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Old 06-14-2019, 03:06 PM
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Nothing major to report on. Speedy has been driven daily since Walter was killed. Rolled over 126,600 this morning.

Did get something to fix a minor issue. In exchange for three used coils, Bruce sent me two new trim caps. Fair trade...



Speedy does need a good bath. We seem to be in the monsoon season. Poor thing just keeps getting dirtier and dirtier. Maybe a few laps of the RallyCross course would knock some of the dirt off...
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Try some of the Back to Black plastic product...or, leave it.
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Old 06-20-2019, 08:31 AM
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Try some of the Back to Black plastic product...or, leave it.
Treat or don't treat. Those are the two primary options.

Should hit 127,000 on the way home today. Lots of smiles per mile...
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Old 06-20-2019, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Scott at Team Harco View Post
Treat or don't treat. Those are the two primary options.

Should hit 127,000 on the way home today. Lots of smiles per mile...
I've tried about every product out there and my favorite is Lexol Vinylex. It removes the old Vinlyex when you renew it, doesn't yellow, and actually blocks UV rays! I also use this on my tires...
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I've tried about every product out there and my favorite is Lexol Vinylex. It removes the old Vinlyex when you renew it, doesn't yellow, and actually blocks UV rays! I also use this on my tires...
Found that product at a very fair price online from Sprawlmart. Need to add enough other stuff to get free shipping and therefore avoid any interaction with the people of Walmart.

Get to order at least one tire now. Found a flat after sitting here so pleasantly chatting on Rennlist.



By the way. Speedy was actually somewhat clean for about a day and a half. It has been raining all day. And, on my way home, I now recall hitting a very large pothole less than a mile from home (opposing traffic on our unpaved road). Most people would correctly identify it as a small pond. The damage is a tear in the sidewall from the rim impact.

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New tire arrived yesterday. Will drop things off at a tire shop that can do 35 series tires; hopefully tomorrow. My tire machine limitations seem to be around 45 series and nothing larger than 17". Two strikes - when it only takes one...

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Old 07-07-2019, 01:32 PM
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...and DT40 engine oil.
Agreed! ( No mention from the OP of what type of Liqui Moly 5w40 was purchased for this maintenance)
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Agreed! ( No mention from the OP of what type of Liqui Moly 5w40 was purchased for this maintenance)
See post #63. Do you have data that would indicate this was a bad choice?
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Originally Posted by Scott at Team Harco View Post
See post #63. Do you have data that would indicate this was a bad choice?
Thanks for pointing that out. Synthoil appears to be a good oil.
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Just read from start to finish. Great thread! Were you able to find the source of your leak?
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Just read from start to finish. Great thread! Were you able to find the source of your leak?
Thank you. I'm just enjoying the car, everyday.

Assuming you mean the oil leak(s). If so. I'll try to recap. After the AOS failed I messed with a few iterations to vent to a catch can; then ultimately to the air-box snorkel. One iteration involved a restrictive set of fittings and hose. This resulted in (in theory) excessive pressure in the crankcase. This led to oil being let out in the area of the AOS and the RMS. Then I discovered a fair amount of oil at the rear of bank #2. The actual source of this has not been determined.

I can say, that oil spots on the garage floor have not been a problem since I went to my "final" venting configuration (nothing noted as fresh drops). I just added a little oil to the engine this morning to raise the electronic level indicator up one bar from one above the low level (which means it's two bars from the low level, now). This brings a total of less than one liter added since the oil change at 124,980. Current mileage is 127,820. At this rate, I figure I am using a little more than a liter per 5000 miles. So any leak is not significant and no obvious telltale drops on the floor.

Unfortunately, I have been very busy messing with other cars and have not put Speedy back on the lift since the oil change. My hope is that my observations have been diligent enough that there are no serious issues yet undiscovered. Will perform another oil change by the end of the month, or at 130,000 (should that come up first). Will send a sample for analysis. I'm a little torn by the fact that I am using a different oil from what was originally in the car when I bought it. I have been thinking of using Mobil 1 0W-40 (what was in the car) strictly for the winter months and then stay with Liqui Moly 5W-40 the rest of the year. Maybe the next UOA, or two, will offer clues as to the direction to go in.

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Scott, here's a quote from JR on the subject...
People who are constantly changing oils, labs, and etc will never learn anything from UOA, other than how to worry themselves to death, by inconsistencies that their “research” and “desire to learn”.

For UOA to be beneficial, use the same engine, the same oil, the same lab, the same service intervals (until oxidation values prove you can alter them) and be consistent with everything that is done. These things create baseline trend data, then when a change is noted, you can truly trust that a real mechanical change has existed. Remember a UOA that suddenly shows BETTER wear metals, while showing a loss of viscosity, or a loss of the anti- wear package simultaneously may mean that the engine is failing. Those wear metals are NOT better, you just have wear that is now generating debris too large to be detected.
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Bill - I read that earlier today. That is part of the reason I am torn between my idea and the recommendation of the expert. Clearly the engine is the same, as will be the lab. I'd like to use the same oil year round, if I had confidence in the right stuff. Personally, I am not sold on DT40. I know that is what the expert recommends. My plan is to follow proper warm-up procedure and change intervals (per the expert) while using more readily available oil. If I get a less than stellar report on my next analysis, I will do a short-change on the oil and either go back to M1 or convert at the alter of Driven. Still not even sure if that next fill will be with LM, but that is my current plan.

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Old 07-11-2019, 04:28 PM
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M1 every six months is what I'm using for the time being. Once I get a few samples and establish a baseline, then I will make a decision as to change or not.
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It's good to have a plan.
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