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Re: black oil

Post by 13Black » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:12 pm

Invoices Pete. Even clueless folk in sheds like me give them out :D

Still, reckon there wouldn't be any trends noticeable enough? 5k road use. 10k Road use. 3k with 3 track days. Bla.

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Re: black oil

Post by PeteH » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:38 pm

In 10k a well used and tracked 8 may have been topped up 20 times. All of those top ups would, of course, have been with the original high quality oil, as specified by a respected outfit such as yourself. It won't have been topped up with whatever was left at the bottom of the mis-labelled contained at the back of the shed, resting on the dead hedgehog you've been meaning to move for two years, behind the dead lawnmower that last worked when you owned a house with a lawn. Hang on, was it actually lawn mower oil? Never mind, it's all four stroke oil, so it'll be fine. I'm not adding much anyway. And I'll dilute it with proper oil when I next go and see Nick.

To confirm. This never happens. Never. No-one has ever done anything like this. So you can be confident in your analysis.
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Re: black oil

Post by Harrizone » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:53 pm

I don't remember you ever seeing in my shed. :paranoid:
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Re: black oil

Post by RenesisRaceBuggy » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:54 pm

You just couldn't control variables like temperature, moisture levels, etc, anywhere near enough to get a trend without having millions of miles of accurate logs. Best thing you can do really is enough research, reading and knowledge about the oil itself, viscosity vs temperature vs speeds, add packs, etc, etc, to make an informed decision to start with and cross fingers ;)

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Re: black oil

Post by 13Black » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:37 pm

PeteH wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:38 pm
It won't have been topped up with whatever was left at the bottom of the mis-labelled contained at the back of the shed, resting on the dead hedgehog you've been meaning to move for two years
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OMP bypass adapters, no?
Fuel bypassing seals and contaminating the oil shouldn't be that affected by putting new oil in surely.

Have people here used oil labs for this kind of thing and is that the reason for the negativity?
It's hard to tell around here sometimes...
Are random variables like that enough to sway the effects compared to 5,000 miles (for example) to make it unintelligible data?

Genuine question - I never have used such facilities and will reluctantly listen to anyone who hasn't either.

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Re: black oil

Post by wiggles » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:40 pm

Dave is probably the man to answer this one
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Re: black oil

Post by 13Black » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:58 pm

I would have thought PeteH and RRB would have tinkered with such things.

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Re: black oil

Post by xamtex » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:00 pm

this is when you have a problem with black oil?

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Re: black oil

Post by warpc0il » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:06 pm

That's the result you can get if some idiot mixes castor oil (e.g. Castrol R) with a standard mineral oil #-o
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Re: black oil

Post by PeteH » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:46 pm

13Black wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:37 pm
OMP bypass adapters, no?
Fuel bypassing seals and contaminating the oil shouldn't be that affected by putting new oil in surely.

Have people here used oil labs for this kind of thing and is that the reason for the negativity?
It's hard to tell around here sometimes...
Are random variables like that enough to sway the effects compared to 5,000 miles (for example) to make it unintelligible data?

Genuine question - I never have used such facilities and will reluctantly listen to anyone who hasn't either.
Never personally used them. In F1, oil analysis is used to examine the quantity and type of metals in suspension, simply to identify if the engine / gearbox / diff have any developing faults. The actual health of the oil is of no concern because it doesn't stay in long enough. In road car development the oil analysis is done exclusively by the oil companies, and they supply products to the OEM that they have validated during the normal car validation process. In this case the oil companies are equally concerned about keeping the metal bits healthy, and keeping the oil healthy. The car manufacturers are, of course, always pushing the oil industry for longer service intervals.

I can't really think of any independent organisations that might conduct independent research into the long term degradation of engine oils. The best I can think of is maybe groups like "Which", and "NHTSA" in the US, or possibly University researchers working on behalf of oil companies.

I really do think that getting any statistically meaningful results, given all the variables, is most unlikely. Not being negative, just realistic. Hey, I'm supposed to be someone who loves tests and statistics, and measuring stuff.... ;)
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Re: black oil

Post by AndyBrad » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:10 am

theres a load of info on bob the oil guys page that might be of interest

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Re: black oil

Post by 13Black » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:22 am

PeteH wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:46 pm
stuff +
I really do think that getting any statistically meaningful results, given all the variables, is most unlikely. Not being negative, just realistic. Hey, I'm supposed to be someone who loves tests and statistics, and measuring stuff.... ;)

See, that's more like it :D

That's fair enough then.
I stumbled on these chaps a while back. Nice little website, but that doesn't mean that their services are much good of course:
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Just made me wonder that such data could be gathered.

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Re: black oil

Post by AndyBrad » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:16 am

itll get expensive very quickly. My concern is that you would see wear on the houses as an increase in chromium content or other such. But would you do anything about it?

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