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Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 07-19-2010, 02:49 PM
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Posted By theholycow
In at least 2002-2008 GM definitely used the...

In at least 2002-2008 GM definitely used the system I described. If it has changed, it would be in the last year or two.
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 07-18-2010, 02:43 PM
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Posted By theholycow
From the Amsoil guy: GM uses a monitoring...

From the Amsoil guy:
GM uses a monitoring system that monitors the breakdown of the oil, not just the milage with a dummy light
He's wrong, it's neither of those. GM's system monitors engine data...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 07-17-2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 44
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Posted By theholycow
:thumbup: GM wasn't playing when they designed...

:thumbup: GM wasn't playing when they designed and built our trucks. They were built to last, without requiring any special attention beyond the recommended maintenance schedule.
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 07-17-2010, 03:06 AM
Replies: 44
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Posted By theholycow
I believe BITOG has SuperTech all figured out. A...

I believe BITOG has SuperTech all figured out. A quick googling reminds me that Warren Distribution is cited as the company making SuperTech oils.

I asked mainly because I found the idea of using...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 07-17-2010, 03:05 AM
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Posted By theholycow
If you want to not feel cheap, here's how my 2002...

If you want to not feel cheap, here's how my 2002 GMC has been treated for the past 195,000 miles:

1. Until about 170,000 I'd go to one of 3 different mechanics or a quick lube place and let them...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 07-16-2010, 01:42 PM
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Posted By theholycow
Do you have a link to a source for that...

Do you have a link to a source for that information?
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 07-16-2010, 10:45 AM
Replies: 44
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Posted By theholycow
I doubt that. If that was true, there would be a...

I doubt that. If that was true, there would be a lot of Mobil1 users with their engines wearing out prematurely, which would result in a bad reputation and a class-action lawsuit. I haven't heard of...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 06-21-2010, 03:21 AM
Replies: 44
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Posted By theholycow
How much dust and debris really gets into a...

How much dust and debris really gets into a modern engine, and how does it enter?
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 06-08-2009, 04:43 AM
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Posted By theholycow
I'm not convinced that I saved a single drop of...

I'm not convinced that I saved a single drop of gas using 0W30 instead of 5W30 in my VW, nor did I expect to...but I figured I'd try it anyway. I've been running 0W30 for 12000 miles now.
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