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Is my transmission fluid overfilled? Scion xB '10
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Which are you?😂
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The Fatal Flaw...
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early OCI because of HIGH REVVING
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Used Oil Analysis - Gasoline Jump to new posts
Re: '17 F150 - 3.5L EcoBoost - Rotella Gas Truck 5w-30 - 7,165 mi. mdtaylor86 08/22/19 03:20 PM
Originally Posted by Danno
If it was my Ford, no more than 5,000 miles between oil changes.
Recent "livery" thread as an example.

Ford just want vehicles to make it past powertrain warranty, and then the owner is on his own.
From personal experience having bought and run over a 1,000 Fords for a fleet.

100% agree for fleet vehicles. All my fleet trucks get 5K. They are run hard and heavy and idle a lot in city traffic and on job sites.

My personal F150, as well as my wife's Escape, have LIFETIME powertrain warranties from the dealership. So I'm perfectly willing to push the envelope as far as Ford's recommended OCI with those vehicles. At near 60K miles on my truck, doesn't appear to be an issue at all...yet.
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Automotive General Topics Jump to new posts
Re: 2019 GMC Sierra - Rear view mirror is new tech bradepb 08/22/19 03:20 PM
Only if it defaults to a normal mirror when the camera gets snow,ice or fogged. We get blowing wet sticky snow and ice here that renders rear cameras useless
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Automotive General Topics Jump to new posts
Re: What are these two things in the bumper? sprite1741 08/22/19 03:19 PM
Laser jammer heads. Should be a control unit inside. See here:
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ATF, Differential, Trans, Brakes, P/S Jump to new posts
Re: Is my transmission fluid overfilled? Scion xB '10 nascarnation 08/22/19 03:18 PM
Originally Posted by puredata
Thank you RoyFJ, I'm in Memphis and can't find someone just willing to replace the torque converter. One shop wanted to replace the transmission, on the phone without seeing the car.

Would it be dumb to try something like this?

I don't know if Toyota uses torque converter lockup clutch slippage at light throttle like GM does, but if so you might have a winner here. (this is done to smooth out engine torsional vibrations).
That Lubegard is one of the few additive in a tube fixes I've ever encountered that really works.
I've had great success with it fixing torque converter lockup "chuggle" on a 2004 Cadillac....which occurs at light throttle in the 40 mph range.
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Fuels and Fuel Additives: Gasoline and Diesel Jump to new posts
Re: The Fatal Flaw... Mad_Hatter 08/22/19 03:16 PM
Originally Posted by csandste
Shut up and eat your corn!

Can I still have my pudding if I don't eat my corn?😉

Originally Posted by WyrTwister

Although I am grossly under-informed , what little I do know pretty well goes along with this article .

Thank you , :-)

👍..same was for me.
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Automotive General Topics Jump to new posts
Re: Share the anger windeye 08/22/19 03:16 PM
I share your anger... but don't let anger get into you. Over the years, I have had quite a few simple service issues with dealerships and repair shops. for instance, coming to dealership for LOF + tire rotation, but only oil was changed, filter was not touched, tires were not touched. Had the same thing happen at a Toyota dealership. Another Toyota dealer changed oil but oil was still dripping when I took car home (~5 miles) from the mess they managed to create. Another dealer broke the batter cover, and put back not telling me anything. Another dealer broke license plate light holder, not telling me anything....the list goes on an don. People don't seem to care.
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Mechanical/Maintenance Forum Jump to new posts
Re: VW Plastic Oil Drain Plugs KrisZ 08/22/19 03:10 PM
Originally Posted by dishdude

There's a little stop built into the plug and pan so it's obvious when it's in. It's really a slick design. Moving forward I'll plan to replace the plug each OCI, they are only a few bucks.

Sounds like a good design. Judging by the number of threads asking for drain plug torque, many people on here seem to be afraid of over torquing the drain plug and stripping the aluminum oil pan threads. This should take the guess work out for those DIYers.

