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    ETC: Nearly two years later, we get our hands on Lubricheck's "blood tester"
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    In May of 2011, we ran a story about a small company seeking backers for an innovative do-it-yourself device engineered to measure the level of contaminants in a vehicle's motor oil. Armed with the knowledge, consumers could extend oil change intervals, save money and help the environment. Things ...

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    Autoblog Giveaway: Win a case of Royal Purple motor oil and filter!
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    IF YOU TRIED TO ENTER BEFORE AND IT FAILED, PLEASE TRY AGAIN. THANKS! Regardless of whether your next oil change is coming up or can wait a while, it is coming nonetheless. Motor oil is one of your car's consumables, and as such, it needs to be replaced when it gets dirty. For our latest ...

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    Slick Thinking: new API oil standard
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    There are broad strokes that you can take toward increased efficiency. Going that route results in expensive new technology or plucking the low-hanging fruit. The other way, of course, is to optimize everything obsessively, from wheel bearings to wiper blades. Engine oil is a vital, yet unsung ...

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    Oil Painting: Lewis Hamilton rendered in used Mobil 1
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    Components from F1 cars – especially championship-winning F1 cars – don't go to waste. Collectors eagerly snap them up and put them on display as fast as the teams will release them. But in this case, the motor oil from Lewis Hamilton's title-winning McLaren-Mercedes MP4-24 was used to ...

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    Master Mechanics vote for 3,000-mile oil change interval
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    In a survey conducted by Valvoline, sixty-percent of ASE certified Master Automobile technicians questioned said that a vehicle's oil should be changed every 3,000 miles. Twenty-nine percent said between 3,000-5,000 miles is acceptable and just two percent voted that between 5,000-10,000 miles is ...

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