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Oil Theory's, Vs other things #4675980
02/23/18 10:07 PM
02/23/18 10:07 PM
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California
Bullwinkle007 Offline OP
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California
We are all here to talk about opinions about oil, and everything in between. We all seem to study the specs, UOAs, etc

Now when it comes to other things, do you guys do the same thing? Like Samsung vs lg in a new washing machine? Well this one offers this for 950, well this one lacks this, but offers this for 975 and study nand analysis a product months in advance of a purchase?

I know some who do zero research and go yup, that one looks great sold, vs look over their and there a better deal right below your eyes

Re: Oil Theory's, Vs other things [Re: Bullwinkle007] #4675999
02/23/18 10:32 PM
02/23/18 10:32 PM
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New England
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New England
I spend a lot of time looking for what I want, then decide it's not worth it and continue to wait. I do this for years, then finally give in and buy what I want. I buy nearly top-tier electronics and a mix of upper and lower tier tools, depending on use and how long I need it to last. I waited a whole year on a TV and ended up getting the same TV I wanted for a lot less, because the one-tier-down Samsung TV had similar features to the previous year's top-tier TV. I purchase high-end routers and modems, because I'd rather not pay for 100 mbps and be bottle necked now or in the future by an inferior piece of gear; UI is usually better and features/updates more prevalent with higher-end gear, too. When it's expensive, I spend a lot of time hemming and hawing over features and whether I really need to upgrade/purchase this year/this time.

With that said, I do make impulsive purchases, especially when it's cheap. A few examples: I purchased a mechanics stethoscope for $13, a two-sided whetstone for $21, Castrol Edge 0W-40 for $21/5qt, etc.

I needed a stethoscope to trouble-shoot a rattle in my previous vehicle, and didn't do much research when I found a cheap option (got tired of using a length of fuel line to "hear" closer to components or using a long screwdriver pressed one one end to the component, with my ear at the other end). Our knives have been dull for too long, so I impulsively purchased a 3000/8000 grit stone with wood stand and angle guide for $21, when it showed on sale. I purchased two jugs of Edge on sale, because I don't have any more oil for the FXT; even though it was cheaper by a dollar not too long ago, $21 is a very good deal, and I'm covered for the next year.


'14 Forester XT FA20DIT (Cobb Stage 1)
Edge 0W-40 + FU filter (64,774 miles)
'15 Legacy FB25 (OEM Stage, uh, neg. 7?)
Edge 0W-20 + FU filter (40,803 miles)
Re: Oil Theory's, Vs other things [Re: Bullwinkle007] #4676010
02/23/18 10:45 PM
02/23/18 10:45 PM
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California
Bullwinkle007 Offline OP
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So I'm not the only one, this kind of stuff drives my wife nuts

Re: Oil Theory's, Vs other things [Re: gathermewool] #4676033
02/23/18 11:31 PM
02/23/18 11:31 PM
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Originally Posted By: gathermewool
I waited a whole year on a TV and ended up getting the same TV I wanted for a lot less, because the one-tier-down Samsung TV had similar features to the previous year's top-tier TV.


YEP!

Never be the first buyer of a new generation product.
Let other people work out the bugs for you, and pay for "bringing to market" costs.
The best deal is when they get discounted on closeout.


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Oil Theory's, Vs other things [Re: Bullwinkle007] #4676048
02/24/18 12:14 AM
02/24/18 12:14 AM
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Utah
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The reincarnation of "Merk"........

Welcome back!

Re: Oil Theory's, Vs other things [Re: Bullwinkle007] #4676050
02/24/18 12:18 AM
02/24/18 12:18 AM
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Silk Offline
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I'm not your steriotypical OCD type like most others on this site, I'm a bottom feeder and usually picking my way through things other people discard, or don't want...and that includes oil, and motor vehicles. I've got a Windows 10 phone now - not because I wanted a Windows 10 phone, but because my son didn't.


1987 BMW R65 - Aegis SAE30
2005 Nissan Expert - Gulf Western 10W-40
1996 Volvo T5 - Penrite HPR15 - 15W-60. Ryco syntec filter.
Re: Oil Theory's, Vs other things [Re: Silk] #4676060
02/24/18 12:31 AM
02/24/18 12:31 AM
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New England
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Originally Posted By: Silk
I'm not your steriotypical OCD type like most others on this site, I'm a bottom feeder and usually picking my way through things other people discard, or don't want...and that includes oil, and motor vehicles. I've got a Windows 10 phone now - not because I wanted a Windows 10 phone, but because my son didn't.


And you're ahead of all of us. I've scavenged some things, but my tastes are richer than they need to be. The Samsung TV I mentioned earlier replaced a free 10 year-old Sony rear projection 1080i TV. I got it for free; well, I had to replace the bulb for $40 or something like that. I got 3-4 years out of that and sold it for $50 when I was done with it. The TV I bought, the Samsung, was $2k. I hope it will last for a long, long time. It looks as good as the day I got it, and still looks better than every single cheaper TV I see in the stores, even the no-name 4K TV's.

So, knowing myself, I got a TV with the features I wanted, a year after they were made available in a higher tier version, and on discount. Had I purchased a cheap TV, I think that I would have replaced it by now with something else. I envy you, sir.


'14 Forester XT FA20DIT (Cobb Stage 1)
Edge 0W-40 + FU filter (64,774 miles)
'15 Legacy FB25 (OEM Stage, uh, neg. 7?)
Edge 0W-20 + FU filter (40,803 miles)
Re: Oil Theory's, Vs other things [Re: CKN] #4676062
02/24/18 12:38 AM
02/24/18 12:38 AM
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Upper Midwest
kschachn Offline
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Originally Posted By: CKN
The reincarnation of "Merk"........

