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Where are you getting UOA's Done? #4441188
06/25/17 02:49 PM
06/25/17 02:49 PM
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Gebo Offline OP
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Is there a "best" place to have your oil analysis done? My last one took 6 weeks. Is Napa the best place? Personal vehicles.


'98 LEX LS400 290K
'02 4Runner 230K
'05 Lex LS430 85K
'07 Lex GX470 65K
Amsoil in last two.
Schaeffer in the first two.

Re: Where are you getting UOA's Done? [Re: Gebo] #4441191
06/25/17 02:54 PM
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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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Escort IX

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Re: Where are you getting UOA's Done? [Re: Gebo] #4441224
06/25/17 03:24 PM
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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.


2015 Subaru Forester 2.5 engine/CVT
2015 Ford F250 w/Powerstroke
2016 Subaru Crosstrek CVT (wife's)
Re: Where are you getting UOA's Done? [Re: Gebo] #4441276
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Blackstone seems to sponsor this website, so I'd use it.


2014 NISSAN VERSA 5spd M/T- M1 EP 5w30 and M1 EP Filter. 5k OCI.
2011 CHEVY IMPALA 3.5ltrs - M1 HM 5w30 and M1 EP Filter. 3k OCI.
Re: Where are you getting UOA's Done? [Re: Gebo] #4441371
06/25/17 06:29 PM
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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.


2018 Mercedes Benz AMG GLC43 3.0L Bi-Turbo [Castrol Edge 0W-40 & Pur filter]
2018 Mercedes Benz C300 2.0L Turbo [Pennzoil Platinum 0W-40 & Mann filter]
Re: Where are you getting UOA's Done? [Re: Gebo] #4441524
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Another vote for Polaris. The usual turn around is within 48 hours of receipt.


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Re: Where are you getting UOA's Done? [Re: 2015_PSD] #4441551
06/25/17 10:16 PM
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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?


95 Cherokee 190K DELO 10W30, XG8
07 IS250 106K STP syn HM 10w30, FULL
04 YZF-R1 19K DELO 15w40, XG7317
99 HD XL1200S 21K VR1 20w50, NG1515
14 RX450h 40k Idemitsu 0w20, 57047
Re: Where are you getting UOA's Done? [Re: 2015_PSD] #4441952
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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."

Re: Where are you getting UOA's Done? [Re: Dyusik] #4441953
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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?

Re: Where are you getting UOA's Done? [Re: doyall] #4442943
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95 Cherokee 190K DELO 10W30, XG8
07 IS250 106K STP syn HM 10w30, FULL
04 YZF-R1 19K DELO 15w40, XG7317
99 HD XL1200S 21K VR1 20w50, NG1515
14 RX450h 40k Idemitsu 0w20, 57047
Re: Where are you getting UOA's Done? [Re: Dyusik] #4442968
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Originally Posted By: Dyusik


That could be the reason.

Re: Where are you getting UOA's Done? [Re: Gebo] #4443200
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Gebo Offline OP
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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.


'98 LEX LS400 290K
'02 4Runner 230K
'05 Lex LS430 85K
'07 Lex GX470 65K
Amsoil in last two.
Schaeffer in the first two.

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