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Title:

How to read an oil sample?

Text:

I know it's probably an answer for a whole book (is there one?), but here is what I'd like to know specifically:
 
* What each category means ( or most important ones ) and what are the "good" levels?
* What to look for the most?
* What are the critical levels they tell you to change the oil?
* What is Oxidation and Nitration?
* How can you tell if you have an internal coolant leak and fuel dilution problem?
 
As an example here are some samples from Polaris Lab:
 
=== Sample 1 ===
 
==== Description ====
 
This is a '''CLEAN OIL SAMPLE''' right from bottle
 
[image|259]
 
=== Sample 2 ===
 
==== Description ====
 
This is Eco-pure was installed before 3rd sample only, so first two samples were with full flow filters only.
 
* Made switch from mineral to full synthetic Mobil Delvac 1 ESP 5W-40 120.000 miles ago
* Engine is 06 Acert with Fleet Air Filter and removed catalytic converter
 
[image|260|size=originalimage|260]
[image|260|size=originalimage|260]

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Oil Analysis and Sampling
Oil Analysis and Sampling

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Edit by: Eric Doster ,

Title:

How to read an oil sample?

Text:

I know it's probably an answer for a whole book (is there one?), but here is what I'd like to know specifically:
 
* What each category means ( or most important ones ) and what are the "good" levels?
* What to look for the most?
* What are the critical levels they tell you to change the oil?
* What is Oxidation and Nitration?
* How can you tell if you have an internal coolant leak and fuel dilution problem?
 
As an example here are some samples from Polaris Lab:
 
=== Sample 1 ===
====
====
Description ====
====
====
Description ====
This is a '''CLEAN OIL SAMPLE''' right from bottle
 
[image|259]
 
=== Sample 2 ===
====
====
Description ====
====
====
Description ====
This is Eco-pure was installed before 3rd sample only, so first two samples were with full flow filters only.
 
* Made switch from mineral to full synthetic Mobil Delvac 1 ESP 5W-40 120.000 miles ago
* Engine is 06 Acert with Fleet Air Filter and removed catalytic converter
[image|260
[image|260|size=original
]
[image|260
[image|260|size=original
]

Category:

Oil Analysis and Sampling

Discussion Topic:

No

Status:

open

Edit by: Eric Doster ,

Title:

How to read an oil sample?

Text:

I know it's probably an answer for a whole book,book (is there one?), but here is there onewhat I'd like to know specifically:
* What each category means ( or most important ones ) and what are the "good" levels?
* What to look for the most?
* What are the critical levels they tell you to change the oil?
* What is Oxidation and Nitration?
* How can you tell if you have an internal coolant leak and fuel dilution problem
?
I know it's probably an answer for a whole book,book (is there one?), but here is there onewhat I'd like to know specifically:
* What each category means ( or most important ones ) and what are the "good" levels?
* What to look for the most?
* What are the critical levels they tell you to change the oil?
* What is Oxidation and Nitration?
* How can you tell if you have an internal coolant leak and fuel dilution problem
?
 
What each category means ( or most important ones ) and what are the "good" levels?

What to look for the most?

What are the critical levels they tell you to change the oil?

What is Oxidation and Nitration?

How can you tell if you have an internal coolant leak and fuel dilution problem?

As
As an example there is my samplehere are some samples from Polaris Lab:

Plaese note:

-1st upload is CLEAN OIL SAMPLE right from bottle

- 2nd upload - Eco-pure was installed before 3rd sample only, so first two samples were with full flow filters only.

- made switch from mineral to full synthetic Mobil Delvac 1 ESP 5W-40 120.000 miles ago

- engine is 06 Acert with Fleet Air Filter and removed catalytic converter
What each category means ( or most important ones ) and what are the "good" levels?

What to look for the most?

What are the critical levels they tell you to change the oil?

What is Oxidation and Nitration?

How can you tell if you have an internal coolant leak and fuel dilution problem?

