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#4622716 - 01/03/18 12:51 PM Castrol 5w-30; 13k mi; 61k mile on Toyota 4.0L
CrackyWainwright Offline


Registered: 01/15/16
Posts: 122
Loc: Alabama
Here's my first oil analysis. I don't know if these results are good or not from the numbers and comments. 2013 Toyota Tacoma 4x4, 4.0L V6; 13,000 mile OCI on Castrol Edge EP 5W-30 and Fram Ultra filter; 61,000 miles on engine at the time of oil change.




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#4622724 - 01/03/18 12:56 PM Re: My First Blackstone Oil Analysis Report [Re: CrackyWainwright]
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The air filter is the most important oil filter.
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#4622732 - 01/03/18 01:05 PM Re: My First Blackstone Oil Analysis Report [Re: CrackyWainwright]
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When was the air filter last changed and what brand is in there now?

I would go with a Fram or an oem one second. I looked at various brand air filters and many of them looked super cheap/flimsy etc...

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#4622737 - 01/03/18 01:08 PM Re: My First Blackstone Oil Analysis Report [Re: CrackyWainwright]
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Definitely check your air intake for any leaks and get a new air filter if you havenít changed it in a while.
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#4622742 - 01/03/18 01:13 PM Re: My First Blackstone Oil Analysis Report [Re: CrackyWainwright]
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Air intake needs to be checked.
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#4622747 - 01/03/18 01:19 PM Re: My First Blackstone Oil Analysis Report [Re: CrackyWainwright]
i_hate_autofraud Offline


Registered: 05/19/16
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Where's the TBN reading? Total Base Number tells you how exhausted the oil is, TBN of 1-2 or less - replace!

Surprised it's blank, they charge extra for that? See bottom of report.

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#4622752 - 01/03/18 01:23 PM Re: My First Blackstone Oil Analysis Report [Re: CrackyWainwright]
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Yes blackstone charges an additional $10 for TBN.
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#4622797 - 01/03/18 02:10 PM Re: My First Blackstone Oil Analysis Report [Re: CrackyWainwright]
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Silcon is really high.

Stop dirt from getting in the engine,
and the aluminum numbers will come way down, even with 13,000 miles.
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#4622805 - 01/03/18 02:17 PM Re: My First Blackstone Oil Analysis Report [Re: CT8]
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Originally Posted By: CT8
The air filter is the most important oil filter.
This^^^^

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#4622810 - 01/03/18 02:23 PM Re: My First Blackstone Oil Analysis Report [Re: FZ1]
SatinSilver Offline


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Right with the air filters but many of them out there are pretty flimsy looking. So a Fram or oem would be my first two choices in that order.

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#4622852 - 01/03/18 03:07 PM Re: My First Blackstone Oil Analysis Report [Re: CrackyWainwright]
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Loc: Toronto
Why do you guys think it needs a new air filter? Air filter efficiency should improve as the filter gets dirtier/loads up.
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#4622885 - 01/03/18 03:47 PM Re: My First Blackstone Oil Analysis Report [Re: dgunay]
Danh Offline


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Originally Posted By: dgunay
Why do you guys think it needs a new air filter? Air filter efficiency should improve as the filter gets dirtier/loads up.


Fair enough, but if you have an inferior quality air filter, more contaminants can get through. And it will give you and opportunity to check the intake system and filter fit for leaks.

I think you may be extending your intervals a bit too far. Iron is the one wear metal that should be proportional to miles and yours is high compared to universal averages on that basis. The aluminum number seems high as well. If it were me, I'd do the air filter routine and reduce the OCI quite a bit, especially if it includes winter driving conditions.

If you're inclined to do another UOA, consider Polaris/Oil Analyzers Inc. They're cheaper, provide TBN and measure fuel dilution directly. They don't provide customized commentary or universal averages, but I think you know those now.

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#4622903 - 01/03/18 03:59 PM Re: My First Blackstone Oil Analysis Report [Re: dgunay]
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Registered: 10/22/09
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Loc: Wet side WA
Originally Posted By: dgunay
Why do you guys think it needs a new air filter? Air filter efficiency should improve as the filter gets dirtier/loads up.


If you really believe that some of use here have some 6 month to one year old efficiency tuned filters we'll sell you for our cost and shipping of course. This is the second time I've offered them in a month and no one's jumped at this bargain?


Edited by JohnnyJohnson (01/03/18 04:01 PM)
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#4622961 - 01/03/18 05:15 PM Re: My First Blackstone Oil Analysis Report [Re: CrackyWainwright]
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I'd definitely start by looking at the air filter. When was the last time you checked/changed it?
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#4622990 - 01/03/18 05:41 PM Re: My First Blackstone Oil Analysis Report [Re: CrackyWainwright]
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Is Sodium part of the Castrol add pack?
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