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Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: harry j] #5243673 10/18/19 07:07 PM
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Just passed 901,000 km, going for a million.

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Originally Posted by harry j
Just passed 901,000 km, going for a million.


I just realized that in kilometers, my car is pretty much right at 1 million.


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98 Camaro Z28 (Bright Purple Metallic, 1 of 104) - 127k - Mobil 1 HM 5W-30/Fram Pro Synthetic XG3506
Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: ThirdeYe] #5244355 10/19/19 03:57 PM
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975,000 km if your mileage was 606,000 miles, a great accomplishment ThirdeYe

Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: harry j] #5247074 10/22/19 12:36 PM
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Hey, does anyone know what has happened to Trav? I sent 4 fuel injectors to be reconditioned on the 9th and here it is the 22nd.

I noticed that Trav has not posted anything since the 15th, very unusual.

Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: harry j] #5251267 10/27/19 12:01 PM
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Harry this thread is awesome thanks for starting and keeping up with it. Helps me learn a lot about detecting problems using oil analysis which is pretty incredible. I noticed your oil flash point tends to be all over the place sometimes even if you're not having fuel dilution issues, why is that? Or maybe that's normal?

Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: oakaro68] #5251417 10/27/19 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by oakaro68
I noticed your oil flash point tends to be all over the place sometimes even if you're not having fuel dilution issues, why is that? Or maybe that's normal?

If it isn't fuel dilution then there are two possible reasons. Flash point is a very subjective test even with the proper ASTM equipment. The second is that Blackstone has proven to be unable to properly determine the value.


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1999 Toyota Sienna, 425K
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Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: oakaro68] #5251677 10/27/19 08:06 PM
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Originally Posted by oakaro68
Harry this thread is awesome thanks for starting and keeping up with it. Helps me learn a lot about detecting problems using oil analysis which is pretty incredible. I noticed your oil flash point tends to be all over the place sometimes even if you're not having fuel dilution issues, why is that? Or maybe that's normal?



My thoughts on the oil flash point are perhaps the inconsistency of sample taking and how long the car sits before an oil change.
If the fuel injectors have any sort of fuel leak, that will effect the flash point. The fuel will be stronger near the top of the oil sump
than at the bottom, so sampling at the same point in the oil drain is important.

thankyou for those kind words oakaro68

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Harry this thread is awesome thanks for starting and keeping up with it. Helps me learn a lot about detecting problems using oil analysis which is pretty incredible. I noticed your oil flash point tends to be all over the place sometimes even if you're not having fuel dilution issues, why is that? Or maybe that's normal?



My thoughts on the oil flash point are perhaps the inconsistency of sample taking and how long the car sits before an oil change.
If the fuel injectors have any sort of fuel leak, that will effect the flash point. The fuel will be stronger near the top of the oil sump
than at the bottom, so sampling at the same point in the oil drain is important.

thankyou for those kind words oakaro68

Do you run the engine for a while before taking your sample to get everything moving around or no?

Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: harry j] #5253631 10/29/19 08:37 PM
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I drive about 20 miles to the Honda dealer. If they get to it right away, the leaky fuel injector won't get a chance to get into the oil.

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Originally Posted by harry j
I drive about 20 miles to the Honda dealer. If they get to it right away, the leaky fuel injector won't get a chance to get into the oil.


I wouldn’t bet on it. My uncle thought the same thing with a leaky injector on his 4.8 LS engine in his C1500... and ended up with a 4-piece connecting rod to show for it.

Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: harry j] #5254653 10/31/19 01:45 AM
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Ah yes, the dreaded hydro-lock. I am just waiting for Trav to return the set of injectors I sent him on October 9th.

Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: harry j] #5273288 11/21/19 04:21 AM
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Trav sent the original refurbished fuel injectors and I couldn't be happier. The 1.5 liter engine runs very smoothly, Trav did a super job-he is highly recommended.

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Originally Posted by harry j
Trav sent the original refurbished fuel injectors and I couldn't be happier. The 1.5 liter engine runs very smoothly, Trav did a super job-he is highly recommended.


Could you tell me the name of Trav’s company. I have a set of injectors that need refurbishing. Thanks.


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Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: harry j] #5273750 11/21/19 03:23 PM
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The name of the company is Hurst Injector Service.
Phone # 878-516-006
Address 125 East St, Fitchburg, MA 01420

it is 73$ for a set of four shipping included.

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Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: harry j] #5273788 11/21/19 04:00 PM
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Miles on Civic--562,042/904,518 km
miles on oil--6,421
Amsoil AZO 0W-30
oil filter Royal Purple 10-2808
Dual Filtermag CT3.2s
Dimple Magnetic oil drain plug
5ozs LiquiMoly
41ozs makeup oil

Blackstone Labs; Antifreeze continues to wash out, seen in further potassium/sodium reduction, so it looks like
the new head gasket is holding up well. Wear metals are mostly consistent with last time, but iron jumped up a bit isn't suggestive
of excess steel wear at 14 ppm and it's still close enough to universal averages (9) to avoid a highlight. Maybe a change in
use explains it, like more idling this run. Fuel was found at 0.5% which is harmless and didn't thin the oil. TBN was 4.5
and the ISO oil cleanliness Code read 15/14/11, so another clean sample with remaining additive, Nicely done!

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Aluminum------------------3----------------4 (universal average based on 5,900 OCI)
Chromium------------------1----------------1
Iron---------------------------14--------------9
Copper----------------------2----------------3
Lead-------------------------1----------------2
Tin----------------------------0----------------1
Molybdenum---------------285-------------87
Nickel------------------------0-----------------0
Manganese-----------------0-----------------0
Silver-------------------------0-----------------0
Titanium---------------------0-----------------1
Potassium-------------------8----------------4
Boron-------------------------62---------------51
Silicon------------------------9-----------------11
Sodium-----------------------14---------------42
Calcium-----------------------1209-----------2123
Magnesium ------------------920-------------160
Phosphorus------------------708--------------713
Zinc----------------------------795--------------833
Barium-------------------------0-----------------0

SUS Viscosity @ 210F-----61---------------57-67 (values should be)
cSt Viscosity @ 100C-------10.50-----------9.4-12.4
Flashpoint in F-----------------375------------->385
Fuel %----------------------------0.5-------------<2.0
Antifreeze %--------------------0-----------------0
Water %--------------------------0-----------------<0.1
Insolubles %---------------------0.3--------------<0.6
TBN---------------------------------4.5------------->1.0

Particle counts for ISO Code 15/14/11;

>= 2 microns----329 particles
>=5-----------------122
>=10---------------34
>=15---------------13
>=25---------------3
>=50---------------0
>=100-------------0

Note: excess gas found in oil is due to a leaky set of fuel injectors that is now remedied thanks to Trav and the
awesome job he did reconditioning them.

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