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Originally posted by Captain Kirk:
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Originally posted by Deltona_Dave:
Who says I am being cheap? I run a decent oil, change every 5K and take the used oil for recycling. My Titan did not cost 40K BTW. 15K, it was a fleet vehicle I bought at auction. I also take almost 8 quarts of oil.
I run Redline oil in the differential and Amsoil in the Tranny. Why spend the extra $ for something I will change out every 6 months or so? Yes, I am old school, and it is my preference. I don't think Pennzoil conventional is "bare minimum". Store brands maybe. The Titan does not perform any differently with Syn or conventional oil.


Dave.......According to your own words.......just a few months ago.......you stated your truck/titan does run better/cooler with synthetic oil.......just wanted to remind you of what you said. Did something change from only February of this year when your truck ran cooler/better with synthetic oil?

Here is your link

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/...wflat&Number=1775510


Did you not read that I was using Mobil 1 before switching to Pennzoil Platinum? Last I heard, Mobil 1 was a synthetic oil... I started using Platinum due to the fact that I was given several cases of it. Mobil 1 made my top end a little noisy. Yes, the coolant temp went down a little, not much with platinum.

No, I am not Trajan/nuke. I am me.

About the Mower. Yes, in my first post, I had a little varnish on the dipstick, and was concerned that i was getting some sludge. I had not pulled the valve covers off at that time. I went with some of the board posters suggestions to try a motorcraft filter and maybe a different HDEO. I also asked if I should go with a synthetic oil or use an additive. At least over there, I can ask a question and do not get bashed over it.

I never used an engine flush, nor a synthetic oil, except for a top-off one time. The Delvac 1300 that is in it now seems to have cleaned the little bit of varnish that was there to a point. It still uses oil, not as much, but still have to top off about every 8 hours of use. BTW, there still is some bits of varnish on the rocker nuts, just not visible in the pics. The B&S engine is not spotless, but clean enough. I still need to pull the heads and de-carbon the pistons/combustion chambers.

You are the one that states you use Synlube in your vehicles. Does it meet Motorcraft and Daimler Chrysler specs? Hope it does if you need power train warranty claims.

You can can discredit me, that's fine. I am human, I make mistakes and forget things (I am getting old).

I still work on over 250 CVPI's for the Sheriff's Office, that are assigned to patrol division. They only see conventional oil changes every 5K. After 5 years of service and an average of 100K on the Odo, the engine camshafts are still clean.

Dave. Not Trajan or anyone else.
Also,
No where did I say that Conventional was better than Synthetic. My whole point is that whatever oil one chooses to use will work fine, as long as it meets/exceeds what the manufacturer recommends and is changed at proper intervals.

Most oil related problems are due to the fact that owners use improper oil, or do not change when recommended.

The point of this topic was about GF-5 standard. Conventionals will be able to meet that standard.

Is that wrong?

Bash away Kirk.

Dave
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Originally posted by Captain Kirk:
Trajen/nuke/dave/etc.etc...........Get lost!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You're Busted as a liar for the whole world to see!!!

THIS IS A PROFESSIONAL FORUM.......YOU ARE NOT!!!!!


I post only the facts and the truth.....that's how I caught you and your lies......with the facts!!!! The facts never lie........only you do!!!! Now we have proof of who you are,and that you are a liar!!!


By the way.........synthetic oil is better!!! Dino/mineral causes sludge...even in mower engines...... The facts say so!!



Kirk

So when are you going to act like it is?

No one but you barely reads a post before replying.

No one but you posts links that fail to support a position.

No one but you gets bent out of shape when they're called on called on it.

No one but you fails to understand that this board is not made of sychophants.

No one but you continues to support a hopeless position.

No one but you makes blanket statements that just don't hold up.

No one but you accuses those who dare to not treat your pronouncements as sacrosant of posting under different names.

No one but you is calling people liars because they don't take what you've been posting as the Holy Grail.

