Synthetic Oil

Oil of Choice

  • Castrol Syntec/Edge

    Votes: 237 8.5%
  • Royal Purple

    Votes: 327 11.7%
  • AMSOil

    Votes: 401 14.4%
  • Valvoline Synpower

    Votes: 161 5.8%
  • Mobil 1

    Votes: 999 35.8%
  • Other

    Votes: 664 23.8%

  • Total voters
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Man, it happens with most things now it happens with dominoes pizza, they sent me an email of hot deals with the Caveat California pricing higher statement, lol. Indeed when you first click the deal soon as the software recognizes you the prices change. What's next the big Mac? Every company wants out on this place, how can anyone blame redline for leaving?

Since it is the employees the cause, either stop eating dominoes or stop tipping? I always get carry out, maybe I just stop tipping, or tip a buck instead of to.

In an earnings call Monday, CFO Sandeep Reddy said the company is "planning for a modest price increase in the low-single digits."

Reddy also told analysts that prices will rise even more in California "to offset the wage impacts" from legislation that will raise the minimum wage for fast food workers in the state.

The bill to do so was signed last fall by Gov. Gavin Newsom and is slated to take effect on April 1.
 
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oops, you mean thicker oil also gets better hp and mileage thanks to rings seal? Oh man, we have to put those idiots and prison and ban them from the net. I mean how can the climate change social justice folks let this stand. But thank God they did walk it back, lol.
 

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oops, you mean thicker oil also gets better hp and mileage thanks to rings seal? Oh man, we have to put those idiots and prison and ban them from the net. I mean how can the climate change social justice folks let this stand. But thank God they did walk it back, lol.
It would of been nice if they'd tested a few more viscosities,and used a newer engine with narrow rings and tighter end gaps.On something like a new hemi / 5.0 coyote etc. i don't know if the thicker oil would make more power
 

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It would of been nice if they'd tested a few more viscosities,and used a newer engine with narrow rings and tighter end gaps.On something like a new hemi / 5.0 coyote etc. i don't know if the thicker oil would make more power
It would be nice to know the metal protection with a film visc 9 versus 12. The HP and mileage numbers are one thing, but most people are gonna want longevity. I don't imagine there will be something similar to what that proved, I doubt 9 is gonna protect metal better then 12.
 

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oops, you mean thicker oil also gets better hp and mileage thanks to rings seal? Oh man, we have to put those idiots and prison and ban them from the net. I mean how can the climate change social justice folks let this stand. But thank God they did walk it back, lol.

Who posted top fuel drag engines use SAE 70 vis motor oil?
 

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Who posted top fuel drag engines use SAE 70 vis motor oil?
Could be in the Engine Masters video. If you figure they turn 10,000 rpm,a top fuel engine makes about 666 revolutions per pass,not counting burn-out/back up time etc.
 

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All I remember about that is silicone is principally added to reduce foam by reducing bubble surface tension, cause air bubbles to collapse. I don't recall how much is added, etc.

I also recall a comparative oil foam test somewhere. Think it was either Project Farm or Amsoil. Don't recall results, but I do know antifoam is a huge deal for hydraulic oils - oil sponginess wrecks hydraulic system response.

As such, it is then a big deal in automatic transmissions, and increasingly now for engines with added hydraulic gizmos for EPA fuel economy increases (MDS, VVT, etc)
 

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Just did my mileage today, well over 120 bucks for 23 gallons, exact price per mile hand written 48 cents per mile, the wife's rav 4 18 cents per mile. Meaning whenever we go anywhere, we are driving her car. A short ten mile trip is ten bucks there and back, in the rav 4 the same trip 3.50.

If your commute is over 20 miles, you will easily pay for the loan payment buy driving a better fuel mileage vehicle. Don't sell the truck, just get a lil hooptie that gets 30 mpg. It's like getting a free car?
 

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Just did my mileage today, well over 120 bucks for 23 gallons, exact price per mile hand written 48 cents per mile, the wife's rav 4 18 cents per mile. Meaning whenever we go anywhere, we are driving her car. A short ten mile trip is ten bucks there and back, in the rav 4 the same trip 3.50.

If your commute is over 20 miles, you will easily pay for the loan payment buy driving a better fuel mileage vehicle. Don't sell the truck, just get a lil hooptie that gets 30 mpg. It's like getting a free car?

Harley gets 43 mpg and is fun to ride.

Just sayin.
 

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Just did my mileage today, well over 120 bucks for 23 gallons, exact price per mile hand written 48 cents per mile, the wife's rav 4 18 cents per mile. Meaning whenever we go anywhere, we are driving her car. A short ten mile trip is ten bucks there and back, in the rav 4 the same trip 3.50.

If your commute is over 20 miles, you will easily pay for the loan payment buy driving a better fuel mileage vehicle. Don't sell the truck, just get a lil hooptie that gets 30 mpg. It's like getting a free car?
Good thing you don't live up here Mike,you'd be buying a bicycle,lol.
 

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Harley gets 43 mpg and is fun to ride.

Just sayin.
Free harley, that does sound better. I mean there is an upside to high energy prices, an excuse to buy more toys and actually have a point. What does insurance run you?
 

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Free harley, that does sound better. I mean there is an upside to high energy prices, an excuse to buy more toys and actually have a point. What does insurance run you?

$300 a yr, but we only get app. 5 mos. of riding weather here.
 

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But service cost is higher, and tires are costly and last 25% as long as a cheap car. I had lots of customers who learned the hard way it was cheaper to commute in a Civic, but no fun.

way back when i ran some numbers for having both a truck and a commuter car, and the numbers also said get one vehicle that is the least worst compromise, so I ended up buying trucks that were low use, like coming off leases and such.
 
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