Recommendations for oil analysis vendor?

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LCA078

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Between the M923 and other items in the motorpool, I probably need about 4-6 oil analysis samples done each year, if I'm lucky. Just need the usual data of high metals, fuel dilution, etc. to know if I got a failing system. Would love to see my data online and have it stored permanently for me. I know Blackstone has been the 'go-to' for most folks but wanted to poll the crowd and see if they are better options.
 

Karl kostman

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We have used Blackstone for many years they seem very well capable of diagnosing everything they find and are very good at making recommendations on how to possibly avoid future issues!
Karl
 

LCA078

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On another forum that I use for my Caterpillar excavator, (heavyequipmentforum.com), they highly recommended the local Cat dealer for my Cat 3116 w/mechanical injectors. They said Cat has an extension knowledge of wear components and symptoms since the engines have been around for a long time. And the price appears to be quite competitive.

Other than Blackstone, I haven't heard anyone recommend a vendor for the Cummins in the M923. I emailed the Cat oil lab to see if they take samples from non-Cat products. Will report back what I find out.

Karl- do you know if Blackstone can make engine specific recommendations or are their analysis generic for a large diesel engine?
 

simp5782

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My the parent company of my puradyn bypass system recommendeds and sends my lab samples to Polaris Labratories in Houston.
 
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