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      Nope, clearly needed two to save that one....

      Nope, clearly needed two to save that one. :thumbup:
    2. Emperor Hirohito is turning in his grave.......

      Emperor Hirohito is turning in his grave.... :laugh:
    3. PMMA is a viscosity index improver - it reduces...

      PMMA is a viscosity index improver - it reduces the tendency of the viscosity to drop with temperature. It is what you add to make a 0W oil a 0W20 the cheap way. It's in many oil additives like Lucas...
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      Told you so. :P

      Told you so. :P
    5. 1. Yes, you got it right. 2. It depends on...

      1. Yes, you got it right.

      2. It depends on the additives. Sometimes, the additive is the base oil - those are quite stable. But if the additive is garden-variety polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA),...
    6. FYI, I'm a lubrication scientist, and you're...

      FYI, I'm a lubrication scientist, and you're wrong.

      0W20 means that at cold temps, the oil behaves like a 0W oil and at hot temps it behaves like a 20W oil. It does not mean that the viscosity...
    7. This cracked me up, completely inappropriately,...

      This cracked me up, completely inappropriately, of course. :laugh:
    8. Erm, 0W20 would give less full fluid film...

      Erm, 0W20 would give less full fluid film lubrication on cold start than 5W20. And bearing wear typically only occurs when you are running too thin of a fluid film.

      TBH, 0W oils still weird me...
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      Stop that. Now.

      Stop that. Now.
    10. So, what I gather is that Subaru got a bad batch...

      So, what I gather is that Subaru got a bad batch of oil scraper rings (or spec'd in a poorly designed one), and instead of just owning up to it and replacing them, it's getting to recall/class action...
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      No MkIII, no care. :P I need yellow and green...

      No MkIII, no care. :P

      I need yellow and green ones, and a blue set to tweak one of my GFs with. We keep stealing her valve stem caps anyway and replacing them with goofy ones. This will just up...
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      Meh, we all got old an no longer give a ****...

      Meh, we all got old an no longer give a **** about what anyone else thinks. So bring on the underglow, people!
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      Holy crap, I want these. Hilarious! I need green...

      Holy crap, I want these. Hilarious! I need green ones for the Sherpa for sure.
    14. This is sooooo incredibly cool! :thumbup::thumbup:

      This is sooooo incredibly cool! :thumbup::thumbup:
    15. That is R&D. :thumbup::thumbup:

      That is R&D. :thumbup::thumbup:
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      Agree with you there. And there may be no...

      Agree with you there. And there may be no overcoming a truly well-designed chassis.

      Do not agree. Driving the Scirocco is not a pleasant or engaging experience. Yes, I've driven one. I'd prefer a...
    17. We had a faraday room in the house in Philly when...

      We had a faraday room in the house in Philly when we had the studio there... Someone has it now.
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      I know!! And wait until they get Mel up there. ...

      I know!! And wait until they get Mel up there.

      Anyone who thinks CR doesn't have car guys in Auto Test needs to be reprogrammed.
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      No ****. Now, get with the consumer testing here....

      No ****. Now, get with the consumer testing here. :laugh:
    20. Carpocalypse Now: What's in your garage that will carry you through WW3?

      Yes, morbid. But, with things in the eastern hemisphere getting a bit more sideways than I'd personally like to see, I got to thinking about what I would drive if bad things went down.

      I have a...
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