Welcome back!

Definitely a reincarnation but Im not sure which one yet.


1994 BMW 530i, 238K
1996 Honda Accord, 266K
1999 Toyota Sienna, 407K
2000 Toyota ECHO, 280K
Re: Oil Theory's, Vs other things [Re: kschachn] #4676079
02/24/18 02:38 AM
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Things I never dreamed of doing before BITOG.

Buy Pennzoil, Fram or put diesel oil in gas engine.

Things I've done/about to do since coming to BITOG.

Last oil change in car I used PYB. Upcoming spring OCI's include Fram TG filters and some T5 for my truck.

Very seldom do I buy things willy nilly without doing some research.

Last edited by Duffyjr; 02/24/18 02:39 AM.

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Re: Oil Theory's, Vs other things [Re: Bullwinkle007] #4676084
02/24/18 03:42 AM
02/24/18 03:42 AM
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Taiwan
Ducked Offline
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Taiwan
Last Christmas I was visiting some friends in The Yook and they cited as evidence of my weirdness checking the quality of the welds inside a stainless steel thermos flask with a pen-torch.

Seemed perfectly reasonable to me.

(I didn't buy it. The welds weren't good enough.)

Re: Oil Theory's, Vs other things [Re: Bullwinkle007] #4676087
02/24/18 04:11 AM
02/24/18 04:11 AM
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I'm looking to get a new motorcycle helmet...I have bought 2nd hand before, but, you need to know what you are looking at. So, there is a lot of research going into this. I've got a $10 head, but can't find a $10 helmet these day - I have no interest in expensive helmets. I thought I knew what I wanted, then was trying on helmets last week, and found the one I wanted...double my budget, but worth it. This week my life has changed, so has my helmet requirements. All day I've had 2 helmets up on tabs...same brand, same colour...$30 difference in price...my brain is spinning.

So yeah, I can get fussy and put too much effort into a choice of product.


1987 BMW R65 - Aegis SAE30
2005 Nissan Expert - Gulf Western 10W-40
1996 Volvo T5 - Penrite HPR15 - 15W-60. Ryco syntec filter.
Re: Oil Theory's, Vs other things [Re: Ducked] #4676119
02/24/18 06:32 AM
02/24/18 06:32 AM
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Texas & Global
4WD Offline
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Originally Posted By: Ducked
Last Christmas I was visiting some friends in The Yook and they cited as evidence of my weirdness checking the quality of the welds inside a stainless steel thermos flask with a pen-torch.

Seemed perfectly reasonable to me.

(I didn't buy it. The welds weren't good enough.)


What? Thats very normal ~ tell the friends to back off

BTW homies thats a small flashlight


2018 Chevy 1500 Z71 4WD
2017 Chevy Tahoe LT 4WD
2014 Fusion Hybrid Titanium
2013 Cruze LTZ - RS Turbo
Re: Oil Theory's, Vs other things [Re: 4WD] #4676133
02/24/18 06:58 AM
02/24/18 06:58 AM
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Cincinnati, OH, USA
bullwinkle Offline
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Originally Posted By: 4WD
Originally Posted By: Ducked
Last Christmas I was visiting some friends in The Yook and they cited as evidence of my weirdness checking the quality of the welds inside a stainless steel thermos flask with a pen-torch.

Seemed perfectly reasonable to me.

(I didn't buy it. The welds weren't good enough.)


What? Thats very normal ~ tell the friends to back off

BTW homies thats a small flashlight
AHHH-I thought he had one of those little butane flamethrowers trying to see if he could catch the insulation on fire! (OK, not really)


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Re: Oil Theory's, Vs other things [Re: bullwinkle] #4676163
02/24/18 07:32 AM
02/24/18 07:32 AM
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4WD Offline
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Originally Posted By: bullwinkle
Originally Posted By: 4WD
Originally Posted By: Ducked
Last Christmas I was visiting some friends in The Yook and they cited as evidence of my weirdness checking the quality of the welds inside a stainless steel thermos flask with a pen-torch.

Seemed perfectly reasonable to me.

(I didn't buy it. The welds weren't good enough.)


What? Thats very normal ~ tell the friends to back off

BTW homies thats a small flashlight
AHHH-I thought he had one of those little butane flamethrowers trying to see if he could catch the insulation on fire! (OK, not really)

No, he was touching up the welds wink


2018 Chevy 1500 Z71 4WD
2017 Chevy Tahoe LT 4WD
2014 Fusion Hybrid Titanium
2013 Cruze LTZ - RS Turbo
Re: Oil Theory's, Vs other things [Re: Duffyjr] #4676185
02/24/18 07:59 AM
02/24/18 07:59 AM
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Coastal South Carolina
edwardh1 Offline
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Coastal South Carolina
Originally Posted By: Duffyjr
Things I never dreamed of doing before BITOG.

Buy Pennzoil, Fram or put diesel oil in gas engine.

Things I've done/about to do since coming to BITOG.

Last oil change in car I used PYB. Upcoming spring OCI's include Fram TG filters and some T5 for my truck.

Very seldom do I buy things willy nilly without doing some research.



thats what I like about amazon you can read reviews


These products are all new every year?? They are a revolution!!! Razor blades, mens shirts, TVs, wiper blades, gutter guards, hearing aids... according to the ads. But also all new last year
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