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2006 Pontiac Vibe - AMSOIL 5W30 XLF - 14,000 km #2601373
04/16/12 09:28 PM
04/16/12 09:28 PM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 14
Mississaga, On
Nesser Offline OP
Nesser  Offline OP
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 14
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;

Re: 2006 Pontiac Vibe - AMSOIL 5W30 XLF - 14,000 km [Re: Nesser] #2602760
04/18/12 12:22 PM
04/18/12 12:22 PM
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 14,354
Canada
addyguy Offline
addyguy  Offline
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Posts: 14,354
Canada
Almsot 9k miles, and single-digit wear over a Canadian winter.

NOTHING to complain about there!


2010 Kia Soul 2U - 2.0L I-4, auto; 133k miles.
M1 EP 10W-30; OEM Kia filter.
Re: 2006 Pontiac Vibe - AMSOIL 5W30 XLF - 14,000 km [Re: Nesser] #2603477
04/19/12 03:57 AM
04/19/12 03:57 AM
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 7,534
Indianapolis, IN
dnewton3 Offline
dnewton3  Offline
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Posts: 7,534
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!


The act of preventative maintenance, in and of itself, is FAR MORE important than brand/grade/base choices among lubes and filters.
- under maintaining something is akin to abuse/neglect; that can kill equipment by shortening the lifespan
- over maintaining something has never been proven to be anything but a waste of time and money

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