Performing oil analysis tests to determine the presence of varnish in a system is challenging for a few reasons. The sample of oil that is obtained for analysis may not be indicative of the condition of the lubricating system. If the lubricant in a heavily varnished system is changed without performing a flush to remove the deposits, the new oil may initially indicate a low varnish potential even though there are deposits throughout the system.
The myth about a brilliant scientist developing a new invention to change our world is exactly that…a myth. It is well accepted that scientists, engineers and practitioners of all walks of life build upon other’s thoughts, inventions and ideas.