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Old 06-24-2009, 11:13 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by nathancarter View Post
My primary purpose was just to make sure my motor is wearing properly - no extra lead (bearings), aluminum (block, head, etc), or iron (valvetrain etc) in the oil. Also that it's running properly (insolubles) and no internal leaks (water/antifreeze). The TBN analysis was secondary; I don't really expect to extend my oil change interval from 7500 to 10000.
Makes sense.
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