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jordan21210
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re: What oil & oil filter do you use?


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What!? I've never heard of a PC DA polisher breaking. My buddy who details professionally has one that he has used for about 8 years. Give them a call and I bet they'll replace it. I also use a PC DA polisher.


Oh no, it didn't break! I just used it for the first time. It's a 2010 Challenger SRT8 in B5 blue. Paint wasn't bad to begin with, I just wanted to refine it. I washed with meguiars gold class, clay barred, dried, used the PC + orange pad and poor boys polish with sealant, then topped that wit a coat of Four Stars UPP. My problem is I don't have a garage where I can apply these sealants and let them cure for hours on end, so I have to used products that can be applied in sunlight (though I keep this to a minimum always) and can be topped almost immediately. I know I sacrifice some durability, but it is what it is. The car is my dads anyway and will probably be getting sold soon...next project is my truck. Which will be a bitch






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braindeadboxer
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re: What oil & oil filter do you use?


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TexasTiger


That looks interesting. I'm going to check that out.






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jordan21210
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re: What oil & oil filter do you use?


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anybody using one of these for oil changes..thinking about picking one up and adding it to my truck.


Yes, I've had them on 3 different vehicles. Worth their weight in gold IMO. Definitely get one.

ETA: Get one with a nipple, you can attach a rubber/Polyurethane/etc hose to it and drain directly into an oil disposal bucket/can. I have a big 12qt jug with a twist off top I use...got it at walmart. Makes oil changes soooo much nicer.



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braindeadboxer
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re: What oil & oil filter do you use?


I make the biggest mess when I pull my filter off. Still no fix for that





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jordan21210
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re: What oil & oil filter do you use?


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I make the biggest mess when I pull my filter off. Still no fix for that




Same here...doesn't matter how many layers of bags I use. Always a mess all over me and the power steering rack every time.






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Hammertime
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apples
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re: What oil & oil filter do you use?


Blackstone labs sends you a little bottle to fill up. Include a check, and put it in the mail. They'll have results same day they receive your sample





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DrTyger
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Lake Charles
Member since Oct 2009
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re: What oil & oil filter do you use?


AC Delco Filter
Mobil 1 Fully Synthetic 5W-30
2009 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab with the 5.3 V8






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bapple
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Member since Oct 2010
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re: What oil & oil filter do you use?


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. It's a 2010 Challenger SRT8 in B5 blue. Paint wasn't bad to begin with, I just wanted to refine it.


I remember doing a 2500 Ram a long time ago and the paint was fairly hard. You probably need a stronger cutting compound.

Go to Autozone and get Mequair's M105. It's in a tan bottle and is about $30. It's worth the money. I use it to polish headlights and bare metal bumpers as well. Works like a charm.

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My problem is I don't have a garage where I can apply these sealants and let them cure for hours on end, so I have to used products that can be applied in sunlight


Sealants and waxes shouldn't need that long to cure. Just do a finger test. Swipe your finger across the waxed paint quickly. If the wax smears, it needs more time. If it all flakes off, it's ready to be removed.






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Neako27blitzz
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re: What oil & oil filter do you use?


I just got a new truck and it comes with 2 years free S.M....but they put dexos 1 synthetic blend in there, not sure what kind of filter.

In my old '03 silverado I'd get 6 quarts of Pennzoil and a fram tough guard oil filter. Never had a single problem with it in 7.5 years. It feels weird now having somebody else do an oil change for me.






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GotDucks?
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re: What oil & oil filter do you use?


Hummer H2 86k miles

Royal Purple

Change every 8k miles.

At 4k, I bring it in and get a new oil filter and the oil gets topped off.

Front/Rear diff. and transfer case gets Royal purple as well.






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Hammertime
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apples
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Front/Rear diff. and transfer case gets Royal purple as well.
I do this also. It holds up pretty well compared to others I have used
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It feels weird now having somebody else do an oil change for me.
I don't trust people to do it for me. Actually, I don't trust people to do a lot of stuff on my vehicles. I always double check their work


eta: I'm about to go flush my coolant today because the last shop put the wrong stuff in there

Gotta spend the whole damn day doing it. Just because they used the wrong stuff, I have to pour in two separate gallons of cleaners, 30 gallons of distilled water, new t-stats, and 4.5 gallons of coolant

Gonna run some auto-rx through it also



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TheDrunkenTigah
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This has nothing to do with erl but I cleaned my throttle body this weekend and now the truck idles like a dream.





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GotDucks?
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This has nothing to do with erl but I cleaned my throttle body this weekend and now the truck idles like a dream.


Small things like this do wonders on your engine. I jut did this as well as new fuel injectors and spark plugs. The 6.2L had a bit more pep in it.






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bapple
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re: What oil & oil filter do you use?


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I'm about to go flush my coolant today because the last shop put the wrong stuff in there



I don't trust a lot of people to work on my car either, ESPECIALLY body shops when it comes to paint correction.

PSA: If you ever bring your vehicle to have body work done, tell them to NOT TOUCH the paint. They will happily add swirls in your paint free of charge.






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Hammertime
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My step-dad had swirls in his Infinity from the dealership that he couldn't ever get out. Drove him nuts





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Chris4x4gill2
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I use a similair valve on my riding mower that allows me to attach a drain hose so it doesnt make a mess on the frame





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TheDrunkenTigah
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Small things like this do wonders on your engine. I jut did this as well as new fuel injectors and spark plugs. The 6.2L had a bit more pep in it.


Yep, damn thing didn't even seem dirty but it made a world of difference. I'd recommend it to anyone who's had their truck for a few years, its easy and cheap and I was told intake build-up is a common issue with not-so-young GM trucks.






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AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
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re: What oil & oil filter do you use?


Speaking of oil changes, my Silverado tells me when to do it. I've gotten into a bad habit of ignoring the milage and waiting on the warning.

Looking back over my history at the oil change place, this warning is now coming up in shorter periods. First two changes were like 7,000 miles. Last two were 3,000. Can the oil change place mess with the settings or is my truck actually needing quicker changes?






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RogerTheShrubber
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I've heard Wix filters are the best. Can anyone elaborate on their experiences with them?


They are pretty decent. Wix makes filters for NAPA and a couple other brands too. NAPA numbers are the same as wix, just minus the first digit which is usually a 5.






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bapple
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re: What oil & oil filter do you use?


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Looking back over my history at the oil change place, this warning is now coming up in shorter periods. First two changes were like 7,000 miles. Last two were 3,000. Can the oil change place mess with the settings or is my truck actually needing quicker changes?


Downshift may know more, but I know for me the mileage ratings have been pretty consistent between changes. I change my oil about once a year.






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