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#4569215 - 11/09/17 07:36 PM Motor oil ignorance, know it all on Facebook group
cronk Offline


Registered: 01/06/09
Posts: 1287
Loc: Watertown, New York
Had a guy on a small block Chevy facebook group claim that many modern oils contain NO zinc additive.

I tried to correct him and said API changes required the zinc levels to be lowered, but there was still a pretty good dose of it in there. I even referenced zinc levels from a few VOA's on here for a few common oils, and linked to this site so he could learn some facts about oil.

He proceeded to call me names, say I was wrong and stupid, but never even tried to prove his claim. (probably couldn't find any evidence to prove his point).

I finally just said, look, I've posted figures from lab analysis to prove my point, you've done nothing but name call. I'm done replying to you until you post some hard facts.
Never heard anything back of coarse.

Anyone else have some interesting "facts" from the inter web trolls?
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#4569217 - 11/09/17 07:39 PM Re: Motor oil ignorance, know it all on Facebook group [Re: cronk]
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Registered: 11/04/05
Posts: 101
Loc: justin , tx
Facebook is the craigslist of the internet.

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#4569230 - 11/09/17 07:50 PM Re: Motor oil ignorance, know it all on Facebook group [Re: 87sammy]
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Registered: 12/29/14
Posts: 1632
Loc: 'murica
Originally Posted By: 87sammy
Facebook is the craigslist of the internet.


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#4569232 - 11/09/17 07:51 PM Re: Motor oil ignorance, know it all on Facebook group [Re: cronk]
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Registered: 12/21/09
Posts: 410
Loc: Jupiter, FL
This guy prob got his knowledge from his best friend and his friend the farmer is an oil expert!

Jeep groups are not much better hah
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#4569233 - 11/09/17 07:53 PM Re: Motor oil ignorance, know it all on Facebook group [Re: 87sammy]
rooflessVW Offline


Registered: 12/24/11
Posts: 4025
Loc: North Carolina
Originally Posted By: 87sammy
Facebook is the craigslist of the internet.

Umm... Wouldn't Craigslist be the Craigslist if the internet?
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#4569235 - 11/09/17 07:55 PM Re: Motor oil ignorance, know it all on Facebook group [Re: cronk]
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Registered: 02/19/13
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Loc: Phoenix, AZ
They're the same people who run 20w50 in everything and use ATF to clean engines because "it's full of detergents". They also would never use a Fram filter.
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#4569236 - 11/09/17 07:56 PM Re: Motor oil ignorance, know it all on Facebook group [Re: cronk]
d00df00d Online   content


Registered: 10/20/05
Posts: 11204
Loc: PA
Originally Posted By: cronk
Anyone else have some interesting "facts" from the inter web trolls?

Never mind trolls on Facebook; I've heard similarly "interesting" stuff HERE.

Probably posted some of it, too, if I'm honest. Though I hope I've learned over the years.

Misinformation is the rule, not the exception. Real expertise is rare, and most people can't distinguish it from its imitations.
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#4569243 - 11/09/17 08:01 PM Re: Motor oil ignorance, know it all on Facebook group [Re: cronk]
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Registered: 03/19/12
Posts: 344
Loc: Washington, USA
Iíve learned over and over (and over again) that itís just not worth arguing with internet idiots. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience. Iíve bailed from FaceBook twice because I just canít handle the idiots. Either the friends that overshare or the groups you join and are smothered by hate/idiots/[censored]/all of the above. Just not worth my time.

One of the other forums I frequent is being destroyed by a few trolls right now and it really is tragic. I think most trolls need to find some adult websites to get their jollies...
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#4569255 - 11/09/17 08:10 PM Re: Motor oil ignorance, know it all on Facebook group [Re: cronk]
Alex_V Offline


Registered: 04/10/16
Posts: 1155
Loc: Campbellsville, KY
Plenty. Including how pointless it is to give more than one concise reply to such idiocy. :P
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#4569272 - 11/09/17 08:27 PM Re: Motor oil ignorance, know it all on Facebook group [Re: cronk]
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Registered: 06/05/03
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I dont give out advice unless asked personally. Same with the oil section at walmart.
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#4569275 - 11/09/17 08:31 PM Re: Motor oil ignorance, know it all on Facebook group [Re: Ethan1]
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Registered: 09/21/10
Posts: 6361
Loc: Texas
Facebook? I did wake up with Chapter 5 on my face wink

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#4569280 - 11/09/17 08:35 PM Re: Motor oil ignorance, know it all on Facebook group [Re: cronk]
Brett776 Offline


Registered: 07/17/17
Posts: 25
Loc: Florida
Itís like all the guys on the Dodge Ram group on Facebook who say Penzoil will destroy and sludge your engine because it contains parrafin wax! Drives me crazy how ignorant and narrow minded they are.

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#4569308 - 11/09/17 09:18 PM Re: Motor oil ignorance, know it all on Facebook group [Re: cronk]
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Registered: 07/22/10
Posts: 17763
Loc: PNW
Originally Posted By: cronk
He proceeded to call me names, say I was wrong and stupid, but never even tried to prove his claim. (probably couldn't find any evidence to prove his point).


Must be where the banned trolls from this site now hang out.

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#4569322 - 11/09/17 09:50 PM Re: Motor oil ignorance, know it all on Facebook group [Re: cronk]
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Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 17501
Loc: Clovis, CA
Who the heck goes on Facebook? If I'm not watching YouTube, I'm here reading BITOG. coffee

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#4569330 - 11/09/17 10:00 PM Re: Motor oil ignorance, know it all on Facebook group [Re: cronk]
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Registered: 10/05/08
Posts: 5466
Loc: Buckley, Wa.
Facebook is for the self-absorbed and pucker lipped little girls.
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