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Oil Samples

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

  1. Jan 4, 2011 at 8:09 PM

    jdtemple [OP] Well-Known Member

    Apr 19, 2010
    Bay Area CA
    08 DBLCAB LB TRD Sport
    Lift & Tires, in cab power outlets, Locking Bed Boxes, K&N
    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

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

    May 8, 2008
    First Name:
    Tenoe, AZ
    2013 Rubicon Unlimited,
    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    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

    Brunes abides.

    May 31, 2008
    First Name:
    DC or New Jersey - Depends on the day....
    08 Red/Graphite and Satin Black
    Inside: Tint, Wet Okole 1/2 Piped Red/Black Covers, Black Weathertech Digital Fit Mats, URD Short Throw w/ TWM Weighted Knob, USA Spec iPod adapter. Outside: 4300K Retro w/ Angel Eyes and Red Shrouds, 5000K Blazer Fog Light Retrofit, Debadge, Bed Locking Handle, Satin Black Rims Performance: TRD/Steigmeier Blower w/ 2.7 Pulley. 668 Injectors and 320 LPH AEM Fuel pump. URD UCON and 7th Injector. DTLT Headers, URD Y-Pipe, Wicked Flow Muffler. Suspension: Both: OME Shocks Front: 886X's and TC UCAs Rear: Dakars Armor: Relentless Front Bumper Relentless High Clearance Rear w/ Tire/Rotopax Swing Out Relentless Front, Mid, and TCase skids BAMF Diff Skid Recovery and Spares: Fullsize Spare Tire 2x2 gal Rotopax 1x1 gal Rotopax 1x1 gal Water Rotopax Warn 9.5XP-S Winch Hi-Lift Extreme 60" Ironman Off-Road Recovery Kit
    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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