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Mailing in UOA sampled #4467041
07/22/17 10:57 AM
07/22/17 10:57 AM
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Upstate NY
Donald Offline OP
Donald  Offline OP
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As others have mentioned before mailing in a sample in the round container adds 2 weeks onto processing time. My samples always got there but probably waited on a round desk for 2 weeks in some central post office.

Took same round container and placed in padded envelope (reuse of one) and mailed on Tue and received on Thur. Postage was within a few cents of mailing just round container.

This UOA will determine if I should change oil or not so I wanted it ASAP, other times it's more for a trend and response time is not that important.


2015 Subaru Forester 2.5 engine/CVT
2015 Ford F250 w/Powerstroke
2016 Subaru Crosstrek CVT (wife's)
Re: Mailing in UOA sampled [Re: Donald] #4467047
07/22/17 11:04 AM
07/22/17 11:04 AM
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Is this from your truck with the bypass filter?
How many miles are on the sample?


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Mailing in UOA sampled [Re: Donald] #4467057
07/22/17 11:11 AM
07/22/17 11:11 AM
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Blackstone just emailed me that they are now offering free postage.

Now I just need to get a round to it.


Multiple Diesel and Gasoline vehicles
Re: Mailing in UOA sampled [Re: Linctex] #4467112
07/22/17 12:04 PM
07/22/17 12:04 PM
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Upstate NY
Donald Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: Linctex
Is this from your truck with the bypass filter?
How many miles are on the sample?


Roughly 7500. Sample taken when OLM said to change oil.


2015 Subaru Forester 2.5 engine/CVT
2015 Ford F250 w/Powerstroke
2016 Subaru Crosstrek CVT (wife's)
Re: Mailing in UOA sampled [Re: ArcticDriver] #4467115
07/22/17 12:07 PM
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Donald Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: ArcticDriver
Blackstone just emailed me that they are now offering free postage.

Now I just need to get a round to it.


It's not free. They are just offering post paid postage. You pay for it one way or the other.

How much is Blackstone with TBN and postage?

NAPA is $16 + $3 postage, TBN included.


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2015 Ford F250 w/Powerstroke
2016 Subaru Crosstrek CVT (wife's)
Re: Mailing in UOA sampled [Re: Donald] #4467141
07/22/17 01:03 PM
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Originally Posted By: Donald
Originally Posted By: ArcticDriver
Blackstone just emailed me that they are now offering free postage.

Now I just need to get a round to it.


It's not free. They are just offering post paid postage. You pay for it one way or the other.

How much is Blackstone with TBN and postage?

NAPA is $16 + $3 postage, TBN included.


Blackstone:
Return postage is now paid by Blackstone. The labels on our black mailers have a bar code on them. If you have that sort of label, and you're mailing your kit from within the US, you’re all set; just drop the kit in the mail.
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So then Blackstone charges for the shipping at the time they do the test fee?

Thanks


Multiple Diesel and Gasoline vehicles
Re: Mailing in UOA sampled [Re: Donald] #4467160
07/22/17 01:20 PM
07/22/17 01:20 PM
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I always mail the UOA sample bottle in a padded envelope so posties don't mess with it,
they easily consider oil a "hazardous goods" and delay it or pull it from the mails!

Why take a chance? You all wait months to see what the results are at a OCI!

I take 2 samples and save one as a back-up. So far using padded envelopes, no samples have been
lost!

Re: Mailing in UOA sampled [Re: Donald] #4467241
07/22/17 03:45 PM
07/22/17 03:45 PM
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Upstate NY
Donald Offline OP
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Blackstone is $28 plus $10 for TBN.

NAPA is $16 for analysis including TBN.
You pay postage of about $3.

So roughly Blackstone is 2x NAPA.


2015 Subaru Forester 2.5 engine/CVT
2015 Ford F250 w/Powerstroke
2016 Subaru Crosstrek CVT (wife's)
Re: Mailing in UOA sampled [Re: Donald] #4467347
07/22/17 06:18 PM
07/22/17 06:18 PM
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Chicago, IL
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I always put it in a small box and mail them through USPS first class ($2.77). I also write in the sample form that they e-mail the results. I dropped it in the blue box July 11th, received an e-mail with the results July 18th. This is with the Wix/NAPA UOA kits.


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