As
As an example there is my samplehere are some samples from Polaris Lab:

Plaese note:

-1st upload is CLEAN OIL SAMPLE right from bottle

- 2nd upload - Eco-pure was installed before 3rd sample only, so first two samples were with full flow filters only.

- made switch from mineral to full synthetic Mobil Delvac 1 ESP 5W-40 120.000 miles ago

- engine is 06 Acert with Fleet Air Filter and removed catalytic converter
 
=== Sample 1 ===
==== Description ====
This is a '''CLEAN OIL SAMPLE''' right from bottle
[image|259]
 
=== Sample 2 ===
==== Description ====
This is Eco-pure was installed before 3rd sample only, so first two samples were with full flow filters only.
* Made switch from mineral to full synthetic Mobil Delvac 1 ESP 5W-40 120.000 miles ago
* Engine is 06 Acert with Fleet Air Filter and removed catalytic converter
=== Sample 2 ===
==== Description ====
This is Eco-pure was installed before 3rd sample only, so first two samples were with full flow filters only.
* Made switch from mineral to full synthetic Mobil Delvac 1 ESP 5W-40 120.000 miles ago
* Engine is 06 Acert with Fleet Air Filter and removed catalytic converter
[image|260]

Category:

Oil Analysis and Sampling

Discussion Topic:

No

Status:

open

Edit by: Eric Doster ,

Title:

How to read an oil sample?

Text:

I know it's probably an answer for a whole book, is there one?
 
What each category means ( or most important ones ) and what are the "good" levels?
 
What to look for the most?
 
What are the critical levels they tell you to change the oil?
 
What is Oxidation and Nitration?
 
How can you tell if you have an internal coolant leak and fuel dilution problem?
 
As an example there is my sample from Polaris Lab:
 
Plaese note:
 
-1st upload is CLEAN OIL SAMPLE right from bottle
 
- 2nd upload - Eco-pure was installed before 3rd sample only, so first two samples were with full flow filters only.
 
- made switch from mineral to full synthetic Mobil Delvac 1 ESP 5W-40 120.000 miles ago
 
- engine is 06 Acert with Fleet Air Filter and removed catalytic converter
 
[image|259]
 
[image|251
[image|260
]
[image|251
[image|260
]

Category:

Oil Analysis and Sampling

Discussion Topic:

No

Status:

open

Edit by: Eric Doster ,

Title:

How to read an oil sample?

Text:

I know it's probably an answer for a whole book, is there one?
 
What each category means ( or most important ones ) and what are the "good" levels?
 
What to look for the most?
 
What are the critical levels they tell you to change the oil?
 
What is Oxidation and Nitration?
 
How can you tell if you have an internal coolant leak and fuel dilution problem?
 
As an example there is my sample from Polaris Lab:
 
Plaese note:
 
-1st upload is CLEAN OIL SAMPLE right from bottle
 
- 2nd upload - Eco-pure was installed before 3rd sample only, so first two samples were with full flow filters only.
 
- made switch from mineral to full synthetic Mobil Delvac 1 ESP 5W-40 120.000 miles ago
 
- engine is 06 Acert with Fleet Air Filter and removed catalytic converter
 
[image|259]
 
[image|252]
 
[image|251]

Category:

Oil Analysis and Sampling

Discussion Topic:

No

Status:

open

Edit by: Eric Doster ,

Title:

How to read an oil sample?

Text:

I know it's probably an answer for a whole book, is there one?
 
What each category means ( or most important ones ) and what are the "good" levels?
 
What to look for the most?
 
What are the critical levels they tell you to change the oil?
 
What is Oxidation and Nitration?
 
How can you tell if you have an internal coolant leak and fuel dilution problem?
 
As an example there is my sample from Polaris Lab:
 
Plaese note:
 
-1st upload is CLEAN OIL SAMPLE right from bottle
 
- 2nd upload - Eco-pure was installed before 3rd sample only, so first two samples were with full flow filters only.
 
