OIL TASTING


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Have you tried TASTING YOUR OIL?

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NO
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Still thinking.
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I'll have MIKEY do it.
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OIL TASTING

Post by FM-USA » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:23 pm



My signature of 'Oil Tasting for acids' has been up for over 5 years now, has anyone picked up on this trick?
Or am I just wasting my time and space?


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Re: OIL TASTING

Post by AZgl1800 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:39 pm

I just go by the color of the oil compared to what it was when poured out of the can.
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Re: OIL TASTING

Post by FM-USA » Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:21 pm

HOLY KRAP, 5 HUGE 90% screen adverts in this very shortthread.
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Ya, color helps determine the filters viability to filter.
Black is carbon, browns (generally speaking) are cooked oils.

Acids don't have a definitive color and are masked by the browns & blacks. Only testing will determine if they are in the oil. Humans can test said acids in said oil via test strips or taste buds.
Old farmers engine run equipment last a long time partly due to knowing when to change oil. Hence my little ditty.
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Re: OIL TASTING

Post by MikeB » Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:25 pm

Oil tasting? You are kidding right?
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Re: OIL TASTING

Post by FM-USA » Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:25 pm

MikeB wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:25 pm
Oil tasting? You are kidding right?
In today's world, yongsters refuse to learn history, heck, even our Gov pulled it out of schools. Some say it's full of lies others say it never happened because they were not there, still others say it didn't happen to them.... right, just not yet. You know what they say, don't learn history, you'll make the same mistakes.

ANYways...
Well long ago I learned many tricks from the older generation, some were 60 years my senior, they knew things I wanted to know. So I suppose my info is VERY OLD but most of it still holds true today.
BTW; I don't pass lies when being serious.

.. ..have a good one.
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Re: OIL TASTING

Post by MikeB » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:11 pm

Not everything done by oldsters was life sustaining or even intelligent. Some things were thought provoking and insightful while others were life threatening and downright ignorant. I'd put Oil Tasting in the later category.
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Re: OIL TASTING

Post by FM-USA » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:20 pm

MikeB wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:11 pm
Not everything done by oldsters was life sustaining or even intelligent. Some things were thought provoking and insightful while others were life threatening and downright ignorant. I'd put Oil Tasting in the later category.
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Sooo.... that's only if you're dumb enough to swallow it. That I can't help you with, there's only certain types I can teach and they need to show Some intelligence.

"sustaining or even intelligent"
"life threatening & downright ignorant"
As you can read, or lack therof, I didn't say everything. I knew enough, even at that tender single digit age, to sift krap.
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Re: OIL TASTING

Post by MikeB » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:35 pm

So, you are saying that putting a petroleum based product on your tongue and not swallowing it keeps it out of your system?
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Re: OIL TASTING

Post by WingAdmin » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:47 pm

Hm. Somehow putting a known carcinogen (which they warn to not even get on your skin) in your mouth seems like a less than intelligent decision. :)

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Re: OIL TASTING

Post by Bluewaterhooker0 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:05 pm

Being one of those old coots that has done some dumb stuff, I can tell ya that starting a gasoline siphon the good old fashioned way (sucking on the wrong end of a tube full of gas), leads to a mouth full of gas about 40% of the time. If you ever got even a tiny, tiny sip of that stuff in your mouth, you know it gets absorbed before you can reflexively spit the opposite way, as evidenced by the lasting taste of gasoline in your mouth. Now, if you're really old school, you also know you can speed up the process of getting that taste out of your mouth by simply lighting it with a match. :-o
I have to say, I'm in the camp that will not be tasting my oil any time soon. At least not intentionally.

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Re: OIL TASTING

Post by dingdong » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:29 am

Tasting your oil just doesn't equate with intelligence in my book. :shock:
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Re: OIL TASTING

Post by Mag » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:21 pm

dingdong wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:29 am
Tasting your oil just doesn't equate with intelligence in my book. :shock:
Same book ;)

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Re: OIL TASTING

Post by Overdog » Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:34 am

What kind of cracker should one put it on to taste???...Triscuit?.......Ritz?

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Re: OIL TASTING

Post by brettchallenger » Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:48 am

Or am I just wasting my time and space?
Yes you are, and at the same time putting your health at risk. Used engine oil is relatively nasty stuff and is known to cause skin cancer, which is why mechanics now tend to wear gloves. Infrequent direct contact is unlikely to cause any harm to skin but contact with epithelial tissues of the mouth and tongue is a very different matter. And while carcimoma of the skin is one of the easier diseases to treat, the same cannot be said of oral cancers.

If your annual mileage is low, then just change the oil at the end of the riding season. If you do lots of miles, then change the oil according to the manufacturer's advice. It is not a hard thing to understand.
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Re: OIL TASTING

Post by themainviking » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:33 am

FM-USA wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:23 pm
My signature of 'Oil Tasting for acids' has been up for over 5 years now, has anyone picked up on this trick?
Or am I just wasting my time and space?
If I had tasted all the oil I have changed over the years, for myself, and for others, because I will change it for you if you buy it from me, I would certainly not be here to tell about it I am sure. I have accidentally tasted oil after splashing it, certainly, however, never intentionally, and not knowing what I am looking for in the taste if acidity is present, I cannot say that there was, so there was no benefit in having tasted it. I have no doubt that your elder instructors did this to test for acidity, however, it may be one of the reasons that their lifespans were quite a bit shorter than present day. Who knows. We have test strips and laboratories for this now, which in my opinion would be an improvement over tasting it, but to each his own. I had not read your signature about tasting for testing though, so, if nobody else read it either, then yes, you did waste that little bit of time it took to write it.
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Re: OIL TASTING

Post by dingdong » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:13 am

FM-USA: I see you changed your signature line. Yeah tact seems to be lacking in my response. :oops: Not enough to wish death upon us however. :shock: Sorry if we have offended. You have to admit that tasting ones used oil comes as a shocker.
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Re: OIL TASTING

Post by Rayvn » Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:55 pm

Overdog wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:34 am
What kind of cracker should one put it on to taste???...Triscuit?.......Ritz?
I'd say Ritz as they are just about as full of oil as that quart you just poured into your bike.
Tasting oil ??? Well that's just about the most stupid thing I have heard in a long time.
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Re: OIL TASTING

Post by Rayvn » Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:00 pm

FM-USA wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:23 pm
My signature of 'Oil Tasting for acids' has been up for over 5 years now, has anyone picked up on this trick?
Or am I just wasting my time and space?
So, tell me FM, what does acid in your oil taste like. yummy or acky ??? hahahaha geeeeze !


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