Jul 3rd, 2017 2:06 pm
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Jul 3rd, 2017 2:51 pm
Jul 3rd, 2017 3:14 pm
A single sample is not useful for an average driver.
Jul 3rd, 2017 3:27 pm
Jul 3rd, 2017 4:37 pm
What's the price per analysis? Was thinking about doing iy
Jul 3rd, 2017 6:48 pm
More than an oil change
Jul 3rd, 2017 7:07 pm
Here are the prices from last time I bought (a few years ago). I buy the 12 pack and usually share a few with friends.
Jul 3rd, 2017 7:54 pm
I am going to get it done just to see if things look normal, not interested in extending the drain interval.engineered wrote: ↑Jul 3rd, 2017 7:07 pm
it's most useful for trending the health of the oil/engine based on a baseline you've established.
However, you can compare the results to other owners of the same engine/car to get a rough idea. It can also tell you if you have excessive coolant/fuel/metal in your oil.
You can also compare your used oil to new oil from that vendor, to see if you need to change oil sooner or can run a longer interval.
Jul 3rd, 2017 9:24 pm
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Jul 4th, 2017 12:51 am
Jul 4th, 2017 8:18 am
As you can see in the post from engineered, there is information on the oil sample. The key is, what does it mean? While the company states "The condition of the oil is acceptably for the time in service" there are several items that over "baseline". Also, the sample was only 5000 kms of usage which is probably lower than the OEM recommended interval (may not be, dependent on vehicle). Does this mean the oil should be changed? Does that mean there is a potential problem?puska83 wrote: ↑Jul 4th, 2017 12:51 amThanks @Pete_Coach and @engineered for information I've seen on Mazda forum people doing it and thought its not a big cost to pay for peace of mind. Especially since I bought car used and want to know if there's some nasty surpise coming my way.
Will see to ask some friends to split the cost of the package.
Jul 9th, 2017 7:31 pm
Jul 10th, 2017 8:20 am
Dirt is constantly ingested into an engine. That is why oil turns black. Finding silicon in the oil is common.dm1111 wrote: ↑Jul 9th, 2017 7:31 pmI received my test results and it was high on AL and SI. The comments were they suspect that dirt was ingested and has caused abnormal wear. The analysis was an option to a pre purchase inspection. It did not cost much, so I did not mind paying for it, it just took some extra time.
This was going to be a second family car, but my mechanic advised me not to purchase it, so I did not.
Thanks to all for the comments and suggestions.