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Are you changing your oil often enough? Too often? Is that synthetic oil really worth it? A decade ago, the commercial multi-weight oils on the market were similar. We didn't see much difference in the various brands, and the only real choice for consumers was the grade. Then synthetics were introduced, as were many types of oil additives. Suddenly the question of what to put into your engine became more complicated.

Oil analysis can identify any problems developing in your engine long before they cause you an expensive headache. Or maybe you'd just like to get a good look at the microscopic wear your engine is producing. Can you run a fill of oil longer than 3000 miles? Are your oil and air filters doing a good job? We can answer these questions and more when you submit a sample of your engine oil for analysis.

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    Are you changing your oil often enough? Too often? Is synthetic oil really worth it?
Years ago, the commercial multi-weight oils on the market were ...
Gas Engine Are you changing your oil often enough? Too often? Is that synthetic oil really worth it? A decade ago, the commercial multi-weight oils on the market were similar. We didn't see much difference in the various brands, and the only real choice for consumers was the grade. Then synthetics were introduced, as were many types of oil additives. Suddenly the question of what to put into your engine became more complicated...

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    New diesel engines cost up to $20,000 each, so it only makes sense to take care of yours.
Oil analysis can identify insidious problems that ...
Diesel Engine New diesel engines cost up to $20,000 each, so it only makes sense to take care of yours. Oil analysis can identify insidious problems that, if left too long, could drastically shorten your engine's life.

If we had to pick the most frequent cause of diesel engine failure, we would choose antifreeze, the killer extraordinaire. There are several ways coolant can get into the oil - head seals, pin holes in wet liners, injector cups...

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    You want to keep your motorcycle running as long as possible, and oil analysis is a
terrific tool for doing so. We've seen samples from most of the motorcycles ...
Motorcycle Oil analysis has long been a common practice among car and truck owners who want to take the best possible care of their vehicles. But lately, an increasing number of people have been analyzing other types of engines too, especially motorcycles.

And why not? If you own a motorcycle, you want to keep it running as long as possible, and oil analysis is a terrific tool for doing so. We have seen samples from most of the motorcycles out there, and chances are good...

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    Industrial groups have traditionally changed oil on an elapsed time basis.
This can result in dumping millions of gallons of good oil annually ...
Industrial Industrial groups have traditionally changed oil on an elapsed time basis. This can result in dumping millions of gallons of good oil annually, while doing little to prevent oil-related problems such as "leakers" - machines that leak oil from various seals, costing millions in new oil purchases and downtime. Quarterly oil analysis can eliminate leakers and other oil-related problems, with the added benefits of saving money in unnecessary oil purchases and the cost of getting rid of waste oil...

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    Air-cooled aircraft engines are twitchy, heat-sensitive machines that vary widely in wear
depending on the aircraft, the cylinders, and how they're operated. ...
Aviation When a gasoline or diesel engine develops an unexpected problem, it leaves the owner stranded at the side of the road. When an aircraft engine develops an unexpected problem, it can have far more serious consequences.

Oil analysis is a critical component of aircraft maintenance. It's just one tool in your bag of tricks to keep your engine running in top shape. Air-cooled aircraft engines are twitchy, heat-sensitive machines that vary widely in wear...

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    Sea-going engines require special attention in oil analysis. They tend to pull heavy and constant
power for long periods of time, in holds with little air ...
Marine Sea-going engines require special attention in oil analysis. These engines are not often mechanically different from their land-borne cousins, but they are quite different in their environment and how they are operated. They tend to pull heavy and constant power for long periods of time. The operating environment has the engines situated in holds with little air for cooling and little room for maintenance. Some are treated to splashing bilge water and use seawater for cooling...

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    Transmission and gear oils can be contaminated with metals and moisture,
and those contaminants should be removed before they can damage the system ...
Transmission Transmission and gear oils can be contaminated with metals, solids, and moisture, and those contaminants should be removed before they can damage the system.

Conversely, a test of your ATF, manual transmission fluid, or gear oil may reveal that it's still in great condition, and you don't need to change it as early or as often as you thought...

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    We will email your results to you, though they are also available online.
You'll need your client ID to sign in or register ...
My Report We will email your results to you, though they are also available online. You'll need your client ID to sign in or register...



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