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      09-15-2013, 09:15 PM   #111
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Last oil report. Pretty much identical, which I guess is a good thing. Now switched to Mobil1 0W-40 and will run it for 5k miles.
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      09-21-2013, 01:28 PM   #112
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Ive ordered my kit earlier this week and will post after my track day and change. Doesnt bmw offer once a year free oil change? If my timing is correct i will have one free plus free every 15k miles
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Just changed my oil today and will be sending in sample to black stone. 2008 with 68k miles and this will be my first sample.
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      10-01-2013, 07:03 PM   #114
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Just got mine today. Only been doing 15,000 mile oil intervals. This makes me wonder if I should shorten the interval to 7500 at all

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Received my oil report today. After 4000 km on the oil and nine months later, viscosity at both 40c and 100c is lower than specified by Castrol in their whitepaper. Disregard the reports comments on viscosity. Apart from that, it's all good.
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      10-02-2013, 07:54 AM   #116
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Just got mine today. Only been doing 15,000 mile oil intervals. This makes me wonder if I should shorten the interval to 7500 at all
Are you being sarcastic? The report says that even at 15k miles your oil looks great and they suggest running even longer.
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Here is mine I just got back. 68k+ miles on my engine. Little worried about the lead but Ill see what the next report says.
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      10-03-2013, 11:11 PM   #118
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      10-04-2013, 08:11 AM   #119
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Just got mine today. Only been doing 15,000 mile oil intervals. This makes me wonder if I should shorten the interval to 7500 at all

Because your copper level is above average, that's why. I never pay attention to what they say about extending the oil mileage.

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Here is mine I just got back. 68k+ miles on my engine. Little worried about the lead but Ill see what the next report says.
Yea that lead is a little high for sure. IMHO, I'd shorten the interval to 5k and send a sample again and see what the levels are. If it goes up (copper too), then it's time to save for a rod bearing job unfortunately.
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      10-04-2013, 08:20 AM   #120
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Because your copper level is above average, that's why. I never pay attention to what they say about extending the oil mileage.
Do tell...I'm just curious how copper level's lead to a good/bad report. Thanks
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      10-04-2013, 08:54 AM   #121
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Do tell...I'm just curious how copper level's lead to a good/bad report. Thanks
I'm not a pro by any means, but from what I've read here, the rod bearings are coated with lead and copper.



If the rod bearing is really worn down like int he picture, it'll show up as high copper level. If you look to the left, that other set is also worn, but not all the way down to the copper yet.

In summary, usually lead and copper should go hand in hand if you have rod bearing issues. But if the copper is way high, then you really are in the critical area.

I'd recommend either going to a lighter oil, or if you want to stick to TWS for warranty reasons, lower interval to 7500mi. Just keep doing the lab tests and keep an eye out on those 2 items.
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Here's mine for the record:

70k miles on the car
Just over 7k on a supercharger
5500 between the oil change

Disregard the 9qts of make-up oil.

Took a trip from El Paso to Vegas and back for MFEST. Did the track day there and a couple autox events on this oil.
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Here is mine. I guess I'll just watch it and have another report in 5000 miles. I just switched to 0w-40 also.
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      10-08-2013, 07:51 AM   #124
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^that report is with 0w-40 or you switched after this report?
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just got mine in today. but i ran it for only 4800 miles. i'll go a bit longer next time.
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      10-10-2013, 06:43 PM   #126
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Here's my contribution of the lead levels of 38 Blackstone reports that I found on this thread and other M3 forums:




Please keep this thread alive, get BS reports and post them!
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interested to see the linear correlation and r square value of that graph
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      10-11-2013, 02:21 PM   #128
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My first UOA report. Changed the oil ~7000 miles after I bought the car, so I'm unsure exactly how many miles were on this batch. Dealer said last oil service reported was at 40,372, so there might actually be nearly 12k on this batch.
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      10-11-2013, 03:03 PM   #129
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Here's my contribution of the lead levels of 38 Blackstone reports that I found on this thread and other M3 forums:




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Nice work! Is there one for copper levels too?

P.S. Who the hell had 80ppm at such low mileage? Wow!
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Here's mine from today..not looking good for me...

5 for copper and 28 for lead. This is my first analysis.
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Nice work! Is there one for copper levels too?
Here are the copper levels for the most recent (40) BS reports. Everyone, keep posting them so I can add them:



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P.S. Who the hell had 80ppm at such low mileage? Wow!
Mtrois' 2008 M3 had 79ppm at 17K miles. In both graphs, his 5 reports are represented in Red.
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Here are the copper levels for the most recent (40) BS reports. Everyone, keep posting them so I can add them:




Mtrois' 2008 M3 had 79ppm at 17K miles. In both graphs, his 5 reports are represented in Red.
Oh I remember that. I think that was because he added leaded fuel at the tracks though. Which would explain why it went down afterwards. But it looks like it crept back up again so that's not good...
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