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Tech- - FUEL / ThermoQuad Info
« on: December 01, 2010, 02:01:00 PM »
pkrautmaster2010-12-01 19:01:36

General Tech / ¿¿¿What about oil???
« 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. 

General Mopar Discussions / An unasked for Analysis
« on: November 28, 2010, 11:22:34 AM »

General Mopar Discussions / An unasked for Analysis
« on: November 28, 2010, 11:16:48 AM »

krautmaster2010-11-28 16:20:23

General Tech / ¿¿¿What about oil???
« on: November 28, 2010, 10:04:30 AM »

 Good to know Valvoline put detergents back in their racing oil--I had read on another site that they did so when they started removing the ZZDp from their regular oil.

krautmaster2010-11-28 15:18:07

General Tech / ¿¿¿What about oil???
« on: November 27, 2010, 02:06:27 PM »

 Racing oil is supposed be be changed after a 500 mile or so race, not the typical 3,000-5,000 miles you run regular oil. No one changes it after a 1/4 mile, unless they have way more money than brains or their own refinery! Brad Penn and Joe Gibbs make some really nice oil that is fine to leave in you motor for a long  time (a year or more if the mileage is kept low) but it costs $8-10 a quart, while Valvoline Premuim Blue is about $10 a gallon. It will be interesting to see if there is premature bore/ring wear caused by using diesel oil in a gasoline engine, but since most of us don't drive our cars that many miles, it will literally take years to find out. A cam can wipe a lobe in no time....

krautmaster2010-11-27 19:20:39

General BS and Laughs / 007 Stuff
« on: November 27, 2010, 08:44:26 AM »

 Israeli's handiwork - putting WW III off for a few more years ............. very cool !!
krautmaster2010-11-28 16:09:52

General Tech / ¿¿¿What about oil???
« on: November 27, 2010, 08:38:44 AM »
I believe you are are mixing up mechanical with flat - either way, mechanical or hydraulic, if the lifter doesn't have a roller it's a flat tappet and will wear out very quickly without the ZDDP in the oil.

MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / My 61 Wagon
« on: November 27, 2010, 08:34:10 AM »
I WANT!!!!!

General Tech / ¿¿¿What about oil???
« on: November 25, 2010, 02:46:03 PM »

Quote from: Snotty
I like Castrol GTX 30 HD.  In the newer cars it's 10-30 or 10-40 depending on what the book calls for, but it's still Castrol GTX.

 All regular (non-diesel/non race oils) have almost no ZDDP in them anymore--apparently it clogs catalytic converters, and Uncle Sugar mandates that converters last for 150,000 miles, so the ZDDP had to go. The upside is that all cars made since the 90's all have had roller cams that can survive without the high pressure additives. 

General Tech / ¿¿¿What about oil???
« on: November 25, 2010, 02:36:51 PM »

Quote from: firedome
I use Valvoline Blue Diesel 15w40 (dino, not synthetic, though it is
available in full synth too) in all my older collector cars. Has one of
the highest ZDDP levels available.

 Sulfur is the last thing you want in a motor oil - high sulfur oils turn to sludge very quickly

General Tech / Flushing 41 Plym. cooling system
« on: October 02, 2010, 02:53:39 PM »
  You can leave the detergent in forever if you want- it's a surfactant (like Water Wetter) that decreases the surface tension of the coolant so you don't get hot spots. While it doesn't work quite as well as Water Wetter, it is a whole lot cheaper.
  As for the acid, I seem to remember someone on the Dock that used 1 cup and left it in for a week.

MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / My parts truck did a barbecue
« on: September 30, 2010, 09:52:22 PM »

To all of you guys in the rain it was 78 and sunny here in South Dakota. I also drive a Dakota and have had only minor problems.[/QUOTE]

I'll trade you- we tied the record here today with a chilly 107F.....

Tech- - DRIVE TRAIN / manual overdrive??
« on: September 20, 2010, 10:52:37 AM »
 It would be so nice if those OD's were still available:
 I had a '55 Dodge Custom Royal with the little 270" Red Ram Hemi backed up by a three on the tree with overdrive. The OD worked in all the gears and was electo/vacuum operated (it had a governor sticking out the side). There was a Lever on the dash that you slid down into OD position (cable connected to the OD unit), then all you had to do was go above 30 mph, let off the gas pedal and it would shift into OD - I could go 60 mph in 1st gear! Second gear was good for almost 100 mph. All you had to do to kick the OD off was to floor it quickly and it would shift back into regular mode.  

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