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

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Fantastic article - written well. thumbsup

I hope my UOA is done today!


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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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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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Awesome article. I never looked into how they get all the data, so this was interesting to me. Thanks! thumbsup


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Wonder what people will say to their calibration/validation every day.

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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...


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Very nice. Professional quality stuff, hope B_S keeps growing in their endeavors.


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Very awesome.. good stuff

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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?

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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


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Re: UOA article - how Blackstone processes UOAs [Re: dnewton3] #3015902 05/28/13 02:26 PM
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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

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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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