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#997181 - 09/26/07 06:51 AM Where to Get a Coolant Analysis Done?
srl1104 Offline


Registered: 05/23/07
Posts: 75
Loc: Wyoming
Although I am familiar with oil analysis, I am new to the field of coolant analysis. I am needing to get the coolant tested in my BMW and I am wandering what companies do coolant testing and which one(s) you would recommend?

Thanks in Advance!
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#997182 - 09/26/07 05:55 PM Re: Where to Get a Coolant Analysis Done? [Re: srl1104]
benjamming Offline


Registered: 01/03/04
Posts: 5680
Loc: northern Alabama
CAT labs will usually do this. You can check with Blackstone, but I doubt it. I would certainly email Terry Dyson @ Dyson Analsyis to see if he can help. He would be my 1st choice.

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#997183 - 11/03/07 07:07 PM Re: Where to Get a Coolant Analysis Done? [Re: benjamming]
btanchors Offline


Registered: 04/10/04
Posts: 570
Loc: Herndon, VA
Analysts, Inc., does Coolant Analysis. I just ordered a kit from them for taking a sample. Total cost of the kit and analysis is $30.00. I will be posting my results in a couple of weeks. The website is http://www.analystsinc.com.

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#1055096 - 12/31/07 10:32 AM Re: Where to Get a Coolant Analysis Done? [Re: btanchors]
LuckyDog Offline


Registered: 01/02/07
Posts: 33
Loc: Louisiana, USA
Have you received the results, yet?
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#1055226 - 12/31/07 02:21 PM Re: Where to Get a Coolant Analysis Done? [Re: LuckyDog]
btanchors Offline


Registered: 04/10/04
Posts: 570
Loc: Herndon, VA
LuckyDog,

Thanks for the reminder! I was so focused on the Engine and Transmission that I forgot all about the Radiator Coolant. I do indeed have the results - See the image below. Note the report indicates abnormal conditions - because of lack of ELC (Extended Life Coolant) Rust inhibitor. Note I am NOT using Extended Life Coolant - I am using the normal Toyota Long Life Red (NOT their Super Long Life Pink) so the fact that it is missing the ELC additive is not surprising. As far as I can tell, otherwise, the report seems good. The only thing I could use some feedback on is the NITR ppm reading - The report seems to indicate normal - but how good a reading is 600ppm? Fair, good, great, what?

Regards...


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#1324286 - 12/28/08 09:05 PM Re: Where to Get a Coolant Analysis Done? [Re: btanchors]
ZZman Offline


Registered: 03/17/08
Posts: 4230
Loc: Michigan
Fair. You should be over 1,000 for Nitrates. If you are not using ELC the PH would be a little low.

See this: http://www.polarislabs1.com/pdf/CoolantGuide.pdf


Edited by ZZman (12/28/08 09:10 PM)
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#2576980 - 03/23/12 08:40 AM Re: Where to Get a Coolant Analysis Done? [Re: srl1104]
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Registered: 08/29/11
Posts: 171
Loc: arlington, tx
OAI also does coolant testing.
http://www.oaitesting.com/
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#2583500 - 03/29/12 11:27 AM Re: Where to Get a Coolant Analysis Done? [Re: btanchors]
Loobed Offline


Registered: 07/20/07
Posts: 3742
Loc: Northern California, USA
Originally Posted By: btanchors
LuckyDog,





Why is there so much Moly? At least that is what it looks like, but I can't see it clearly.
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