You really are pathetic. Especially when it comes to the fact of spreading false allegations when you "facts" are refuted again and again.

Your links:

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/...umber=1504155&page=1

Want to explain why is it the oil's fault when the idiot went 19,000 miles on 5w30 in a diesel with EGR?

From one of your google bombs :http://www.wynns.co.nz/show-article.php?id=57

A long list of causes that refute your oil claim.

http://www.consumerreports.org...e/overview/index.htm

Once again, another of your "facts" refuted. Notice the long list of sludgers. I noticed that you never answered why none of my engines never sludged.

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/...wflat&Number=1498040

That link you declared was about sludge. And yet, the word is not there.

Here's one of my favorite. http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/...wflat&Number=1653077

Here he claims it's the oil. And says "big oil" gets sued. (Despite his claim that they don't.)

But if you read through it, not only is there no lawsuit, but Nissan picks up the tab for the repair. Not something you would do if it wasn't your fault.

Just a small sample of your repeated nonsensical claims.

As I said, no room to question someone elses's credibility.
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When I bought my Titan from auction, it had been serviced, with bulk oil, presumably dino. I ran that for about 3K and it was fine. I changed to Mobil-1 10w-30 and ran for 7500 miles. I did notice more valve train noise (others have posted similar stories with M-1). I was given several cases and jugs of Pennzoil Platinum 5w-30 and am using it now. The valve train is quieter and for some reason, the coolant temp gauge reads slightly cooler. Nissan specs 5w-30, 10w-30, and 10w-40 weight oils. The thicker for above 32 degrees. The 5w seems fine. I will use the Platinum until my stash runs out. I am still considering using conventional later on.

Since I do tow, I added a larger oil cooler and a larger pusher fan (manual switch) about a month ago. Used to hold about 6 1/2 quarts, now almost 8 with filter.

Dave
The manual states that towing falls under severe service. I have the towing package (gearing, trans cooler, extendable mirrors, trans temp gauge, aux cooling fan, etc). I am on TitanTalk from time to time and they have been helpful with issues.

The stock auxiliary fan never worked, so I bought a 16" pusher online. It came with a thermostat, but I just wired a switch to run it when needed.

I had several passenger cars, but keep going back to a truck. Nothing beats being able to toss lumber, fertilizer, big items, etc., in the back.

The Titan is nice, fast, and has plenty of pulling power, but the fit/finish is lacking. I have squeaks, rattles, little things that break. Ford F-series definitely ride better, but have less power. Their fit and finish is good too. When the Titan blows up/falls apart, I will probably get another F-series.

Dave
If you towed all the time, I'd probably give the nod to synth oil. But if the manual says you can use dino all the time, I couldn't argue with it.

Depends on your comfort level.

I would think the tow package is a benefit even if you don't tow a great deal. And that oil cooler you added doesn't hurt any.

I'm thinking the next car I get will be a State Police one. Preferably a Charger. (But all the SP in PA that I've seen are Crown Vics.)

Could of used a truck the other day. Looked silly carrying a table home in the front seat with the top down.....
Trajan,
You could always get a small utility trailer. Harbor Freight has some small collapsible ones for about $200. DOT approved and about 4x8 (the size of a standard sheet of plywood). You would just have to buy a 3/4" sheet of PT ply for the flooring. It will only hold about 900-1000 lbs, but can be handy. I have one, but when it is empty, tends to bounce around.

Dave
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Originally posted by Deltona_Dave:
Trajan,
You could always get a small utility trailer. Harbor Freight has some small collapsible ones for about $200. DOT approved and about 4x8 (the size of a standard sheet of plywood). You would just have to buy a 3/4" sheet of PT ply for the flooring. It will only hold about 900-1000 lbs, but can be handy. I have one, but when it is empty, tends to bounce around.

Dave


Not a bad idea, but it would take some fabricating on my end for a hitch. It would have to go under the rear cover.

