Amazon.com: Lucas Oil 10001 Heavy Duty Oil Stabilizer - 1 Quart : Everything Else
Thank you for the great advice, i put the oil stabilizer in and it worked wonderfully. No more huge fluctuations in oil pressure, less lugging out from the stop signs. They have a nightmare of a road setup coming into Sedona from Camp Verde AZ, with traffic jams and those darn traffic circles every mile, but the pressure remained stabilized and very much less shaking from taking off, but the clutch is still a little sensitive and i may have an oil pump issue.
I have also noticed the gear ratio per MPH has changed since the oil stabilizer, with 5th working best 65-80 and not responding well below 65 at all. It seemed to be begging me to shift at 55 before.. I did not mention in earlier posts that the “shift up” light was also acting erratically, telling me to shift up early and seemingly indicating something was starting to go wrong, requiring higher gears at lower speeds but not working effectively when i did shift. Say i am accelerating straight and reach 35 in 3rd gear, i shift up to 4th but it immediately wanted me to shift again to 5th, probably telling me i don’t have power and/or because of that 301 code. Now it is more consistent, like it has been.
I only used an 8th of the quart bottle of Oil Stabilizer, and a huge difference.
Gotta say also, i realized yesterday that I had actually put 5W30 High Mileage Valvoline in when i changed oil, and i usually use 10W30.
The other thing i didn’t mention, i was way to embarrassed, was that when i last changed the oil… it was getting dark and i tightened the wrong screw with my hand wrench… leaving the oil drain plug only (firmly) hand tightened. It lasted a couple days, and i noticed a small puddle under the truck and realized my mistake… scary. It only drained 1/2 quart, so i just bought another quart and topped it off and obviously wrenched that screw in. The funny thing was, i was topping it off with 10W30 on that drive through phoenix… might explain a few things there but i just realized this when i bought the oil stabilizer. Not a huge deal but ive never mixed these different oils and taken off down the freeway before.
Luckily it was not a big deal, and the oil stabilizer was a godsend. Live and learn. I am a banjo player, not a mechanic but there is an art to both but a mistake on the banjo playing is a little less costly