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UOA article - how Blackstone processes UOAs #2498871
01/19/12 04:40 AM
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Indianapolis, IN
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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/

Last edited by dnewton3; 01/23/13 04:45 AM.

The act of preventative maintenance, in and of itself, is FAR MORE important than brand/grade/base choices among lubes and filters.
- under maintaining something is akin to abuse/neglect; that can kill equipment by shortening the lifespan
- over maintaining something has never been proven to be anything but a waste of time and money
Re: UOA article [Re: dnewton3] #2498880
01/19/12 05:26 AM
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Very cool and thank you for the article!

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

I hope my UOA is done today!


03 GMC Sierra 4x4 200k M1 0-40+PU
00 Saturn SL2 89 YO Lady Car 92k, Edge Ext
98 Saturn SC2 Rare "Red Hot" 165k, Edge Ext
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Re: UOA article [Re: dnewton3] #2498916
01/19/12 07:16 AM
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Naperville, IL
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Dave,

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

Wayne

Re: UOA article [Re: dnewton3] #2498918
01/19/12 07:18 AM
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Good stuff. Now you can understand why zero um is the bottom limit for detected metal size.


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Re: UOA article [Re: Pablo] #2498941
01/19/12 07:52 AM
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its articles like this that makes BITOG the motor oil authority smile


Re: UOA article [Re: dnewton3] #2498971
01/19/12 08:33 AM
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Florida
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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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Re: UOA article [Re: dnewton3] #2499006
01/19/12 09:17 AM
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Wonder what people will say to their calibration/validation every day.

Re: UOA article [Re: dnewton3] #2499422
01/19/12 05:18 PM
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Planet Earth
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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...

Re: UOA article [Re: dnewton3] #2499515
01/19/12 06:47 PM
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Very nice. Professional quality stuff, hope B_S keeps growing in their endeavors.


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Re: UOA article [Re: dnewton3] #2751391
09/22/12 09:45 AM
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Very awesome.. good stuff

Re: UOA article [Re: dnewton3] #2891773
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I am curious; when I send the oil to them, what can they find without me telling? Can they identify original viscosity, manufacturer etc?

Re: UOA article [Re: dnewton3] #3013957
05/26/13 12:34 PM
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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


2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4L

QSUD 5w30 and Fram Ultra XG9688
Re: UOA article - how Blackstone processes UOAs [Re: dnewton3] #3015902
05/28/13 02:26 PM
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California
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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

Re: UOA article - how Blackstone processes UOAs [Re: oilotaku] #3245620
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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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