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I've lost it #4714768
04/03/18 05:50 AM
04/03/18 05:50 AM
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 919
Monroe,CT
Bambam Offline OP
Bambam  Offline OP

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Monroe,CT
Truck needed new shocks, so I brought it to "my Guy", told him to give it a once over and lube the front end, he asks, need an oil change? I was due in a few hundred miles, so I said, yeah go ahead, synthetic he asks, I say nah, just dino please. So I now have an unknown 15w40 circulating through my Duramax, unknown filter and I'm not the least bit curious or concerned.. The wife's Rav 4 just popped the message that it's time for maintenance , so we rode the factory fill for just about 5,000 miles. Dealer is going to do it, using Toyota synthetic whatever. I've lost "the oil fever" I guess. hmmmmmm, didn't think I'd see the day !!!!! ???


07 DMAX CC 4x4 ~ Synthetics in the driveline, Delo XLE 15w40 in the sump.
Dirt Bikes and a Harley for the summer!
Ski-Doo for the winter.



Re: I've lost it [Re: Bambam] #4714773
04/03/18 05:55 AM
04/03/18 05:55 AM
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Posts: 13,188
Central NY
Miller88 Offline
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Posts: 13,188
Central NY
I still enjoy working on stuff and changing my own oil, but I'm losing manual fever frown


18 Forester 2.5I 6M
00 Jeep XJ
01 F-350 4x4 5M
Re: I've lost it [Re: Bambam] #4714775
04/03/18 05:56 AM
04/03/18 05:56 AM
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Posts: 31,664
NY
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NY
Sorry to hear you've lost it. I hope I never see that day!


God Bless Our Troops

Re: I've lost it [Re: Bambam] #4714776
04/03/18 05:57 AM
04/03/18 05:57 AM
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 4,453
Midwest USA
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Midwest USA
Last week I called the dealership and got a price quote on timing belt change and coolant flush, and even requested a brake pad inspection since it's free.

What's it coming to when not just DIYer's but BITOG DIYer's start callin' up the dealership for service?

Just to be safe, checked with my pastor and confirmed hel1 hadn't frozen over.



'09 Subaru Forester ...................(QS HM 5W30)
'16 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 .....(ENI i-Ride PG 10W60)
Re: I've lost it [Re: Bambam] #4714778
04/03/18 06:01 AM
04/03/18 06:01 AM
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 2,793
South Carolina
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South Carolina
Pretty much agree.
I choose oil on API rating, oils all do the job they are supposed to, most everything else is marketing.
In the old days that wasnt true, it is now as even concedes Consumer Reports who decades ago would be able to show large differences in oil but no longer.

Add to that the clean burning engines of today and the OCI is pretty much written in stone compared to the old days.

I do still enjoy changing my own oil, its actually easier and faster for me then taking it to a place, sitting in a chair waiting and paying more for whatever brand of cheap oil they put in.


14 Road King (current)
08 VStar 1300 Tourer
07 Suzuki C50
Re: I've lost it [Re: Bambam] #4714780
04/03/18 06:05 AM
04/03/18 06:05 AM
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 5,093
Florida
hatt Offline
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Florida
Oh man. This is a sad story.


2013 F150 5.0, Delo XLE CK-4 10W-30, Baldwin B7449
2010 Camry 2.5, PP 10W-30, Mobil1 M1C-251A
Re: I've lost it [Re: Bambam] #4714784
04/03/18 06:18 AM
04/03/18 06:18 AM
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 2,127
Texas
Bud Offline
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Posts: 2,127
Texas
This will pass.


2016 Honda Pilot EX-L with NAVI.....Mobil 1 0w20 AFE and Honda OEM Filter
Re: I've lost it [Re: LoneRanger] #4714814
04/03/18 07:16 AM
04/03/18 07:16 AM
Joined: Mar 2015
Posts: 212
Ontario Niagara region
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Ontario Niagara region
Originally Posted By: LoneRanger
Last week I called the dealership and got a price quote on timing belt change and coolant flush, and even requested a brake pad inspection since it's free.

