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#4441188 - 06/25/17 02:49 PM Where are you getting UOA's Done?
Gebo Offline


Registered: 09/18/02
Posts: 2077
Loc: VA
Is there a "best" place to have your oil analysis done? My last one took 6 weeks. Is Napa the best place? Personal vehicles.
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#4441191 - 06/25/17 02:54 PM Re: Where are you getting UOA's Done? [Re: Gebo]
subzerospeed Offline


Registered: 03/22/17
Posts: 27
Loc: Canada
with the exception of being a virgin oil analyzer haha, ive recently sent my used Redline 530 oil to blackstone labs. probably worse and better places to go but whatever. im sure i will get what im looking for from the lab report.
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#4441224 - 06/25/17 03:24 PM Re: Where are you getting UOA's Done? [Re: Gebo]
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 20446
Loc: Upstate NY
NAPA is the most reasonable priced considering they do TBN for $16. And you don't get the annoying Blackstone comments.

If you want quick, put the sample container in a box or envelope. Takes 2x or 3x as long in the mail if you mail the cylinder by itself.
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#4441276 - 06/25/17 04:33 PM Re: Where are you getting UOA's Done? [Re: Gebo]
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Registered: 05/31/17
Posts: 127
Loc: South Texas Rancho
Blackstone seems to sponsor this website, so I'd use it.
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#4441371 - 06/25/17 06:29 PM Re: Where are you getting UOA's Done? [Re: Gebo]
2015_PSD Offline


Registered: 09/26/10
Posts: 7231
Loc: SE Texas
Amsoil/Polaris. $19.50 and includes TBN or TAN depending on oil type. They are a fully ISO certified lab and their testing results and commentary are much more scientific than any other lab I have used.
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#4441524 - 06/25/17 09:37 PM Re: Where are you getting UOA's Done? [Re: Gebo]
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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 432
Loc: USA
Another vote for Polaris. The usual turn around is within 48 hours of receipt.
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#4441551 - 06/25/17 10:16 PM Re: Where are you getting UOA's Done? [Re: 2015_PSD]
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Registered: 09/26/14
Posts: 1978
Loc: US-WA
Originally Posted By: 2015_PSD
Amsoil/Polaris. $19.50 and includes TBN or TAN depending on oil type. They are a fully ISO certified lab and their testing results and commentary are much more scientific than any other lab I have used.

I played 10 bucks over that, did the price change?
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#4441952 - 06/26/17 12:48 PM Re: Where are you getting UOA's Done? [Re: 2015_PSD]
doyall Offline


Registered: 06/26/03
Posts: 493
Loc: LA (Lower Alabama)
Originally Posted By: 2015_PSD
... Polaris ... commentary are much more scientific than any other lab I have used.


Or "canned" as the case may be.

I was having repeated problems getting fuel dilution tested by gas chromatography and emailed Polaris about how to resolve the situation. This is part of the response I got: "We have an automated, expert computer system that can send samples directly to customers if no data is flagged for being abnormal. Your sample was sent without a person seeing it [note to analyst via on-line submission] and reading your note."

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#4441953 - 06/26/17 12:53 PM Re: Where are you getting UOA's Done? [Re: Dyusik]
doyall Offline


Registered: 06/26/03
Posts: 493
Loc: LA (Lower Alabama)
Originally Posted By: Dyusik
Originally Posted By: 2015_PSD
Amsoil/Polaris. $19.50 and includes TBN or TAN depending on oil type. They are a fully ISO certified lab and their testing results and commentary are much more scientific than any other lab I have used.

I played 10 bucks over that, did the price change?


Where are you buying it?

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#4442943 - 06/27/17 03:49 PM Re: Where are you getting UOA's Done? [Re: doyall]
Dyusik Offline


Registered: 09/26/14
Posts: 1978
Loc: US-WA
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#4442968 - 06/27/17 04:22 PM Re: Where are you getting UOA's Done? [Re: Dyusik]
doyall Offline


Registered: 06/26/03
Posts: 493
Loc: LA (Lower Alabama)
Originally Posted By: Dyusik


That could be the reason.

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#4443200 - 06/27/17 09:12 PM Re: Where are you getting UOA's Done? [Re: Gebo]
Gebo Offline


Registered: 09/18/02
Posts: 2077
Loc: VA
What is the difference between the cheaper and more expensive Amsoil/Poalris Oil analysis kits? I've tried to see sample pages of each analysis but can't.
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