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Old 06-25-2009, 08:31 PM   #21
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Old 06-26-2009, 06:50 AM   #22
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nathan, too bad you didn't get a "Nice." in your comments. based on that, i'm switching back to m1.
I think you gotta slip the guy a twenty to get that.
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Old 08-29-2009, 07:18 AM   #23
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For those interested in more Blackstore oil reports for a 2003 330-Ci - Check on BobistheOilGuy dot com.
Here are the results for my car from 20,000 to 70,000 miles. Every oil change is listed.

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums...1510845&page=1
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Old 08-29-2009, 07:37 AM   #24
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Nice to look at historical data trends.

Looks to me like Blackstone need to clean their equipment better between oil tests. (High Moly readings and bouncing copper).

I wonder how the readings would compare if you took two separate oil samples from your car and sent them in for analysis, stating that they were from two different cars.

If done, I bet we'd all chuckle at the surprising differences in those oil test results.
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Old 08-29-2009, 06:47 PM   #25
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Shouldn't be that big a difference. Best is to send the sample to two analysers and see how the results come back. Terry Dyson is still the best to interpret the data. My 2c
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Old 08-29-2009, 08:49 PM   #26
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It shouldn't be a big difference. So why is it?
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Old 07-22-2010, 09:38 AM   #27
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Update.

I ran one cycle (about 8000 miles) on Mobil 1 and did not send in a sample. I did this in case the M1 has a different detergent package than the previously used BMW 5w-30; I didn't want any scrubbed-off deposits to influence my results.

Then I sent in a sample of the NEXT cycle of M1 0w-40. Here are the results. Note that I actually did the oil change about 3 months ago but I just kept procrastinating on sending it in.

The "racing" refers to about five autocross sessions on this fill; no track time though.



P.S. I got a "Nice!" this time. With an exclamation point even.
P.P.S. My next sample with be with an aFe drop-in air filter.
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Old 07-22-2010, 09:50 AM   #28
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Wow, Nice. You should aim for Way To Go for your next one.

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Old 07-22-2010, 10:46 AM   #29
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Thanks for the update. Like hearing good things about the M1 0w40, especially since I just bought 21 quarts on sale at advance
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Old 07-22-2010, 10:57 AM   #30
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You got a "nice" this time AND a PB&J reference....nice!

Thanks for posting this, should help some folks out.
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wow. amazing and in depth thread. op can we get both in one post consecutively to compare side by side? i would just do it myself but dont want to impose
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I think they are posted in 1. the 3rd column is the earlier reading if I am not mistaken.
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I think they are posted in 1. the 3rd column is the earlier reading if I am not mistaken.

Correct. The most recent sample (Mobil1) is on the left, the older sample (BMW oil) is on the right.
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Old 07-23-2010, 12:23 PM   #35
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Ain't technology cool?

The new synthetics ...
  • protect engine better
  • "save" the environment due to less oil usage + less waste
  • "save" environment due to increased fuel economy (less friction)
  • save money since less frequent changes
  • and, it can be proven (as here)

Since we do it so much less often now, guess we really need to "savor" the fun of doing an oil change.

Let's impress our sons and daughters by wearing white lab coats and using dipstick extractors as opposed to the grimy images our Dads left us. Since it seems today's kids can't do anything without wearing a helmet, perhaps we should wear latex gloves while changing oil. We really should, of course.

Oil filter disposal remains a problem in my area.
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Let's impress our sons and daughters by wearing white lab coats and using dipstick extractors as opposed to the grimy images our Dads left us. Since it seems today's kids can't do anything without wearing a helmet, perhaps we should wear latex gloves while changing oil. We really should, of course.
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My drain pan has a grid on the top. When I'm done with the oil change, I sit the filter on the grid and let it drip into the catch pan for a few weeks, then toss it in the garbage. There may be a better way to do it, but our garbage goes to an energy-producing incinerator plant, not a landfill, so I'm not too concerned about burning a little bit of extra oil.
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