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Old 10-30-2007, 01:12 AM   #1
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Rather than bumping older threads, http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/sho...light=analysis and http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/sho...light=analysis, I will just show the latest analysis report.

The sample was taken in October with 9583 miles. For this run, I added 36 oz of oil for every 4000 miles. This is a much lower rate of oil loss than previous runs because I took care of some leaks in April. The sample was taken prior to topping off with 16-18 oz. The baseline sample was taken in August of 2006.

I cannot explain the "abnormal" level of silicon, but it appeared with the very first sample too, with about the same mileage - 9450 miles. The air filter (Napa Gold) was changed in July and had about 5000 miles on it. This filter, oddly enough, had about the same time and miles on it as the previous, which was in there during the sample in April. It's possible that some infiltration was occurring through my catch can system, which I have addressed this past weekend.

Also something to note: For the previous 5000 miles leading up to this sample, a religious helping of 2 oz MMO, 2 oz Acetone, and 0.3 oz of Fuel Magic was added to each tank of fuel, usually between 9 and 10 gallons worth.

With the SMOG test due by December, I'll be changing the oil and filters this weekend.
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Rather than bumping older threads, http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/sho...light=analysis and http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/sho...light=analysis, I will just show the latest analysis report.

The sample was taken in October with 9583 miles. For this run, I added 36 oz of oil for every 4000 miles. This is a much lower rate of oil loss than previous runs because I took care of some leaks in April. The sample was taken prior to topping off with 16-18 oz. The baseline sample was taken in August of 2006.

I cannot explain the "abnormal" level of silicon, but it appeared with the very first sample too, with about the same mileage - 9450 miles. The air filter (Napa Gold) was changed in July and had about 5000 miles on it. This filter, oddly enough, had about the same time and miles on it as the previous, which was in there during the sample in April. It's possible that some infiltration was occurring through my catch can system, which I have addressed this past weekend.

Also something to note: For the previous 5000 miles leading up to this sample, a religious helping of 2 oz MMO, 2 oz Acetone, and 0.3 oz of Fuel Magic was added to each tank of fuel, usually between 9 and 10 gallons worth.

With the SMOG test due by December, I'll be changing the oil and filters this weekend.
Um...what did you fix the leaks with. RTV perhaps? AKA Silicon Form a Gasket....
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Um...what did you fix the leaks with. RTV perhaps? AKA Silicon Form a Gasket....
LOL! Yes.

I just finished talking with the analysis tech and he said that it probably wasn't dirt since the wear metals were low - then he asked if I had used any RTV. Well...this last charge of oil was installed after I removed and replaced the oil pan using the silver/grey GM RTV for the sealant.

If I had seen Wolfman's response before the phone call to WI, I could have saved the toll charge.
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