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#3293206 - 02/24/14 07:50 PM 2014 Ford Explorer | 1st Two UOAs | 3,947 & 1,905
2010_FX4 Offline


Registered: 09/26/10
Posts: 3964
Loc: USA
Gang,

Here are the first two UOAs from the Explorer as predicted a larger majority of the break-in metals were in the first OC and tapered off nicely in the second one. I installed Kendall GT-1 0W-20 after the second UOA and plan to see how the iOLM runs in conjunction with another UOA at 7,500 oil miles or so. Blackstone comments for both UOAs are below; enjoy!

1st UOA Comments: There's nothing unusual in this factory sample from your new Explorer. High metals and silicon are common in factory oils. The metal is from new parts wearing in and silicon shows harmless factor sealers. We looked ahead and things look a lot better in the next sample. It may take a couple of oil changes, but this engine should look like universal averages soon. They show typical wear levels for this type of engine after about 6,000 miles on the oil. No fuel or coolant showed up and the oil filter kept insolubles low.


2nd UOA Comments: Here's the lower wear we mentioned. You even went twice as long as last time and still got improvements. The wear-in stuff is washing out nicely. Copper is still pretty high, but that metal tends to take a while to wash out and there was more of it to start with. Silicon can take a while to wash out too, but the improvement is still a good sign that the air filter is getting the job done. You'll notice titanium and sodium here, but they're just additives in the oil itself and not harmful. The viscosity is correct for a 5W/20 with no fuel or coolant found; doing okay.

Code:
Year:  2014			Make:   Ford
Model: Explorer Limited		Engine: 3.5L TiVCT FFV
						
 
Date:		                   02/14	12/13
Oil Brand/Type:			   MS5K 	MC
Oil Viscosity:	                   5W-20	5W-20
API Service:	             	   SN  		SN
Oil Filter:		  	   MC		OEM
Air Filter:		           MC		MC
Lab:		               	   BLKST	BLKST
				       
Vehicle Mileage:	           5,852	1,905
Oil Mileage:	               	   3,947	1,905  
                                   		 
Make-Up Oil:                   	   0.0 		0.0
                                    	 	
Aluminum:		           6		19	
Chromium		           0		0
Iron:			           8		16
Copper:			           74		184
Lead:			           1		2
Tin:			           0		0
Molybdenum:		           12		71
Nickel:			           0		1
Manganese:		           11		35
Silver:			      	   0		0
Titanium:		     	   24		0
Potassium:		     	   5		6
Boron:			      	   17		168
Silicon:	             	   34		89
Sodium:			    	   293		10
Calcium:	              	   1685		1934
Magnesium:		      	   8		8
Phosphorus:		      	   622		726
Zinc:			       	   693		741
Barium:			       	   0		1

SUS Viscosity @ 210F		   53.8		50.9
cSt Visc. @ 100C	      	   8.43		7.53
Flashpoint in F		   430		400

                              	 	  
Fuel %				   <0.5		<0.5
Antifreeze %			    0.0		 0.0	
Water %				    0.0		 0.0
Insolubles %			    TR		 TR
TBN				    ---		 ---
TAN				    ---		 ---
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2010 F-150 FX4......M1 EP 0W-20 SN + FU......(Last OC @ 136.7K)
2014 Explorer LTD......M1 AFE 0W-20 SN + FU......(Last OC @ 23.2K)

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#3293216 - 02/24/14 07:55 PM Re: 2014 Ford Explorer | 1st Two UOAs | 3,947 & 1,905 [Re: 2010_FX4]
gregk24 Offline


Registered: 04/13/13
Posts: 3774
Loc: FL, USA
Nice drop in wear metals
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#3293228 - 02/24/14 08:05 PM Re: 2014 Ford Explorer | 1st Two UOAs | 3,947 & 1,905 [Re: 2010_FX4]
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 15208
Loc: Upstate NY
Not sure what the point is in UOAs that start before 20K? If it looks good, you say "good" if it looks bad you say "break-in".
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#3293248 - 02/24/14 08:15 PM Re: 2014 Ford Explorer | 1st Two UOAs | 3,947 & 1,905 [Re: Donald]
2010_FX4 Offline


Registered: 09/26/10
Posts: 3964
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: Donald
Not sure what the point is in UOAs that start before 20K? If it looks good, you say "good" if it looks bad you say "break-in".
Trending...
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2010 F-150 FX4......M1 EP 0W-20 SN + FU......(Last OC @ 136.7K)
2014 Explorer LTD......M1 AFE 0W-20 SN + FU......(Last OC @ 23.2K)

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#3293499 - 02/25/14 05:01 AM Re: 2014 Ford Explorer | 1st Two UOAs | 3,947 & 1,905 [Re: 2010_FX4]
Garak Offline


Registered: 12/05/09
Posts: 13189
Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Originally Posted By: 2010_FX4
Trending...

Yes, get on that. We all know you're not known for having properly trended UOAs and using them only as toys. wink
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Plain, simple Garak.

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#3293758 - 02/25/14 10:48 AM Re: 2014 Ford Explorer | 1st Two UOAs | 3,947 & 1,905 [Re: 2010_FX4]
rbarrios Offline


Registered: 05/28/10
Posts: 182
Loc: Los Angeles,CA
I agree.
get a nice history from the beginning....

I also like to start to increase the oil change interval to compare to the OLM...

See how they compare.
Then decide if Ill follow the OLM....

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#3294089 - 02/25/14 03:59 PM Re: 2014 Ford Explorer | 1st Two UOAs | 3,947 & 1,905 [Re: Garak]
2010_FX4 Offline


Registered: 09/26/10
Posts: 3964
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: Garak
Originally Posted By: 2010_FX4
Trending...

Yes, get on that. We all know you're not known for having properly trended UOAs and using them only as toys. wink

cheers
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2010 F-150 FX4......M1 EP 0W-20 SN + FU......(Last OC @ 136.7K)
2014 Explorer LTD......M1 AFE 0W-20 SN + FU......(Last OC @ 23.2K)

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#3295986 - 02/27/14 09:12 AM Re: 2014 Ford Explorer | 1st Two UOAs | 3,947 & 1,905 [Re: 2010_FX4]
walk23 Offline


Registered: 05/16/11
Posts: 560
Loc: TX - TEXAS
Nice approach in flushing out break in wear metals.
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