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    1. Thread: Shelf Life

      by Dennis M
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      Pennzoil says: ...

      Pennzoil says:


      http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/pennzoil-q-a/

      ExxonMobil says:



      http://www.mobilindustrial.com/ind/english/files/tt-lubricating-oils-greases-shelf-life-recommendations.pdf
    2. Thread: The B9 A4

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      From Motor Authority. :) Audi unveiled the...

      From Motor Authority. :)

      Audi unveiled the ninth generation of the A4 a couple weeks ago, and today the upscale brand made more information clear about how the U.S. models will be equipped to a...
    3. You went from one good oil to another good oil,...

      You went from one good oil to another good oil, but I would not be adding that useless Lucas Oil Stabilizer, with absolutely no beneficial additives, to any oil. :banghead: May as well just add some...
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      In regards to bobistheoilguy, yes there is a LOT...

      In regards to bobistheoilguy, yes there is a LOT more noise there that there used to be but there are a couple of tribologists that still regularly post there. Molakule and Solarent, although they...
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      PUP isn't a whole lot different than the old...

      PUP isn't a whole lot different than the old Pennzoil Ultra and Shell has been using GTL base stocks since 2013. The older Penzoil Ultra actually seemed to hold its viscosity a little better than the...
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      Oil change Interval

      Why in the world would you run such a thin GF5 oil in a modified VW? Stock WRX's shear this oil to a 20 weight in under 3k miles and I expect your application to give it a good thrashing as well. Did...
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      The API SN version of M1 0W-40 has been shown in...

      The API SN version of M1 0W-40 has been shown in uoa's to be more stable in regards to viscosity retention than the old API SM version. Regardless, any light xW-40 can shear to a 30 grade as well and...
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      Really? Please provide some evidence of this. Or...

      Really? Please provide some evidence of this. Or are you simply saying that regular GF5/Resource Conserving Mobil1 5W-30 (as well as any GF5 xW-30) doesn't handle fuel dilution very well?
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      :confused: Schaffer's themselves says a blend...

      :confused:

      Schaffer's themselves says a blend of Group IV and Group III. No esters in the Full Synthetic 9000.

      http://www.schaefferoil.com/supreme-9000-engine-oil.html
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      Care to back that statement up with some facts??...

      Care to back that statement up with some facts??

      I would argue that ester base stocks are the best that you can get. But don't take my word for it. Take it from someone that works with esters:...
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      There's really no such thing as a crap base...

      There's really no such thing as a crap base stock. Perhaps a crap finished product. Are the Group II's used in Schaeffer Supreme 7000 crap? Hardly.
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      Who cares? Base stocks do not tell you anything...

      Who cares? Base stocks do not tell you anything about the performance of oil. It is more about the overall lubricant package and whether or not an oil meets the required specs.

      Mobil 1 0W-40...
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      Both of these statements are not true. Care to...

      Both of these statements are not true. Care to back this up with some facts and data?

      -Dennis
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      In my years of following Subaru enthusiast forums...

      In my years of following Subaru enthusiast forums (about 17 years) I've seen many, many inquiries about bypass filters and only one or two people that have actually gone through with it because...
    15. Who cares what Group an oil is as long as it...

      Who cares what Group an oil is as long as it meets the proper specs. And all Group III oils are not highly refined dino oils and the Group III Pennzoil Platinum/Ultra Platinum Gas to Liquid base...
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      Doesn't look like my dealer has moved very many...

      Doesn't look like my dealer has moved very many (if any) A3's either. IIRC, total number of A3's was about the same when they first arrived. Unless they sold a bunch and already got a bunch in again....
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      If you don't replace the oil drain plug with a...

      If you don't replace the oil drain plug with a permanant solution, Audi oil change kits from some aftermarket vendors come with a new plug.

      http://www.europaparts.com/oil-change-kit-1-8t-2-0t.html
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      The Audi USA A3/S3 brochure, available in the...

      The Audi USA A3/S3 brochure, available in the Audi Library iPad app, states that the AWD system is 90/10 in "normal driving" and up to 100% power can be sent to the front or to the rear.
    19. A3 Launch Events Nationwide in USA Planned for Tomorrow April 3

      Completely agree! It would have really set the A3 apart from the competition.

      -Dennis
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      Bell in Edison.

      Bell in Edison.
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