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I did one after my last track weekend and I'm about to send another sample in in the next couple of days.How much did those results cost? I want to do mine for my car which is at 13k miles. Yours says break in oil, have you sent more recent samples with newer oil?
for me, I do it for peace of mind. It just paints a picture of how the internal parts are wearing. Also the Motorcraft 5w50 especially is an oil that it the topic of many a debate as it pertains to additives, shearing, viscosity, etc. that is not the focus of this thread however.What do you guys do with the BS Labs info? Do you dump the car on someone without telling them the info? Is there anything you can do other than sell? Why not save money by waiting until you are nearing the end of warranty before sending in an oil sample? Or if you aren't going to keep the car beyond warranty coverage why even care about it?
On my daily driver, I did an analysis at 200k miles to see how the internals were. Good news was internals were just fine, bad news was there was a small coolant leak, coolant in the oil. Small enough that I didnt notice it by looking at a 15 year old overflow bottle. Coolant was leaking into the crankcase. I would not have known this without the analysis. :cheers:Or like why get bloodwork once a year? It's a status of what your car is doing at each oil change interval. It's cheap
The C&D long term tests are indeed 40k miles. They report in periodically, as I referenced their latest update in the April issue. This is the first time they mentioned the car's oil consumption. And yes, I agree that 5 quarts in 3000 miles is a lot. What we do not know of course, is how they are really driving this over the last 3000 miles, or what they did to it earlier..I thought the long term tests were 40-50k miles?
Anyways, 5qts of oil in 3000 miles is a lot. I know the GT350 isnt a regular car and more often then not is driven by a car enthusiast, but I'm certain there are owners who never check the oil and are probably already over 5k miles since last oil change. That is pretty scary man.
Btw, Im waiting for my free black stone-labs oil kit to for my car. If you're interested in how the engine is doing with the oil you can get a free kit and fill out a form on what results you want to get.
It sounds like you are wondering why someone would care about their engine internals when it's under a warranty anyways.Last time I checked I don't have a warranty on my body where someone will replace it for free if it fails on me.
IMO your metaphor doesn't hold up.
I'm not sure how it relates to caring.It sounds like you are wondering why someone would care about their engine internals when it's under a warranty anyways.
Does someone really need to articulate to you the reasons why one would not want to have additional wear on their motor (or replace it) even if it's under warranty?
I'm not sure how it relates to caring.
I thought "peace of mind" was a good explanation.
I still wonder what the people who get these analyses do if they don't like the results, though. Do you keep the car and feel annoyed? Do you change your driving habits? Sell the car? Do you tell the buyer?