32 episodes

Every oil has a story, especially oils that come from engines, transmissions, even machinery used for industrial applications. At Blackstone Laboratories, we test it all, and with the show Slick Talk, our host Joe Adams offers your very own look (or listen) behind the curtain.

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    • Automotive
    • 4.9 • 49 Ratings

Every oil has a story, especially oils that come from engines, transmissions, even machinery used for industrial applications. At Blackstone Laboratories, we test it all, and with the show Slick Talk, our host Joe Adams offers your very own look (or listen) behind the curtain.

    Episode 32: Can You Analyze That?

    Episode 32: Can You Analyze That?

    A tale as old as time, or at least the times of oil analysis: Can you look at these results? Well, if they're from Blackstone Laboratories, the answer is always a resounding yes. So often, though, folks might ask if we can look at results from another lab. Blackstone Joe is here to break down why analyzing results from another lab is problematic, why folks want to switch to Blackstone in the first place, and the obvious exceptions to the rule.

    • 17 min
    Slick Talk - Episode 31: 6.0L/7.3L Special

    Slick Talk - Episode 31: 6.0L/7.3L Special

    Blackstone Joe talks diesels, coffee, and a fable from the rig. What more do you need to know?

    • 17 min
    Slick Talk - Episode 30: Going the Distance - Q&A with the Analyst

    Slick Talk - Episode 30: Going the Distance - Q&A with the Analyst

    Welcome to the first installment of "Going the Distance" - this will be a series of episodes where we delve into specific engine types and data that makes it clear whether or not extended oil use is a good idea.For the latest Q&A with the analyst, we had questions come in regarding the flashpoint -- why we use it and what it can say about fuel dilution.

    • 25 min
    Slick Talk - Episode 29: Do I need a TBN or TAN?

    Slick Talk - Episode 29: Do I need a TBN or TAN?

    It's time we demystify TBNs and TANs. These are special tests you can ask for in addition to a standard analysis. But do you need a TBN or TAN? Well that depends on what you're sampling, as well as the answers you're looking for in a used oil analysis. Blackstone Joe is here to walk you through it all.

    • 20 min
    Slick Talk - Episode 28: Christmas Special!

    Slick Talk - Episode 28: Christmas Special!

    Merry Christmas, Slick Talk fans! Today marks a complete year of this podcast, and we couldn't have made it this far without you! In this episode, Blackstone Joe and Kyle (executive producer) break down what it's like to start a show from scratch, how we've kept this show on the road throughout a very chaotic year, and dish on our favorite episodes thus far. Stay tuned till the end of the episode for a bonus segment: Albums of the Year (if you wanted to hear Blackstone Joe dish some hot takes about Led Zeppelin and the Beatles, well this is the show for you!). Thanks for joining us.

    • 46 min
    Slick Talk - Episode 27: Meet the Analyst, featuring Josh

    Slick Talk - Episode 27: Meet the Analyst, featuring Josh

    As much as Blackstone Joe likes hearing himself talk (which isn't too much, frankly -- hearing yourself talk is nothing short of awkward), he's even more inclined to bring on a guest to help carry the load, so to speak. With that in mind, it was a relief to bring on yet another guest from the world of Blackstone: Josh. He's a report writer, and in this round of introductions Blackstone Joe and Josh talk their favorite reports to write, past gigs, how to handle an odd sample, and more.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

randomNick123456 ,

Great podcast to learn about oil and motors

Been interested in automotive oil for a while and it’s great to hear what the experts have to say about this topic. Very interesting topics and great audio quality.

AirMech406 ,

Great Podcast if You’re Into or Wanna Learn About Oil Analysis

Very intriguing and informative podcast! If you’re into automotive podcasts you’ll really like this one!

CarloInTX ,

Entertaining show

You may think this is going to be boring, but if you’re a car or aircraft aficionado, you will like this. It is quite informative. Plus just listening gives you confidence that those folks at Blackstone know their stuff.

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