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Dirt Freak

Total posts: 353
posted January 03, 2003 12:12 PM
Have any of you ever had oil analysis run on your race motors?

If so where did you have it done and what did it cost?

Did you find it useful?

Do you do it regularly or just a one time thing?

Ran across a website where you can get this done for about 25$. Thought about doing a test at the beginning of the year, 1 about 1/2 and one towards the end of the season to see what kind of wear we are getting and how well our oil holds up.

rico 08
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 372
posted January 04, 2003 01:03 PM
some of the big truck dealers also do the same thing and maybe for less,they analyze their oil regularly.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 352
posted January 04, 2003 03:03 PM
if you run kendall motor oil you can get cups and boxes to send in a sample to them, from the dealer. i did it once in a while, results were a little slow back, might be better or not even avail now?

it cost shipping and a self addressed card to them.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 33
posted January 04, 2003 05:10 PM
I use Schaeffer oil in my car & I get sample kits for about $15.00. I sample the oil once a month to see what might be going on inside my motor. This is the best way to see any future problems before they get any worse. I also have them sample my haulers oil as well. Best money spent.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 127
posted January 05, 2003 10:06 AM
Oil samples are a great way to see whats happening inside your motor. From what I understand about them is that you need to do them on almost every oil change in order to get a good reading. If you only do it once and awhile they will show you wear but not let you now how rapid it is wearing and if there is a problem. If your desire is to try and catch a problem before it happens to minimize costs of repair I think you need to do it on each oil change. I have not been involved in oil sampling for many years but when I was the rule of thumb was do each oil change so the company doing the tests can get a normal wear pattern and an abnormal pattern on your engine.

Only my 2 cents worth.-- Wheels

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 273
posted January 05, 2003 11:55 AM
We use them every oil change on the trucks(semi).We send them to Cat.for the Shell oil and to Schaffer for their oil.It is good practice.Saved a many of an engine this way.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 31
posted January 06, 2003 12:42 PM
I used to get a kit from the Chevron jobber that came with the sample bottle and a postage paid box to mail it in and the whole deal cost only 8 bucks

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