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  1. Yes on the 10-months ago. And yes I just re-detailed it after 10-months. I said the detail, after 10-months does not look that great. Just showing how JW holds up.
  2. The best oil is integral to what you want. Since you do not test your oil, use the cheapest Gheto-mart oil and filter. Since you buy MF towels there, pick up some oil/filter too. You will not see any diff in your eyes. Blackstone is using the typicial PR status. And that means what? I know we tell certain people to do something etc when it benefits the company or takes them out of the loop. If you want to ride Blackstone Q&A, great. Just like Toyo when you call they give you the std answers when you know very well they know more. I do not get it, you think you are going to live to 90 (you think) and your brother owns like 8 dealerships as you state. You should be gettting all oil changes for free since you are family. Why are you bothering here with more costly UOA (if you do them; which will not happen). I had engines (gas/diesel) that ran on both and so far, dino in the long run costed me more in the end. But do what you wish as I am sure you will. I still like someone here in 7 years to tell me why I do UOA's.. I am NOT telling you all the data since you have posted here your age (many times), IQ etc (joy) and you should know what to do. Blackstone does not test gas, additive for other people. Also mfg's for army trucks say the say thing and design to others. I have seen it daily. I cannot wait to bring up the filter data on weds dial-in...It will be the joke before going offline.
  3. :) I overslept. Start at 5:31 am...Then it was off to cut down trees etc http://us.lexusownersclub.com/forums/index...showtopic=48188
  4. Why would you use a wool are an orange? To me, it should be the other way around. Nice rish though! :) Not many people do that.
  5. added better/bigger pix. It was before coffee.
  6. Thanks. Here is after 10 months in XXXXX and 25,000+/- miles and NO detailing inbetween. Lets just say the yellow clay was black and boy I love JW stuff! In fact this was after another 28 hours drive back up North to buy a house (and that is 2,150 miles) LOL
  7. Nah, it is some users here, posting above you and me think he knows it all. All this from a 60+ year old that still thinks Amsoil is an additive; but he has a 3 digit IQ. Whatever makes the seniors happy; other then 10% off. :D RB- you are asking questions that, if you have done UOA in your past know-how and have an understanding these issues with engine, enviroment etc would be not an issue. I asked these very same questions to people years ago and still see people asking them. Not that they are wrong but when people start a debate on this very issue and these come up, not going more into it based on my first sentence here. In fact I have got answers to all these with my past engines testing. Heck, I have seen the data from a few mfg when we selected an engine for the MRAP. Put it this way, you could not PAY me to use a toyo filter when or if there is a better one like K&N (oil), Mobil & Amsoil EaO. In fact most filters out there are behind the times on filtration. Compare a toyo filter to donaldson it is so far out of wack......
  8. Quick background: Moved down south and moving out. But 10 months and over 25K miles here is the outcome. No before since it was start at 5:35 am.. Drove up back up in Northeast (bought a house) and selling house in Spanish Country! Just did a quick 156 minutes external detail. I know the time since the sons blankets where in the steam dryer and it just finsihed when I put equ away! 1. Washed with Optimum No Rinse Wash & Shine; 2. Clayed (yellow) using Blue Mist Final wipe as Lube... 3. Applied Jeff Werkstatt Prime Acrylic, Makita 9227C using LC white pad @ 1,100 rpms. 4. Applied Jeff Werkstatt Acrylic Jett Trigger with LC Blue pad @ 1,2000 RPMS on Makita. 5. Used Chemical Guys Liquid Extreme Shine on lower plastic (under doors). 6. Used ONR on rims and tires (lazy) . 7. Tires where cleaned with Optimum Tire shine. 8. Rims sealed with PB EX-P. Left to dry entire time, then wipped. 1 out of 10 it looks like maybe a 6..
  9. The filters are AVERAGE or junk when you compare the eff /cap ratings per proper SAE standards to other (hence the cheap price and build of them)...But that is my opinion. In my years of testing there are more non-linear wear patterns, stuck valves in filters, poor or huge wears that causes issues down the road on engine with filters then oil. I know what I have seen. On cars and the average joe, they cannot understand UOA, do not want to spend the money etc on them. I told you the story prior. You again are correct and Blackstone, UOA, CAT and Allison are all incorrect on there tribal knowledge based on filtration. I should throw in Donaldson filters too. I will gladly forward your comments to these people on of weekly telecom for Marine / Army trucks. Good thing we caught this early. When a see a 4-star general along with troops that work on them in Irag/Afan I will tell him/them your comments. I will see them Wed in fact . But it is a worthless opinion so that will help. Then again I have done these tests that you want via Dyson Analysis but they are worthless; not really for $65 each test. But I feel this is a lossing battle with you since you are the same guy that thinks Amsoil is an additive..Case closed here but I will tell the mfgs on your findings. I have too.
