About this event
Join us for a great Tech Talk video-teleconference (VTC) on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 11 am Eastern Daylight Time. Certified Tribologist Lake Speed Jr. will discuss motor oils in detail to help you determine what motor oil you should be using in your older Mercedes engine. There are a lot of myths about motor oils and Lake will provide the facts and the science upon which it's based. He was forced to learn about oils when he was working for Joe Gibbs Racing, and after losing an oil sponsor they went to an off the shelf oil. Immediately, they started having cam failures when running newly rebuilt engines on the dyno. This prompted them to "design" their own oil, and it provides lessons that Mercedes owners need to know to properly maintain older Mercedes. Of note, Lake's daily driver is a 1983 Mercedes 240D, so he also has a special interest in diesel engine oils. Lake is currently the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Total Seal Piston Rings.
IMPORTANT ZOOM VTC SECURITY NOTE: We are very well aware of security issues that have been brought to light over the last several months concerning ZOOM VTCs. ZOOM has implemented many security fixes over the last year and we have also instituted a number of security precautions, which include a set of ground rules that will be covered at the start of the presentation. As these ground rules constitute part of our security system, it is important to follow them.
You must login with your first and last name. You may have to change you display name when you log into Zoom. No participants will be admitted who are using pseudonyms i.e. such as firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, Jims ipad, or jimsphone, etc Once you log in you should change you login name in Zoom if it is anything other than your first and last name.
After you register, you will get a confirmation email - make sure you get this because this email address is the one we'll use to send you the the link to the ZOOM meeting. We will send this out just after noon the day before the tech session. If you don't get the confirmation, contact the registrar.
We will plan to have the ZOOM meeting up by 10:40 a.m. so we can hopefully get technical issues out of the way. Don’t wait to register, as we are limited to only 250 attendees. For questions, contact Gary Edwards by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (757) 831-9556.
If you don't get the confirmation email, then either you aren't registered or your email address is incorrect in motorsportreg - and you won't have the information you need to get in to the meeting. Contact Gary if you have problems with this.
After you register, you will get a confirmation email - make sure you get this because this email address is the one we'll use to send you the the link to the ZOOM meeting. We will send this out just after noon the day before the tech session. If you don't get the confirmation, contact the registrar. It is best to download the ZOOM app before you try to get into the VTC (like on Friday).