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Common Heavy Equipment Engine Oil Myths (2017) #4586925
11/27/17 08:09 PM
11/27/17 08:09 PM
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wemay Offline OP
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Some interesting takes...

https://www.forconstructionpros.com/equi...ngine-oil-myths

Just one excerpt


'18 KIA Sportage LX AWD 2.4L: MSS 10w30
Next: PP 5w20

'13 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T: EDGE 5w30
Next: Magnatec 5w30
Re: Common Heavy Equipment Engine Oil Myths (2017) [Re: wemay] #4586958
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pretty standard stuff.

Although the part of that link thats fun for me is the one that talks about looking/ smelling using your human senses vs analysis on the oil as actually having merit - this is fun one here at bitog.

its a bit like asking Robbie the robot to commit murder...the whole place goes into overload.


UD

Last edited by UncleDave; 11/27/17 08:41 PM.

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Re: Common Heavy Equipment Engine Oil Myths (2017) [Re: wemay] #4587162
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Garak Online content
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That's all true, but trending goes down the toilet.


Plain, simple Garak.

2008 Infiniti G37 - Shell ROTELLA T6 Multi-Vehicle 5w-30, NAPA Gold 7356
1984 F-150 4.9L - Quaker State GB 10w-30, Wix 51515
Re: Common Heavy Equipment Engine Oil Myths (2017) [Re: UncleDave] #4587175
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Originally Posted By: UncleDave
pretty standard stuff.

Although the part of that link thats fun for me is the one that talks about looking/ smelling using your human senses vs analysis on the oil as actually having merit - this is fun one here at bitog.

its a bit like asking Robbie the robot to commit murder...the whole place goes into overload.


UD


Some of those old time methods have merit. I worked in North Africa and the Mid-East on gas turbine engines and often we got stuck fixing big diesel gen-sets to keep our systems working. An older diesel mechanic taught me a trick to find a dead cylinder on these big multi-cylinder engines, an otherwise almost impossible task without special tools. You put a drop of oil on the exhaust header where it comes off the engine an watch it sizzle. The one that does not sizzle is the dead cylinder. It sure saves a lot of time.


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