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BITOG knowledge gnosis #4525169
09/24/17 07:03 PM
09/24/17 07:03 PM
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Pajero Offline OP
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The more I read BITOG, I realize that I don't know much! A learning curve over many years.......


Respectfully,

Pajero


Always remember "Planned obsolescence."

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Re: BITOG knowledge gnosis [Re: Pajero] #4525244
09/24/17 08:11 PM
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Originally Posted By: Pajero
The more I read BITOG, I realize that I don't know much! A learning curve over many years.......

Respectfully,

Pajero

People who really know, know they don't know much. So you are definitely on the right track.


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Re: BITOG knowledge gnosis [Re: Pajero] #4525246
09/24/17 08:12 PM
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Originally Posted By: Pajero
The more I read BITOG, I realize that I don't know much! A learning curve over many years.......


Respectfully,

Pajero
Sometimes I think the same. Other times, I think my IQ drops five points every time I read a post smile

Re: BITOG knowledge gnosis [Re: bigj_16] #4525335
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Originally Posted By: bigj_16
Other times, I think my IQ drops five points every time I read a post smile


It definitely depends on what the topic is about!


"The evidence demands a verdict".
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Re: BITOG knowledge gnosis [Re: Pajero] #4525358
09/24/17 11:21 PM
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Yeah, but if youíre a car or truck maintenance freak, this is a great place to hang out.


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Re: BITOG knowledge gnosis [Re: Pajero] #4525399
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If it's any consolation, the majority of folks that formulate oil don't know that much either. They just know a bit more than your average bloke.

Re: BITOG knowledge gnosis [Re: SonofJoe] #4525420
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Originally Posted By: SonofJoe
If it's any consolation, the majority of folks that formulate oil don't know that much either. They just know a bit more than your average bloke.


You're being modest. I've learned a lot from you and many others on this site. However, your sentiment is refreshing.

"True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less"


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Re: BITOG knowledge gnosis [Re: Pajero] #4525421
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A day that you don't learn something new is a day of your life wasted.

Re: BITOG knowledge gnosis [Re: SonofJoe] #4525456
09/25/17 05:51 AM
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Originally Posted By: SonofJoe
If it's any consolation, the majority of folks that formulate oil don't know that much either. They just know a bit more than your average bloke.


Haha I so agree.
They guys in Chemical Synthesis often know lots about the chemical and tribological functions. But nothing about practical applications
Formulators like to take cool and often expensive chemistry to make up some exciting "claims" based on the tiniest points of differentiation.
Marketers generally don't have any idea what the chemistry is or does, they only want to know what kinds of things they can do to make a cool commercial about.
End users generally don't care. Chemistry doesn't matter - we just want something that works.
BITOGERS spend hours worrying about the minutiae differences is one or two published data-points but only if the oil is readily available and on-sale at Walmart.

Re: BITOG knowledge gnosis [Re: Pajero] #4525487
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The smartest people I know, know very little.
They all have 2 things in common though. They know where to source accurate information, and they listen.


beanoil: Tough under heat, real dirty afterwards.
Re: BITOG knowledge gnosis [Re: beanoil] #4525505
09/25/17 07:09 AM
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Originally Posted By: beanoil
The smartest people I know, know very little.
They all have 2 things in common though. They know where to source accurate information, and they listen.

Very well said.


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