Yep. Running engine oil changes were done/still done in the far-North truck&equipment’s engines too. A measured 40-44 quarts out - while a metered 40-44-56-64 quarts are pumped into the top end.
Remember fellows I only care about what IS/can-be implemented by an individual for his/her/their personal power needs.
This has always been my life. This has always been my working.
Use the best of yesterdays widely distributed broadly IMPLEMENTED power-makers Today. Repaired back to usable working for real folks.
Once I set aside believing in break-through battery tech; a genuis engine; alien-save-us-tech-transfer gifts; magic energy stones it all goes back to so simple.
We use round bored cylinders for important long life, broad fuel usage capability Reasons!
We use crankshafts with connecting rods because All else tried would not live the life’s for long term practical usages.
We evolved to totally enclosing all of the moving parts for the very practical reasons to keep the wearing dirt’s, dust and air humidity OUT. And the then, controlled, captured, filterable, recycled lubrication In.
Yep. Road use tires. The most important component on the whole vehicle. It is the only power/safety connection for the vehicle to connect to the earth.
Why I insist on as close to 100% reliability in the tires that I use.
Screw Firestone brand. Too many across the decades failures. Bridgestone once they got control should have folded up that name relegated it to the dustbin of history.
The most excellent Michelin GreenX tires that did get 90K miles wear and good fuel economy that came on the wifies 2014 Ford Edge will not be replaced with the same next spring. Too damn many tread puncture slow leaks squeezing out that last 30,000 mile of usage. And they still have legal tread depth left. Nope. 65 series LTX light truck Michelin’s will go on instead of those harsher riding 60 series tread-puncture magnet GreenX’s. The 65 series 10mm narrower Nokian G7’s studded have proven to take the sharp jarring on potholes roads out of the ride. So onto tougher sidewalled and treaded light truck tires.
So what if a slight decrease in published “rolling-resistance” and tread-use life, eh?
Safety of uses, First.
My personal owned 2wd trucks and 4x4’s I only buy and install B.F. Goodrich Baha model of tires for decades. Triple corded sidewalls. Five layers in the tread. No more tread punctures then. No more sidewalls bumped, cord bulges. 75 series profiles.
Have these micro-slitted-sipped across the tread blocks, and they then work fine in the rains and snow/ice.
Edge of Tomorrow possibilities in anything seeking the ultimate performances in any single factor will compromise safety, life-use, cost-of-use, and reliability.
I only trust and will use if at all possible a technology that has at least 10 years in widespread, worldwide all-seasons deployments. Proven evolved durability and safety.
I’ve had a lithium battery cell phone over heat and get pocket very scary. 2003. A Samsung. I insisted on either a Nokia or Motorola replacement. My current is an LG.
My current in-use AA, AAA, and D cell rechargeable are all Nickel Metal Haldides. Panasonic brand is proving to be the best here.
Why I would love to have a 2nd Gen Toyota Prius. NiMhd battery pack. 10+ year in service proven worldwide deployment.
A Chevy Volt/Bolt? No. A Lion.
A Tesla? No. Super duper Lion. Seen the crash&burn furiously, video?
I refuse (taught well now by Bill Gates and Company) to never be a suckered-in, continuously paying-in, Beta Tester/involuntary-developer “investor” to Any One.
You all should make this swearing-off personal pledge too.
You will save tons of money.
Be safer. Saner. Much more relaxed. Much less frustrated.
The true future in personal shaft energy power making is in the original engineering by the mainline IC engine manufacturers.
Buy into that. Then cut the dependencies by DIY wood/charcoal fueling that.
Want less buy-in costs?
Buy three identical of the 100’s of thousands they pump out every year of Made-In-China copy-cat versions of these well developed proven’s.
Ha! Ha! A line out of a CCR song, "When SomeDay, never comes . . . "
The Day you make Today is real. Let other’s fritter their Lives-away on Other’s, be-better-next-time, Someday’s.
engine mechanic Steve Unruh