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Oil Samples

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by jdtemple, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. Jan 4, 2011 at 8:09 PM
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    jdtemple

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    What is the longest you can let a collected oil sample sit before sending it in for testing, without ruining the results?

    I took an oil sample, put it behind the seat with 1/2 quart of new oil, and forgot to send it in, almost 3 months ago...... Since it sat in the truck during all the temperature changes, I was wondering if that would affect it.

    I emailed blackstone, and I am waiting for their response, but I wondered what others thought.

    EDIT TO ADD : found this on the blackstone FAQ

    I took a sample three months ago and forgot to send it in. It's been on a shelf in my garage ever since. Can I still send it in? Will the results still be good?

    Should be fine.​
     
  2. Jan 4, 2011 at 8:27 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Ive let them go a few days.....Maybe 4 days at the most. Im not sure it matters though.
     
  3. Jan 5, 2011 at 5:33 AM
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    Brunes

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    I'm almost positive it doesn't matter. The oil in the sump is abused as far as oil goes. Shearing, heating, cooling, pressure, and dirt....so if your oil was sealed in a good container- I wouldn't worry about it.
    You can make a note on the card for the sample and if they notice anything out of the ordinary- They may be able to correlate it to the time in the sample jar.
     
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