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Old 06-09-2003, 03:47 PM
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i guess so. I'll stick to 20w-50
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Is it over yet ?
Not quite. I was just wondering.....what brand of oil filter does everybody like? Are AutoZone ones any good!!
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Old 06-09-2003, 03:59 PM
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i use the bosch one, sometimes the knecht when I get a hold of one.
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I was just wondering.....what brand of oil filter does everybody like? Are AutoZone ones any good!! [/B][/QUOTE]

I may be cheap, but always buy my filters at the dealer.
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I make my own from dried sea sponges stuffed into coffee cans. It increases the oil flow rate for synthetics by 46% and gives me 38 more HP at 4100 rpm.
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I make my own from dried sea sponges
I SMOKE dried sea sponges.
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Old 06-09-2003, 04:11 PM
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lol...

Haven't tried that yet...do you find you absorb more stimuli when you do?
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Old 06-09-2003, 04:20 PM
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forget 20w-50 I use straight marvel mystery oil.......
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MB recommendation: 20W50, 15W40, 10W40, 5W40, 0W40, 5W30, 10W30, you can use either of these oil in that order of preference, for your climate. I would suggest 5W30.

Low temperature is the variable. Engine operating temperature is the roughly the same winter or summer, whether the ambient temperature is -10 or 100F.

To minimize wear at start up, something like 5W30 works pretty good. Once the engine is at operating temperature, it does not make any difference if you have 5W30 or 20W50.

5W30 flows much better. MB recommends it for all ambient temperatures. So do other manufacturers. Oils like 20W50 are only recommended for certain temperature ranges. Select oil viscocity according to the lowest air temperature expected before the next oil change using the latest MB chart, is the MB recomendation.

I went from 10W30 to 15W40 and I have noticed that it takes longer to build up oil pressure. At idle, the pressure stays higher. I am going to 5W30 conventional or 0W40 Synthetic on the next oil change.
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forget 20w-50 I use straight marvel mystery oil.......
You smoke Marvel Mystery Oil? WOW!!!
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Old 06-09-2003, 06:00 PM
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You smoke Marvel Mystery Oil? WOW!!!
Thats not smoke its mosquito killer
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