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I’ve decided to give Miller Oil a try in the Spyder, but the other day I noticed this when I was shopping for a “winter oil” so I thought I’d give it a try in the few remaining weeks of summer.  I’m a big Motul fan but using their synth 300V in my motor didn’t work out. This is  ~$20/gal cheaper than the semi-synth Miller I’m going to try next spring  

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You’re right. It will be good practice, too. 2728D8A7-D49F-4F91-83A4-E975265F72F1

I took a class in PDR back before Covid. The bad news? We spent all but one  week of the semester doing plastic welding. The good news? I learned plastic welding.

But I learned enough PDR basics to get started. My goal is to remove all the ripples in my 968 fenders. The metal is so thing that if you look at it sideways, it leaves a mark. But I need a lot of practice before I jump into that.

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Before there was Brad Penn lubricants, there was Kendall Oil GT-1 as part of a whole raft of different Kendall Oil products.  My Dad bought Kendall oils for his fleet of school buses and since we bought a lot of it, it arrived in 5 gallon metal cans (which were much easier to handle than 55 gallon drums).  We would trade in the cans full of drain oil when new oil arrived and the drain oil was used elsewhere for drain oil heaters in garages (popular back then).  The cans looked like this:

Kendall Can

After my parents passed and I was cleaning out the shop to get the place ready to sell, I came across three of those old oil canisters in perfect shape and really considered keeping one, but it was big and I had no place to display it.  Instead, I found a couple of old Kendall quart glass bottles with the pour spout on them, both mint CX.  You can see one on top of the cabinets and to the right of the Speedster print and Carlisle print from Rich Drewek.  Much easier to display!

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I’d have used them for my drain oil. That’s what I use my empty 20L 8100 X-Cess jugs for.
I’ve often thought about buying one of those qt bottles for changes. But I’d probably drop and break it.
As it is, I use a 1L graduated cylinder to do my oil changes. The Spyder takes exactly 2.7L, which kind of sucks, because that makes a 5L jug just shy of two oil changes.

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