HRTKD wrote: ↑
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:28 am
knightmb wrote: ↑
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:06 am
I've never used them, so I didn't know if they just give you technical stats or if they give you a cool summary like "oh this is bad, this is tearing up your gears", etc.
I've used Blackstone Labs for motor oil test. They'll give you an English description of the results. Often, it comes down to, "This oil change interval try going an additional 1,000 miles." There are statistics for the test measures that will show universal values and your past values.
I used them for a few years. Never anything particularly interesting in the results which is a good thing of course. I know the tests can alert you to problems before they become big problems, but in the end it was too much hassle for me. Modern ICE engine oil is fantastic and the question of "which oil" is more for entertainment than practicality. Change it regularly and oil analysis is kind of a waste of time, imho.
I think the service is probably a lot more useful for fleet or industrial applications trying to optimize maintenance intervals and avoid downtime. Or perhaps individuals who really push their equipment (tuners, racers, hot-rodders). For me, cars usually last a long time anyway so I saw little marginal value.
That being said I am curious as to how well this "lifetime fluid" is doing at 67K