What's it coming to when not just DIYer's but BITOG DIYer's start callin' up the dealership for service?

hel1 hadn't frozen over


Their hockey team lost last night.

Re: I've lost it [Re: Bambam] #4714839
04/03/18 07:47 AM
04/03/18 07:47 AM
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Posts: 1,689
South Dakota
otis24 Offline
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South Dakota
Now that I have an automobile with an OLM, I just set it and forget it. I recently had a UOA done on Pennzoil Ultra Platinum. It held up really well for a 10k OCI, which is when my OLM seems to trigger. I will continue with PUP or Valvoline MaxLife Full Synthetic. PUP is no longer stocked at my Wal-Mart. So, unless I can find good deals online with shipping, it is VML.


1991 Chevrolet K1500 (4.3, 4x4, 86k miles)

2016 Dodge Grand Caravan
(3.6 V6) 46500 miles
Re: I've lost it [Re: Bambam] #4714841
04/03/18 07:47 AM
04/03/18 07:47 AM
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Kendall, FL
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Kendall, FL
CONGRATS !!
You've outlasted the grips of this addiction.

thumbsup


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QSUD 10W30, OEM

13 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T
PP 5W30, OEM
Re: I've lost it [Re: Bambam] #4714848
04/03/18 07:51 AM
04/03/18 07:51 AM
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 919
Monroe,CT
Bambam Offline OP
Bambam  Offline OP

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Posts: 919
Monroe,CT
Now I need to get past this food addiction !


07 DMAX CC 4x4 ~ Synthetics in the driveline, Delo XLE 15w40 in the sump.
Dirt Bikes and a Harley for the summer!
Ski-Doo for the winter.



Re: I've lost it [Re: Bambam] #4714886
04/03/18 08:22 AM
04/03/18 08:22 AM
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Champlain/Hudson Valley
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Champlain/Hudson Valley
The "it" in your OP is no big deal especially when you have a trusted guy to do what you ask.

Dealing with a food addiction, you say? Try eating nothing you haven't made yourself.

Replace cereal with oatmeal. Eat tuna salads instead of sandwiches. Cook anything for dinner rather than eating out or "box mixes".

That'll get you started.

Re: I've lost it [Re: Bambam] #4714899
04/03/18 08:38 AM
04/03/18 08:38 AM
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SW Ontario Canada
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SW Ontario Canada
For some of us, we mellow as we age, like a wine? or scotch?


2017.5 Nissan Rogue SV FWD
2013 Nissan Maxima SV
2009 Ford Flex SEL FWD
1984 Yamaha XJ750RL
Re: I've lost it [Re: Bambam] #4714908
04/03/18 08:49 AM
04/03/18 08:49 AM
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Posts: 12,457
N.H, U.S.A.
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I stopped changing my Wife's oil. So she gets so-so service at the Subaru dealer and so-so Idemitsu 0w20 "water" for oil for about 300 buck. You should hear that (relatively NEW) boxer engine at the end of a 70 mile highway run. Horrendous clatter.

Id have Valvoline or QSUD in there with a Champ Labs filter. Then she'd hum.


2019 VW Jetta S,6M OCI#0 1136mi-Castrol Edge Prof? VW508+OE Filter; '17 Subaru Crosstrek CVT OC#6 43467mi-Valvoline Adv 0w20 + SOA Filter
Re: I've lost it [Re: Kira] #4714922
04/03/18 09:07 AM
04/03/18 09:07 AM
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 919
Monroe,CT
Bambam Offline OP
Bambam  Offline OP

Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 919
Monroe,CT
Originally Posted By: Kira
The "it" in your OP is no big deal especially when you have a trusted guy to do what you ask.

Dealing with a food addiction, you say? Try eating nothing you haven't made yourself.

Replace cereal with oatmeal. Eat tuna salads instead of sandwiches. Cook anything for dinner rather than eating out or "box mixes".

That'll get you started.


I'd be dead in a week ! grin


07 DMAX CC 4x4 ~ Synthetics in the driveline, Delo XLE 15w40 in the sump.
Dirt Bikes and a Harley for the summer!
Ski-Doo for the winter.



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