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bio website nickchaves.com
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Web software engineer.

Server (Java, PHP) and UI (JS, CSS)

Designer and photographer on the side.

I'm a serial user of the double __ space after a period — even though people tell me it's obsolete in the computer-world, I can't shake the habit from my 7th grade typing class.

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comment Is it OK to mix oil of different viscosity?
@JuannStrauss Yes, I'm aware. Where did synthetic oils come into this conversation?
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Jan
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comment Is it OK to mix oil of different viscosity?
@jp2code It can burn oil at a rate of up to 1 liter per 1000 miles, I believe. I've seen it at that rate or slower. Not exactly sure what explains the variation, but I think it's a combination of ambient air temp and average RPMs.
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Mar
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revised Which oil grade and kind should I use on a sport car that does amateur drag?
fixing typo
Mar
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Mar
12
comment What is an oil catch can for?
Thanks. Apparently, on RX-8s, there is a risk of the oil gumming up the throttle body, and causing the secondary shutter valve to stick, which can cost up to a couple thousand dollars to fix.
Mar
12
comment What is an oil catch can for?
Requesting tag help for new tag: "intake" or "air-intake"
Mar
12
asked What is an oil catch can for?
Mar
9
comment Is it OK to mix oil of different viscosity?
@BobCross New engine. I'm intending to switch to 5W-30 as better protection for the new engine.
Mar
9
comment Is it OK to mix oil of different viscosity?
Interesting - can you elaborate on the brands thing? Like, say I'm in a pinch (realized I'm short on oil at a gas station and don't have extra in my trunk). How bad is it?
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