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Top Gear take on Engine Oil / OCI's #4578391
11/18/17 09:07 PM
11/18/17 09:07 PM
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ON, Canada eh?
StevieC Offline OP
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ON, Canada eh?
Just for something to watch... Also what oil analysis looks like in a lab.


Last edited by StevieC; 11/18/17 09:09 PM.

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Re: Top Gear take on Engine Oil / OCI's [Re: StevieC] #4578397
11/18/17 09:16 PM
11/18/17 09:16 PM
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Royal Oak MI.
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Cool video! Thanks for that.


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Re: Top Gear take on Engine Oil / OCI's [Re: StevieC] #4578399
11/18/17 09:18 PM
11/18/17 09:18 PM
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ON, Canada eh?
StevieC Offline OP
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ON, Canada eh?
grin2 My unlimited internet package always hard at work. Also because I like watching the lights blink on my switch. LOL


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Re: Top Gear take on Engine Oil / OCI's [Re: StevieC] #4578413
11/18/17 09:29 PM
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Stevie, no offence buddy, but did you even watch the bloody video yourself??? How is that Top Gear? Literally the first two seconds of the video show FIFTH GEAR Logo. duh

Thanks for sharing though. I remember this vid from some time ago. Cool to see it again.


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Re: Top Gear take on Engine Oil / OCI's [Re: StevieC] #4578416
11/18/17 09:32 PM
11/18/17 09:32 PM
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ON, Canada eh?
StevieC Offline OP
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The site the video was on quoted it as Top-Gear so I used that in the title. I realized after it wasn't Top-Gear but I can't change the title now... Sorry about that. thumbsup


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Re: Top Gear take on Engine Oil / OCI's [Re: StevieC] #4578514
11/18/17 11:36 PM
11/18/17 11:36 PM
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Indiana
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Just surmising, but I'm getting the impression the title of the video alone is preaching to the choir. hide


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Re: Top Gear take on Engine Oil / OCI's [Re: StevieC] #4578542
11/19/17 12:30 AM
11/19/17 12:30 AM
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There are multiple technological errors in that video.

Do not use this for educational purposes where accuracy about factual info is vital.


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Re: Top Gear take on Engine Oil / OCI's [Re: StevieC] #4578546
11/19/17 12:36 AM
11/19/17 12:36 AM
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Texas
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10,000 miles before oil / filter change !


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God bless
Re: Top Gear take on Engine Oil / OCI's [Re: Linctex] #4578562
11/19/17 01:54 AM
11/19/17 01:54 AM
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Originally Posted By: Linctex
There are multiple technological errors in that video.

Do not use this for educational purposes where accuracy about factual info is vital.

Yup. Mix of good and bad info -- mostly good, but enough bad to be significant.

I'm sure the people at the lab were yelling at their TVs when they saw the finished result!


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Re: Top Gear take on Engine Oil / OCI's [Re: StevieC] #4578572
11/19/17 02:33 AM
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Seen it before...a half second quicker on new oil, and new oil alone...imagine what that would do for CAFE credits.

Re: Top Gear take on Engine Oil / OCI's [Re: StevieC] #4578580
11/19/17 04:04 AM
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Thanks Stevie!


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Re: Top Gear take on Engine Oil / OCI's [Re: StevieC] #4578610
11/19/17 06:47 AM
11/19/17 06:47 AM
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Kendall, FL
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Thanks Steve!


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Re: Top Gear take on Engine Oil / OCI's [Re: StevieC] #4578625
11/19/17 07:13 AM
11/19/17 07:13 AM
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New York
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She's pretty......the R32 I mean.


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Re: Top Gear take on Engine Oil / OCI's [Re: Shannow] #4578667
11/19/17 08:07 AM
11/19/17 08:07 AM
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Taiwan
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Originally Posted By: Shannow
Seen it before...a half second quicker on new oil, and new oil alone...imagine what that would do for CAFE credits.


More specifically, thinner oil makes your car slower. You heard it here first.

I'd quite like that to be true, though it would upset A LOT of people.

Sadly, though I havn't seen many 5th Gear "tests" all the other ones I can remember seeing have been utter bollocks, too.

Last edited by Ducked; 11/19/17 08:12 AM.
Re: Top Gear take on Engine Oil / OCI's [Re: Ducked] #4578690
11/19/17 08:32 AM
11/19/17 08:32 AM
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While I know it would be impossible to address everyone's psychological nuances in a mass distributed video, I'd still include something like:

"Listen you imbeciles, nobody likes to pay any bill and many of you think every mechanic is a dishonest thief but that doesn't give you license to neglect your car.
Even if you're uncomfortable with this you should develop an appreciation for dirty vs. clean."

Obviously this doesn't apply to BITOGers.

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