Determining oil change intervals via analysis

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Old 02 Aug 2006, 08:40 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Old 02 Aug 2006, 08:59 pm   #2 (permalink)
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"dbltap" <DoubleTap@37.com> wrote in message
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> http://www.autoblog.com/2006/08/02/d...-via-analysis/

Interesting how some people spend $30 for an oil analysis in order to avoid
a $20 oil change. hmmmm.


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Old 02 Aug 2006, 11:37 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Waiving the right to remain silent, "rmac" <nospam@nospam.com> said:

> "dbltap" <DoubleTap@37.com> wrote in message
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>> http://www.autoblog.com/2006/08/02/d...intervals-via-
>> analysis/

> Interesting how some people spend $30 for an oil analysis in order to
> avoid a $20 oil change. hmmmm.


What a load of mumbo-jumbo for obsessed people. Hell - just change the oil
at the recommended intervals and be done with it...

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Old 03 Aug 2006, 05:31 am   #4 (permalink)
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rmac wrote:
> "dbltap" <DoubleTap@37.com> wrote in message
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>>http://www.autoblog.com/2006/08/02/d...-via-analysis/

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> Interesting how some people spend $30 for an oil analysis in order to avoid
> a $20 oil change. hmmmm.


Yes, that is the main reason I don't use it for my cars. Now for
airplanes that use 12 quarts of expensive oil and have serious
consequences of engine failure or large trucks that may use 6 gallons of
oil, it makes a lot of sense.


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Old 03 Aug 2006, 06:40 am   #5 (permalink)
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rmac wrote:
> "dbltap" <DoubleTap@37.com> wrote in message
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>>http://www.autoblog.com/2006/08/02/d...-via-analysis/

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> Interesting how some people spend $30 for an oil analysis in order to avoid
> a $20 oil change. hmmmm.


Probably the biggest benefit of UOA is that it proves to people that
oils last much longer than many of them think. With any kind of luck, it
will convince people once and for all that changing your oil any more
frequently than the car manufacturer recommends is an unnecessary waste
of a diminishing resource. Any money saved is a secondary benefit.
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Old 03 Aug 2006, 07:15 am   #6 (permalink)
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rmac wrote:
> "dbltap" <DoubleTap@37.com> wrote in message
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>> http://www.autoblog.com/2006/08/02/d...-via-analysis/

> Interesting how some people spend $30 for an oil analysis in order to avoid
> a $20 oil change. hmmmm.
>

The oil analysis is to get information on engine wear, not to avoid an
oil change.
An airplane engine is more expensive than your car and if wear is
happening, it needs to be addressed promptly.

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Old 03 Aug 2006, 08:05 am   #7 (permalink)
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"Matt Whiting" <whiting@epix.net> wrote in message
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> Yes, that is the main reason I don't use it for my cars. Now for
> airplanes that use 12 quarts of expensive oil and have serious
> consequences of engine failure


Oh Bunk! Take those sissy pants off Matt and act like a man. Those
barnstormers of old didn't fiddle about worrying about such things and look
how exciting they were. Besides everyone knows that if you jump up just
before the moment of impact...

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Old 03 Aug 2006, 08:06 am   #8 (permalink)
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"Stubby" <William.Plummer-NOSPAM-@alum.mit.edu> wrote in message
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> The oil analysis is to get information on engine wear, not to avoid an
> oil change.
> An airplane engine is more expensive than your car and if wear is
> happening, it needs to be addressed promptly.
>


Not really. Once the old two seater starts burning oil you simply hire it
out as a sky writer.

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Old 03 Aug 2006, 08:19 am   #9 (permalink)
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"Brian Nystrom" <brian.nystrom@verizon.net> wrote in message
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hmmmm.
>
> Probably the biggest benefit of UOA is that it proves to people that
> oils last much longer than many of them think. With any kind of luck, it
> will convince people once and for all that changing your oil any more
> frequently than the car manufacturer recommends is an unnecessary waste
> of a diminishing resource. Any money saved is a secondary benefit.


Actually, it doesn't prove that at all.


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Old 03 Aug 2006, 08:20 am   #10 (permalink)
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"Stubby" <William.Plummer-NOSPAM-@alum.mit.edu> wrote in message
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> The oil analysis is to get information on engine wear, not to avoid an
> oil change.
> An airplane engine is more expensive than your car and if wear is
> happening, it needs to be addressed promptly.


And what will you do if the analyis indicates your engine is wearing?
Rebuild the engine?
Sue GM?
or just change the bloody oil?


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