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  1. No, its an educated thing. I've done a lot of...

    No, its an educated thing. I've done a lot of experimenting with oil, and I'll let a oil analyses tell me what works and what doesn't. There is no "belief" in it.

    I guess based on your Mobil...
  2. Ummm, actually there are lots of UOAs showing it...

    Ummm, actually there are lots of UOAs showing it protects every bit as good as Mobil1. Besides, the best Mobil1 EP is nearly $9/quart locally and you have to go buy it, I pay $5.25/quart and its...
  3. I owned one for 275k, it made no difference...

    I owned one for 275k, it made no difference IMO...and that was a NV5600 that shifted more like a tractor than a car.

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    They can have all the training they require, but...
  4. I looked into it a couple weeks ago, and the...

    I looked into it a couple weeks ago, and the local parts house didn't have any cross reference...they recommended the dealer.
  5. I pay $5.25 a quart for full synthetic...shipped...

    I pay $5.25 a quart for full synthetic...shipped to my door.

    At one point, generic Mobil1 state something like "* full synthetic exclusive of carrier oil", unless you bought the higher end stuff. ...
  6. No, actually diesel is just taken off the tower...

    No, actually diesel is just taken off the tower at a lower point...diesel, gasoline, lube oil, even asphalt are just a part of crude oil. Gasoline has a lot more processing by a long shot than...
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    The oil filter places a restriction into the main...

    The oil filter places a restriction into the main oil passage, preventing the lines/passages from draining back into the sump due to siphoning. Without it, the oil ump would need to reprime every...
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    Anti-drain back has more to do with keeping the...

    Anti-drain back has more to do with keeping the engine galleys/passages from draining out, than keeping the filter full of oil...
  9. Good luck with that...that size is still...

    Good luck with that...that size is still available, just not as common.
  10. Yup, even on a full floater... But on a...

    Yup, even on a full floater...

    But on a semifloater, you pull the diff cover, pull the crosspin and spider gears (assuming an open diff), slide the axles in a tad to pull the c-clips, then pull...
  11. I bet most owners don't distinguish between the...

    I bet most owners don't distinguish between the short beds, its either a long bed (8-foot) or a short bed (everything else under 8-foot).

    And I am pretty sure the one 1500HD I saw (only one of two...
  12. I was going to say that, but that darn 1500 "HD"...

    I was going to say that, but that darn 1500 "HD" drops in there...and I can't remember if it had the big semi-float or a Corp 14-bolt...
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    If you have the second battery tray its...

    If you have the second battery tray its cake...takes a hold down, cables, and a battery.

    I didn't upgrade my alternator, but its a 160A already. If your alternator is more than 100A, I'd say...
  14. Look at the hub...if there is a ring of bolts in...

    Look at the hub...if there is a ring of bolts in the center of the wheel studs, its a full floater. They are almost always eight-lug (or more), unless its antique. The attached picture (courtesy of...
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    Very well could be tires...not all tires have the...

    Very well could be tires...not all tires have the same rolling resistance, even in the same size. I saw at least a 2mpg difference between the Pirellis and the Revo IIs I ran on my last truck...they...
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    Other than normal maintenance...

    What is everyone doing besides the normal oil/filter, changing fluids, and greasing zerks? The only three fluids I haven't changed so far (at 27k miles) is power steering (will do a partial change...
  17. Thread: Took a trip...

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    Took a trip...

    Just got back from a vacation trip to Maine.

    Towed our new Coleman E3 to save hotel costs. We averaged around 12 mpg for the trip, which wasn't too bad considering the Pop-up weighs 3k pounds...
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    The last truck (Dodge Cummins) I owned I...

    The last truck (Dodge Cummins) I owned I installed (several iterations of) bypass filters, and did oil analysis. I took one fill of regular old conventional Rotella 15w40 to around 45k miles. That...
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    I did change the OE oil fairly early...like 2000...

    I did change the OE oil fairly early...like 2000 miles if I remember correctly. It doesn't do any harm changing the OE fluids early, gets all the break-in particles out of the sump...for that matter...
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    I've ran the OLM down to around 10% using Mobil1...

    I've ran the OLM down to around 10% using Mobil1 EP, I sampled and sent out the sample; and it was considered suitable for continued use. That oil had almost 7,000 miles on it. My OLM only allows...
  21. Well, whats the tool/trick to removing the top...

    Well, whats the tool/trick to removing the top caliper bolt on the rear calipers?? I got the bottom out, was able to rock the caliper up enough to do what I needed. I'm guessing its a stubby allen?...
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    Lincoln makes a good gun...Mobil1 makes a decent...

    Lincoln makes a good gun...Mobil1 makes a decent off-the-shelf grease. If you mail order, Schaeffers (my favorite) or Amsoil.

    If the 2013s are the same as my 2012, you have all four ball-joints,...
  23. Yeah, I had it apart, tweaked, and back together...

    Yeah, I had it apart, tweaked, and back together by 730PM last night...

    Took me a while to figure out how it came apart...little rubber plugs cover the caliper bolts, caliper bolts are a larger...
  24. Removing Brake Calipers and Greasing Unit Bearings

    School me on a GM...

    Can you simply pull the calipers and squeeze them back, or do you have to loosen the bleeder when you squeeze them? I have a brake that is squealing and I'm going to pull the...
  25. They make undercoat guns...both harbor freight...

    They make undercoat guns...both harbor freight and JC Whitney sold them at one point.
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