- made switch from mineral to full synthetic Mobil Delvac 1 ESP 5W-40 120.000 miles ago
 
- engine is 06 Acert with Fleet Air Filter and removed catalytic converter
 
[image|259]
 
[image|252]
 
[image|251]

Category:

Oil Analysis and Sampling

Discussion Topic:

No

Status:

open

Edit by: maek ,

Title:

How to read an oil sample?

Text:

I know it's probably an answer for a whole book, is there one?
 
What each category means ( or most important ones ) and what are the "good" levels?
 
What to look for the most?
 
What are the critical levels they tell you to change the oil?
 
What is Oxidation and Nitration?
 
How can you tell if you have an internal coolant leak and fuel dilution problem?
 
As an example there is my sample from Polaris Lab:
 
Plaese note:
 
-1st upload is CLEAN OIL SAMPLE right from bottle
 
- 2nd upload - Eco-pure was installed before 3rd sample only, so first two samples were with full flow filters only.
 
- made switch from mineral to full synthetic Mobil Delvac 1 ESP 5W-40 120.000 miles ago
 
- engine is 06 Acert with Fleet Air Filter and removed catalytic converter
 
[image|252]
 
 
 
[image|251]
 
 
 
[image|257]

Category:

Oil Analysis and Sampling

Discussion Topic:

No

Status:

open

Edit by: maek ,

Title:

How to read an oil sample?

Text:

I know it's probably an answer for a whole book, is there one?
 
What each category means ( or most important ones ) and what are the "good" levels?
 
What to look for the most?
 
What are the critical levels they tell you to change the oil?
 
What is Oxidation and Nitration?
 
How can you tell if you have an internal coolant leak and fuel dilution problem?
 
As an example there is my sample from Polaris Lab:
 
Plaese note:
 
-1st upload is CLEAN OIL SAMPLE right from bottle
 
- 2nd upload - Eco-pure was installed before 3rd sample only, so first two samples were with full flow filters only.
 
- made switch from mineral to full synthetic Mobil Delvac 1 ESP 5W-40 120.000 miles ago
 
- engine is 06 Acert with Fleet Air Filter and removed catalytic converter
 
[image|252]
 
 
 
[image|251]
 
 
 
[image|257]

Category:

Oil Analysis and Sampling

Discussion Topic:

No

Status:

open

Edit by: maek ,

Title:

How to read an oil sample?

Text:

I know it's probably an answer for a whole book, is there one?
 
What each category means ( or most important ones ) and what are the "good" levels?
 
What to look for the most?
 
What are the critical levels they tell you to change the oil?
 
What is Oxidation and Nitration?
 
How can you tell if you have an internal coolant leak and fuel dilution problem?
 
As an example there is my sample from Polaris Lab:
 
Plaese note:
 
-1st upload is CLEAN OIL SAMPLE right from bottle
 
- 2nd upload - Eco-pure was installed before 3rd sample only, so first two samples were with full flow filters only.
 
- made switch from mineral to full synthetic Mobil Delvac 1 ESP 5W-40 120.000 miles ago
 
- engine is 06 Acert with Fleet Air Filter and removed catalytic converter
 
[image|252]
 
 
 
[image|251]
 
 
 
[image|253]

Category:

Oil Analysis and Sampling

Discussion Topic:

No

Status:

open

Edit by: maek ,

Title:

How to read an oil sample?

Text:

I know it's probably an answer for a whole book, is there one?
 
What each category means ( or most important ones ) and what are the "good" levels?
 
What to look for the most?
 
What are the critical levels they tell you to change the oil?
 
What is Oxidation and Nitration?
 
How can you tell if you have an internal coolant leak and fuel dilution problem?
 
As an example there is my sample from Polaris Lab:
 
Plaese note:
 
-1st upload is CLEAN OIL SAMPLE right from bottle
 
- 2nd upload - Eco-pure was installed before 3rd sample only, so first two samples were with full flow filters only.
 
