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Old 07-12-2007, 10:20 PM   #21
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Spend $20 and do an oil analysis and get your money'* worth out of your dino/synthetic oil. Cheap insurance too, to protect your engine.

I'm running 15K on my diesel, at 10K now, and the analysis came back saying I'm good for another 10K.....
Do you take a sample and send off for analysis prior to the change?
What wjcollier is saying is parshally true. I take mine without draining....What'* the real point of doing it, then finding out you could have made that interval longer, and throwing out perfectly decent, useable oil?

I have a pump with a hose that can go down the dipstick tube and pull samples right from the pan, some what mess free (nothing with diesel'* are mess free lol), puts it right into a jar and off to http://www.oaitesting.com it goes. Usually only need about 4-5 oz for a good sample.

Costs about $20 or so, for a postage paid kit, which if you're interested, I can get it for you.....Here'* what I use to do mine:



Here'* the Sampling kit that I use.
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I have a Fumoto valve and it works well to take a sample.

Sorry to get off topic.

Oil Analysis are a worthwhile investment to keep track of your engines wear. Blackstone Labs just went up to $22.50 about two months age.
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