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 11 
 on: April 21, 2019, 06:25:42 PM 
Started by madcaddyman - Last post by KevinW
Nice - This one grew up in the Dexos1-era, so if it was changed on schedule, the timing chains are probably in good shape.  The 3.0 isn't a torque monster, but it'll keep pulling all the way to red-line!

 12 
 on: April 21, 2019, 05:45:27 PM 
Started by madcaddyman - Last post by madcaddyman
Yeah I love the color, I was shocked at fast it is! 

Rene

 13 
 on: April 21, 2019, 01:58:01 PM 
Started by madcaddyman - Last post by 57chevyowner
Pearl white - nice!  thumbs up

Have fun

Sam

 14 
 on: April 21, 2019, 12:59:02 PM 
Started by madcaddyman - Last post by madcaddyman
It's out of my comfort zone but it's growing on me. 2012 CTS 3.0 liter.

Rene

 15 
 on: April 19, 2019, 08:48:43 PM 
Started by EAM - Last post by CDV 429
You see Rene,

Now we are having an intelligent discussion about oil level readings on a dipstick and oil consumption so we have to thank EAM for that, granted this thread is six years old. Kevin W is like Dr. Spock and I always enjoy his comments. I had a new 93 ETC and I might have a noisy lifter occasionally upon startup, those engines were thirsty with oil consumption but these days it seems all of the new engines are engineered that way. I use Mobil 1 10W-40 High Mileage Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil in my SBC but when I saw these 0W-20 oils I thought WTH do you use that oil for ? For the new cars but they are engineered for that oil. Geez that's a thin weight oil.

" 2016+ Honda 1.5 turbos have an issue where the engine crankcase level rises excessively (well above full) due to fuel dilution, leading to misfires and low oil pressure; they claim it's a cold weather issue, and now have a software update ". C'mon Kevin Tesla can fix any problem with a software update ..... LOL

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 16 
 on: April 19, 2019, 08:17:55 PM 
Started by EAM - Last post by KevinW
There's usually a "correct" orientation to the dipstick.  I would expect the best reading would be on the face of the dipstick with the markings while the dipstick handle is in the "correct" position, however, there are so many variables that can bias the reading such that it's likely that an indicated level in the safe zone on either side for a flat dipstick would be fine.  Typically, there isn't much more than a 1/8 quart differential between sides, in my experience.  Thermal expansion is also a factor, which can be as much as a 1/2 quart on a 7.5 quart crankcase between cold and very hot.  The rate of dipstick insertion is another source of error from splashing/waves; for consistency, I prefer to pull the dipstick before starting the engine, no wiping required.  Thankfully, none of my cars require additions between changes, but it's still good practice to keep a record of consumption versus mileage. 

All engines consume oil since lubrication of the rings and valve guides is a total loss scenario.  In cases where the oil level appears to remain constant, the lost volume is usually replaced by combustion by-products, a condition that is exacerbated by inadequate PCV and short-trip operation.  2016+ Honda 1.5 turbos have an issue where the engine crankcase level rises excessively (well above full) due to fuel dilution, leading to misfires and low oil pressure; they claim it's a cold weather issue, and now have a software update, but I can't see how this alone will eliminate the problem.

 17 
 on: April 19, 2019, 07:05:50 PM 
Started by EAM - Last post by CDV 429
Yeah, if someone is reading it I might dredge it up or a few laughs, we can't let this forum become too boring now can we ? Some of the members here have to lighten up a little bit, have a beer and a good laugh.

But seriously these new cars really consume a lot of oil and that's the norm, something about thinner oil for better emissions, the engines have to be slippery-er  for better fuel economy ? WTH knows anymore with these new cars. Electronic motors and software is taking over now. AS Mike said AI is here and now.

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 18 
 on: April 19, 2019, 06:25:44 PM 
Started by EAM - Last post by madcaddyman
 Grin

 19 
 on: April 19, 2019, 05:30:34 PM 
Started by CDV 429 - Last post by CDV 429
Your mileage may vary .............

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGtf7v3Vpwc

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 20 
 on: April 18, 2019, 11:07:20 PM 
Started by EAM - Last post by CDV 429
Its not that critical, you can be down a qt. of oil and it won't hurt anything, its more so a warning to add more oil, let's not get too fussy here. Over filling can cause problems. With these new cars you can have to add a qt. every 1K of miles, with the emissions stuff they use crazy oil now like 0W- 20. Having said that I had a 1965 Chevy 327 and it wouldn't ever burn a qt. of oil after 3K mileage, go figure that. Back in the old days 10W-40 was standard fare in the 60's. And back in the old days they would check your oil and clean your windshield when you got gas, they had free maps too, free air for your tires.

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