Let us know the results here!I could've missed it but is there somewhere that people are posting their blackstone analysis results? I decided to send in a sample at 30K mi and I'm just curious how it stacks up.
Iron isn't that bad. The oil has a good dosage of Molybdenum (anti-wear). I've seen worse on VW's & Audi's.^^ It's obvious it was time for an oil change, lol. Lots of metal in that oil.
That's what I've been repeatedly saying previously in other threads. Look up "UOAs" thread under "Maintenance". My screen captures of the UOAs are long gone after the forum "upgrade" but it seemed there wasn't much interest here for UOAs so I didn't bother reposting them nor updating with more recent UOAs.Iron isn't that bad. The oil has a good dosage of Molybdenum (anti-wear). I've seen worse on VW's & Audi's.
The better sign is paying extra for TBN analysis. But there are other companies that don't nickel and dime you for testing, and Blackstone's fuel dilution number is useless, since it is not tested directly, it is estimated from viscosity.
Decided to buy Subaru oil and will stay with it ,Subaru engineers spends time in lab and I will trust them..I think twice before using some oil, as I think the car work depends much on the oil quality. I drive WRX 2016, and I read a lot to find the oil for it. I saw this article Top 7 Best Oils for Subaru WRX - carfluidsexpert.com about motor oil for subaru wrx, and decided to follow the experts' recommendation. Think it can be useful for you too.
Costco had 0/20 full synth (dexos II compliant) on special a few days ago; 2 X 5L jugs for $26 which is a great deal.If the lubricant meets or exceeds the minimum specifications set by Subaru, there's no issue using it. The devil is in the details. If I were going to do my own oil changes (it will never happen...) I'd use Kirkland from Costco.
FWIW guys, there's a guy out on Youtube (PROJECT FARM) that tests all kinds of things. This guys is one of the best testers out there and he is very methodical and thorough in his testing. He did a really interesting set of tests with motor oils. I subscribe to this guy because he tests so many things and it amazes me. With that said, his oil tests were very well done and Pennzoil and Amsoil were pretty much the top of the heap. I won't tell you who won the tests, only that I'll be switching to Pennzoil from here on out.