hatch 2.0L & 6spd - Idemitsu 0w20 Synthetic @ $0.75 a quart. (thanks Advance Auto Parts for the awesome deal)
Re: how awesome is it that this forum exists? [Re: izz] #4592426
12/02/17 09:35 PM
12/02/17 09:35 PM
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California
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California
Great info, great people...even when I get beat up in the oil additve section. smirk


2014 F-550 PSD..........M1 Delvac ESP 5w-40 + OEM
2018 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat
2012 Toyota Sienna LTD 3.5L V6
2003 Dodge Durango R/T 4x4 5.9L V8
Re: how awesome is it that this forum exists? [Re: izz] #4592437
12/02/17 09:42 PM
12/02/17 09:42 PM
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Posts: 17,501
Clovis, CA
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It's pretty awesome for me. My little escape from reality.

Re: how awesome is it that this forum exists? [Re: izz] #4592460
12/02/17 10:02 PM
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Posts: 17,141
Michigan
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Michigan
Yep, we like the details.... wink


Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.

Henry Ford
Re: how awesome is it that this forum exists? [Re: izz] #4592477
12/02/17 10:16 PM
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South Carolina
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South Carolina
I don't think you people are real. The people I meet in real life seem to know just about zero actual facts about motor oils.


2017 Ford Fiesta 1.0T - Valvoline SynPower 5W-20, Motorcraft FL910S
1988 GMC K1500 4.3/700R4 - Supertech 15W-40, Fram TG3980
1986 Ford Ranger 2.0 - uhh
Re: how awesome is it that this forum exists? [Re: izz] #4592514
12/02/17 11:13 PM
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Kalifornia Kollective
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Kalifornia Kollective
Most of our vehicles run and run, w/o much real intervention on our part. Services and fluids are some of the places where we actually get to interact with them. So we focus there.

Me, I get to interact at other levels ... Such is the life of a "Keep it on the road as long as possible, personal recycler". But, to play this game, you must have spares laugh


Formerly in marine engineering. In an earlier life I owned my own petroleum tank truck, and hauled for the majors and independent's.
Re: how awesome is it that this forum exists? [Re: izz] #4592536
12/02/17 11:39 PM
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Dallas,Tx USA
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What I like is that it's an all-in-one forum. Everything from motor oil to bbq.


1996 Nissan 300ZX 5-speed,Arctic Pearl(#175 of 300)
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 10W30
2012 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L 2.4,auto,San Marino Red
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 5W20

Re: how awesome is it that this forum exists? [Re: eyeofthetiger] #4592582
12/03/17 01:15 AM
12/03/17 01:15 AM
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Marshfield , MA
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Marshfield , MA
Originally Posted By: eyeofthetiger
I don't think you people are real. The people I meet in real life seem to know just about zero actual facts about motor oils.
Some don't even check it grin2


'16 Camry LE STP synth 0w20 and STP filter. the Fridge

1994 Ranger ,the Rat, 5w30 dino, STP filter

'16 Camry SE, Valvoline HM 0w20 and OEM filter
Thick oil is better grin2
Re: how awesome is it that this forum exists? [Re: izz] #4592584
12/03/17 01:17 AM
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Phoenix, AZ
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Phoenix, AZ
Yeah we're all weirdos here crackmeup


2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L 84k Mobil 1 AFE 0w30 & OEM
2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 230k Valvoline 5w30 & Fram Ultra
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L 147k Mobil 1 HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra
Re: how awesome is it that this forum exists? [Re: izz] #4592601
12/03/17 01:58 AM
12/03/17 01:58 AM
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5600 feet elevation, Arizona
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Yes indeedy, this forum is an asylum, filled with nut cases. From ammo to zerk fittings, we eventually cover it all. I love hanging out here, my #1 place for killing time. Lots of knowledgeable people here.


Sabine Schmitz is the Queen of the 'Ring; Svetlana Kapanina is the Queen of the SKIES...
Re: how awesome is it that this forum exists? [Re: Nick1994] #4592652
12/03/17 05:59 AM
12/03/17 05:59 AM
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Posts: 17,141
Michigan
daves87rs Offline
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Michigan
Originally Posted By: Nick1994
Yeah we're all weirdos here crackmeup


Speak for yourself.... wink

Ah, never mind.... crackmeup


Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.

Henry Ford
Re: how awesome is it that this forum exists? [Re: izz] #4592682
12/03/17 07:39 AM
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Duvall WA - Pacific NW USA
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Duvall WA - Pacific NW USA
Originally Posted By: izz
as of year or so ago I started geeking out over motor oil and bringing up the subject to even most mechanically inclined people I know in real life the subject doesn't ever get past the "yeah I just get whatever cheapest synthetic is available" and mostly just stays at "yeah I just get the cheapest available they're all the same".

But on the internet there's a whole community as weird as I am and some even weirder, love it.


Even after working with a bunch of nerds for 12+ years.......people will still say............wait, you are Pablo on BITOG. (I'll try to deny it LOL LOL)


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Re: how awesome is it that this forum exists? [Re: izz] #4592723
12/03/17 08:35 AM
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Posts: 18,223
Elizabethtown, Pa
Al Offline
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Elizabethtown, Pa
I have come full circle in the 15 years I have been on this board.

1. Cheap oil works as well as expensive oil
2. The only advantage of syn oil is you can run with longer oil changes in a mechanically sound engine. Which almost no one does.
3. Basically oil is oil


Re: how awesome is it that this forum exists? [Re: izz] #4592882
12/03/17 10:52 AM
12/03/17 10:52 AM
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Posts: 173
AZ
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AZ
I grew up with a car nut dad and uncles. My nephews don't even know how to check their oil.I guess that is good for mechanics and car dealers.


2003 Dodge Caravan 140.000 miles
1992 Ford f-250 217,000 miles
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