I've seen it on a Z3. I've read you can get one for a 3, don't know about the 4.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/foru...207&highlight=towing
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The point of this topic was about GF-5 standard. Conventionals will be able to meet that standard.



Dave....define conventional oil. Do you mean group II ??

I doubt very much that conventional oil will meet the GF-5 spec without the use of synthetic oil in the mix. Even if some product does manage to arrive that is totally conventional but claims to meet the GF-5 standard,I think it will have issues compared to a premium group III,or my preference.....Group IV. My concern with conventional oil is.. too high noack volatility,oil film sheering,oxidation,oil film strength too weak,and so forth.

When dexos hits,it will put GF-5 at the bottom. The pecking order will be something like this.....GF-5(the lowest minimal standard).......DEXOS(GROUP III)(middle standard).....and the best being....Group IV(the highest standard) as usual.

Your car,your engine,your investment,your money,your choice.

Kirk
Last edited by captainkirk
Kirk, what oil meets IV? I am presuming Mobil-1 but they keep it a "secret" and some have mentioned it is a grp III.

GF-5 can be met with conventional, but dexos will require grp III pao, from what I can interpret.

I am still running a grp III (penz. platinum) for a while. I am considering, but not committed to grp II (PYB).

I am not here to bash, argue, belittle, or smackdown anyone. I would like to have a civil discussion with anyone. I treat and talk to people the same way they talk to me.

Fair Shake?

Dave
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Originally posted by Deltona_Dave:
Kirk, what oil meets IV? I am presuming Mobil-1 but they keep it a "secret" and some have mentioned it is a grp III.

GF-5 can be met with conventional, but dexos will require grp III pao, from what I can interpret.

I am still running a grp III (penz. platinum) for a while. I am considering, but not committed to grp II (PYB).

I am not here to bash, argue, belittle, or smackdown anyone. I would like to have a civil discussion with anyone. I treat and talk to people the same way they talk to me.

Fair Shake?

Dave


Fair Shake...you got it.

Kirk
Here are photos of a Crown Vic Police Interceptor. 100K + on odometer (2005) K-9 vehicle. OCI 3-4K (vehicle was never shut off during duty hours, due to the dog needing A/C.

Oil filler look down.
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Engine Bay Pic [URL= ]engine Bay[/URL]

This CVPI was only run on conventional oil. Ford Modular engines are stout and can handle abuse. Some varnish and a little goop forming on rockers.
Bay clean, as it was getting ready for auction.

Dave
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Originally posted by Trajan:
Come up with an explaination for why PYB meets GF-5 even though it's dino?

Really is a shame that you can't comprehend that anyone would disagree with you.

Must be congenital. Following your logic, you, annie, inhaliburton, (surprised neither have stuck their useless beaks in.), and miro are one and the same.


Useless beaks, eh? Nice talk.

Where's that neighbour of yours with the sludger caused by Synlube?

Well?
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Captain Kirk:
Trajen/nuke/dave/etc.etc...........Get lost!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You're Busted as a liar for the whole world to see!!!

THIS IS A PROFESSIONAL FORUM.......YOU ARE NOT!!!!!


I post only the facts and the truth.....that's how I caught you and your lies......with the facts!!!! The facts never lie........only you do!!!! Now we have proof of who you are,and that you are a liar!!!


By the way.........synthetic oil is better!!! Dino/mineral causes sludge...even in mower engines...... The facts say so!

Just to finish the weirdness from you once and for all I have requested the MODERATOR post on this thread who the trolls are that have multiple identities...It will be nice when the RESIDENT TROLLS: Inhaliburton, Kirk, and good ol' Annie, are exposed once and for all, for what they are known to be just; INTERNET TROLLS
I kind of think that Dexos will lead to problems.

Why?

Once your 2011 is out of warranty, what are the odds the average person is going to go to a dealer to get the oil.

They'll do what most do. Go to Iffy Libe. And when problems start to come up, you'll see some people do the usual "It's the oil's fault" speil instead of putting the blame where it belongs. The idiot car owners.

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