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#4586925 - 11/27/17 07:09 PM Common Heavy Equipment Engine Oil Myths (2017)
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Some interesting takes...

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

Just one excerpt
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#4586958 - 11/27/17 07:40 PM Re: Common Heavy Equipment Engine Oil Myths (2017) [Re: wemay]
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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.


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Edited by UncleDave (11/27/17 07:41 PM)
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#4587162 - 11/28/17 02:16 AM Re: Common Heavy Equipment Engine Oil Myths (2017) [Re: wemay]
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That's all true, but trending goes down the toilet.
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#4587175 - 11/28/17 03:46 AM Re: Common Heavy Equipment Engine Oil Myths (2017) [Re: UncleDave]
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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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