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Old 06-17-2006, 07:35 AM   #11
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Hmm, I just got an idea...I am gonna call walmart and leave a message for the automotive buyer to get some WIX filters in that sto!
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Hmm, I just got an idea...I am gonna call walmart and leave a message for the automotive buyer to get some WIX filters in that sto!
wonder if that would work,,i've asked about that before but for M1..
always fell upon closed ears tho...
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Hmm, I just got an idea...I am gonna call walmart and leave a message for the automotive buyer to get some WIX filters in that sto!
wonder if that would work,,i've asked about that before but for M1..
always fell upon closed ears tho...
ignorant stubborn walmart people!
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I have my own feelings about Walmart. In general I just won't shop there, it'* too crowded. But they do have low prices. Back to on-topic,. . .

. . .I had a 1974 Ventura with a Pontiac 350 that would tick like hell and run poorly, if you put 5 quarts of oil in it when you changed it (and yes, that was the correct capacity) but if I drained about 1 quart out, it ran great. I drove it that way for years and years. I mean, obviously there was *something* wrong with it, but if you just drained it down to 4 quarts it ran fine.

Never did figure out what it was, the engine lasted longer than the car did, and I think the car went over 200,000 miles.

It was probably a bad lifter in my old Ventura. You might similarly have a bad lifter, and changing the lubricating qualities of one'* engine seems to affect lifters. So in my very uneducated experience with this, I think it points to a bad lifter in your engine. As long as your synthetic oil keeps it at bay, I don't see any particular reason to do anything else about it, unless you just like wrenching on your engine.
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I use AC Delco oil filters I get from the Dealer. The filter says, made in Canada. It must be ok? Other than that, I stay far away from fram garbage. Although, Canadian tire, and Wal-mart are selling them by the dozens everyday.
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daman,

You sound like a good canadate for BITOG. Over there, they are all oil and filter wackos. :P

http://theoildrop.server101.com/cgi/ultimatebb.cgi
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daman,

You sound like a good canadate for BITOG. Over there, they are all oil and filter wackos. :P

http://theoildrop.server101.com/cgi/ultimatebb.cgi
interesting, but I am trying to keep this thread clean without useless off topic posts, that could have been handled via PM.

Also, I am wondering if any LN3s have changed to synthetic and still have a tick.
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