Selden Cooper's 1 Million Mile Journey
Longtime Lehman Volvo client Selden Cooper hit his 1 millionth mile on
Saturday, September 22nd 2012. This video documents the million mile moment
and the celebration held at Lehman Volvo, where he has serviced his Volvo
240 for over 26 years.
500,000 MILES CAR
Maria Rose and Danny Elswick travel the country singing at festivals and
military events, in a Honda Civic with over 500,000 miles on it. The story
was reported by Fran Riley, shot and edited by Greg Armstrong. It
originally aired on KWQC-HD 6 News 4pm (9/20/2011)
Re: Regular Oil vs Synthetic Oil -EricTheCarGuy
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I knew the original video would spark discussion and apparently it's caused
quite a stir over at iATN. I also felt that some of what I said in the
last video needed clarification. For those reasons I've made this Re:
video. I'm not going to claim to be an expert on oil, I'm just speaking
from personal experience. I still don't think I'm done with this topic and
I invite any 'experts' who wish to express their opinions on this topic to
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Here are links to the videos mentioned in the video.
Original video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lshd7WR-a6I
Subaru Trans fluid: Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVhXQti8Qv4
Subaru Differential Fluid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vT_UG36HdhQ
V6 Valve Adjustment: Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnyqVg3nWRk
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2007 Toyota Yaris S doing 400,000 Miles in 3yrs 6m
2007 Toyota Yaris S Sedan doing 400,000 M
Nissan Sentra with 463,500 miles! Most reliable car EVER!
UPDATE: At 511,000 miles I finally decided to let it go. I traded it in on
a 2008 Sentra SE-R Spec-V. It was still running strong but needed a new set
of struts, and a catalytic converter..the original precat finally went bad.
With as much as I drive a lower mileage car made sense. It was a VERY sad
day, and I'm going to miss it terribly.
My 2001 Sentra SE 2.0 with 463,500 miles. It's never broken down and left
me on the side of the road. The spare tire has never been on the ground. It
is without question the best car I have or ever will own, the list of
original high mileage parts is amazing!
I just had to make this video to give it the recognition it deserves.
Blueprint 104 - The Crankshaft
It's important to know what you've got even before dealing with the
machinist. If you want to inspect a crankshaft, this is how you do it. I
detail the process of removing the crank and what to measure. All
specifications in this video are illustrated with a 6-bolt 4g63 turbo block, but are all actually the same for
7-bolt engines with the exception of the rod widths.
Synthetic Oil Basics
Technically, Synthetic Oil originates as traditional mineral based motor
What separates the two is the level of advanced engineering, refinement and
criteria that goes into this modern engine lubricant.
In short, there is no other routine maintenance contributor that can
provide better protection, performance and longevity than today's Synthetic
Extreme Weather Protection:
Under early morning sub-zero winter starts or summertime high temperature
stop-and-go traffic, Synthetic Oils are engineered to deliver vital engine
protection and reliable performance year-round.
Cold Weather Pour Test:
In this laboratory test, a Synthetic-Oil and a Synthetic-Mineral-Blend have
been frozen overnight at minus 40 below.
This pour test illustrates conclusively the cold-start readiness of
Even after six minutes, the blended oil can't keep up.
And, those white globs you see are wax - a standard component of
conventional mineral-based motor oil.
Clearly, Synthetic oil is the best way to ensure that your vital engine
components are adequately lubricated during cold cranking.
New & Old
With very few exceptions, Synthetic Oil is a wise choice for all new and
Modern engine components are built to higher tolerances and levels of
precision and the superior lubricating properties of Synthetic Oil deliver
the finest day-to-day protection against wear.
Older-engines, performance-engines and power-plants-under-heavy-load can
all benefit from the advanced lubrication and low-abrasion attributes of
In all situations, engine seals and gaskets are protected and remain
pliable and effective.
All major auto manufacturers support and specify the use of API certified
lubricants and Synthetic Motor Oil meets and even exceeds all standards and
The advanced additives developed for Synthetic Oil help contribute to
cleaner and more efficient operation during the entire span of the
recommended oil change interval.
Factory Warranties remain intact, un-compromised and supported.
In any case, the best warranty is the one you never have to use and proper
routine maintenance is an effective way to achieve that long-term goal.
Always check your manual and adhere to the manufacturer's recommended
Today's Synthetic Motor Oil is fully compatible with traditional mineral
This means that you can safely upgrade to synthetic oil... or in a pinch,
switch back or partially top-up with conventional mineral oil.
When you factor-in a decrease in engine wear and fuel consumption,
upgrading to Synthetic Oil can add up to long term savings and better
performance throughout the life of your vehicle.
Ultimately, the goal is for fewer repairs, so that you and your car can
spend more of your valuable time on the road and not in the shop.
Since they were first commercially introduced in the mid seventies,
Synthetic Motor Oils have constantly evolved to serve the needs of motorist
and the cars they drive.
