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    Corn Grease, STP, Vendors 600wt, Grease mixed with oil, etc. If we all brought something maybe we could end the debate on what is best.

    Feb 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

    David Persell, Ph.D. from Michigan State University is bringing laboratory test equipment to the Gilmore Car Museum! Guests to this interactive presentation will be able to see and test for themselves the difference between regular motor oil, synthetic oil, additive, virtually any lubricant (grease, aerosol spray lube, etc.) which can all be tested on the machine. It will be a hands-on, interactive, live demonstration made even better with everyone invited to bring along their favorite product to be tested (just bring a small container). This is not a sales pitch for products, but rather an educational seminar for all those in attendance!

    The Gilmore Car Museum is located on a historic 90-acre campus in Hickory Corners, MI. We house a collection of over 300 vintage automobiles & motorcycles.

  • #2
    Bring a bottle of 600W from each separate vendor. That ought to be real interesting.
    3~ Tudor's & 1~ Coupe
    Henry Ford said,
    "It's all nuts and bolts"
    "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

    Mitch's Auto Service ctr


    • #3
      Anybody tabulate the results? If so what was the result?


      • #4
        Jim it's like the JFK files they are sealed from us for 50 years!!


        • #5
          Maybe rather than determining what is the "best" we should just determine what is "adequate" because that is all that really matters.
          Last edited by Leo; 11-03-2018, 05:01 PM. Reason: error


          • #6
            “Good enough, isn’t”
            Last edited by Chuck Sea/Tac; 11-03-2018, 11:42 PM.


            • Leo
              Leo commented
              Editing a comment
              Chuck, if a product does what's required to service a need is it inferior just cause it's not the best? Do we need "perfect" oil or oil that provides the lubrication needed to run our vehicles?

          • #7
            Nothing wrong with mediocre. But if something is better, more protective, safer, etc why wouldn’t you use it. I’m guessing you would in certain instances, say a choice in health. I just saying, if zinc oil is better, why not use it?
            I guess I don’t understand the reasoning behind your statement. If I ran my business “just good enough”, then I’d be out of business. Again, not attacking you, just that concept.


            • Leo
              Leo commented
              Editing a comment
              Chuck, I do understand you and yes mediocre is not good enough when it comes to running a business or health care. My point is that there have been many many posts on the topic of oil quality as it relates to the Model A Ford and most if not all of them advocate that all motor oils (of the correct viscosity) made today are superior to the oils made when the Model A was new. If that is true, it would be difficult if not impossible to find any motor oil today that is "mediocre" but we will see......

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