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Title:

What causes low magnesium levels on an oil sample?

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About a month ago I started to notice that my oil was looking kind of sludgy and had an unusual smell to it. I have also been experiencing some inconstant fuel mileage so I decided to have the oil pulled after appx 6,000 miles and sampled the oil.

I just looked at the sample results today and they have flagged my magnesium levels.  The level is at 547 vs 784, 813, 721 during previous samples.  I have only had the truck since July.

Since I've changed the oil 12000 miles ago I have not noticed the sludgy appearance.  Was it possible I just got bad oil?

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Oil Analysis

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Edit by: Kevin ,

Title:

What causes low magnesium levels on an oil sample?

Text:

About a month ago I started to notice that my oil was looking kind of sludgy and had an unusual smell to it. I have also been experiencing some inconstant fuel mileage so I decided to have the oil pulled after appx 6,000 miles and sampled the oil.

I just looked at the sample results today and they have flagged my magnesium levels.  The level is at 547 vs 784, 813, 721 during previous samples.  I have only had the truck since July.

Since I've changed the oil 12000 miles ago I have not noticed the sludgy appearance.  Was it possible I just got bad oil?

Category:

Oil Analysis and Sampling
Oil Analysis and Sampling

Discussion Topic:

No

Status:

open

Original post by: Brian Smith ,

Title:

What causes low magnesium levels on an oil sample?

Text:

About a month ago I started to notice that my oil was looking kind of sludgy and had an unusual smell to it. I have also been experiencing some inconstant fuel mileage so I decided to have the oil pulled after appx 6,000 miles and sampled the oil.

I just looked at the sample results today and they have flagged my magnesium levels.  The level is at 547 vs 784, 813, 721 during previous samples.  I have only had the truck since July.

Since I've changed the oil 12000 miles ago I have not noticed the sludgy appearance.  Was it possible I just got bad oil?

Category:

Oil Analysis and Sampling

Discussion Topic:

No

Status:

open