Changing Oil in your automobile.

Discussion in 'Computers and Stuff' started by DonL, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. DonL

    DonL Out of the Trades

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    Hello All,

    Yes I agree that people waste far to much motor oil. I get 10,000 from mine.
    With the cleaner burning fuels and fuel injection systems the oil does not get contaminated as quickly.

    The magnets sure do make a difference also.

    I remember the days when people were putting magnets on the carburetor of a normally aspirated system
    and claimed better gas mileage. I never did understand how that would help. Given the floats were made of brass
    and not subject to the same magnetic proprieties as other metals. Did it really work ? I never did try it.

    Save when You can, Recycling your own oil, sounds good to me. Makes to much sense, That is why most people don't do it.

    Have a Great Day.

    DonL
  2. RinconVTR

    RinconVTR New Member

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    Our family has a VW and our company has nothing but Audi's for business. While I dont drive the companys Audi's I know who does and they take them to whatever lube joint is close to home. And I have personally changed the oil on the VW, no glitches.

    So I'm calling BS until said statement is posted from an owners manual.
    Last edited: May 4, 2011
  3. DonL

    DonL Out of the Trades

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    Hello all,

    I do not doubt that an auto could loose vital computer information, Maybe if its CMOS battery failed and the battery was disconnected.

    Most newer memory chips do not need power to hold memory.

    I try to buy U.S.A made automobiles, when I can.

    Not sure if any are made here anymore.

    Auto Electronics made in America went away when GM's Delco Electronics, Shut down.
    Delco even made electronics for Ford and other Manufactures.

    Save Gas, Ride a bike...

    Have a Great Day.

    DonL
  4. juandigital

    juandigital New Member

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    Yes its a good idea to disconnect your car battery. Also throw the breaker on the garage for good measure. Might as well shut the power off to the house too. Dont forget your safety glasses, steel toes shoes, chemical apron, chemical resistant gloves, hardhat and ear plugs. And don't get me started on proper waste oil storage and removal procedures. The whole safety industry makes me laugh. Being safe is good, I get it, but come on its getting a little ridicules.
  5. DonL

    DonL Out of the Trades

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    LOL, I Agree...


    Have a great day.


    DonL

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