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#3383664 - 05/29/14 12:32 AM Re: The reliability of UOA's and what they mean to you [Re: widman]
MolaKule Offline


Registered: 06/05/02
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Originally Posted By: widman
One point I always make.

Oil analysis is a science.
Interpreting the report is an art


And a single snapshot is usually worthless.
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#3384790 - 05/30/14 10:54 AM Re: The reliability of UOA's and what they mean to you [Re: MolaKule]
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Originally Posted By: MolaKule
And a single snapshot is usually worthless.

Agreed. It's mainly about trending, looking for anomalies.

Although, a single UOA with very high fuel or glycol content can provide immediate value.
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