Recent Topics
Shop light LED conversion bone head move.
by JTK. 07/21/19 02:27 PM
The Hunt Begins...
by MCompact. 07/21/19 02:10 PM
Cambodia Forest, River and Beach.
by Voleak. 07/21/19 02:01 PM
Foxwoods Resorts Casino 301 at NHMS
by bdcardinal. 07/21/19 01:29 PM
2017 Ram 1500 rear brake lines
by LAGA. 07/21/19 01:27 PM
yacco oils, better than motul (xcess)?
by pep808. 07/21/19 01:22 PM
Scotty K. has finally let me down
by Lolvoguy. 07/21/19 01:03 PM
Exxon/Mobil Synergy Supreme +
by incognito_2u. 07/21/19 12:51 PM
Son going to bring another vehicle home
by vavavroom. 07/21/19 12:43 PM
The stent didn't work, now what?
by andyd. 07/21/19 12:34 PM
TV shows you enjoy
by 53' Stude. 07/21/19 12:14 PM
Replaced strut mount. Still binding
by lairdwd. 07/21/19 11:07 AM
2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rental
by 2015_PSD. 07/21/19 10:33 AM
Galvanic corrosion
by LeakySeals. 07/21/19 10:20 AM
Ford EcoBoost Oil Catch Can?
by JeffKeryk. 07/21/19 10:17 AM
Hybrid-Keep or Trade
by Spector. 07/21/19 10:05 AM
STP S 4967 NEW FILTER CUT OPEN
by 53' Stude. 07/21/19 09:03 AM
Is my mower battery going to die one day?
by motor_oil_madman. 07/21/19 08:26 AM
Newest Members
andrewv, AMHKCMO, vanenk, grikor, Mikelima
68723 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
102 registered members (AlienBug, 53' Stude, 1WildPig, AdditiveOCD, 2010Civic, 4WD, 16 invisible), 2,391 guests, and 29 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums67
Topics292,201
Posts5,018,615
Members68,723
Most Online2,967
Mar 10th, 2019
Donate to BITOG
Hop To
oil analysis to show fuel dilution #5143045
06/24/19 06:00 PM
06/24/19 06:00 PM
Joined: Feb 2017
Posts: 22
kutztown, pa
jfairchild327 Offline OP
jfairchild327  Offline OP

Joined: Feb 2017
Posts: 22
kutztown, pa
I checked the oil on my '01 7.3 and it was a tad bit overfull. I haven't checked it for awhile but don't remember it being that full. I heard Blackstone doesn't give the most accurate fuel readings. Who shall I go with to get the oil sampled? Thanks


2001 F250 7.3 powerstroke
1993 F250 7.3 turbo
1983 F250 6.9 483,000 miles and counting
Re: oil analysis to show fuel dilution [Re: jfairchild327] #5143059
06/24/19 06:13 PM
06/24/19 06:13 PM
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,065
Lexington, NC
tc1446 Online content
tc1446  Online Content

Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,065
Lexington, NC
I use WIX oil samplers, sold by NAPA, and at one time online, which are done by ALS Tribology in several parts of USA. From what I could find several years ago when I started using them, they are highly rated (ALS that is).


'14 Kia Soul, 2.0L (29K)
'13 Accord EX-L 2.4L (110K) M1 & FU
'00 Ford Ranger 4.0L {69K} M1 & FU
'18 Polaris Slingshot 2.4L GM (QS & Bosch Cart.)
'07 Kioti CK-30 (Delo & Wix)
Re: oil analysis to show fuel dilution [Re: tc1446] #5143108
06/24/19 07:13 PM
06/24/19 07:13 PM
Joined: Feb 2017
Posts: 22
kutztown, pa
jfairchild327 Offline OP
jfairchild327  Offline OP

Joined: Feb 2017
Posts: 22
kutztown, pa
Done. Ordered it off amazon. $13. Thank you


2001 F250 7.3 powerstroke
1993 F250 7.3 turbo
1983 F250 6.9 483,000 miles and counting
Re: oil analysis to show fuel dilution [Re: jfairchild327] #5143355
06/25/19 02:19 AM
06/25/19 02:19 AM
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 7,870
Houston, TX
2015_PSD Offline
2015_PSD  Offline

Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 7,870
Houston, TX
Originally Posted by jfairchild327
Done. Ordered it off amazon. $13. Thank you

If you need more in the future - $9.57 each

WIX UOA @ Rock Auto


2018 Mercedes Benz AMG GLC43 3.0L Bi-Turbo [Castrol Edge 0W-40 & MB (Purflux) filter]
2018 Mercedes Benz C300 2.0L Turbo [Pennzoil Platinum Euro 0W-40 & Mann filter]
Re: oil analysis to show fuel dilution [Re: jfairchild327] #5143359
06/25/19 02:59 AM
06/25/19 02:59 AM
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 80
DFW, TX
Impatient Offline
Impatient  Offline

Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 80
DFW, TX
I don’t see where WIX tests for fuel dilution at all...or am I missing something? Per the title to the thread, OP wanted fuel reading.


15 Ford Transit 250 3.5EB Turbo PPPUP 5w30
07 Subaru OBXT 2.5 Turbo Castrol Euro 0w30
Re: oil analysis to show fuel dilution [Re: Impatient] #5143368
06/25/19 03:45 AM
06/25/19 03:45 AM
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 7,870
Houston, TX
2015_PSD Offline
2015_PSD  Offline

Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 7,870
Houston, TX
Originally Posted by Impatient
I don’t see where WIX tests for fuel dilution at all...or am I missing something? Per the title to the thread, OP wanted fuel reading.
You did not miss anything, but I did as did the other poster. Unless WIX has changed recently, they do not test for fuel dilution, they only show the viscosity (and all of the other normal tests). Horizon/Polaris would be the lab to use for fuel dilution.


2018 Mercedes Benz AMG GLC43 3.0L Bi-Turbo [Castrol Edge 0W-40 & MB (Purflux) filter]
2018 Mercedes Benz C300 2.0L Turbo [Pennzoil Platinum Euro 0W-40 & Mann filter]
Re: oil analysis to show fuel dilution [Re: 2015_PSD] #5143373
06/25/19 04:08 AM
06/25/19 04:08 AM
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 1,212
upstate NY
dustyroads Offline
dustyroads  Offline

Joined: May 2013
Posts: 1,212
upstate NY
Originally Posted by 2015_PSD
Originally Posted by Impatient
I don’t see where WIX tests for fuel dilution at all...or am I missing something? Per the title to the thread, OP wanted fuel reading.
You did not miss anything, but I did as did the other poster. Unless WIX has changed recently, they do not test for fuel dilution, they only show the viscosity (and all of the other normal tests).

Admittedly, it has been a couple years since I've used ALS (via NAPA, WIX, Delvac Accutrack), but yes they do indeed test for fuel and soot in diesel oil samples. I can't speak for their methodology or criteria for testing, but it's at least listed on their reports.

Now with PCMO samples, I don't recall seeing fuel listed in the results from ALS and I'm betting that's why you guys are thinking that ALS doesn't test for it.


Last edited by dustyroads; 06/25/19 04:18 AM.

2013 F150 XLT 5.0 4X4 109k miles
Edge 5W-30 / Boss 22500
Re: oil analysis to show fuel dilution [Re: jfairchild327] #5143402
06/25/19 06:22 AM
06/25/19 06:22 AM
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,065
Lexington, NC
tc1446 Online content
tc1446  Online Content

Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,065
Lexington, NC
They test for water and coolant..........


'14 Kia Soul, 2.0L (29K)
'13 Accord EX-L 2.4L (110K) M1 & FU
'00 Ford Ranger 4.0L {69K} M1 & FU
'18 Polaris Slingshot 2.4L GM (QS & Bosch Cart.)
'07 Kioti CK-30 (Delo & Wix)
Re: oil analysis to show fuel dilution [Re: 2015_PSD] #5143417
06/25/19 06:35 AM
06/25/19 06:35 AM
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,065
Lexington, NC
tc1446 Online content
tc1446  Online Content

Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,065
Lexington, NC
Originally Posted by 2015_PSD
Originally Posted by jfairchild327
Done. Ordered it off amazon. $13. Thank you

If you need more in the future - $9.57 each

WIX UOA @ Rock Auto


Does that include testing at that price? Thats really inexpensive. Last ones I bought several years ago were in $18-20 range.


