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#21 OFFLINE   macbwt

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 04:06 PM

The bottom of the barrel oils you may not want to use.


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Posted 29 April 2018 - 05:24 PM

Trans, coolant and OIl samples are all going out.  Bet no one has a test on new coolant and 35K mile coolant.  I will have it soon.  Wonder what is happening in just 35K miles?

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Posted 29 April 2018 - 07:24 PM

I'm curious as to how much PH change had occured.

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 08:35 AM

Do you know when the gear lube summary will be done?


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Posted 10 May 2018 - 08:26 AM

First off, Thanks for the excellent reporting. Very interesting.  I've been using Valvoline 5w20 full synthetic in my 2013 Edge with 3.5  I see through your reporting Valvoline isn't the best or even in the top three.

 

Maybe I should switch brands???

 

Now I see a new Valvoline oil is on the market.  Valvoline full synthetic for engines 2012 and newer.  Supposedly fights carbon build up better than regular full synthetic.

 

Wonder what's coming next?  Other brands will certainly come up with something new.

 

Thanks for your time

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 08:39 AM

Bottom 3 gear lubes

 

Top 3 gear lubes


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Posted 10 May 2018 - 08:48 AM

Larry, newer oil compositions are targeted to meet the latest specs, basically API SN+ or ILSAC GF6.  These have come out due to the need for tackling issues with direct injection engines and carbon buildup/fuel dilution.  Along with continuing improvements in fuel economy etc of course.  It seems oils are moving towards more ashless composition to achieve goals, similar to the TCW3 specification for 2 cycle outboard/marine engines.  So additives in oils are being reduced.  It will be interesting to see how this plays out for engine life, whether you will have to have two tier specs for gasoline engines like what they have for diesel engines currently.  Not yet decided.

 

The best test still remains analysis from laboratories like Blackstone, since all us folks can only go by results :)  Visual inspection of oil of course, both on the dipstick and through the oil fill hole, is also helpful in detecting varnish buildup.  If there is no varnish and lab testing corroborates wear rates, you are probably good to go with the oil & OCI you chose to have tested.  Note that if your driving conditions/style change, you should get the used oil retested to verify your oil/OCI is still good.


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Posted 14 May 2018 - 07:45 AM

I'm going to continue to use Mobil 1 motor oil in all my vehicles even after you said it is the worst :)


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Posted 22 May 2018 - 07:25 PM

I'm going to continue to use Mobil 1 motor oil in all my vehicles even after you said it is the worst :)

I have no problem with your decision. ;)


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Posted 22 May 2018 - 07:28 PM

Next up some transmission fluid testing to come along with some rather odd oils.   Videos production has taken a back seat for a bit until home renovation projects are finished.


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Posted 18 June 2018 - 02:01 PM

Opening up two Purolator Boss oil filters.  One with 100hrs for engine run time and one with 200hrs of engine run time.  Now to figure out which one is which?



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Posted 18 June 2018 - 02:03 PM

Next up I purchased 4 quick lube oil filters at four different quick lube shops.   The interesting song and dance to get them to sell me the filter only was interesting and funny.  I then opened them up and found.....    Video to be released soon.


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Posted 28 June 2018 - 06:08 AM

What type of filter do you get from the quick lube locations?  

Yeah scary


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Posted 01 July 2018 - 06:20 AM

A visual view of the synthetics blends that are being marketed.  See what you get as far as synthetic mixes.


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Posted 14 October 2018 - 01:11 AM

Quite a bit of history in there :)



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