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Old 03-12-2014, 20:30   #1
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Engine Oil Test Kit

Can someone recommend a good/cheap engine oil test kit and company?

I've search the internet but they all seem to be related to a company selling oil or "snake oil", so of course they will find something wrong with my engine.
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Re: Engine Oil Test Kit

Polaris Labs--home based in Indianapolis but they have several labs around the countryside. Used to be about $25 a sample. They send you the jars, you put in the oil and send back, get the report via e-mail within a week.

They don't sell oil.
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If you are in Canada Caterpillar has the same service. Order the jars, fill them and take them back. I don't think Canada Post wants oil in the mail.
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Re: Engine Oil Test Kit

We have been using any Local Cat Dealers to get engine oil checked for years ! I'm sure there's other places to get it checked, but going to the local Cat dealer saves me time and a bunch of phone time ! Cus I know Cat will check it and I don't need to look around ! I guess I'm just simple and lazy LOL
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I have used Blackstone Laboratories out of Fort Wayne, IN.

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Very detailed and reasonably priced..they also send you a jar for collection and shipping.
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Re: Engine Oil Test Kit

Cat dealerships have done oil sampling for years, and I recently read that Volvo Penta is offering the service as well.

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Second for Blackstone Labs... They are well respected over on the Audi forum.
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I "ordered" the blackstone kit... thanks guys!

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