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Who is "Bob"? #2080840
11/18/10 08:10 PM
11/18/10 08:10 PM
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Wisconsin
nuskool Offline OP
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Forgive me, but I don't know Bob. I was wondering who he is.

I started reading the first article on the home page and only got through a couple of paragraphs before I realized that "Bob" has not said anything about who he is, what he does and why he is enough of an expert to write articles about oil.

I'm not doubting anything, but to be fair, I'm not going to sign on to an accounting forum and read what a mechanic has to say about handling money. (I'm not signing onto an accounting forum anyway, just making a point.)

SO..... Who is "Bob"? And why is he qualified to write articles about oil?

Last edited by nuskool; 11/18/10 08:19 PM.
Re: Who is "Bob"? [Re: nuskool] #2080846
11/18/10 08:15 PM
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He is the oil guy.


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Re: Who is "Bob"? [Re: willix] #2080852
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nuskool Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: willix
He is the oil guy.
I added another question you might like to answer.

Re: Who is "Bob"? [Re: nuskool] #2080855
11/18/10 08:20 PM
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Cost of Hobby=2L
(Where L=Cost of Lubricant)
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Re: Who is "Bob"? [Re: nuskool] #2080862
11/18/10 08:26 PM
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You can read is posts here: http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=userposts&id=2

I remember when he was an active poster here; Very nice guy...


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Re: Who is "Bob"? [Re: nuskool] #2080869
11/18/10 08:31 PM
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Bob is Bob Winters a Schaeffers dealer. He was sick some years back and the board has changed hands but not the name.

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=382633


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Re: Who is "Bob"? [Re: nuskool] #2080897
11/18/10 09:12 PM
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We are the Bob. Resistance is futile. Prepare to be assimilated.

Re: Who is "Bob"? [Re: nuskool] #2080907
11/18/10 09:24 PM
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bob is your uncle


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Re: Who is "Bob"? [Re: pcoxe] #2080908
11/18/10 09:25 PM
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Up here in the NorthWest
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Bob is now a business women who has done rather well!


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Re: Who is "Bob"? [Re: nuskool] #2080926
11/18/10 09:46 PM
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Boy, you guys really cleared that up. smile2


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Re: Who is "Bob"? [Re: nuskool] #2080956
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As TaterandNoodles said, Bob is Bob Winters of Ocala Fla and wanted a website to educate the public about oil, and sell a little Schaeffer's oil on the side. He was very openminded about members mentioning other oils for comparison.

He was a prolific experimenter and did some very interesting things in his garage and backyard.

Later, Terry Dyson and others joined to talk about synthetic oils, additives, oil analysis, rsults of simple experiments, etc.

He had a stroke some time ago but appears to be recovering nicely. He sold the website and domain to Tony during his hospitilization. Tony passed away and now his wife oversees the website.

He is an avid fisherman as well.

I don't think he ever forsaw the tremendous growth of BobIsTheOilGuy.

Last edited by MolaKule; 11/18/10 10:11 PM.

Infinity is a rather long time - especially towards the end. smile
Re: Who is "Bob"? [Re: nuskool] #2081512
11/19/10 01:38 PM
11/19/10 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted By: nuskool
Originally Posted By: willix
He is the oil guy.
I added another question you might like to answer.
Answer what question?


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2010 Fusion SEL 2.5L M1 5w20 EP
Re: Who is "Bob"? [Re: willix] #2081523
11/19/10 01:53 PM
11/19/10 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted By: willix
Originally Posted By: nuskool
Originally Posted By: willix
He is the oil guy.
I added another question you might like to answer.
Answer what question?


I see you edited the OP.

This is an open forum and respectfully "BOB" is as qualified as anyone here who accepts points of interest as valid.

It's always a judgement call, some being easier to to make than others.

Plenty of good data to back up or contest opinions.

It's safe to say folks are here to contribute or pick brains.


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2010 Fusion SEL 2.5L M1 5w20 EP
Re: Who is "Bob"? [Re: MolaKule] #2081584
11/19/10 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted By: MolaKule
As TaterandNoodles said, Bob is Bob Winters of Ocala Fla and wanted a website to educate the public about oil, and sell a little Schaeffer's oil on the side. He was very openminded about members mentioning other oils for comparison.

He was a prolific experimenter and did some very interesting things in his garage and backyard.

Later, Terry Dyson and others joined to talk about synthetic oils, additives, oil analysis, rsults of simple experiments, etc.

He had a stroke some time ago but appears to be recovering nicely. He sold the website and domain to Tony during his hospitilization. Tony passed away and now his wife oversees the website.

He is an avid fisherman as well.

I don't think he ever forsaw the tremendous growth of BobIsTheOilGuy.


Good info. Thanks


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Re: Who is "Bob"? [Re: nuskool] #2081625
11/19/10 03:58 PM
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nuskool Offline OP
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OK let me say this a different way.
What are Bob's credentials? (or the author of the articles on the home page)
OK, he is a Schaeffers dealer. Anything else. Schooling, experience, scientist, triboloigist, what? How do I know that the things said in the articles are reliable information?

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