close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Oil analysis report back...pretty sweet report

Discussion in 'Car Forum' started by lilslyk, Sep 13, 2005.

  1. lilslyk

    lilslyk

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2004
    Messages:
    61
    Likes Received:
    0
    I attached it for those interested. I came back with high lead...anyone able to tell me why this might be the case? I use unleaded chevron fuel in california and mobil 1 oil. All other relevant info on the oil report.
     
  2. UCF-Tacoma

    UCF-Tacoma Super Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2001
    Messages:
    89
    Likes Received:
    0
    That's pretty cool. Do they say how they expect you to lower your lead levels? How much does it cost?
     

  3. triggerjerk

    triggerjerk

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2000
    Messages:
    1,497
    Likes Received:
    68
  4. SJRTX

    SJRTX Plastic Lover

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2005
    Messages:
    204
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Houston
    Yeah, I think that is from the bearings. Rod, and main.
     
  5. SJRTX

    SJRTX Plastic Lover

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2005
    Messages:
    204
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Houston
    BTW-if you look at the report, it has a note that says the Lead is from the bearings.
     
  6. lilslyk

    lilslyk

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2004
    Messages:
    61
    Likes Received:
    0
    But they go on to say that leaded fuel and some types of additives can cause lead in oil...

    bottom line is they weren't sure, and I'm not either. i posted on BITOG (bob is the oil guy) and got some pretty good responses. Going to either switch oil, weight, gas, or all of the above.
     
  7. dbrowne1

    dbrowne1 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2000
    Messages:
    749
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Virginia
    My first thought, before I even read the report, was "bearing wear." That's exactly what Blackstone said as well.

    Could be a number of things - you're in CA, and if you drive hard, that could be putting the hurt on those bearings as the oil thins and more stress is put on them. Could be that you need a higher viscosity.

    Mobil 1 has the best basestock of all the commonly available oils, but it's not as good as others in the antiwear additive department. That could be part of it. A 30 weight may be a little thin for your use and climate. Try Mobil 1 0W40 or Valvoline 5W40.

    But yeah...go see what BITOG says.