  10. I will be detailing mine tomorrow morning...been almost 1-year...I do not have OCD but I will be waking up at my normal time to start; 4:20 am!!! :) Done by 9 am
  11. I agree a new battery is NOT fixing the issue. I also agree we do not need a "massive argument" but if someone posts facts on why something is better, I will take it. Until then, I loved tossing Optimas, at 38 lb cells, in the trash...BANG! LOL
  12. So what or why does an AVATOR have to do with anything? It is a pic???? I can show a jet, or even bart simpson..LOL It does not matter. Optima in general is crap in my eyes since I have owned 2 now that failed in two cars. They warranty process is a big cluster %^&*. Not integral to hybrid at all but they failed. If you like them great, if you have not tried that save your money (aka that is my point). A battery either used for your "specific regard" or non-"specific regard" related to a certain manufacture, aka Optima. Which is over pimped more then HEAD ON.
  13. But when their own mods post worse threads, I have PDF'd them, whatever..I do not have time for this double edge BS!...oppps! Kicker is I have more time on this thread thensome of their mods here...WTF It is as bad as some mods post BSing on oil when they are flat-out wrong and I got them in a corner...Opps again
  14. I agree and they are CRAP and that is not a bad word on your language here. I know it is crap, I tried them. Sorry I can post what happened to me. You should not have edited it since I can show a lot worse by your other mods here....Play by the same rules, as in high school. LOL
  15. Well then, he knows it all! Sorry they CRAP. I know, I tossed 38 lbs in the trash of their Red top...Over pimped battery in my eyes. Whom does a crank start? I had way better luck with Costco battery & better warranty (if you need it)..and cheaper. EDIT: fixed mod "adjustment" since it is cleaner then other MOD posts..
  16. I was in CT early this week. 87 was $4.25 and diesel was $4.85
  17. Okay, I will use a less threating comment. They are at best an average filter and nothing special. Even Wal-mart is in the same class here as toyo; use theirs (Gheto-mart) since they are cheaper and the same quality. But if you compare them to others [filters] that are junk. Factoid here. Plus Toyo is a little late in the game on oils and filters. I never said anything that they would not work or anything like that. They ARE better filters out there and Lexus is at the bottom of the pile. Easy way to tell is pull a UOA with a toyo filter and one with an Mobil 1, K&N, Amsoil EaO and see the wear numbers and oil props. You could not GIVE me a toyo filter. I could use the filters noted above and last well over 15K+ miles. But if someone changes oil like every 5K miles, use the cheapest oil and filter you can get since you change it so often.
  18. Yes BMW had a similar system based on usage that trigered an oil change. I will save my Amsoil and Toyota filter change reciepts and change it every 10k. The bad man of warranty does not scare me. I will see Lexus in court if need be. But I doubt anything but good will come of this. Better for my engine, better for the environment etc. etc. This is why I bought a hybrid is't it? How will a recipt show anything? Not starting anything but to show reciepts does not provide proof that oil was even installed in any engine or yours? Just shows you bought a certain oil. They will have a rep from toyo pull a UOA to prove it was installed if oil was in the running for the main issue. Also skip the toyo filter. They are junk.
  19. Yup, fillers here. But post a picture since unless it is bad, a nice detailer can remove.
  20. Well, that is 30 seconds closer to death! :)
  21. I agree. I used Lucas in fuel (not oil) and it did nothing and I have read some neg comments on it. Thanks and use what your wish as I will not be using Lucas stuff anymore.
  22. bad battery, you have something draining it (easy to see) or poor alt etc......just like jim stated.
  23. There is no best I feel. You can read on other forums and the owners/mods push some product based on $$$ and limited testing. LC20 is from http://lubecontrol.com/ I like them the best based on my limited UOA's and the below. service is great, very nice to talk too, been in business over 60+ years, low cost, etc
  24. miles on car? miles on tranny fluid? Last changed? Have you reset the ECM then driven?
  25. Also do the PVC seal too (if it has one).
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