'14 Kia Soul, 2.0L (29K)
'13 Accord EX-L 2.4L (110K) M1 & FU
'00 Ford Ranger 4.0L {69K} M1 & FU
'18 Polaris Slingshot 2.4L GM (QS & Bosch Cart.)
'07 Kioti CK-30 (Delo & Wix)
Re: oil analysis to show fuel dilution [Re: tc1446] #5143442
06/25/19 07:10 AM
06/25/19 07:10 AM
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 7,870
Houston, TX
2015_PSD Offline
2015_PSD  Offline

Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 7,870
Houston, TX
Originally Posted by tc1446
Originally Posted by 2015_PSD
Originally Posted by jfairchild327
Done. Ordered it off amazon. $13. Thank you

If you need more in the future - $9.57 each

WIX UOA @ Rock Auto


Does that include testing at that price? Thats really inexpensive. Last ones I bought several years ago were in $18-20 range.
Yes, but not shipping. I bought a handful of them a while back and have used a few with no issues.


2018 Mercedes Benz AMG GLC43 3.0L Bi-Turbo [Castrol Edge 0W-40 & MB (Purflux) filter]
2018 Mercedes Benz C300 2.0L Turbo [Pennzoil Platinum Euro 0W-40 & Mann filter]
Re: oil analysis to show fuel dilution [Re: 2015_PSD] #5144021
06/25/19 07:00 PM
06/25/19 07:00 PM
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,065
Lexington, NC
tc1446 Online content
tc1446  Online Content

Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,065
Lexington, NC
Originally Posted by 2015_PSD
Originally Posted by tc1446
Originally Posted by 2015_PSD
Originally Posted by jfairchild327
Done. Ordered it off amazon. $13. Thank you

If you need more in the future - $9.57 each

WIX UOA @ Rock Auto


Does that include testing at that price? Thats really inexpensive. Last ones I bought several years ago were in $18-20 range.
Yes, but not shipping. I bought a handful of them a while back and have used a few with no issues.



Good deal...I just ordered four. Thanks for link.


'14 Kia Soul, 2.0L (29K)
'13 Accord EX-L 2.4L (110K) M1 & FU
'00 Ford Ranger 4.0L {69K} M1 & FU
'18 Polaris Slingshot 2.4L GM (QS & Bosch Cart.)
'07 Kioti CK-30 (Delo & Wix)
Re: oil analysis to show fuel dilution [Re: jfairchild327] #5148207
06/30/19 09:27 PM
06/30/19 09:27 PM
Joined: Jul 2018
Posts: 79
SK, Canada
cdlamb Offline
cdlamb  Offline

Joined: Jul 2018
Posts: 79
SK, Canada
I sent a sample to ALS in Calgary.

They don't do GC fuel dilution on Gas Engine oil.

They do calculate fuel dilution on diesel motor oil however, probably through flash point interpolation

Re: oil analysis to show fuel dilution [Re: jfairchild327] #5148752
07/01/19 03:46 PM
07/01/19 03:46 PM
Joined: Feb 2017
Posts: 22
kutztown, pa
jfairchild327 Offline OP
jfairchild327  Offline OP

Joined: Feb 2017
Posts: 22
kutztown, pa
The answer is yes they do. I specifically asked for it


2001 F250 7.3 powerstroke
1993 F250 7.3 turbo
1983 F250 6.9 483,000 miles and counting
Re: oil analysis to show fuel dilution [Re: jfairchild327] #5149456
07/02/19 01:20 PM
07/02/19 01:20 PM
Joined: Feb 2016
Posts: 468
MD
claluja Offline
claluja  Offline

Joined: Feb 2016
Posts: 468
MD
If you want a real fuel dilution value, and not a guess, use a lab that actually measures fuel via gas chromotagraphy (GC). Polaris is an example of such a lab.

Labs that guess based on flash are useless for fuel numbers. Blackstone for example will say "trace" for oil that has 5+% fuel in it, because they guess and dont use GC.


2014 F250 6.7L PSD
2006 Sequoia 4.7L
2005 E500 5.0L
2018 Jeep Rubicon, Pentastar 3.6L
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

BOB IS THE OIL GUY® Powered by UBB.threads™