Nice cheap shot.I'll bet you're a real hoot at parties.
I get a few drinks in me and you'll be inundated with more than you ever wanted to know about power generation. Really though, I don't do much in the way of parties, I prefer a campfire, a few good friends, some ATV's and some firearms.
It really isn't though.Yes, he can do exactly what he described. And the majority of people will get it. It's a generalization that, while not technically correct, is understood by most people in casual conversation.
Fuel dilution as a driver of viscosity loss has only really entered the conversation on here in recent years, I know, because I've been one of the few people pushing for it to be recognized and calling it out when it is observed.
Historically, all viscosity loss was called "shear", not because people understood the difference and were just being lazy or casual, but because with Blackstone not properly measuring fuel dilution, the assumption was that what was being observed was in fact shear.
I was polite and actually made the effort to thank him for his comment on working on his verbiage. I'm not trying to be a **** or a "party pooper" or however you want to label me, this is a subject where the difference means something and is right to be called out.