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Re: Some more thoughts... (archive)

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Posted by Jack on September 21, 1999 at 21:25:38:

In Reply to: Some more thoughts... posted by Henry on September 21, 1999 at 14:25:06:

Good point,

But wouldn't the suspended particles be non-metalic combustion by-products? (carbon?)
since the test is testing for metalic particles (presumably from engine wear) that would explain why it was not mentioned. ?
(just a guess).


: Again no flames as we all are interested on this subject.

: Shouldn't I worry more if the oil shows absolutely clean with no contaminations. Isn't it true that when oil blackens it proves its detergent properties by suspending all the contaminates instead of showing it as clean and yet depositing it as gum and sludge on the internals ? I think there's some basis on the fallacy of oil analysis with datas showing the oil as clean.

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