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Re: Hesistates when engine is cold
« Reply #45 on: December 13, 2012, 03:17:20 »

I've never used "high mileage" oil, not even in the cars I had with 200k miles on them.
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Re: Hesistates when engine is cold
« Reply #46 on: December 13, 2012, 06:51:00 »

I've never used "high mileage" oil, not even in the cars I had with 200k miles on them.

How come?
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Re: Hesistates when engine is cold
« Reply #47 on: December 13, 2012, 18:39:24 »

I've never used "high mileage" oil, not even in the cars I had with 200k miles on them.

Never have I.
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Re: Hesistates when engine is cold
« Reply #48 on: December 13, 2012, 18:47:57 »

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Re: Hesistates when engine is cold
« Reply #49 on: December 17, 2012, 18:20:32 »

Again....
How come?

its not needed; high mileage engine oil contains additives to swell oil seals and such and can be very hard on an engine; I think nearly any conventional motor oil will work fine as long as you use a good filter and change it regularly; most people think oil never wears out; technically there correct but it does get dirty and loose its lubricating properties
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Re: Hesistates when engine is cold
« Reply #50 on: December 17, 2012, 18:29:18 »

its not needed; high mileage engine oil contains additives to swell oil seals and such and can be very hard on an engine; I think nearly any conventional motor oil will work fine as long as you use a good filter and change it regularly; most people think oil never wears out; technically there correct but it does get dirty and loose its lubricating properties

I had no idea about the swelling factor!!!
I think I need to immediately change to straight GTX!!!
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Re: Hesistates when engine is cold
« Reply #51 on: December 17, 2012, 18:33:14 »

I also assumed they probably cranked up the detergents, but I don't know for sure.  I figured if the car ran OK on regular oil, wasn't sludged up and didn't leak (and I fixed leaks when it did) then there was no need for anything other than the regular oil I always ran.

The cars I kept for the highest mileage were the ones I ran whatever brand of oil (but always the same weight) and what ever oil filter was cheapest.  The ones with the most miles when I sold them were a 1988 Gran Fury (200k but rust was getting to it, as were suspension issues), 1995 Neon (225k miles, sold to a co-worker and it's still her backup car though it sees little use now) and a 1993 Dakota (sold with 217k to my neighbor who has been driving it daily the last 3 years).
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Re: Hesistates when engine is cold
« Reply #52 on: December 17, 2012, 18:55:06 »

I've never been an additive guy.
I'm going to regular GTX.
Hopefully the high mileage hasn't swollen anything to the point where it's going to leak somewhere once I stop using it...
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Re: Hesistates when engine is cold
« Reply #53 on: December 17, 2012, 19:28:03 »

I know :p, another Herb McCandless story. :whist:
But when asked about additives, he just laughed them off as snake oil.

Then what is the correct amount for engine A? and it's the same amount for all motors?
So a slant six needs the same amount as a 440?
Really? :umm:

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Re: Hesistates when engine is cold
« Reply #54 on: December 17, 2012, 19:50:23 »

I know :p, another Herb McCandless story. :whist:
But when asked about additives, he just laughed them off as snake oil.

Then what is the correct amount for engine A? and it's the same amount for all motors?
So a slant six needs the same amount as a 440?
Really? :umm:

Only used snake oil once.
Tranny was slipping in the craprice I had.
Put that lucas crap in
Sent it to it's maker.   :blink:
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Re: Hesistates when engine is cold
« Reply #55 on: December 17, 2012, 19:57:27 »

The only thing he really likes was http://www.z-alt.com/
for leaded motors that need zinc.

When I asked about that stuff on my 79 and ups, he said just use regular oil.
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Re: Hesistates when engine is cold
« Reply #56 on: December 17, 2012, 20:00:05 »

The only thing he really likes was http://www.z-alt.com/
for leaded motors that need zinc.

When I asked about that stuff on my 79 and ups, he said just use regular oil.

What about my 78 Super Six?
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Re: Hesistates when engine is cold
« Reply #57 on: December 17, 2012, 20:20:28 »

 Good ole Herb. Ice's hero :p
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Re: Hesistates when engine is cold
« Reply #58 on: December 17, 2012, 20:23:02 »

Good ole Herb. Ice's hero :p

Yep.
Herb is a legend though.
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Re: Hesistates when engine is cold
« Reply #59 on: December 17, 2012, 20:35:08 »

Good ole Herb. Ice's hero :p

Spend some time with him and you will see.
Real classy. :thumb:
Met plenty of famous names and there was no better experiance

Met other drivers who I thought were good. No names. :whist:
Mr Fram, the guy with no son drivers-Sucked :rant:
A big name Indy driver-Sucked :doh: M.A. Major A$$
A big name canuck Indy driver-Sucked. :pound:
Should change his first name to Dick, just like that detective.
No Names though.
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