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Old 10-15-2015, 07:29 AM   #81
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Default Re: Used Oil Analysis Thread for Our Engines.

I always use Mobil 1 or Pennzoil Platinum. I believe this one was Mobil 1.

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Old 10-31-2015, 08:35 PM   #82
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For the record, I think I found the source of my above issue. The air filter is fine, but the last time I cleaned the throttle body, I forgot to tighten a hose clamp.

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Old 02-13-2016, 11:23 AM   #83
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Previous oil and filter: Mobil 1 Extended Performance 5w30, WIX 51348XP filter.

Last oil and filter: Amsoil signature series 0w30, WIX 51348Xp changed after 1 year (recommended by Amsoil)

New oil and filter: Amsoil 0w30 and WIX 51348XP filter.

Oil use for both oils was my typical 1/2 Qt per 1,500 miles. The 0w30 oil use may have been a tad less than the M1 5w30.

Less shearing with the Amsoil than the M1 oil as expected.

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Old 08-30-2016, 09:23 PM   #84
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out of curiosity has anybody gotten an oil analysis who uses an oil filter magnet? if so did it make a difference with the iron particles in the oil?

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Old 11-03-2016, 09:25 PM   #85
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Default 2002 Saurn SL2, Mobil 1 AFE UOA

Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy, 0W-30
Purolator Synthetic PSL 20195
2500 miles, 2 years
Changed due to time
Mostly long highway drives, 2 hours+


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Old 03-29-2017, 09:57 PM   #86
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Default Re: Used Oil Analysis Thread for Our Engines.

I bought a 1997 SL1 new. I changed the oil every 3,000 miles with Valvoline 5W30. The car has 330,000 miles on it and still runs good. I have to add a 1/2 quart of oil per week.

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Old 10-06-2017, 10:15 PM   #87
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My first analysis
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Old 10-06-2017, 11:54 PM   #88
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Default Re: Used Oil Analysis Thread for Our Engines.

So, your sig says Valvoline HM 5W-30 + LM2009, but the report says Mobil 1 5W-30. Was this UOA M1 w/o LM? And was it the HM M1? Also, are you using the larger 20195 filter shown in your sig?

Some interval questions:
How long did it take you to reach 5544 miles?
How much make-up oil did you have to add?
What kind of air filter are you using?

That's all I got for now.

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Old 10-07-2017, 01:36 AM   #89
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Oil used in OCI

Initial:
1 quart Mobil 1 HM 5w-20
3 quarts Mobil 1 5w-30
15 ounce bottle of STP High Mileage Oil treatment
Bosch Distance Plus D3422

2 additional quarts of Mobil 1 used for top-off during OCI

OCI duration, ~2.5 months

Purolator Classic air filter installed

Cleaned throttle body just a couple hundred miles before oil change and installed a fresh Purolator air filter

I add 2 cycle oil to nearly every fuel fill-up

My emissions are very low when tested by my Department of Motor Vehicles

Currently I am using the Valvoline with LiquiMoly and Purolator Synthetic filter. I did not use it in the oil analyzed.

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Old 10-07-2017, 12:41 PM   #90
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Default Re: Used Oil Analysis Thread for Our Engines.

Cool, thanks! A few more questions:

Why are you adding the STP?
Do you add the 2 cycle oil to the fuel? And if so, how does it benefit?

2 qts in 5,500 miles sounds relatively low for top-up (around here), and your numbers look reasonably good. Combined with your short amount of time (lots of highway miles?), why wouldn't you top up with M1 HM and extend out to 10,000 miles?

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Old 10-08-2017, 12:07 AM   #91
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I stockpiled some products during the great $5 off $5 days at O'Reilly.

The 2 cycle oil seems to clean things up and help with emissions. Last test my old beast only polluted 15ppm HC. Pretty darn good. Oregon allows 220ppm. Also my car emitted zero Carbon Monoxide.

Check this site

http://www.ls1.com/forums/f48/been-testing-oil-91206/

I also have this device installed which may reduce emissions

http://nvfuelsaver.homestead.com/index.html

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Old 10-24-2018, 05:39 PM   #92
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I love this thread, so much in depth analysis, is there anyone still using a specific oil since you last posted (3+ years ago)? I have a high mileage SL2 (280k) and I want to extend its life as much as possiblr, was wondering if anyone has been using a specific high mileage oil that works really well?

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Old 11-22-2018, 10:40 PM   #93
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Asking what oil is best for a S Series is like asking whatís the best ice cream flavor....

If your burning oil, a diesel rated CJ or CK may help unclog the piston drain back grooves.
Shell Rotella T5 In 10W-30 is a good economy choice, if your temps donít go below 32 F regularly...
Shell Rotella T6 in 5W-40 works to 0F, and T6 in 0W-40 (Look online at Advanced Auto) for below 0...

If your not burning oil...
I use Pennzoil Ultra Platinum, 10W-30 down to 32 F, and 5W-30 below 32 F...
For below zero, or max mileage, try Mobil 1 0W-30 Advanced Fuel Economy (my choice for an automatic) or Emission System Protection (for a manual)....

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Old 11-22-2018, 10:45 PM   #94
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NAPA Black Friday sale

Friday November 23 and Saturday November 24, 2018...

Mobil 1, all flavors, $4.99 a quart...

Going to get more 0W-30 ESP....

https://www.napaonline.com/en/search...rce=DEAL_1_CTA

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Old 04-15-2019, 05:21 PM   #95
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Here is my latest test
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I burn about a quart about every 1500 miles.

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Old 04-15-2019, 05:46 PM   #96
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The 2.5 quarts of makeup oil should be 1.5

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Old 04-15-2019, 11:29 PM   #97
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Oil and coolant samples were left at Blackstone Labs while in Fort Wayne last Sunday morning. Results were emailed before 5 Monday afternoon. Pulled a 30k mile coolant sample to look for oil contamination from a rebuilt head installed 2 ago. When I got it back after the rebuild, the coolant still looked like a chocolate shake. I did several flushes using TSP, start/stop/cool cycles, and gallons of distilled water as rinses to clean the system. The report came back saying it was fully serviceable coolant with zero oil contamination. Currently using Peak 150k mile anti-freeze. There's a gallon of Evans coolant on the bench for a future project to start on...

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Old 11-12-2019, 02:48 PM   #98
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My Oil Analysis


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Nice. Good oil & agree w/Blackstone.

Get a long run, hot sample next time to see if that Flashpoint increases.

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