Personally I don't care either way, as long as it holds the oil in the pan reliably.
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Tires & Wheels Jump to new posts
Re: Toyo Proxes ST3 Redright9 08/22/19 03:08 PM
2018 Ford Flex, I like that they are built for trucks, I think that would be better for the FLex since it is a heavier vehicle and we tote a lot of people around in it.
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Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Vehicles Jump to new posts
Re: Gen 2 oil opinion A_Harman 08/22/19 03:07 PM
Redline 5w30.
Fram Ultra filter.
PCV catch can.
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Oil Industry and Related News Jump to new posts
Re: INEOS to Surpass EXOM in PAO production. dave1251 08/22/19 03:06 PM
The best part is giving him facts and he still keeps up his crusade.
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Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Vehicles Jump to new posts
Re: Amsoil SS Noack numbers Mad_Hatter 08/22/19 03:03 PM
Originally Posted by OilUzer
Originally Posted by SlavaB
Pennzoil yellow bottle 10w30 @ 4.4

I wish I could remember %10 of what I read grin2

Which oil was it that people were recently talking about having a low Noack for a while due to excess good base oil that was used in it ... and later it went back to its original base oil and higher Noack!
Do you remember that?

Check this... apparently, from a SOPUS person, the PYB is mostly a straight grade Grp2+/3?? Did I get that right?...And one of their "best" oils conventional, dino or otherwise right now. (the numbers certainly look good)

Gonna have to give PYB another look.. don't care if it's a dino because I'm not doing over 5k oci's.

Originally Posted by Volvoeric
"kschachn" should also be "Kschachn".... just saying.

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Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Vehicles Jump to new posts
Re: Mobil Super or Mobil 1 dave1251 08/22/19 03:02 PM
Originally Posted by 80Boxcar
Originally Posted by dave1251
OP welcome thank you for joining. What vehicle would you use either oil in?

09 WRX. 117K. No engine mods

The one which costs less will be good for the factory recommended OCI the engine won't know the difference.
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Consumer Electronics Jump to new posts
Re: talk to me about security cameras KrisZ 08/22/19 03:00 PM
You have to remember that these cloud based cameras save to external servers. So if you plan to have one inside your home, remember all that footage will go to a third party.

As far as power going to cameras, the newer ones require only one cat5 or 6 cable to do both the data and power transfer. Running one cable should not be a problem, may be difficult but not impossible in some areas.
The plus is that the footage is all yours and saved to a hard drive instead of cloud.

Wifi cameras are also a good option, but you either have to keep changing the batteries, or run a power cable. Not much different than running a cat5 cable
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Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Vehicles Jump to new posts
Re: A Nut About Motor Oil dave1251 08/22/19 02:59 PM
Originally Posted by GumbyJarvis
Originally Posted by Mad_Hatter
Originally Posted by PimTac
Did you shake the box and listen to the oil splashing to determine that it was too thin?


I've been told if you hold up an empty jug of Chevron to your ear.. you can hear Rockefellers voice?😉🤔

Weird. I hear Cornelius Vanderbilts voice.

I pity you.
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Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Vehicles Jump to new posts
Re: early OCI because of HIGH REVVING dave1251 08/22/19 02:54 PM
Originally Posted by tahoe_hybrid
it has Active Fuel Management so that is why i'm worried a bit
I use chevron or Mobil 91 octane
so knocking or pre detonation is not really a issue

know AFM does not play nice with bad oil or "used up" oil..

The highest RPM i normally do is 2500RPM from a STOP SIGN Freeway entrance other wise I keep it 1000 to 1600 rpm under normal driving conditions(sometimes 1800rpm, that will do AFM @80MPH @ 1800RPM on flat land)

Well if you are worried about carbon build up the worst thing you can do is baby the vehicle and you are not gaining anything by using 91 octane.
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Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Vehicles Jump to new posts
Re: Is Z&P concentration extrapolable from SAPS % ? Mad_Hatter 08/22/19 02:43 PM
Originally Posted by SR5

Here are some Penrite products for comparison

Penrite 5W30 Full Synthetic
API SL, ACEA A5/B5, Ford WSS-M2C913-D
KV100 = 9.6 cSt, TBN = 10.1 , Zinc = 1050 ppm, SA = 1.09 %

Penrite 10W40 Full Synthetic
KV100 = 14.9 cSt, TBN = 10.2 , Zinc = 1080 ppm, SA = 1.21 %

Penrite Vantage 10W40 semi-synthetic
It's API SN/CF, ACEA A3/B4, MB 229.3, VW 502/505
KV100 = 13.5 cSt, TBN = 11.0, Zinc = 1220 ppm, SA = 1.1 %,

Penrite HPR Diesel 10 (10W40) semi-synthetic
It's API CI-4/SL, ACEA A3/B4
KV100 = 14.7 cSt, TBN = 11.1, Zinc = 1090 ppm, SA = 1.4%,

To me the relationship between Zn, TBN and SA% is not clear.
The only way to be sure is contact the company and ask them or pay for a VOA.

