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So when are you not considered a newbie on bitog #4754872
05/12/18 09:10 AM
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littleant Offline OP
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So when are you not considered a newbie on bitog. Time on bitog. How many post you have.
Quality of topic.All of the above. Or never you will always be a newbie. USA


I can't prevent getting old but I REFUSE to grow up.
2010 Mountaineer 4.0
2002 Jeep Wrangler TJ 4.0
Re: So when are you not considered a newbie on bitog [Re: littleant] #4754879
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Quality of your questins and answers

Re: So when are you not considered a newbie on bitog [Re: littleant] #4754892
05/12/18 09:34 AM
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It's either a 4 digit member number or over 10000 posts.


2015 Subaru Forester 2.5 engine/CVT
2015 Ford F250 w/Powerstroke
2016 Subaru Crosstrek CVT (wife's)
Re: So when are you not considered a newbie on bitog [Re: littleant] #4754895
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When you can no longer remember the difference between brake and break?

Re: So when are you not considered a newbie on bitog [Re: littleant] #4754898
05/12/18 09:37 AM
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Originally Posted By: littleant
So when are you not considered a newbie on bitog. Time on bitog. How many post you have.
Quality of topic.All of the above. Or never you will always be a newbie. USA


:noob: wink

When you don't have to ask. You'll know.

I consider myself new even though I've been reading here for years.

Last edited by JLTD; 05/12/18 09:37 AM.

I'm a thickie; assimilate
But 20s have their place

Using AMSOIL

Hers: 2008 Jeep Liberty 138k, SS 5w30/Amsoil

His: 2015 4Runner 41k, OE 5w20/Wix

Re: So when are you not considered a newbie on bitog [Re: littleant] #4754902
05/12/18 09:41 AM
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1. Buying oil only on sale
2. Having a minimum 3 jug stash
3. Ignore manufacturers recommendations for fluids
4. Post a thread and have Trav reply
5. Take the advice of BITOG over advice of IRL mechanics (who are normies and do not read BITOG)
6. Long OCI on a car that was built when 3k OCIS were the norm
7. Buying favorite parts or tools of BITOG (Akebono brake pads, Rhino ramps)
8. Have a filter stash (in a developing country where they are at risk of being eaten by roaches)
9. Owning a GM product with a 3800 (and worrying about the LIM gaskets)
10. Getting oil for under $1 a qt (Americans only)
11. Getting a UOA done on a normal car for fun
12. Adding extra filters to your engine, trans or cooling system
13. Running multiple OCIs on one filter
14. Cutting an oil filter or sending one to car51 to be cut
15. Applying for mail in rebates, and posting about how fast you get them, if you get them.
16. Realizing that most mainstream automotive advice is either wrong or generalized.


03 Jetta AWP/09A 205k kms
Edge 0W40 + Mann 719/30
Re: So when are you not considered a newbie on bitog [Re: littleant] #4754912
05/12/18 09:52 AM
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Max hit it on the nail. LOL

Add

17. Throwing in the towel and accepting that the higher the viscosity the better.
18. Seriously considering 70w140 gear oil as an acceptable engine oil.


If you want the job done right......do it yourself.
Re: So when are you not considered a newbie on bitog [Re: littleant] #4754920
05/12/18 10:02 AM
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Originally Posted By: littleant
So when are you not considered a newbie on bitog. Time on bitog. How many post you have.
Quality of topic.All of the above. Or never you will always be a newbie. USA

When there's no sanctimonious forum vigilante trying to pretend it's okay to talk down to you.


2011 Mazda RX-8 R3
Mobil Super 5w-20
Re: So when are you not considered a newbie on bitog [Re: maxdustington] #4754923
05/12/18 10:05 AM
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Originally Posted By: maxdustington
1. Buying oil only on sale
2. Having a minimum 3 jug stash
3. Ignore manufacturers recommendations for fluids
4. Post a thread and have Trav reply
5. Take the advice of BITOG over advice of IRL mechanics (who are normies and do not read BITOG)
6. Long OCI on a car that was built when 3k OCIS were the norm
7. Buying favorite parts or tools of BITOG (Akebono brake pads, Rhino ramps)
8. Have a filter stash (in a developing country where they are at risk of being eaten by roaches)
9. Owning a GM product with a 3800 (and worrying about the LIM gaskets)
10. Getting oil for under $1 a qt (Americans only)
11. Getting a UOA done on a normal car for fun
12. Adding extra filters to your engine, trans or cooling system
13. Running multiple OCIs on one filter
14. Cutting an oil filter or sending one to car51 to be cut
15. Applying for mail in rebates, and posting about how fast you get them, if you get them.
16. Realizing that most mainstream automotive advice is either wrong or generalized.


I am at 13 of 16

I feel so underachieved now.....................


"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: So when are you not considered a newbie on bitog [Re: littleant] #4754926
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19. You have tried 20W50 in all your cars and have UOAs to show

Re: So when are you not considered a newbie on bitog [Re: littleant] #4754945
05/12/18 10:35 AM
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You use oil x and filter y "with confidence"


2004 Prius; 102K; ASL
2007 Yaris 78K 0w-40 Castrol
2006 B2300;132K;ALM


Was driving an ox cart; Now on the USS Enterprise
Re: So when are you not considered a newbie on bitog [Re: littleant] #4754951
05/12/18 10:40 AM
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Max, that list is awesome made me lol


2017 Ford F250 6.7 PS
2016 Ford F150 3.5 EB
2015 Hyundai Genesis 5.0
2012 Hyundai Genesis 3.8
2015 Ford Mustang 2.3 EB
My car list is getting long smile
1999 F350 7.3L PSD
Re: So when are you not considered a newbie on bitog [Re: littleant] #4754964
05/12/18 10:48 AM
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The land of USA-made Subies!
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The land of USA-made Subies!
All I really score a miss on is the GM 3800, which I guess will forever disqualify me as "non-noob". And if that's the case, I'm cool with that smile

Re: So when are you not considered a newbie on bitog [Re: littleant] #4754969
05/12/18 10:56 AM
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Whether someone has been a member for 1 week or 10 years, or have 1 comment or 10,000, makes no difference to me. Whether or not others consider me a newbie or a oldie, makes no difference to me either, zero. I enjoy reading many of the various automotive topics on here and find them interesting regardless of how long someone has been a member or the # of comments that member has on BITOG.


2010 Forester:122K
2009 Sonata :189K
2010 Tucson:55K

OCI 5K using the cheapest dino oil I can buy,usually NAPA or TSC Travelers oil.
Re: So when are you not considered a newbie on bitog [Re: d00df00d] #4754979
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Originally Posted By: d00df00d
Originally Posted By: littleant
So when are you not considered a newbie on bitog. Time on bitog. How many post you have.
Quality of topic.All of the above. Or never you will always be a newbie. USA

When there's no sanctimonious forum vigilante trying to pretend it's okay to talk down to you.

Oh yes, I know him. He is a close friend of Trav.

Smoky


99 Acura 2.3CL 5speed MT
12 Ford Fusion 2.5S 6speed MT
05 Suzuki Bandit 1200.
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