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JFP in PA

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  1. RP does not have any ACEA ratings, one of their marketing people admitted as much on another website, saying that they have never submitted the product for testing as "ACEA applications are too small a market for us..." Yet they continue to imply they do............ And, by-the-by, in response to RP’s marketing hype, ACEA has stated “there are no ACEA warranty requirements”. UoA's for the grades of RP we have seen did not fare well; the products tend to shear down quickly, show high levels of TBN fall off and go out of grade in as little as 2,000 street miles. Not what I would be looking f
  2. would you mind sharing some analysis results? ;) Anything specific you would like to know (e.g.: TBN, ability to stay in grade, etc.)? Maybe ZDDP, Moly, Calc levels, TBN, and grade stability? :D OK, here we go with a couple of caveats: Our database has a lot more Syntec 10W-40 data than 5W-40 as the 10W product is used by most of our clients. That said, we do have a fair number of 5W analysis. The data was screened to limit the analysis to cars that see mainly street driving, and were not suffering issues (high fuel dilution, coolant infiltration, etc.). Oil analysis w
  3. would you mind sharing some analysis results? ;) Anything specific you would like to know (e.g.: TBN, ability to stay in grade, etc.)? Maybe ZDDP, Moly, Calc levels, TBN, and grade stability? :D OK, give me the evening to pull together some comparable data from our files and I try to supply a detailed synopsis in the AM...................
  4. would you mind sharing some analysis results? ;) Anything specific you would like to know (e.g.: TBN, ability to stay in grade, etc.)?
  5. Castrol Syntec 5W-40 is pretty good, but not as good as their 10W-40 from what we have seen.
  6. We have been using (and constantly testing) Castrol Syntec 10W-40; it seems to hold up well, so you might want to give it some consideration...............
  7. As we do not see much Motul oil, I really do not know what ACEA ratings it does or does not hold; my reference to deceptive marketing was directed at another brand............
  8. Someone recently posted that their shop stopped using M1 when the formula was changed recently. To me, M1 feels like dishwater. I use Redline, but that's a touchy subject with at least one person around here; so I'll leave it at that. It was not recent, Mobil 1 started reformulating their products just after they were acquired by Exxon in 1989; shortly after they lost a legal action over the exclusive rights to use the term “full synthetic”. Products that were believed to be true Group IV (PAO base stocks) were reformulated downwards, becoming Group III+, and eventually Group III oils
  9. Which is exactly why we put a dab of antiseize on the treads, along with a new washer, before we put them back in......
  10. You triggered an "EVAP system massive leak" CEL by not turning the engine off while refilling. These cars have a closed loop vapor control system on the fuel tank, running the car with out the gas cap makes it look like a vacuum leak. It should eventually clear itself after several running cycles if you do not repeat the mistake.............. Im not so sure that it dissaperas after a couple of driving cycles. IF the car has "EVAP system massive leak" the car has to light the warning up beacuse the ristriction of exhaust laws. Not sure about the US cars but they have more laws about t
  11. Which turned out to be nothing useful or of value. There was a time when 0W-40 Mobil 1 (and their other grades) were world class products; unfortunately, they no longer are………………….regardless of what their customer service people say.
  12. "Becasue we told you so............." Now there is a sound argument with a lot of technical facts to back it up.............
  13. You triggered an "EVAP system massive leak" CEL by not turning the engine off while refilling. These cars have a closed loop vapor control system on the fuel tank, running the car with out the gas cap makes it look like a vacuum leak. It should eventually clear itself after several running cycles if you do not repeat the mistake.............. Im not so sure that it dissaperas after a couple of driving cycles. IF the car has "EVAP system massive leak" the car has to light the warning up beacuse the ristriction of exhaust laws. Not sure about the US cars but they have more laws about t
  14. You triggered an "EVAP system massive leak" CEL by not turning the engine off while refilling. These cars have a closed loop vapor control system on the fuel tank, running the car with out the gas cap makes it look like a vacuum leak. It should eventually clear itself after several running cycles if you do not repeat the mistake..............
  15. No, the Porsche coolant is concentrated and must be mixed 50/50 with distilled water before use.............
  16. You didn't say which model you have, but in general you should be fine with two gallons; also buy two gallons of distilled water (about a buck at any supermarket) and pre-mix with the Porsche antifreeze before adding to the car. You will have a small quantity of the mix left over, which is fine for "top ups". If you are interested, you can also obtain the vacuum fill tool that Porsche sells for over $500 for about $100 online, just google "Uview" (they make the tool for Porsche, but also sell it under their name; come with adaptors to fit just about anything with a cooling system). The the
  17. I'm satisfied that is meets the standard. I could care less whether they paid ACEA to rate it. The important fact is that it does meet it. PS - The same goes for the Porsche "rated" tires. Who cares, except those selling the Porsche rated tires. PPS - We're obviously not going to change each other's mind. I'm done with the discussion. :beer: I just thought you'd like to know you are being lied to, but I guess I was wrong................
  18. II still see no definitive statement that it actually holds any ACEA ratings, only that he "recommends" a product that "would satisfy ACEA".........more marketing verbiage. You should ask him if it actually holds ACEA ratings, and when it received them..........because I already know what the answer will be................ They have been playing this “legally acceptable terminology” game for years………..
  19. I have read a lot about IMS, but I don't really know what it actually does. Can someone explain it. Thanks, The IMS essentially takes the timing from the crank and send it out to the cams. The IMS sits below the crank in the engine. There is a chain that goes from the crank to the IMS. The IMS has two other chains that transfer the timing to the cams. The back one (by the bearing, flywheel side) that goes to the exhaust cam on cylinders 1-3. The other end of the IMS has a chain that goes to the exhaust cam on cylinders 4-6 (this end also runs the oil pump). If the bearing fails,
  20. That's good enough for me. :clapping: That being the case, I’m sure you will get the outcome you so richly deserve………….
  21. Really? The following are quotes from the Redline website: For 0W40: "Recommended for water-cooled Porsche and Mercedes-Benz 229.5/229.51 applications" "Recommended for API SM/SL/SJ/SH/SG/CF and ACEA A3/B4" For 5W40: "As specified for Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Porsche and VW applications" "Recommended for API SM/CJ-4/CI-4/CI-4 PLUS Also recommended for ACEA A3/B4/E9" I don't think they'd mention those ratings without being pretty sure they meet them. Wanna bet they their oils do meet the spec, but they've just never spent the money to formally get them listed? PS - I am bia
  22. No, because it has no ACEA ratings (never submitted)................... I'd use Castrol Syntec 10W-40 which has ACEA A3, B3, B4 ratings.
  23. LN also has them available without the housing; provided you have the special tool to swap them out........otherwise buy it in the housing (tool cost over $100, but you can also make your own)............. Have you made this change? It can't be that big a deal , can it? I have one in my personal car, as well as several customers that use it as well. It really helps to lower the engine oil temps as well as the coolant (the M96 actually runs much hotter than the grossly inaccurate dash gauge indicates). We have also observed an improvement in UoA’s after switching………. I calle
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