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    Is the calcium so high on everyones samples due to the residual casting sand/contaminants left in the blocks? I guess what I'm asking is if you sent a Corvette or a GTR sample, would it read calcium in the 2,000-3,000 range also?
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    Quote Originally Posted by IndyRon View Post
    Is the calcium so high on everyones samples due to the residual casting sand/contaminants left in the blocks? I guess what I'm asking is if you sent a Corvette or a GTR sample, would it read calcium in the 2,000-3,000 range also?
    Some quick checks on the Corvette forum and I was able to pull some averages. Average for LS3 = 1882 current as of 2016, for LT4 = 1414 and that was based on a 2015 test.

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    Latest oil analysis on my ACR/TA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ViperGeorge View Post
    Latest oil analysis on my ACR/TA.

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    Very nice! Bet you were happy to get that report!

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    Another report after running One Lap. Everything still looking good.
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    Here is my 2017 at 1100 kms

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    reviewed this thread, not a lot of TBN checks at all. I would be curious to see what the TBN would be at the factory suggested 6k mile interval
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    George, can you tell us about your break-in procedure?

    Also, any other oil changes other than shown in the report?

    Which oil did you use at your changes (brand and weight)?

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    High amount of metal in oil? This is normal?
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    during break in yes
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    Well I got my second analysis back. First was at 800 miles and second at 2700 miles. Overall good results with low metals everywhere and no dilution etc. Only slight thing to look at is that the Aluminum gone up a bit from 12 last and first time to 19 but all other metals are very low. So I'll keep an eye on that what else can I do. Oh and btw I don't use Blackstone over here in the UK so don't know if there are any differences in the spectroscopy machine they use. Who knows..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott_in_fl View Post
    George, can you tell us about your break-in procedure?

    Also, any other oil changes other than shown in the report?

    Which oil did you use at your changes (brand and weight)?
    I used Castrol Ultra for the first oil change at 500 miles then Mobil 1 15/50 after that. For break in I drove 500 miles trying to vary the RPMs and speed. I then drove an additional 1000 miles at varying speeds. Exactly at 1500 miles I hit the track.
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    Did you keep speeds under a certain MPH during the first 500? During the next 1,000?

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    Here are my results at 500 miles. Break in procedure followed very closely.

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    Results at 800 kms.

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    Has anyone ever viewed a bad report? The ones I've read always have a positive spin in them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SRT_BluByU View Post
    Has anyone ever viewed a bad report? The ones I've read always have a positive spin in them...
    I've always thought the same - even if there are "bad" numbers, they seem to spin positive.
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    Dear mr smith, the alum and copper content in your test was off the scale. We predict imminent pending failure. However, the good news is that Viper of yours is one sexy beast and would make a fine lawn orinament. Keep your current routine up and send us another sample to monitor the situation.

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    you have to have some big deviations from average to be flagged for bad, like this guy

    http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=431559

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    Newest sample below. 993 miles on oil.

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    Got my 2nd report back.

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    So I did the break in strictly to the manual, I'm concerned about the copper and iron, have to see if it comes down next change.
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    Quote Originally Posted by uberpube View Post
    So I did the break in strictly to the manual, I'm concerned about the copper and iron, have to see if it comes down next change.
    I received a concerning oil analysis result from Black Stone after 7000 miles. Iron and Aluminum were way up. I had already driven the car another 1500 miles which includes a few track days. I changed the oil soon after and re-sampled using the machines at work. Sample came out clean. Even the filter was spotless after I cut it open. I thought I was headed to an engine failure but looks like I am okay right now. 9000 miles on the car now. Will add my personal testing results tomorrow.

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    Just got mine in and looks great. It's passed R28/R29 so has the 10 year powertrain, and burns about 1qt/2000mi. This oil change was Castrol Edge 5W-40 and had an HDPE weekend too. Current oil change is M1 15W-50

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