This is an oil that we are looking into for our race cars. Does anyone know where 14 ppm of nickel would come from in a virgin oil sample? What about the vanadium and barium? The base oil is a blend of 1-decene, homopolymer PAO and 1-decene, trimer PAO. The ZDDP is short-chained secondary type. The moly is all tri-nuclear. Let me know what you think. EDIT: The VOA seems difficult to read on here when loaded. Here's the data. Iron: 0 Chromium: 1 Nickel: 14 Aluminum: 0 Copper: 3 Lead: 0 Tin: 0 Cadmium: 0 Silver: 0 Vanadium: 4 Silicon: 23 Sodium: 17 Potassium: 0 Titanium: 0 Molybdenum: 1747 Antimony: 0 Manganese: 0 Lithium: 0 Boron: 118 Magnesium: 4 Calcium: 2488 Barium: 8 Phosphorus: 790 Zinc: 947 KV100 = 10.2 cSt TBN = 8.72 Oxidation = 11 Nitration = 5 This is a VIRGIN oil sample, not used. OAI screwed that up so ignore the comments.