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Herman

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« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2008, 01:11:44 PM »

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/images/lucas/lucas.htm

Same color?
I could imagine mixing two 'incompatible' oil might have the same result.




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« Reply #16 on: May 18, 2008, 02:48:29 PM »

Never thhought of doing that. . . Thanks Herm
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« Reply #17 on: May 18, 2008, 03:57:10 PM »

That was good reading Herman, I personally like Lucas but now I am having second thoughts.
 
I'm thinking the best thing is to have your car's cooling system pressure checked.  Any competant garage has the Stant tool to fit your radiator for this.  This test will show any drain on the cooling system, (like a bad head gasket or intake leak).  In the right hands with the right mechanic it'll take less than 20-minutes.  If your cooling system constantly holds 13-14 lbs of pressure there are NO leaks and the problem is elsewhere.
 
Personally, NEVER mix oils (going back to what Herman's article was brushing upon.)  I like Valvoline and Castrol GTX but almost all commercialy-made oils are made from the same crude these days.  The dayz of Quaker-Cake and Pennzoil's candle-in-yer-crankcase are gone unless you buy Brad-Penn motor oil.
 
You didn't mix a conventional with a synthetic, did you?
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« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2008, 06:27:37 AM »

I could imagine mixing two 'incompatible' oil might have the same result.[/QUOTE]
 
Actually, yeah - not the SAME color, but similar.  The oil was much lighter than regular oil, foamy, and all over the place.  But after sitting long enough, the oil returned to the regular black-brown.
 
I probably did mix regular and syntheic.  I mean, it's not like I really stick to one brand or even type (10W40, 5W30, etc.) so I wouldn't be surprised if there was quite a mixture in there.
 
Now I feel like an idiot.  I always thought oil was oil.
 
Well, it's been 3K mi since the last oil change - I think what I'll do is drain the pan, change the filter, and fill it up with a brand I can easily find in the future and STICK to it.  I'm thinking Mobil 1.  Then we'll see if this problem persists.
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« Reply #19 on: May 19, 2008, 07:09:39 AM »

Here's another thought....if you wash your engine to keep it nice and clean and have smushed valvecover gaskets, you might introduce water into the oil that way.....

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« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2008, 02:24:36 PM »

You don't need Mobil-1, that's a synthetic.  Find a brand of conventional oil to your liking and stick with it.
 
Change your oil and filter and run the NYer as usual and see what happens.  That's my best advice.
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« Reply #21 on: May 21, 2008, 12:09:11 PM »

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You don't need Mobil-1, that's a synthetic.  Find a brand of conventional oil to your liking and stick with it.
 
I only picked that one because everywhere around here seems to sell it.  Is there a reason not to use a synthetic w/ my car? (360 4v)  Do you have a conventional oil brand suggestion?
 
Oh, as for the "shake" - I'm pretty sure it's the lockup slipping.  I'm going to try someone's advice from here and put in the anti-slip additive to my tranny fluid.  I'll let you guys know how it works.
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« Reply #22 on: May 21, 2008, 12:16:09 PM »

WOAH!  Hold on to that.  Don't put that stuff in
You said you had a new converter put in a year ago?  Check on the warranty
 
For right now, instead of spending the extra money om M1, let's just use regular oil until we see what happens witht he oil color.
 
If you have an open drain pan, let it sit after draining.  Let's see if there is any water separation.  It will take over night.  It's going to be tough to see as the water sinks to the bottom.  But if you slosh the pan back and forth, you should be able to see water in it, if it is really there
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« Reply #23 on: May 23, 2008, 05:01:06 AM »


Quote from: POLARACO
WOAH!  Hold on to that.  Don't put that stuff in

You said you had a new converter put in a year ago?  Check on the warranty
That's exactly what I'm going to do first.  I called the shop this AM, and the owner said he'd get back to me this afternoon.  We'll see what happens.....

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« Reply #24 on: May 27, 2008, 11:26:25 AM »

When you change your oil next time use some Lucas Oil Stabilizer stuff works wonders and should help to solve your problem.

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« Reply #25 on: May 27, 2008, 12:03:22 PM »

we don't know that yet P
 
What happened with the fresh oil change?
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« Reply #26 on: May 27, 2008, 12:07:36 PM »

Well I know I've used it in my car, and that stuff works great , Just a suggestion is all.

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« Reply #27 on: May 27, 2008, 01:28:23 PM »

It could be water in the oil, which nothing will fix but some wrench work.  We're waiting to find out
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« Reply #28 on: May 28, 2008, 04:41:24 AM »

I just heard this one the other day and figured since we're talkin oil here I share it.
 
You can run the car all ya want without gas but you can't run it without oil.
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« Reply #29 on: May 28, 2008, 09:35:25 AM »

Quote from: Chrysler300
I just heard this one the other day and figured since we're talkin oil here I share it.
 
 
Was that a question????    
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