What to know about Oil Analysis Tests
MVS Forums members rspi and CN90 and others discuss the utility in getting engine oil analyzed by a lab.
At this age/mileage (160,000 miles for me), it is a good idea to do an oil analysis to check on the health of the engine.
Let’s say there are leaky injectors, it will show as fuel dilution.
Or let’s say there is internal coolant leak, glycol will show up in the oil.
I recently did a Stage 0 tune-up (new spark plugs, cap/rotor, Bougicord, new fuel filter, FI cleaner etc. etc.). You can tell the oil analysis looks good after 5,000 miles. See the report! Oil Analysis Tests
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