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      12-15-2011, 12:02 AM   #1
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Blackstone lab oil analysis

Anyone have info for having motor tested at Blackstone labs? I want to have my oil tested...
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      12-15-2011, 12:14 AM   #2
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hope this helps....

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=461251
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      12-15-2011, 02:27 AM   #3
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how much do they generally charge?

I'm at about 12 or so (maybe more? I lost count) track days, a little over 11k miles.
Never changed it except for the 1200 mi service.
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      12-15-2011, 09:18 AM   #4
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When I did it last on my diesel truck it was $25 for their standard test. Other tests are additional. I wouldn't do it again personally.

Additional tests available:

Karl Fisher Water Test
$38.00

Chlorine
$50.00

Dielectric Constant
$45.00

Emulsified oil
$70.00

Grease
$40.00

H2O (6 elements)
$130.00

On-Spec Waste Oil
$175.00

Particle Count
$24.00

PCB analysis (full)
$105.00

PCB screen
$31.00

Oil + % Ash
$85.00

Solvent
$36.00

Specific Gravity
$24.00

Sugar Analysis
$69.00

Sulfur
$50.00

TAN
$10.00

TBN
$10.00

Total Halogens (TOX)
$60.00

Total Halogens Screen
$45.00

Viscosity @ 100F
$38.00

Viscosity Index
$38.00
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Blackstone has a great reputation in the aviation community. I use send them a sample at every oil change on my airplane and get great reports. I don't bother with the cars personally but if you really want to monitor your wear metals and oil contamination, I think they would be a good choice.
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how much do they generally charge?

I'm at about 12 or so (maybe more? I lost count) track days, a little over 11k miles.
Never changed it except for the 1200 mi service.

My rule is every two track days, which equates to every 10 hours of track time.
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My rule is every two track days, which equates to every 10 hours of track time.
Damn that's hardcore

I doubt I'll feel a difference though after an oil change
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Anyone have info for having motor tested at Blackstone labs? I want to have my oil tested...
Blackstone and other UOA labs provide good info. on the condition of the oil so that you know if your can extend your OCI longer. Blackstone has confirmed that BMW 15K OCIs are just fine and the UOA in their database show that the oil is still good for further service at 15K miles per BMW's CBS OCIs.

http://www.blackstone-labs.com/
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Blackstone and other UOA labs provide good info. on the condition of the oil so that you know if your can extend your OCI longer. Blackstone has confirmed that BMW 15K OCIs are just fine and the UOA in their database show that the oil is still good for further service at 15K miles per BMW's CBS OCIs.

http://www.blackstone-labs.com/
Get out the popcorn, here come the oil change nazis!!

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