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HELP! I need to reclaim an engine

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by DanGer, May 10, 2009.

  1. May 10, 2009 at 3:35 PM
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    DanGer

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    chris how important are the filters. I already know your tier of preference for filters (roughly: Fram at bottom, Mobile1 in middle and OEM on top), but how important are they?
     
  2. May 10, 2009 at 3:37 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Think for a min......How important do YOU think they are???

    I mean...they FILTER the shit out of the oil so it doesnt damage your engine.......SO.....
    How important do you THINK they are?
     
  3. May 10, 2009 at 3:38 PM
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    I phrased that wrong. How big of a difference do you see between mobile 1, OEM and say purolator filters
     
  4. May 10, 2009 at 3:39 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    OR....Lets look at it this way......


    Your the engine

    Im debris in the oil

    Im gonna throw rocks at you, but you have a sheet of ply wood your hideing be hind.
    We'll call the ply wood, "The Filter"
    Now...If you lay the ply wood down, do you think you would be safe from me throwing rocks at you?
     
  5. May 10, 2009 at 3:39 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    All are very good.
     
  6. May 10, 2009 at 3:42 PM
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    DanGer

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    ok good, I got her the purolator filter plus 5 quarts of penzoil for $14.99, even though she takes 4.4 qts.

    Another question: would it be bad if next time aroung I used 4 qts mobile one and .4 qt penzoil lol
     
  7. May 10, 2009 at 3:43 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Dude! Use the same oil. And change the filter next time too.
     
  8. May 10, 2009 at 3:45 PM
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    dammit chris, i was hoping that the mobile1 5 qt and filter for $30 came around again and i could sneak a qt for myself
    :devil:
     
  9. May 10, 2009 at 3:46 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Quit being cheap.
     
  10. May 10, 2009 at 3:55 PM
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    Help me pay for college and then tell me that :)
     
  11. May 10, 2009 at 5:18 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    dam...ya got me on that one........:eek:
     
  12. May 10, 2009 at 5:53 PM
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    You shouldn't mix Dino and Synthetic oils in the same change..
     
  13. May 10, 2009 at 6:04 PM
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    Yup I have determined the short cut is not going to happen :( haha
     
  14. May 10, 2009 at 6:29 PM
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    If you can still find HD (High Detergent) oil, I would recommend running some HD-30 to get all the gunk out first, then go about your multiple oil changes.

    Marc M
     
  15. May 10, 2009 at 8:16 PM
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    Most modern oil is HD. Mobil 1 is great. It's running in my diff. I'm too cheap to run it in my motor, I use Valvoline. But I've never had a problem running Valvoline. My old bug didn't have a filter, it had a mesh screen. I eventually fixed that but it's eye opening seeing the crap in the oil when no filter removes it. One motor I got from my cousin had been run on Pensoil and not changed regularly, it had two cracked pistols, terrible blowby and a overly rich mixture resulting in filthy oil. I pulled the valve covers and there was a black carbon mud filling the heads except where the valvetrain was. That was enough for me to wear it off forever.

    My grandfather worked for Shell oil until 1980something, they did not change oil on mileage or hour intervals. Instead once a week they checked the pH of the oil and when it hit a certain pH it was changed. Due to oil molecule breakdown, carbon loading, water content, etc. He told me some motors got oil changed without being run. I wish he were still alive so I could gleen more information from him.
     
  16. May 11, 2009 at 11:25 AM
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    Ya I am running shitty dyno in first to help get the thick gunk that is left behind out. then I will change it to mobile1 at about 500 miles
     
  17. May 11, 2009 at 11:31 AM
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    I will just add, make sure the engine is warmed up before you drain the oil. It will help get some of that thick oil out of the engine. Oil flows better when it's warm.
     
  18. May 11, 2009 at 11:37 AM
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    Good tip! I figure it would be anyway since we are going to drive to the back of a parking lot on campus to do it. The pavement is already indented from the last time the offroad club did engine swaps :laugh:
     
  19. May 11, 2009 at 11:39 AM
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    My wife has an 08 Beetle. The dealer suggest NOT to use synthetic in the VW's. They only recommend changing the oil in those things like every 10k miles as it is.
     
  20. May 11, 2009 at 11:41 AM
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    Sounds like he wants you to be in buying a new one quicker. Can you or anyone explain what the point to that is?
     
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