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SPEEDiagnostix Used Oil Analysis

SPEEDiagnostix Used Oil Analysis

SPEEDiagnostix Expert Used Oil Analysis


LN Engineering has teamed up with SPEEDiagnostix to provide our customers industry leading used oil analysis with the most accurate results - all with free standard shipping and the option for expedited used oil analysis to get your results back fast. Utilizing the same technology applied by Formula 1 teams, early detection of catastrophic failures can be prevented by using used oil analysis.

SPEEDiagnostix used oil analysis combines modern analytical techniques with expedited processing to deliver valuable data to help determine the health of your engine or any other drivetrain component in a timely manner. Oil provides the cooling, cleaning, lubrication, and fluid power for many of these components, using used oil analysis to test these oils is just like having your doctor sample your blood to determine your health. The results provided by SPEEDiagnostix oil analysis allow you to make decisions based on facts, not speculation, to help you get the longest life from your components. Not using used oil analysis and taking your chances is like not going to your doctor for annual checkups.

 Although used oil analysis is critical for race cars, SPEEDiagnostix provides vital information for classic cars and even modern street cars that may never be autocrossed or tracked, especially those without a strong maintenance history. In as little as 3 days, SPEEDiagnostix solves that problem and provides critical insight to help you determine the health of your engine, transmission, gear box, power steering system, shock absorbers, or any other automotive fluids.

SPEEDiagnostix's mission is to help customers prevent catastrophic failures.

 

Why do I need to do used oil analysis?

How much does it cost to replace parts damaged by a catastrophic failure? Should the engine run another race? Is the oil OK to run another track day? When should I change my oil? For as little as $62.95 per sample, SPEEDiagnostix provides the ability to identify problems before they become catastrophic. SPEEDiagnostix provides data that answers these questions and more, and in a time frame that makes the data valuable. Saving one engine or transmission pays for a lifetime of used oil analysis kits. LN Engineering recommends testing your engine oil at every oil change to help collect trend data. This data provided on SPEEDiagnostix's detailed used oil analysis reports is critical to indentifying if and when you have a problem.

Top Porsche engine builders like Jake Raby's Flat 6 Innovations rely on SPEEDiagnostix for used oil analysis on every engine they build. From the first oil fill through the life of the engine, Flat 6 Innovations recommended doing used oil analysis at every oil change. Testing the initial break-in oil provides a baseline for what would be highest level of wear expected for that engine. After initial break-in, test results from used oil analysis for each subsequent oil change will have lower levels of wear metals and after a few oil changes, wear levels will stabilize. However, if you suddenly see a spike in wear above normal levels, that's an indication that you might have a problem. Used oil analysis will determine the composition of wear metals to help indentify the source of the wear and the severity of the issue.

However, used oil analysis isn’t just about wear metals. A complete oil analysis report also provides insight into the health of the oil itself, and that is why SPEEDiagnostix utilizes Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR). Some labs use Total Base Number (TBN) to estimate oil health, but TBN has been rejected as an accurate method by engine manufacturers such as GM and Cummins. FTIR provides a direct read on the Oxidation level of the oil as well as detecting contaminants such as fuel and anti-freeze. SPEEDiagnostix also employs a separate gas chromatography (GC) test to accurately measure fuel contamination. These tests and test methods are unique to SPEEDiagnostix and are included at no extra cost where other labs charge extra or don't even offer them.

 

What makes SPEEDiagnostix Used Oil Analysis different than other oil analysis companies?

Why should SPEEDiagnostix be your choice for used oil analysis? The answer begins with one word – equipment. The choice of analysis equipment directly impacts the resolution of the results with used oil analysis. At SPEEDiagnostix, we use the same analysis equipment that Formula 1 teams trust. While most labs use Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP) spectrometers to analyze the wear metals, SPEEDiagnostix utilizes the Rotating Disc Electrode method. Why? Because the ICP method only detects particles smaller than 5 microns. In contrast, the RDE method detects particles up to 10 microns, which provides SPEEDiagnostix greater insight into the health of the equipment.

By utilizing the right tools for the job, SPEEDiagnostix delivers powerful insight into the health of both the oil and the equipment, but we don’t stop there. Most labs use a generic standard to set warning limits, typically based on averages of all the engines they test which doesn't always translate to your engine. In contrast, SPEEDiagnostix utilizes a proprietary standard built on over 10 years experience analyzing thousands of race engine samples, and SPEEDiagnostix applies statistical trend analysis to provide even more precise insight into your application.

 

What are the benefits of using SPEEDiagnostix Used Oil Analysis?

 

  • 1. Expedited Processing allows you to know the health of the oil and vehicle components quickly.
  • 2. Wear metal analysis lets you know which parts are wearing and at what rate they are wearing.
  • 3. FTIR and GC tests with reporting for oil oxidation levels (more accurate than TBN) and more accurate reporting of coolant and fuel contamination
  • 4. Trend analysis with regular testing allows you to see small problems before they become big problems.
  • 5. Application specific diagnostics provide analysis standards based on your application.

 

SPEEDiagnostix and LN Engineering provide access to Porsche Engine Experts

We work hard to help our customers protect their investment by preventing catastrophic failures through predictive analysis and recommend SPEEDiagnostix exclusively for used oil analysis for their Porsche engines. With years of test results from Porsche engines, no one has more experience with used oil analysis on Porsche engines. By using LN Engineering and SPEEDiagnostix for used oil analysis, you have access to our collective knowledge and expert analysis to help you understand your test results.


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