The Importance of an Oil Analysis
This entry was posted on May 24, 2019 by Jenna Schiebe.
WHY DO AN ANALYSIS?
Much like blood work to humans, your car’s oil can tell you a lot. From the health of the engine, all the way down to the transmission and differential with multiple different fluid tests. Most commonly, people use engine oil analyses to test wear on internals’ metal and to spot sudden changes within the recorded values – both of which can prevent catastrophic engine failure if caught in early stages.
WHAT CAN BE TESTED?
Without ever removing the engine, test results reveal the amount of wear in parts per million of each element and also can detect contaminants within the oil. What this means is; you get clear insight to upcoming maintenance and otherwise unseen issues. Some common finds include:
• Fuel Dilution: Injector or Carburetor Problems (Common on Ethanol Blends)
• Increasing Levels of Tin and Lead: Bearing Wear
• High Aluminum Levels: Piston Scuffing
Unlike other oil analysis companies that can take weeks to get you your results, SPEEDiagnostix prides themselves on their quick turnaround time – delivering results in a quick as three days. This means no more “taking a chance” on your motor on your next track day or during a pre-purchase inspection. The results are provided in plain English, that anyone with common automotive knowledge can easily digest. Each SPEEDiagnostix kit includes the following tests;
• FTIR Analysis determines the remaining life or “health” of the supplied oil.
• Spectrometal Analysis determines the type and quantity (in parts per million) of wear, contaminates, and additive metals in the oil.
• Viscosity tests measure the resistance to flow at 212 degrees Fahrenheit – pinpointing improper oil, oxidation, or contamination.
To purchase a SPEEDiagnostix Oil Analysis Kit, Click HERE.