Sorry, FarmerDude, for mine and subsequent comments hijacking your post. I knew it would but felt it important enough to make things clear.
StevieC: You and others can ramble on all you want about how great your beloved oil is but one thing you can’t do is guarantee with 100% certainty that a claim wouldn’t be denied or hasn’t in the past? GM’s warranty is clear, why take that chance? The whole reason for DEXOS is to ensure a higher standard for their motor oil. I’m sure GM would be none too pleased if they found out otherwise. Hence, your recommendation is completely irresponsible, and quite frankly, probably self-serving.
Go peddle your stuff all you want for people out of warranty but don’t roll the dice with other people’s money.
Selfserving? I make nothing on whether he buys Amsoil or not and I could careless what he uses. Second, show me a case where someone was denied warranty for using Amsoil with an OE? On-top of that Amsoil certifies their oils to meet Dexos Specification both in the non API licensed Signature Series and the API licensed OE Series oils. Yes Dexos 1 Gen 2. So it's not my "beloved" oil, it's an oil that meets/exceeds the actual specification as tested by Amsoil and certified by GM. Proof on the OE line (API Licensed): https://www.amsoil.com/lit/databulletins/g3404.pdf Proof on the Signature Series Line (Non API Licensed): https://www.amsoil.com/lit/databulletins/g2880.pdf
Clearly they know the specification and meet/exceed it or they wouldn't have been granted the API license on the OE series and the Signature Series is their flagship product that is even better than the OE series.
I know you are lot younger than me. Trust me when I tell you to just invest in low cost indexed fund regularly and forget chasing the previous high fliers. I wish somebody had drilled this in to me when I was younger.
P.S. Never mind; did not realize this was 8 year old post! Never the less, advice still stands if somebody is asking that question today.
When you say 7 quarts for the Corvette, do they mean the "dry" capacity, as in how much is put in at the factory when there's NO residual oil that can possibly be 'trapped' in the engine ? I've seen that mentioned in manuals many times and as far as the owner's manual goes, that's still to put that value in there as it doesn't apply in 99% of cases.
That's the problem, I think the listed capacity in the manual for my engine really is the dry capacity of a new engine. The odd thing is, for the dry sump engine, the capacity they list in the manual is the correct amount necessary for an oil change.
That isn't the same tread pattern as the Hankook Dynapro though. I don't know whether LingLong tires are any good.
China can build nuclear submarines and orbiting space stations but somehow cannot make tire rubber? I really don't think so. What have they done in the last 10 years? Well for one thing China now builds more than half the world's automobiles. And now they own Volvo too.
Then i think you'll be very happy with that new model. The 6 speed trans alone is worth upgrading to. Clean low mileage trucks like your 02 are never going to be worth more than they are today. I got enough out of my old truck that the upgrade wasn't that expensive.
We can't currently get the Fram Ultra Air filters in Canada. (Not even at Walmart)
Is there really a difference in their quality versus the tough guard that it's worth me adding it to my shopping list when I'm in the U.S.
Does anyone know how they compare in-terms of efficiency versus the tough-guard? I ask because they spec one for my new ride and I would spend the extra cash for better filtration over the standard Tough Guard filters or an OE Denso that's in my Yota now.
Day two flushes, goal to be satisfied I have a good dilution % close to factory by look, aint there yet. I have more coolant coming from the amazon, so we will do more. I am not satisfied yet. Right to left, new coolant, flush 2 coolant, flush 1 coolant. If you are doing coolant swaps, please capture and drop off at local recycling. I couldn't get at full flush, driver side bolt not accessible and passenger bolt not budging, any more tugging on that I will be w/o the top of the bolt, so done with that. It will have to be this for the life of the truck, a series of flushes, coolant is relatively cheap, so whatever. All anyone has to do is remove the bolt behind the t stat and radiator petcock and pop the cap on radiator, and they can do this in their garage. Very easy process. This is also burp free process.
Great post. We have our cabin tank pumped every 3-4 years (around $150 and it 'seems' to be required by the county although I haven't confirmed that). It's a newer drain field type system (I think that's the term) and so far we've never had any issues. I'm septic tank stupid so posts like these make me smarter. I think.
All septic tanks have a drain field attached. The tank holds the solids and the liquids drain out thru the field. Depending on your local regulations most systems are engineered. Out our way it’s mandatory. There are several types of drain fields.
It’s important to not let the tank get too full. Once solids get into the drain field and plug the holes it becomes a very costly job to clear up.
As you go through your divorce, you might feel the need to understand & rationalise how you arrived at this awful point in your life.
Here are my personal (and painfully won) tips for understanding what's happening...
Women want what they don't have. As soon they've got that which they didn't have, they stop wanting it & start wanting something else. It's why they buy so many pairs of shoes! Sadly the same seems to apply to how many women (thankfully not all) see their husbands.
Women want men that other women want. Once you're married & 'off-the-market', other women give you a wide berth and perversely this makes you less attractive to the missus. Always beware of your wife's best friends. How they see you will inform how she sees you. Especially watch out for your wife's newly divorced bestie as misery likes company & as sure as eggs are eggs, she'll be the one pouring poison in her ears.
Never assume women have the same concept of truth as you do. A woman may loathe you with a vengeance for years but never actually say so. Not vocalising the 'truth' is perversely not viewed by women as 'lying'. If you're finding your wife's behaviour, or what she says, making no sense to you, then assume there's a lot of unspoken stuff going on that one way or another, you're going to have to figure out.
If you're only getting your oats once a month & it's still okay, don't worry about it. If you're getting it more frequently but the kissing has stopped, start worrying! If you're not getting your wife off, it's almost certainly her fault but nevertheless, she will blame you! If she finds it hard to say 'the words', then it's a racing certainty that she doesn't anymore and you're already holed beneath the waterline.
At some stage you might have to face the fact that she never loved you (or even liked you!) in the first place & that you've totally wasted some of the best years of your life. Women get married for all sorts of reasons, not all of them honourable. If you're really, truly unlucky, you might find out that she genuinely herself doesn't know why she married you in the first place! This kind of thing really rocks you to your boots but if it's the truth, then painful as it is, you do need to embrace it because it makes sense of everything else looking backwards.