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Old 12-08-2010, 08:28 PM   #41
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I probably means switch back to Rotella and re-test then switch back to Amsoil and re-test again. Or just run Rotella and be happy.
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Probably way behind the 8 ball on this, but this filter is for a CRV. It is about twice the size Wix offers for the Miata.
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Old 12-10-2010, 02:03 PM   #43
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The lack of iron in that sampling makes AMSoil look extremely appealing. We already know their gear lube is the thing for the 6 speeds.

In for more info about what would be the best AMSoil for our FI cars. They have so many formulations it's hard to know which to consider. Racing, several diesels, long life, marine, motorcycle, etc. With an AMSoil membership most run about $25 a gallon. Not a bad price plus I'm fortunate that one of the dozen distribution centers is only a couple miles from my business. No shipping to figure in.
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Just letting you guys know T6 is 17.99 right now at O'Reilly. I'm picking up 2 gallons to do an oil change in the Miata tomorrow.
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What's orielly?
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Just letting you guys know T6 is 17.99 right now at O'Reilly. I'm picking up 2 gallons to do an oil change in the Miata tomorrow.
That's Wal-Mart's standard price.
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Wtf... and I thought it was a score. Walmart gets a +1 again...
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Also walmart is 5 gallons and that is probably 4...thanks to Trey's research I run Rotella in all my cars. It also works great for \O/ lube.
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Also walmart is 5 gallons and that is probably 4...thanks to Trey's research I run Rotella in all my cars. It also works great for \O/ lube.
Quarts. And I've seen 4 qt jugs there on occasion as well.
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I have only ever seen 4 qt jugs. Mine are 19.99 at wally world, so 17.99 would be a step in the right direction. I found some M1 Diesel synth on sale for 2.50 a qt, so I grabbed 4 to try it out. I have been running rotella since i first read this thread, and it works great. Anyone know about this stuff?
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I'm going to doa blackstone analysis soon too. Will post here when I get resluts. whee
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I have only ever seen 4 qt jugs. Mine are 19.99 at wally world, so 17.99 would be a step in the right direction. I found some M1 Diesel synth on sale for 2.50 a qt, so I grabbed 4 to try it out. I have been running rotella since i first read this thread, and it works great. Anyone know about this stuff?
+1. All I've seen in Walmart Rotella synth are gallon jugs, not 5 quart like other makers put out. $18.99 it typical around here at wally world for it.
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We are starting to get some premature failures in a few heavy diesels lately. I hope they aren't attributable to ZDDP being gone from diesel oils now, but I have to wonder. One new instance happened today.

I found a cheap source of ZDDP that is readily available where I buy most of my Rotella. The data sheet shows it has as much zinc and phosphorus as the GM E.O.S. by volume at a lot lower price. $7.99 on the shelf.

http://www.advanceautoparts.com/1/1/...tml#fragment-2
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We are starting to get some premature failures in a few heavy diesels lately. I hope they aren't attributable to ZDDP being gone from diesel oils now, but I have to wonder. One new instance happened today.

I found a cheap source of ZDDP that is readily available where I buy most of my Rotella. The data sheet shows it has as much zinc and phosphorus as the GM E.O.S. by volume at a lot lower price. $7.99 on the shelf.

http://www.advanceautoparts.com/1/1/...tml#fragment-2
Details on said failiuieusieres?
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Spun bearings, galled wristpin/piston interface, a lifter failure, rocker arm failure apparently due to binding/galling at fulcrum. This is on engines with a few thousand hours on them but only 20-60% of normal expected life. Maybe it's coincidence.
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