Oil change by color?

Oil change by color?

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:50 pm

Smitty should be able to answer this one, but anyone can chime in. If the odometer & hour meter are broken, can you change oil just by looking at the color? I'm thinking I could have waited another season before changing this...whatcha think? <grin>

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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
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Re: Oil change by color?

PostBy: mozz On: Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:58 pm

If you have to drive a 2 ft. screwdriver through the oil filter to remove it, it is somewhat overdue. If the viscosity is about the same as that of black water, it is somewhat overdue. That was a 1976 Chevy Monte Carlo with the 305, bought off my boss for $90, he used it through the winter then sold it to me. I drove it for 3 years then sold it for $300.
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Re: Oil change by color?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:58 pm

Freddy, it's time.
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Re: Oil change by color?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:53 pm

Slightly better than the old Blazer engine, but I'd change it anyway ... :D

And yeah, that's supposed to be a white filter there ....

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Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Oil change by color?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:47 pm

Freddy wrote:Smitty should be able to answer this one, but anyone can chime in. If the odometer & hour meter are broken, can you change oil just by looking at the color? I'm thinking I could have waited another season before changing this...whatcha think? <grin>

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You can, but the oil may or may not be "spent".
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
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Re: Oil change by color?

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:27 pm

oh! youse guys...... now if ya both stop playing with those dee's holes and service gazz motors then the color thing can be used as a mane ten ants card.... 8-)
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Re: Oil change by color?

PostBy: jpete On: Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:02 am

I usually wait until it looks like the day it came out of the ground. :)
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Re: Oil change by color?

PostBy: Freddy On: Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:44 am

SMITTY wrote:Slightly better than the old Blazer engine...



Ohhh MY! LOL You got me Smitty.... I was kind of joking as my oil came from a diesel. They get black in an hour. The hour meter is busted so I kind of go by how much fuel I put through it. Your black oil is sick man! Arghhhhhh!! Your poor Blazer.... at that point I don't think you should be changing it. You should just keep adding until death do you part. ;)
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Oil change by color?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:51 am

Yeah, that's one of the reasons that engine has been in the trailer for the past 13 months. That, and it burned a quart of 20w-50 every 50 miles .... in WINTER! :lol:

When my wife left for work in the morning, you couldn't see in the neighborhood for a half hour.

Here's what the exhaust did to the snow, just running for 2 minutes: :woot: :funny:

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Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Oil change by color?

PostBy: Freddy On: Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:38 am

Ewwwwwwwwww
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Oil change by color?

PostBy: Cap On: Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:00 pm

I use my sense of smell more so than by color.
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