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#2498871 - 01/19/12 04:40 AM UOA article - how Blackstone processes UOAs
dnewton3 Offline



Registered: 05/14/07
Posts: 6367
Loc: Indianapolis, IN
For those interested in how a UOA is done at Blackstone, please refer to the article on the main home page.

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/used-oil-analysis-2/


Edited by dnewton3 (01/23/13 04:45 AM)
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#2498880 - 01/19/12 05:26 AM Re: UOA article [Re: dnewton3]
JAG Offline


Registered: 10/23/05
Posts: 4550
Loc: Fredericksburg, VA
Very cool and thank you for the article!

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#2498912 - 01/19/12 07:09 AM Re: UOA article [Re: dnewton3]
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Loc: MN
Fantastic article - written well. thumbsup

I hope my UOA is done today!
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#2498916 - 01/19/12 07:16 AM Re: UOA article [Re: dnewton3]
wwillson Offline

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Registered: 08/20/03
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Dave,

Thank you for braving the bad weather to drive to Blackstone to write this article!

Wayne

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#2498918 - 01/19/12 07:18 AM Re: UOA article [Re: dnewton3]
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Registered: 10/28/02
Posts: 46953
Loc: Duvall WA - Pacific NW USA
Good stuff. Now you can understand why zero um is the bottom limit for detected metal size.

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#2498941 - 01/19/12 07:52 AM Re: UOA article [Re: Pablo]
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Registered: 08/13/02
Posts: 222
Loc: Sedalia, Mo
its articles like this that makes BITOG the motor oil authority smile
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#2498971 - 01/19/12 08:33 AM Re: UOA article [Re: dnewton3]
Artem Offline


Registered: 10/30/10
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Awesome article. I never looked into how they get all the data, so this was interesting to me. Thanks! thumbsup
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#2499006 - 01/19/12 09:17 AM Re: UOA article [Re: dnewton3]
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Registered: 11/03/09
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Loc: New England
Wonder what people will say to their calibration/validation every day.

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#2499422 - 01/19/12 05:18 PM Re: UOA article [Re: dnewton3]
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Registered: 09/26/10
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Loc: SE Texas
Nice to see the process behind the results.

Thanks Dave for your time and efforts; I was in Chicago a few days ago, so I know that you did indeed brave the weather in Indiana...
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#2499515 - 01/19/12 06:47 PM Re: UOA article [Re: dnewton3]
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Very nice. Professional quality stuff, hope B_S keeps growing in their endeavors.
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#2751391 - 09/22/12 10:45 AM Re: UOA article [Re: dnewton3]
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Registered: 01/08/12
Posts: 8
Loc: VA
Very awesome.. good stuff

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#2891773 - 02/01/13 05:33 PM Re: UOA article [Re: dnewton3]
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Registered: 07/22/05
Posts: 10370
Loc: NorthEast
I am curious; when I send the oil to them, what can they find without me telling? Can they identify original viscosity, manufacturer etc?

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#3013957 - 05/26/13 01:34 PM Re: UOA article [Re: dnewton3]
killswitch83 Offline


Registered: 05/12/13
Posts: 75
Loc: Greenville, SC, USA
Getting around to viewing many of the articles written here, and I must say: brilliant research and article writing! I think I'll grab a UOA test kit ahead of my next OCI (never done it before, but considering my 99 Dodge Ram has 219500 on the odo, it's time). Thanks for the article, definitely well-worth my time smile
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#3015902 - 05/28/13 03:26 PM Re: UOA article - how Blackstone processes UOAs [Re: dnewton3]
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Registered: 05/28/13
Posts: 30
Loc: California
thanks for this now that I'm changing my own oil I plan on getting one of these done to see how the engine is doing

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#3245620 - 01/12/14 08:54 AM Re: UOA article - how Blackstone processes UOAs [Re: oilotaku]
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Registered: 01/08/14
Posts: 665
Loc: South
Just wanted to say that this company is one of the best I have ever worked with. Could not ask for nicer people.
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