To keep myself awake while watching TV in the evenings, I will read other aviation magazines or pull them up on the internet. One of the main purposes for this is to learn what the latest in aviation lubrication thinking is. The other is for a good laugh.
Recently, I was reading an article on aviation lubrication do’s and don’ts. The author had evidently worked in the aviation industry and had a few good points.
However, he made a statement to the effect that the only two ways to get rid of moisture in the oil was to change the oil or add this additive that, I assume, he was advertising or selling.
I read the article over several times, and he never mentioned the best way, which is evaporation. This is like talking about Dec. 25 and not mentioning Christmas (and I hope you all had a merry one). [Read more…]