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Old 08-11-2014, 09:11 PM   #1
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i just installed a set of aftermarket headers that were slightly used. it had aftermarket uppipe attached. after about 4 hours trying to install them due to corrosion and what not from snow and salt up here i finally got them on. no i have a small problem. i think i have a literally pin size hole in the uppipe right above the flex pipe. i have a buddy who works at a shop should i just get it welded to fix it or any other alternatives. love the headers not loving the faint smell of burnt oil nothing else leaks but out of that hole it does smoke a little. but oil levels/coolant levels ride and everything are find. pretty positive its just that leak in the header causing that small bit of smoke and whoofs of burnt oil. invidia turboback, cobb aP, stage 2 tune, also timing belt/waterpump/oil pump all serviced the day of the maintenance. any help to block the pin size hole would be appreciated
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Old 08-11-2014, 11:46 PM   #2
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Get it welded fixed or get a new uppipe.
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Old 08-11-2014, 11:52 PM   #3
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lemme guess....5w30??
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Old 08-12-2014, 02:36 AM   #4
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Nope I run 10w-30 Castrol full synthetic with a k&n oil filter. I'll be getting it welded tomorrow just figured I get some help from some scoobie friends to confirm. I'm going in a 1700 mile round trip to SC and back so Wana make sure she is tip top shape.
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Old 08-12-2014, 02:54 AM   #5
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Nope I run 10w-30 Castrol full synthetic with a k&n oil filter. I'll be getting it welded tomorrow just figured I get some help from some scoobie friends to confirm. I'm going in a 1700 mile round trip to SC and back so Wana make sure she is tip top shape.
You realize the "30" in Scotty's question and the "30" in your reponse are the same, right? Might wanna try some better oil, esp. with a trip to warmer lands. If you keep it, watch it every fill up. No joke.
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Old 08-12-2014, 03:01 AM   #6
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Nope I run 10w-30 Castrol full synthetic with a k&n oil filter. I'll be getting it welded tomorrow just figured I get some help from some scoobie friends to confirm. I'm going in a 1700 mile round trip to SC and back so Wana make sure she is tip top shape.
keep ya 3 or 4qt oil in the car with ya...check it every time ya fill up or ya likely wont make the 1700 miles
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Old 08-12-2014, 06:00 AM   #7
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So what oil should I be running then??
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Old 08-12-2014, 06:12 AM   #8
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I mean I'll be stopping here and there for an hour or so. And I have no signs of a oil leak. I think the liquid in the headers is just condensation it's like a blackish brown and it's not as thick as oil
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Old 08-12-2014, 06:22 AM   #9
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You realize the "30" in Scotty's question and the "30" in your reponse are the same, right? Might wanna try some better oil, esp. with a trip to warmer lands. If you keep it, watch it every fill up. No joke.
Also the weather here and there isn't much different might be a little more humid by 15% but Syracuse ain't a whole lot differ then South Carolina this time of year
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Old 08-12-2014, 09:47 PM   #10
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So what oil should I be running then??
Try rotella t6, it's a 5w40 diesel fleet oil which our motors love! Get your crappy 30 weight oil out before you need a tow to a shop and then you'll be making a thread saying "knocking sound during 1700mile trip"
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Try rotella t6, it's a 5w40 diesel fleet oil which our motors love! Get your crappy 30 weight oil out before you need a tow to a shop and then you'll be making a thread saying "knocking sound during 1700mile trip"
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Old 08-13-2014, 12:38 AM   #12
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Also the weather here and there isn't much different might be a little more humid by 15% but Syracuse ain't a whole lot differ then South Carolina this time of year
Sheet, if the RH went up by 15% here, there'd be a line forming at the Red Cross aid center

Still, more better oil would serve you well, IMO.
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Old 08-13-2014, 12:38 AM   #13
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Weird I heard horror stories about that I've never had a problem with Castrol but you guys are typically right. I am leaving in am hour I'll be sure to monitor my levels once an hour and not drive harsh

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Old 08-13-2014, 12:43 AM   #14
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Weird I heard horror stories about that I've never had a problem with Castrol but you guys are typically right. I am leaving in am hour I'll be sure to monitor my levels once an hour and not drive harsh

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Every fill up oughtta be fine... Find quarts of the Rotella T6.
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Old 08-13-2014, 12:44 AM   #15
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Every fill up oughtta be fine... Find quarts of the Rotella T6.
What grade Rotella I have 2 quarts of Castrol with me

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Old 08-13-2014, 01:31 PM   #16
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What grade Rotella I have 2 quarts of Castrol with me

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RT6 on this side of the US/CAN border is only 5W40.
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I made it one piece no oil burning no oil loss nothing. I'm gonna change it while in down here for the ride gone

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Old 08-14-2014, 07:52 PM   #18
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What would be best oil to use on my trip back im gonna change it again before I leave

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Old 08-14-2014, 10:07 PM   #19
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What would be best oil to use on my trip back im gonna change it again before I leave

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Read the post these lovely people have taken there time to write... ROTELLA T6!!!! We've mentioned it like 4x in this thread and if you do a search, you'll see like 1000000 threads on people using rotella t6 5w40!!
Castillo isn't bad oil, our subaru motors are super picky though and they tend to like the rotella oil
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Yeah im deffinantly gonna run a oil change tomorrow with some rotella t6 thanks my friends!

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Just put rotella 5w-40 full synthetic (dark blue jug) with the longer purolator filter

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