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This will be much like the sticky dyno thread where all oil samples will be posted here. Should be easy access and great reading for those of you who are looking for the perfect oil. If you don't have a server to host your pics of your oil sample just send them to me, I'll host them for you, and then put them on here for everyone to see. :D

For those of you interested in doing oil samples you can get free kits from Blackstone Labs. Their site is at BlackStone-Labs.com. It costs $20 when you send the sample in to be read and typically I get the results back in 3 to 5 working days via e-mail. If your doing any kind of extended oil changes like 5K to 7500 miles than it would be worth it to pay an extra $10 and get the TBN number. This will tell you how much of the oils additives are left and if it can be used longer.

Now lets see who can get the lowest wear numbers from their oil of choice, I think some of you might be surprised to see the results!!
 

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I will be putting in some amsoil 10-30 probably this weekend depending on hurricane. How many miles do you suggest to run it to get a good oil analysis Dale?
 

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I would start with 5K miles with the Amsoil, you could drain it at that point and send a sample in or you could just drain enough out for a sample and wait until you get your results. The "drain enough for a sample" routine is kind of hard because you have to do it HOT!! And sometimes those pesky drain plugs get slippery and drop in the pan.

To do this properly remove your drain plug, count to 3 and then put the sample container under the flow of oil. Remember it has to be done hot so wear some kind of protective gloves because that hot oil will scald you. Seal the container up, fill out the information requested in the sample container and then send it in. Nothing to it...
 

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Here's the first two oil samples

Here you all go, this sheet had two oil samples on it, the first one was done at 1K miles of which was the factory fill oil, the second one was Mobil 1 5W-30.

 

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Okay Dale,
I got some fresh amsoil 10-30 in today so we can compare. I will pull a sample at 5k which shouldnt take to aweful long now that I have my new volant in!!! :twisted:
 

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finally got my kit only 2 months later. Next oil change I will have tested.
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MikeZ said:
Okay Dale,
I got some fresh amsoil 10-30 in today so we can compare. I will pull a sample at 5k which shouldnt take to aweful long now that I have my new volant in!!! :twisted:
Have you gotten a sample yet on the Amsoil 10-30 :?:
 

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So far the 0W-40 has done the best. I'm doing an oil test though using Motorcraft semi-synthetic to see if the results are close. I think I've got another 2500 miles to go before I drain that. It will be a couple of months.
 

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Here's my first oil change sample, factory 10W30.

Greg

I can't upload a picture for some reason, so I'll try it as an attachment.
 

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Factory Oil

I plan on letting the dealer change my oil and they told me they use Valvoline, would you use this brand or go with some other brand ??
 

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I plan on letting the dealer change my oil and they told me they use Valvoline, would you use this brand or go with some other brand ??
Valvoline is known to have the weakest additive package. If you want to use a non synthetic oil there are several available that have great additive packages and do well in oil samples. They are Chevron Supreme and Texaco Havoline. Both of these do excellent and are usually highly recommended on other oil sites.
 

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Is the mobil oil you use blended or fully synthetic??
I use the full synthetic Mobil 1. I use to use the M1 0W-40 but I can't find it anymore. I'll be using the new Extended Performance Mobil 1 5W-30 the next time I change it.
 

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I changed my oil today and took a sample that I will send to BlackStone in the morning. The oil sample will be of the OEM 5W-30W, run through an OEM filter, with 3,861 miles. I switched over to Royal Purple 5W-30W Synthetic today with an OEM Filter so after 3,861 miles or so I will have that oil analyzed too. I will post the results once they come back on this first sample.
 

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I changed my oil today and took a sample that I will send to BlackStone in the morning. The oil sample will be of the OEM 5W-30W, run through an OEM filter, with 3,861 miles. I switched over to Royal Purple 5W-30W Synthetic today with an OEM Filter so after 3,861 miles or so I will have that oil analyzed too. I will post the results once they come back on this first sample.
Sorry for the off topic, but are you telling me that you got your truck in March of 04 and it is now April of 05 and you just put 3800 miles on it???? Am I reading that correct? :) And I thought my 4kmi in 6 months was low!
 

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TitanHauler said:
I changed my oil today and took a sample that I will send to BlackStone in the morning. The oil sample will be of the OEM 5W-30W, run through an OEM filter, with 3,861 miles. I switched over to Royal Purple 5W-30W Synthetic today with an OEM Filter so after 3,861 miles or so I will have that oil analyzed too. I will post the results once they come back on this first sample.
Sorry for the off topic, but are you telling me that you got your truck in March of 04 and it is now April of 05 and you just put 3800 miles on it???? Am I reading that correct? :) And I thought my 4kmi in 6 months was low!
I wish! No, total miles on my truck at the time of the oil change was 9,644. I had 3,861 miles on it since the last oil change. :) As of Thanksgiving last year though I only had a hair over 5,000 miles on it though. It just recently became my daily driver.
 

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Ok, here are the results. This was on factory 5W-30W oil with a factory oil and air filter.
 

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