In re to the Vantage 10w40...I thought zinc was capped at apprx 800ppm beginning with API SM? How can that carry a API SN at it's 1220ppm level? it for off highway or race use?
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Tires & Wheels Jump to new posts
Re: Do you trust air filling stations? atikovi 08/22/19 02:43 PM
Are there places that check/calibrate tire pressure gauges like they do for torque wrenches? Probably cost more than a new one but how do you know a new one is accurate either?
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Tires & Wheels Jump to new posts
Re: Quiet tire for 2018 Civic Hatchback Blue_Goose 08/22/19 02:36 PM
Thanks for the options guys...I've had the Premiers before on my Accord and I recall them being very quiet. Replaced them with Conti's and hated the ride.

I'm leaning toward the Michelin's due to my track record with them...

I'm hoping the wear issue will be minimized due to the amount of highway miles I do.

Any ideas on when rebates usually run? I think Michelin does them a couple times a year and one ended in July.....hate to get them this late in August and have something start Sept 1 lol
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Penetrating Oils/Cleaners/Solvents Jump to new posts
Re: Amsoil Metal Protector Rolla07 08/22/19 02:35 PM
Id like to try it on my 07 Corolla, locks freeze constantly in winter. Ive tried everything with little success. Everytime temps go from + to - the locks dont work.
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OTC and Third Party Oil Additives Jump to new posts
Re: Rislone Nano Prime Oil additive Virtus_Probi 08/22/19 02:29 PM
Originally Posted by ZZman
The WS2 component sounds interesting.

W is right below Mo in the periodic table, so one would expect this compound to have some similarities with our old friend MoS2.
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Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Vehicles Jump to new posts
Re: Shell Gas Truck oil...Im giving it a try... jbutch 08/22/19 02:27 PM
Originally Posted by Garak
Originally Posted by burla
voa truck and gas is posted, this was multi vehicle in 2017, glowing difference is moly.. if I'm running anything in an eco boost, it will have a good dose of moly.

HDEOs customarily lack moly.

I'd rather have no moly than a oil that can't stay in grade...
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Product Rebates, Sales and Promotions Jump to new posts
Re: KoruWorks code Kira 08/22/19 02:19 PM
Thanks for the tip. It's not the stuff most people need but cool to look at occasionally.

I want to keep my DRIVERS LICENSE in my pocket (Ha-ha)
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Humor Jump to new posts
Re: Which are you?😂 Mad_Hatter 08/22/19 02:16 PM
Originally Posted by Miller88
Until I had the Subaru I don't think I've ever had a vehicle with a remotely accurate gas gauge. I don't trust them. But even on road trips, I'll fill up at half tank.

Plus if the power goes out for an extended period of time, I have 35 gallons in the truck and 19 gallons in the Jeep to keep the generator going. Or if I have to take off in an emergency for a parent in the hospital, etc.

They're actually pretty accurate and work off resistance (ohms). If you're not getting an accurate reading you either have a bad sensor or it needs calibration.

When the tank is overfilled the float is submerged. The sending unit won't start to read resistance until the float is able to lower below it's maximum raised position. That's why you can drive around for miles on a full tank before the gas gauge moves. (hope that makes sense)

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Transmission Filters Jump to new posts
Re: 17 Accord 6AT "service" hallstevenson 08/22/19 02:13 PM
We had an '05 Odyssey that was purchased new by a Honda employee (the employee order confirmation form, delivery paperwork, etc was given to us when we bought it used). It also came with all service records, including work done at the dealer and they had 30k drain-and-fills done routinely. The dealer was charging $79 for this, then increased it to $89. That was around 10 years ago so yeah, it's no doubt higher now, but I've been told Honda dealers typically charge $109, $129, etc for this.
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General and Off Topic Jump to new posts
Re: Do you think most Millennials will be better or worse off than Boomers/X? Pew 08/22/19 02:11 PM
Originally Posted by alarmguy
3. They take out college loans with no clear ave for an income, even more, they are unwilling to work while in college and they do not calculate the cost of these loans.

So they can be taught by the teachers of last generation who demand high wages and bosses who require years of experience for entry level jobs? I understand getting a relevant degree and working hard but I sure wouldn't imagine somebody having 4 years of experience coming straight out of college only to get a near/minimum paying job. Any state university here is $27.5k per year for a full time student and that's for in-state tuition not including boarding.
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