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11-02-2007, 04:12 PM
I know it's been talked about a few times here but I couldn't find anything with a quick search. Has anyone on here had an oil analysis done for their car? And if so, what were the results and how did you like their service? Where did you have it done?

I found this site here that does it and I'm thinking of sending them a sample. oil analyzers inc. (http://www.oaitesting.com/index.htm) They also do automatic trans fluid testing. I found this other site that has some interesting info on it polaris labs. (http://www.polarislabs1.com/transportation-industry.htm) They also test coolant, fuel, and some other stuff, but their system and pricing info doesn't seem as easy to find or straight forward as the other place.

11-02-2007, 04:16 PM
PM jung if he doesnt reply. I remember him saying he has sent his out for analysis, but thats up in the great white north.

Mike Jung
11-02-2007, 07:40 PM
Sorry, I have not done a UOA.

These are the places the BITOG people use:


& people recommend:
http://www.dysonanalysis.com for his professional opinion on the UOA.
Which Blackstone Lab has a package for him: http://www.blackstone-labs.com/dyson_analysis.html

You can see other people's UOA on BITOG at: http://theoildrop.server101.com/forums/postlist.php?Cat=0&Board=UBB3

Mike Jung
11-02-2007, 07:53 PM
Here are some UOA's on the Pontiac Grand AM 3.4 L V6 engine:
'00 Grand Am GT 3.4L V6 120,000 / GC 0w30 5,000 (http://theoildrop.server101.com/forums/showflat.php?Cat=0&Board=UBB3&Number=879480&Searchpage=3&Main=879480&Words=3.4&topic=&Search=true#Post879480)

Mobil 1 5W30 4,690kms Pontiac Grand Am 3.4L (http://theoildrop.server101.com/forums/showflat.php?Cat=0&Board=UBB3&Number=905743&Searchpage=3&Main=803308&Words=3.4&topic=&Search=true#Post905743)

GC M03 0w30 10K / '00 Grand Am GT 3.4L V6 115,000 (http://theoildrop.server101.com/forums/showflat.php?Cat=0&Board=UBB3&Number=780349&Searchpage=4&Main=779836&Words=3.4&topic=&Search=true#Post780349)

This one is kinda interesting on Citgo dino oil until the Change Oil light came on...who the fock uses Citgo dino oil ?
02 Alero 3.4 V6 7000 miles Citgo dino 5W-30 (http://theoildrop.server101.com/forums/showflat.php?Cat=0&Board=UBB3&Number=254011&Searchpage=5&Main=254011&Words=3.4&topic=&Search=true#Post254011)
Cliffnotes: IMO no one should be using Citgo dino motor in their vehicles.

Mobil 1 5w30 - 7,000 miles - '00 Grand Am GT 3.4L V6 (http://theoildrop.server101.com/forums/showflat.php?Cat=0&Board=UBB3&Number=246937&Searchpage=10&Main=246937&Words=3.4&topic=&Search=true#Post246937)

Mobil1 5w-30 2002 Pontiac Grand Am GM 3.4L (http://theoildrop.server101.com/forums/showflat.php?Cat=0&Board=UBB3&Number=243737&Searchpage=14&Main=243737&Words=3.4&topic=&Search=true#Post243737)

Esso XD-3 0W30, 11,000km, 2002 Pontiac Grand Am GT - 3.4L engine (http://theoildrop.server101.com/forums/showflat.php?Cat=0&Board=UBB3&Number=239688&Searchpage=15&Main=239688&Words=3.4&topic=&Search=true#Post239688)

Mobil Drive Clean 5W-30 in GM3.4 (Plus a ? for Terry) (http://theoildrop.server101.com/forums/showflat.php?Cat=0&Board=UBB3&Number=217135&Searchpage=20&Main=217129&Words=3.4&topic=&Search=true#Post217135)

11-02-2007, 08:53 PM
I haven't had it done to my 2002 GA GT1 but I used Mobil 1 through it's entire 164,000 miles. I changed the intake manifold gaskets at about 96,000 miles. Other than the piston slap the engine ran just fine before I traded it in.

11-03-2007, 04:42 PM
I have used Blackstone a few times for my UOA tests. Cost $20 bucks for a complete analysis with TBN check. TBN is an indicator for how much detergent additive is left in the oil sample. You use it to determine just how far you can go with your oil change intervals.