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Old 04-28-2016, 11:30 PM   #61
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Lmfao I'm joking dude. I'm just looking for a place to get a good facial on the low
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Old 04-29-2016, 04:47 PM   #63
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Pretty far, but i'm willing to *** out there if you make it worth my while bb
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He'll give you one of them fireman dances. It'll be worth it.


I physically disassembled my lifers and cleaned them out. Helped a little.
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My HLA's are quiet most of the time. If I shut the car down at the track hot without any cool down time, they'll tick for about 5 minutes when I start it up again but usually will shut up. Have been using Rotella T6 for over 160 hours of track use. Engine has maybe 120k miles. Stock unopened from 1994. Hasn't lost any power yet and oil consumption is still fine.
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I physically disassembled my lifers and cleaned them out. Helped a little.
Hmm would you say it was worth the effort? The lifter tick is basically the only thing that bothers me about my miata.
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My HLA's are quiet most of the time. If I shut the car down at the track hot without any cool down time, they'll tick for about 5 minutes when I start it up again but usually will shut up. Have been using Rotella T6 for over 160 hours of track use. Engine has maybe 120k miles. Stock unopened from 1994. Hasn't lost any power yet and oil consumption is still fine.
I just switched to T6 and after about 5 minutes of driving around the tick went away. Normally it ticks like a mother ****** on cold starts but last night it didn't have a single tick. I'm very pleased with T6 so far although it seems like my car is the slightest bit slower at accelerating. It could just be in my head though.
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Hmm would you say it was worth the effort?
Yes, we had a great time. Buy the plane ticket and go see him, you wont be disappointed. Ill send him another gallon of lube for you 2 to share, bring some energy bars.

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The lifter tick is basically the only thing that bothers me about my miata.
I was doing a rebuild so head was already off and apart. In which case I think your an ******* if you don't clean your lifters because it's so easy once they're sitting in you hand. Under an hour for all 16. Its really not all that much work to pull the VC and cams... on my motor(1.6 with no iac, delted all the little coolant hoses, emissions bs and whatnot). VVT? eh, might not be worth the labor. YRMV

edit- or does vvt use solids? you get my point
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Yes, we had a great time. Buy the plane ticket and go see him, you wont be disappointed. Ill send him another gallon of lube for you 2 to share, bring some energy bars.



I was doing a rebuild so head was already off and apart. In which case I think your an ******* if you don't clean your lifters because it's so easy once they're sitting in you hand. Under an hour for all 16. Its really not all that much work to pull the VC and cams... on my motor(1.6 with no iac, delted all the little coolant hoses, emissions bs and whatnot). VVT? eh, might not be worth the labor. YRMV

edit- or does vvt use solids? you get my point
Lube is for the weak, I like it raw. But my lifter tick went away when I switched to T6 yesterday but knowing miata, it'll probably come back pretty soon.
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and then they bust a sample of clean oil all over your face
This is why you need to rely on a certified lubrication specialist. Bao chicka bao bao.
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and then they bust a sample of clean oil all over your face
This is why you need to rely on a certified lubrication specialist. Bao chicka bao bao.

But seriously, it sounded like the article was trying to sell break-in oil because the T6 stuff is too slippery for a new engine.
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I haven't gotten lifter tick since I switched to T6, no bullshit.
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OK guys, as promised here is the blackstone report from my latest sample. This sample had a total of 1260 miles on it, including 2 track events (about 1.5-2 hours track time total) using T6, topping off about half a quart in that period (all engines will use SOME oil at this kind of operation). Filter was a Mobil 1 part 3233. I have to say, these results leave me feeling pretty good about the health of my engine, and about using T6 for my particular needs. I probably could have kept the oil in longer, but this was my first analysis with track use. You can compare to the others. Column on far right was the first oil change after breaking in the new engine (not including the initial 50-100 miles done with regular cheap oil to break in).



Also going to cut in a pic of the ACL Race bearing cutaway so you can get an idea of how the wear is with this oil. I only had a tiny bit of nickel in the first sample, so either I wore through the "separation layer" immediately, or have barely touched it at all.

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Wow I didn't realize that test was so in depth. How much does it cost to get that done? I'm gonna have to check this out.
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Wow I didn't realize that test was so in depth. How much does it cost to get that done? I'm gonna have to check this out.
**** dude, if only they had a website accessible by anyone anywhere in the world with the answer to all your questions. If only.

Don't get pissy on me, just pointing out that in the old days, by this point Hustler would have flown to your house and borescoped your colon and given you a lifter tic you'd have not soon forgotten. Then 18psi would have done the same to your mom.
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Old 05-17-2016, 03:10 PM   #77
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I already LMGTFY'd him to their site 15 posts ago.
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