How many are going to have their oil analyzed regularly?

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  1. RadCat

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    Is anyone going to regularly have your oil (and possibly tranny and rearend oil) analyzed? By a lab like Blackstone Labs? It can tell you a great deal about what's going on in your engine, tranny and rear differential, possibly helping you identify a possible problem before it turns into a very expensive repair.

    It can tell you the quality of your oil and if you can go longer or shorter between oil changes. I know a lot of guys in diesel trucks do it (Cummins, Duramax, Powerstroke).

    Check the website below, good info, sample reports. It can be done at every oil change.

    The oil test kit is free. Standard Analysis is $25 and there are several other specific tests that you can request depending on your situation (harsh environment, racing, high mileage, etc.)

    They also have reduced pricing for bulk orders, so maybe we could get a group buy together? 100 kits are only $16 a piece, so that's a pretty good discount. Get 20 of us that purchase 5 tests each? Anyway, just an idea. I'm definitely going to do it because I want to see what kind of metal is in the oil for the first oil change during break-in and hopefully watch those levels drop as break in is complete.

    Maybe the Admins here can approach them about becoming a supporting vendor?

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  2. 70Cuda

    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    Cool idea but for my stock engine I will not. Now come the day when I have upgrades to the engine then I would look into it.
     
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    If I rebuilt or bought an expensive engine and the repairs were to be on me, yes. 5/100 warranty on stock engine, no.
     
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    tsc SRT Hellcat Enthusiast

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    Currently, nope.. something goes wrong in the first 5/100 (and that's if I don't add on an extended @ cost) I'll let the warranty cover it.
     
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    scoutermike Silver Member

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    I have used Blackstone regularly for my last 4 vehicles and plan to continue.

    Cound me in if we can do something as a group buy.
     
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    I just think it's a good idea. It can tell you if you are getting any dirt in the engine, maybe a problem with the air filter, hole in the cold air intake, etc. Can tell you if there is excessive lead in the oil (premature bearing wear), coolant in the oil, etc.
     
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    jgil Silver Member Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member

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    If and that's a big if I get mine I will be doing for sure, been an airplane mechanic for 40 years and always do them. Great information!
     
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    ljaviation Self proclaimed Banned, Because I can.

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    ^^^ Same here., but you got me beat by 15 years. I use Blackstone for customers airplanes as well. I also used Aviation Laboratories, but I didn't like their customer service, so only Blackstone used in my shop.
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    Hellcatski Active Hellcat Member

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    Great idea , I hope others do, I won't
     
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    jgil Silver Member Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member

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    I've used them all and Blackstone is best by far!
     
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    TallCool1 Gold Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member Nat'l Hellcat Tech Advisor HCC Charter Member

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    Disagree (but that's ok.) Dyson Analysis produces more consistent results (imo), and has abilities beyond Blackstone (test, measurment and analysis.) (Last part fact.)
     
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    I can't find any info on Dyson analysis? They still around? Possibly in AZ?
     
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    TallCool1 Gold Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member Nat'l Hellcat Tech Advisor HCC Charter Member

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    rayzazoo DRIVESRT.COM Gold Supporting Member

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    Could someone with a catch can run an oil analysis of the catch can contents?
     
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    I don't think that would be a representative sample. It's best to take a sample directly from the oil reservoir while the engine is running and hot.
     

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