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Author Topic: ¿¿¿What about oil???  (Read 1631 times)

Snotty

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« Reply #30 on: December 01, 2010, 01:40:34 PM »

Let me see, lisenced driver for 36 years, 14 cars in that time, GTX always, no problems, but now - Hell no my cars are all going to fail!!!
Gentlemen, the question of this thread is/was - what oil do you use?  It was not, "Tell what oil you use and why some other guy is a dumb-ass for using the one he chooses."
There are times when simply answering the question is a lot more helpful than offering advice.
 
Moving on....
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« Reply #31 on: December 01, 2010, 01:57:37 PM »

 This is a well known problem with the 2.4 engine - it was designed way back in the 90's  when we still had good oil, and the thrust bearing is simply too small to take the load without a high pressure additive in the oil. 
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firedome

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« Reply #32 on: December 02, 2010, 04:50:20 AM »

If the zinc is not there, non-roller cams will fail, and that is a
fact, plain and simple... ignore it at your peril. Don't be so
thin-skinned, no one is saying anyone is a "dumb-ass", but not everyone
is aware of this problem, which has been scientifically investigated
and is the evidence is well documented. GTX was a fine oil, and still
is... for roller engines. However zinc is no longer added, thus it
lacks the protection old engines need, just add the stuff Bob said if
you want to use it.

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Rich

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« Reply #33 on: December 02, 2010, 05:35:07 AM »


Quote from: firedome
.... Don't be so
thin-skinned, no one is saying anyone is a "dumb-ass", but not everyone
is aware of this problem ....
Snotty doesn't particularly care for much I have to say, he knows what he knows and doesn't like to be told any different.....
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« Reply #34 on: December 02, 2010, 12:37:48 PM »

If years driving (44) and cars owned (150+) are a criteria for knowledge then I'm a frickin' genius!

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« Reply #35 on: December 02, 2010, 03:30:22 PM »

 I started driving when I was 12, so that's about 44 years too! I learned in our '54 Chevy farm truck on the dirt and two lane roads out in the country. I think I've only owned about 40 cars though... 
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