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Soot levels #4480929
08/06/17 02:08 PM
08/06/17 02:08 PM
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Sav ga
NStuart Offline OP
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On my current sample at 30,000 miles on Schaeffer's Oil with amsoil bypass kit I sent two samples out one 2 Blackstone and 1 to Schaeffer's. this is the first sample I've sent out that I've got an actual soot rating on it came back as cautionary at 2.16, any insight on soot level so I did spin on a new set of full flows and add two gallons of makeup oil right after I sent the sample. what are the limits on soot?


Detroit14l 1m75k mi bp schaffer9k 30k oil
96 ram 5.9 gas 80k built tranny 5k m1
85 cj7 4.2 performance build. Schaeffer 9000
08 cbr600rr graffiti. T6
08 husky sm610 t6
Re: Soot levels [Re: NStuart] #4481129
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Per Detroit, the condemnation level is 4.5% as long as the oil meets Detroit spec.

I'm glad to see you got a report that includes soot. If it were me, I'd stick with a lab that does so. The soot being over 2% with bypass filters seems very high (I said the same of the insolubles that Blackstone reported), but I guess it may be just the nature of the duty the truck sees. If this is from the older of your engines, it could be due in part to the decreased efficiency of worn cylinders/ injectors combined with the duty cycle.

You're OK so far but keep a close watch until you have a bit more experience and history with the bypass/extended oci setup.

Last edited by dustyroads; 08/06/17 06:03 PM.

2013 F150 XLT 5.0 4X4 101k miles
Edge 5W-30 / Fram 10575
Re: Soot levels [Re: NStuart] #4481210
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NStuart Offline OP
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I also have another Blackstone report from the same 30k uoa coming. With the new full flow on and 2 gallons of make up oil I think I will retest at 40k


Detroit14l 1m75k mi bp schaffer9k 30k oil
96 ram 5.9 gas 80k built tranny 5k m1
85 cj7 4.2 performance build. Schaeffer 9000
08 cbr600rr graffiti. T6
08 husky sm610 t6

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