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#3417189 - 07/07/14 02:09 PM What is the typical turnaround for oil analysis?
Bookmaker Offline


Registered: 01/19/08
Posts: 119
Loc: Virginia, USA
Just wondering.

I popped a sample in the mail to Blackstone two weeks ago and haven't heard back yet.

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#3417211 - 07/07/14 02:55 PM Re: What is the typical turnaround for oil analysis? [Re: Bookmaker]
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
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Loc: Upstate NY
It depends. My problem is that some samples I have sent out never make it to the first USPS sorting station for 2 or 3 weeks.
Once at Polaris, it takes only a few days.

I have no idea what the post office is doing.
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#3417214 - 07/07/14 02:58 PM Re: What is the typical turnaround for oil analysis? [Re: Bookmaker]
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Once they receive the sample, it's typically 2 days, sometimes 3.

They might be slightly backed up due to the holiday. I would certainly call and ask if they have even received it yet. First class mail is VERY slow sometimes.
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#3417252 - 07/07/14 03:48 PM Re: What is the typical turnaround for oil analysis? [Re: dparm]
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Registered: 11/22/11
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Loc: Lima, Ohio, USA
Originally Posted By: dparm
Once they receive the sample, it's typically 2 days, sometimes 3.

They might be slightly backed up due to the holiday. I would certainly call and ask if they have even received it yet. First class mail is VERY slow sometimes.


+1
The Last sample i sent in, was mailed on june 7th. I finally got the report from blackstone on June 25th.
by which time i had just considered it lost in the mail.
I'm only an hour drive from them, mail to Ft.Wayne from here is Normally 1-2 days, 3 tops.


Edited by earlyre (07/07/14 03:53 PM)
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#3417275 - 07/07/14 04:04 PM Re: What is the typical turnaround for oil analysis? [Re: Bookmaker]
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I mailed my last sample to them April 7th. They claim they have still not received.
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#3417278 - 07/07/14 04:10 PM Re: What is the typical turnaround for oil analysis? [Re: Bookmaker]
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You guys need to mail them in a separate small box and answer no to the questions about being hazardous.

I mailed mine first class this way and it was there in a few days and I had results the day after they received the sample at Blackstone.
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#3417405 - 07/07/14 05:51 PM Re: What is the typical turnaround for oil analysis? [Re: Bookmaker]
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Registered: 12/08/10
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It's been awhile since I sent a sample to Blackstone, but I always send it flat rate priority with tracking. If I send it Monday, the latest I get my email report is Thursday but usually Wednesday.
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#3417522 - 07/07/14 07:40 PM Re: What is the typical turnaround for oil analysis? [Re: Bookmaker]
dustyroads Offline


Registered: 05/13/13
Posts: 409
Loc: upstate NY
I have sent twelve samples to Blackstone and all but one were done the same day they arrived. Regardless of the lab you use, send out the sample in a box or big envelope and send it out with tracking.

Years ago, I sent samples in the provided bottle with prepaid first class postage (stamped into the bottle) and some never made it to the lab....very frustrating.
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#3417566 - 07/07/14 08:33 PM Re: What is the typical turnaround for oil analysis? [Re: Bookmaker]
Bookmaker Offline


Registered: 01/19/08
Posts: 119
Loc: Virginia, USA
Lessons learned on how to send it. I'll definitely use a small box next time. I did mark that it was not hazardous.

Hopefully I'll get the results eventually. The sample was from a 9,000 mile run in my Silverado.

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#3429141 - 07/19/14 09:14 AM Re: What is the typical turnaround for oil analysis? [Re: Bookmaker]
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 14561
Loc: Upstate NY
I am still having post office issues with sending my samples to Polaris. They are tracked as leaving Nassau NY and should be tracked as arriving in Albany (sorting) within a few hours. They have not arrived in Albany in 2 weeks.

Yet at some point they will arrive at Polaris and be processed. They always do.

Post office transit time = 3 weeks, Polaris processing = 2 days.
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#3460575 - 08/20/14 06:09 PM Re: What is the typical turnaround for oil analysis? [Re: Bookmaker]
Apollo14 Offline


Registered: 08/18/14
Posts: 884
Loc: CA
I put a few samples into a USPS Priority Mail padded envelope and they reached the lab in the promised 2 days.

I avoided putting the word "Oil" on the address label.

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