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#1441429 - 04/21/09 08:33 PM NAPA oil analysis kit
saaber1 Offline


Registered: 11/28/07
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Saw these on NAPA website and they look just like the blackstone bottles and pump. Does anybody know anything about oil analysis from NAPA? It's $14.29, is that for the bottle or for the test? What lab does the test?

http://www.napaonline.com/MasterPages/NO...il+Analysis+Kit

http://www.napaonline.com/MasterPages/NO...il+Analysis+Kit
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#1441439 - 04/21/09 08:44 PM Re: NAPA oil analysis kit [Re: saaber1]
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I saw those several weeks ago and meant to start this same thread!
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#1441480 - 04/21/09 09:54 PM Re: NAPA oil analysis kit [Re: chevrofreak]
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Wow, I'm also interested in this. I might swing by NAPA later in the week to pick up some other stuff, if I do go there I'll ask about these...assuming I remember to

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#1441482 - 04/21/09 09:57 PM Re: NAPA oil analysis kit [Re: saaber1]
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I find it interesting that they keep mentioning WIX.
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#1441483 - 04/21/09 09:58 PM Re: NAPA oil analysis kit [Re: rshunter]
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#1441516 - 04/21/09 11:00 PM Re: NAPA oil analysis kit [Re: rshunter]
sicko Offline


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 Originally Posted By: rshunter


Thanks for the info, I was looking at the lab they cited on there, however I can't find a sample report at all.

I don't mean to start anything, believe me that's not my intent, but if that's the same sample hardware that blackstone uses, does this lab also do Blackstone's testing? The "Private Label Program" info on the lab's site made me wonder

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#1441519 - 04/21/09 11:25 PM Re: NAPA oil analysis kit [Re: sicko]
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I've seen another company reselling Staveley Services' analysis, but their name escapes me at the moment. It wasn't Blackstone though...
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#1441523 - 04/21/09 11:33 PM Re: NAPA oil analysis kit [Re: rshunter]
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Here's the NAPA page about their fluid analysis services. Anyone else notice a similarity? It makes you wonder if NAPA doesn't just leave everything filtration related entirely up to WIX.
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#1441833 - 04/22/09 11:01 AM Re: NAPA oil analysis kit [Re: rshunter]
Pistons23 Offline


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hmmmmm, im going to have to give them a call about this. ill report what i find.

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#1441871 - 04/22/09 11:44 AM Re: NAPA oil analysis kit [Re: Pistons23]
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So is that price supposed to include the actual lab analysis as well?
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#1441992 - 04/22/09 01:45 PM Re: NAPA oil analysis kit [Re: rshunter]
rshunter Offline


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 Originally Posted By: rshunter
Here's the NAPA page about their fluid analysis services. Anyone else notice a similarity? It makes you wonder if NAPA doesn't just leave everything filtration related entirely up to WIX.


DOH! I guess it would have helped if I'd have remembered to actually include the link, now wouldn't it? Well, here it is... http://www.napafilters.com/products/filterfacts/fluidanalysissystem.asp
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#1442708 - 04/23/09 05:45 AM Re: NAPA oil analysis kit [Re: rshunter]
21Rouge Offline


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So does this Napa vacuum pump accommodate the Blackstone sample bottles? Are the diameter and threads of sample bottles standard?

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#1442875 - 04/23/09 09:31 AM Re: NAPA oil analysis kit [Re: 21Rouge]
saaber1 Offline


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It looks to be the same pump. Check out the pump on blackstone's website to compare. I think blackstone pump may be cheaper but have to pay shipping.?
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#1442884 - 04/23/09 09:35 AM Re: NAPA oil analysis kit [Re: saaber1]
saaber1 Offline


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regarding earlier posts about whether blackstone uses stavely, my guess is that staveley/napa, and blackstone all use the same sample bottles, storage bottles, and pump and that is why they all look the same. That doesn't mean blackstone uses staveley to do their analysis etc. but I am sure blackstone would tell you if asked who they farm out work to for the analyses they do not do themselves.
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"when 5W30 is cold, ...the oil is 35 weight (5+30),...20 w 50 starts at 70 and warms up to 50"
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#1443010 - 04/23/09 11:47 AM Re: NAPA oil analysis kit [Re: saaber1]
21Rouge Offline


Registered: 06/04/05
Posts: 1952
Loc: Vinegar Hill
I dropped by my local Napa (CANADA). The cost will be $80 plus tax! (approx $65 US)


Edited by 21Rouge (04/23/09 11:49 AM)

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