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#2601373 - 04/16/12 09:28 PM 2006 Pontiac Vibe - AMSOIL 5W30 XLF - 14,000 km
Nesser Offline


Registered: 06/08/11
Posts: 14
Loc: Mississaga, On
Hi all,

Second UOA for this OCI - First one is here:
http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=2529291#Post2529291

I changed the oil and filter since XL was about a month overdue on time ended up running it out to 14,000-km/7-months over the winter.

This sample I took from the oil stream out of the pan after letting it drain for 5 seconds. The previous sample was from the dipstick fill tube - I'm not sure I got the tube deep enough into the crank case on the first sample but it seemed to be mixed up enough.

Everything is as I would expect it except for the drop in Boron - not sure what that could indicate.
No makeup oil added for either sample.

Put XLF and the Mann filter back in the vibe for the summer. The plan is to run that until October and then go up to the signature series for the winter keeping 6 month OCI's because of the fuel dilution.

Code:
*   = Severity 1
**  = Severity 2
*** = Severity 3

        12-02-06  12-04-07
Iron          4        9
Chromium      0        0
Nickel        0        0
Aluminum      3        2
Copper        0        0
Lead          0        0
Tin           0        0
Cadmium       0        0
Silver        0        0
Vanadium      0        0
Silicon       8       12
Sodium        9       20
Potassium     0        0
Titanium      0        0
Molybdenum    67      63
Antimony      0        0
Manganese     0        0
Lithium       0        0
Boron         121     58 *
Magnesium     8        7
Calcium       2249  2068
Barium        0        0
Phosphorous   655    537
Zinc          749    615
Fuel Dilution 2.9%  3.1% *
Vis @100C     9.1    9.4
TBN           3.26  2.03 ***
Oxidation     11      13
Nitration     24      23

Lube Time   8,884   14,083 km
Unit Time          180,198 km

Quote:
Base Number is SIGNIFICANTLY LOW. FUEL DILUTION is at a MODERATE LEVEL; FUEL DILUTION possibly caused by excessive idling; Boron is slightly low for this lubricant. Lubricant and filter change acknowledged;

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#2602760 - 04/18/12 12:22 PM Re: 2006 Pontiac Vibe - AMSOIL 5W30 XLF - 14,000 km [Re: Nesser]
addyguy Offline


Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 14153
Loc: Canada
Almsot 9k miles, and single-digit wear over a Canadian winter.

NOTHING to complain about there!
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2010 Kia Soul 2U - 2.0L I-4, auto; 113k miles.
5W/10W-30 frankenblend; OEM Kia filter.

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#2603477 - 04/19/12 03:57 AM Re: 2006 Pontiac Vibe - AMSOIL 5W30 XLF - 14,000 km [Re: Nesser]
dnewton3 Offline



Registered: 05/14/07
Posts: 6925
Loc: Indianapolis, IN
Fuel dilution is up and yet is not affecting wear at all!

Very nice. Good TBN left too. I don't agree with the severity 3 (***) on the TBN - plenty of mileage left in that oil. Could have gone perhaps to 20k-km ???

Nice Amsoil UOA performance!
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Conventionals vs. Synthetics isn't about which is "better"; it's about which lasts longer, while assuring safe operation, in relation to cost. Any product can be over or under utilized. The same applies to filters.
Make an informed decision; first consider your operating conditions, next determine your maintenance plan, and then pick your lube and filter. Don't do it the other way around ...

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