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Old 12-18-2003, 09:55 PM
Jackd Jackd is offline
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Oil analysis results available from these commercial outfits should only be considered as a rough guesstimate in most cases.
I have been in the lubricant business for 25 years and have seen thousands of lab reports.
Unless the analysis has been made by an experience tech and the analysis machine (spectrometer) has been carefully cleaned and fine tuned/calibrated between each test, your report (which looks good) could be wrong.
To confirm this, send two different samples of the same oil, from the same car, taken at the same time, under the same condition to 2 different labs and compare the results.........
You'll be very surprised. Which of the 2 result is accurate???
You will never know. (I have done this test many many times to compare results from our own lab)
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