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Is there some type of special container I need to get from somewhere to send off a sample of my oil to be analyzed? And who should I send it too? Also is it worth paying for?
 

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Thx for the info...Ill look at it
 

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also alot of states have speedco truck service shops all you need to do is bring them any bottle full of oil they have the containers there you only need about 10-15 oz and they do it right in front of you and print you out a sheet telling you what they find
 

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Been seeing some more machines at various places myself, but will still trust and use Blackstone over any of em.
 

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also alot of states have speedco truck service shops all you need to do is bring them any bottle full of oil they have the containers there you only need about 10-15 oz and they do it right in front of you and print you out a sheet telling you what they find

How much do they charge?
 

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You can also buy a fluid analysis test kit from any caterpillar dealer if you have one close.
 
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I use blackstone for mine, jump on their website and they send you the sample kits for free and you pay for it when you send a sample back to them. I think they charge $25
 

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People over on the BITOG forums have been complaining about the reliability and consistency of Blackstone as well as other companies as of late. Before you commit to a service I would hop over there and do some research.

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I use Finning. Including the post paid mailbag, it is about $23 per sample. It is critical that the container used is completely clean. No point doing a UOA on a sample mixed with Mountain Dew. The main thing is building a history so you can monitor trends.
 

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I use Finning. Including the post paid mailbag, it is about $23 per sample. It is critical that the container used is completely clean. No point doing a UOA on a sample mixed with Mountain Dew. The main thing is building a history so you can monitor trends.
Have a link to them Lenny? I've been looking around at various places but still don't know where my business will be going. There's a Polaris lab in Edmonton I think that is so far my choice. Seems a hassle to send oil down to the USA when I'm sure there's plenty of places up here, just need to find them is all. Thanks.
 

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Polaris is also highly reccommended. The company I work for uses them, sampling engines, transmissions, hydraulic and lube oils. Finning is also in Edmonton. I just called them and they sent out the sample kits on DHL. Either way you should be good. I doubt there is much of a cost difference.
 

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Have a link to them Lenny? I've been looking around at various places but still don't know where my business will be going. There's a Polaris lab in Edmonton I think that is so far my choice. Seems a hassle to send oil down to the USA when I'm sure there's plenty of places up here, just need to find them is all. Thanks.

You could try Fluid Life, They are in Edmonton. I've never inquired about sending a personal sample in, but im sure they do them. Thats who I send all my samples to for work, very quick turn around time. If you want a contact for them PM me.
 
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