Today, there is no better choice than Synthetic Motor Oils for maintaining
engine reliability, performance and protection.
Canadian Tire has the selection, service and know-how to help you with all
your engine lubricant and maintenance needs.
Motor Oil: "Riding the Film" 1937 Chevrolet Engine Lubrication 11min
more at http://auto-parts.quickfound.net/
"Motorists really ride on a film of oil, because all the moving parts of
the engine are kept slipping over each other by a thin film of oil."
'Possibly footage from 1936 Winter Olympics in Germany.
Cross country skiers riding over wood bridge through snowy forest; VS skier
riding down hill.
Great LS ski jumper in tuck position skiing down long steep ramp of jump;
cut to ski jumper flying through the air; LS ski jumper lands jump, camera
pans over to audience in bleachers, Nazi flag with swastika insignia hangs
Two men on sleds dive head first down track away from camera; VS people
riding on sleds; VS of the luges racing through luge course.
Great shot sailboat-like sled glides over camera on ice; VS men sledding on
sailboat-like sleds; VS ice skating; high-angle pair figure skating.
CU ice, blade of figure skate slides up to camera; camera zooms into CU
blade of ice skate against ice; CU figure skate blade against ice with
superimposed arrows to aid in audio tracks explanation of the physics of
CU figure skate with moving projection background to make skate appear as
though it is gliding over the ice.
Boy about 12 slides down slide into pool; formally dressed men women and
children on Coney Island ride with boat sliding to shoot into water.
CU disembodied arm opens filing cabinet drawer then takes bar of soap and
soaps edge of drawer then opens and closes the filing cabinet door.
Great shot of the disembarking of a huge late 1930s ocean liner, audience
watches as ship enters water.
CU scientist for an experiment pours oil for lubrication from a metal
kettle onto small ramp then releases a black from top of ramp letting it
slide to the bottom.
Train engineer lubricating various parts of train.
CU disembodied hand dabs finger tip in glass container filled with oil; CU
disembodied forefinger with oil on it is pinched together with the thumb;
VS scientist does experiment with flywheel bearing and various methods of
CU of an engine, cover of engine dissolves from shot revealing
cross-section of an engine exposing pumping cylinders; VS graphic
illustrations of a running engine and the pathway of oil through the
engines various parts.
Camera zooms in on cross-section of running engine to main bearings,
superimposed arrows in shot identify the bearings next to the crank shaft;
cut to cartoon illustrating the main bearing receiving oil in a running
CU cross-section of a running engine, camera zooms in on the cam shaft; CU
valves opening and closing; cartoon of cross-section of running engine.
CU running engine; CU oil being poured into gears; VS cartoon of running
engine and the locations where oil enters the system.
Great shot old locomotive producing large black cloud of smoke heads toward
camera alongside tracks; train speeds by camera, "New York Central" painted
on side of train.
Great shot two men, one greasy mechanic and one filmmaker behind movie
camera filming with a stroboscope a running engine; CU SLO MO of oil
dripping around spinning crank shaft of engine; cartoon animation shows
cross section of running engine with pumping cylinder.
Scientist wearing a long white lab coat holds a hose attached to an engine;
scientist turns on nozzle of hose and sprays oil from the engine onto a
blank blackboard; CU disembodied hand holding hose spraying oil in a
somewhat phallic gesture; CU oil spraying on board. VS CU various running
engine parts, superimposed over various CU shots is a shot of oil slowly
dripping from top to bottom of frame.'
Public domain film from the Library of Congress Prelinger Archive, slightly
cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild
video noise reduction applied.
The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise
reduction, clipping reduction, and equalization (the resulting sound,
though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original).
...Motor oils are derived from petroleum-based and
non-petroleum-synthesized chemical compounds. Motor oils today are mainly
blended by using base oils composed of hydrocarbons, polyalphaolefins
(PAO), and polyinternal olefins (PIO), thus organic compounds consisting
entirely of carbon and hydrogen. The base oils of some high-performance
motor oils however contain up to 20% by weight of esters...
Lubricating oil creates a separating film between surfaces of adjacent
moving parts to minimize direct contact between them, decreasing heat
caused by friction and reducing wear, thus protecting the engine...
oil change , engine flush gone bad beware of flynns
After driving 18 hours non stop and popping in for an oil change. The car
went 300 yards and the engine blew. No help from Flynns not even as much as
a sorry. Stranded with kids and luggage no way back to Canada.Returned 3
weeks later to retrive car after Flynn's offered zero help
Mobil Million Mile BMW 325i
Mobil1 tests synthetics on a BMW e30 325i through a rough one million
miles. Mobil drives the important point that synthetics oil and gas
additives preserve the mechanicals. The other important factor to note is
the engine chosen is of the most durable that BMW ever designed. It is not
unusual to see 400k mile m20b25 or b27 engines on the road today.