5 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

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.

    Slick Talk by Blackstone Labs - Epiosde 5: Getting Our Hands Dirty Vol. 1

    Slick Talk by Blackstone Labs - Epiosde 5: Getting Our Hands Dirty Vol. 1

    Motorcycle maintenance and restoration is a passion for Luke, one of our writers and lab operators. On this episode, Luke sat down with Joe, writer and host of Slick Talk, and gave us the skinny on what motorcycle projects he's tackled previously, as well as a couple of customer questions:

    Do synthetic oils cause clutch slippage?

    How much mileage on a sample do I need to find a wear/coolant issue?

    This is only our first foray into the world of motorcycles, so if you've got other topics/questions/concerns that you'd like to hear more about, just send them our way!

    • 16 min
    Slick Talk by Blackstone Labs - Episode 4: The Antifreeze Issue

    Slick Talk by Blackstone Labs - Episode 4: The Antifreeze Issue

    A huge benefit of oil analysis is that you can catch problems early, before the situation is dire and you might end up losing a motor. Coolant contamination is one of those problems we look for. Join our host Joe and co-producer Kyle as they walk you through why coolant is an issue, how we find evidence of it, and what role oil analysis can play in monitoring a coolant leak. If you like what you hear, don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe!

    • 17 min
    Slick Talk by Blackstone Labs - Episode 3: Extended Oil Use and Me

    Slick Talk by Blackstone Labs - Episode 3: Extended Oil Use and Me

    "How long should I be going between oil changes?" That's a burning question for many of our customers, and oil analysis is essential in finding the ideal oil change interval for your car and the use it sees. Join our host, Joe, as he gives the analyst's perspective on testing and how we use the results to determine just how long your engine likes to have an oil in use.

    • 11 min
    Slick Talk by Blackstone Labs - Episode 2: M3s, M5s, and Bearings

    Slick Talk by Blackstone Labs - Episode 2: M3s, M5s, and Bearings

    Bearing wear tends to be a common concern for many M3 and M5 owners we know, and oil analysis is an essential tool for monitoring bearing wear without having to take an engine apart (and of course, for catching poor bearing wear before it turns into a serious problem or failure). But what many customers don't know is just what goes into our evaluation of bearing wear and whether or not it looks concerning for M-owners. Even if you're not a BMW owner or enthusiast, don't worry, this episode still packs plenty of worthwhile info when it comes to bearing wear and how poor wear or a problem shows up in testing. Join senior analysts Joe and Chris as they talk through the analyst's process in gauging bearing wear and how testing can be so essential in catching a problem early.

    • 12 min
    Slick Talk by Blackstone Labs - Episode 1: Introductions

    Slick Talk by Blackstone Labs - Episode 1: Introductions

    In the first episode titled "Introductions", we meet our host, Joe Adams. He gives us the lowdown on Slick Talk, a podcast that offers a bi-weekly dive into the frequently asked questions, comments, and concerns brewing in the oil analysis world.

    For episode one, customer questions include "Which oil is best for my Jeep 4.0L?" and "What additives should I be using?"

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

Grande_Padre ,

Get to know your oil & analysis methods....

Only a few episodes in, but seems to be some pretty good information on oil and oil analysis methods.

Jmorrison56 ,

Long time customer now subscriber!

I have used Blackstone for engine oil analysis for a few years now. I love having data on my engine health. I am glad there is a podcast dedicated to oil lubrication and analysis. There is SOOOO much misinformation out there on oil. I hope this podcast can dispel some of those myths.

Keep ‘em coming! 👍

Spidermandan66 ,

Great info

A lot of great information Adam

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