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140K 6.0 oil analysis, my first....
Okay, I did my first ever oil analysis on my 2004 PSD with 140k on the ticker, and 4250 miles on the oil. Here are the results, I had it done locally here in Knoxville, TN
Iron appears to be normal
Aluminum appears to be normal
Copper appears to be normal
Chrome appears to be normal
Lead appears to be normal
Sample contains a slight amount of sodium. Possible beginning of a coolant leak, however a trace of anti-freeze may be oil additive binder. Sodium should be low with 0.1% water in sample.
No water detected
Solids: New oil or no visible metal or dirt detected in this sample.
Sample has positive antifreeze, possible leaking oil cooler core, or contaminated sample.
I had two 4 oz. bottles of Rev X in 18 qts. of this oil tested. I don't know if that could be the oil additive binder referenced or not. And I don't have the OEM oil cooler block any more, I have an external air-to-oil radiator type cooler mounted behind my condenser.
So if those with more experience than myself would comment I would appreciate it. Thanks.
ERIC - Tennessee Powerstrokes Chapter Director
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