- made switch from mineral to full synthetic Mobil Delvac 1 ESP 5W-40 120.000 miles ago
 
- engine is 06 Acert with Fleet Air Filter and removed catalytic converter
 
[image|252]
 
 
 
[image|251]
 
 
 
[image|253]

Category:

Oil Analysis and Sampling

Discussion Topic:

No

Status:

open

Edit by: maek ,

Title:

How to read an oil sample?

Text:

I know it's probably an answer for a whole book, is there one?
 
What each category means ( or most important ones ) and what are the "good" levels?
 
What to look for the most?
 
What are the critical levels they tell you to change the oil?
 
What is Oxidation and Nitration?
 
How can you tell if you have an internal coolant leak and fuel dilution problem?
 
As an example there is my sample from Polaris Lab:
 
Plaese note:
 
-1st upload is CLEAN OIL SAMPLE right from bottle
 
- 2nd upload - Eco-pure was installed before 3rd sample only, so first two samples were with full flow filters only.
 
- made switch from mineral to full synthetic Mobil Delvac 1 ESP 5W-40 120.000 miles ago
 
- engine is 06 Acert with Fleet Air Filter and removed catalytic converter
 
[image|247]



[image|249
image|252]
[image|247]



[image|249
image|252]
 
 
 
[image|251]

Category:

Oil Analysis and Sampling

Discussion Topic:

No

Status:

open

Edit by: maek ,

Title:

How to read an oil sample?

Text:

I know it's probably an answer for a whole book, is there one?
 
What each category means ( or most important ones ) and what are the "good" levels?
 
What to look for the most?
 
What are the critical levels they tell you to change the oil?
 
What is Oxidation and Nitration?
 
How can you tell if you have an internal coolant leak and fuel dilution problem?
 
As an example there is my sample from Polaris Lab:
 
Plaese note:
 
-1st upload is CLEAN OIL SAMPLE right from bottle
 
- 2nd upload - Eco-pure was installed before 3rd sample only, so first two samples were with full flow filters only.
 
- made switch from mineral to full synthetic Mobil Delvac 1 ESP 5W-40 120.000 miles ago
 
- engine is 06 Acert with Fleet Air Filter and removed catalytic converter
 
[image|247]
 
 
 
[image|249]
 
 
 
[image|251]

Category:

Oil Analysis and Sampling

Discussion Topic:

No

Status:

open

Edit by: maek ,

Title:

How to read an oil sample?

Text:

I know it's probably an answer for a whole book, is there one?
 
What each category means ( or most important ones ) and what are the "good" levels?
 
What to look for the most?
 
What are the critical levels they tell you to change the oil?
 
What is Oxidation and Nitration?
 
How can you tell if you have an internal coolant leak and fuel dilution problem?
 
As an example there is my sample from Polaris Lab:
 
Plaese note:
 
-1st upload is CLEAN OIL SAMPLE right from bottle
 
- 2nd upload - Eco-pure was installed before 3rd sample only, so first two samples were with full flow filters only.
 
- made switch from mineral to full synthetic Mobil Delvac 1 ESP 5W-40 120.000 miles ago
 
- engine is 06 Acert with Fleet Air Filter and removed catalytic converter
 
[image|247]
 
 
 
[image|249]

Category:

Oil Analysis and Sampling

Discussion Topic:

No

Status:

open

Original post by: maek ,

Title:

How to read an oil sample?

Text:

I know it's probably an answer for a whole book, is there one?

What each category means ( or most important ones ) and what are the "good" levels?

What to look for the most?

What are the critical levels they tell you to change the oil?

What is Oxidation and Nitration?

How can you tell if you have an internal coolant leak and fuel dilution problem?

As an example there is my sample from Polaris Lab:

Plaese note:

-1st upload is  CLEAN OIL SAMPLE right from bottle

- 2nd upload - Eco-pure was installed before 3rd sample only, so first two samples were with full flow filters only.

- made switch from mineral to full synthetic Mobil Delvac 1 ESP 5W-40 120.000 miles ago

- engine is 06 Acert with Fleet Air Filter and removed catalytic converter

Category:

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