View Full Version : Oil Analysis??

06-17-2008, 10:23 PM
Do any of you send an oil sample away for analysis after an oil change?
If so where do you send it and what is all required? Do you need to pick up a sample kit from somewhere? Will Cummins do an analysis? I would like to get mine done!

06-17-2008, 11:32 PM
Fleetbrake does them for around $20, suppossed to be while you wait as well.

06-19-2008, 10:46 AM
Cummins, CAT, and all the big rig shops have the kits.....if i'm not mistaken even if you go too international or some other shop like that it still gets sent too either cummins or CAT.

06-19-2008, 03:42 PM
Thanks for the info. I will check it out.

Lil Dog
06-19-2008, 11:20 PM
Metrotech. Really good lab. Alot of my clients use them for their industrial machinery. I toured their lab many years back and its a pretty neat place.

Metro Tech (http://www.metrotechsystems.ca/Contact_Us.htm)

06-22-2008, 06:29 AM
I got a cummins sample kit in front of me right now......its a Metro Tech bottle. So you have to send it in and wait a week or 2. was like $31. I usually do fleetbrake on 52st SE. it is $20 and while you wait. they have the machine right there. Finning has their own lab in Edmonton, IIRC. or they use Metro Tech in Calgary.

06-22-2008, 06:50 AM
Blackstone Laboratories (http://www.blackstone-labs.com/diesel_engines.html) will send you a free kit which you then mail back to them.

You'll have to figure out how much extra shipping would be, but they state the bottle itself is 1.98 here. I have a sample to mail on Monday.

06-22-2008, 08:49 PM
I get my sample kits from Amsoil and mail them away. I've taken three samples in 35,000 kms on my 6.7 litre. All very good results except for the last which was showing way more copper than in previous samples.

In Edmonton, there is also a place called Fluid Life as well as another called SSCI Fluids Analysis who are tied in with Staveley Fluid Analysis.

06-23-2008, 10:20 AM
Thanks for the info boys!!

06-24-2008, 06:54 AM
Just mailed mine out yesterday... cost was a little over $2 for regular mail if that will help give you any idea what it would cost to ship from there.

06-24-2008, 08:58 AM
Thanks for the info boys!!

You still want to sell your truck??? How much now?:cool:

06-27-2008, 04:05 PM
If I were to sell it....24 now. If I could get that then maybe........but I think I want to keep it for a while and have plans to install the quad adreniline chip and a Heavy Hauler Series 450 tranny by NADP. We'll see!!

06-27-2008, 05:00 PM
Fluid life is another place in Alberta by the way. Its in Edmonton I believe.

06-27-2008, 08:59 PM
I live in Calgary and have been using Blackstone for over a year now and I am very pleased with the turn around time. They also keep a running count of values so that you keep a baseline and see how the motor is doing and how the oil is holding up TBN.

Try them.

06-28-2008, 12:39 AM
Fleet Brakes inhouse service tracks all data for historical analysis as well............all still for $20 a pop. quick turn around within the day.

06-28-2008, 11:38 AM
Fleet Brakes inhouse service tracks all data for historical analysis as well............all still for $20 a pop. quick turn around within the day.

Hey Luk, how's the Ol' Dodge doing these days. Haven't heard much from ya???

06-29-2008, 12:55 AM
Im going to decommission the 'Ol red to get into the 12valve. On Friday It did 550 on DPS mustang dyno while smoking the tires pretty bad. I've about had my fill of this truck. time for me to move past. gonna pull the injectors, twins, Adrenaline to start. then get the heavy valve springs, HD pushrods out next.