Originally Posted by Tango
The information gained from oil analysis really is quite amazing. Commercial truckers and fleet operators rely heavily on the information they provide. It is money well spent. And any older diesel is subject to drips and leaks. Seals and gaskets just get tired over time.
im not too worried about a little drip or leak.. I see plenty of semi trucks runniung for many miles with a little drip here and there... im using ZERO coolant and not leaking any tranny fluid.. the seal on the steering bocks looks a little damp but the fluid is never low...
I dont use much oil..
I would however be upset if I spun a main or tossed a rod through the block all because I didnt know what to listen or look for..
I'd also be upset if I tore down an engine to find it perfect inside.. (ive done it before with a gas motor that simply had weak valve springs... tore it completelty down to find it perfect but the wrong valve springs installed..
im assuming blackstone labs is kind of the Goto for oil analysis?
I think I'll go the route of sending some oil in... I can run my bus on its fresh oil for awhile and then pull out a sample to send in.. or i may have enough of the old still deoending on required sample size..