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Oil analysis

  • 16-01-2013 12:18am
    Closed Accounts Posts: 4,791 ✭✭✭

    I think I maybe changing oil too early and want to get better value, I currently change oil every 10k (km) even when using longlife VW spec oils. I dont mind as I do the oil change myself and drive the car fairly hard, and I'm thinking of my turbo etc but I'm wondering is there a need to replace it so quick and maybe I could stretch it to 15km or 20km if I was to the the oil analysed at these times. So I'm coming up to my 10k service so anyone ever do this if so can they recommend a place that will do it.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 361 ✭✭nct tester

    I'd say myself there wouldnt be a whole lot of difference between the cost of a gallon of edge and the cost of getting it analysed.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,791 ✭✭✭JJJJNR

    happy days! if I can push out the oil changes I'll be very happy, didn't know what the tests covered so looks like a good thing to do one higher mileage cars.

  • Posts: 23,339 ✭✭✭✭ [Deleted User]

    The recommended oil will remain in spec for the recommended interval so there's no way it'll be exhausted at 10,000 km, no chance at all.

    If you've not needed to top up your coolant they won't find traces of coolant in the oil.

  • Registered Users Posts: 977 ✭✭✭Wheelnut

    nct tester wrote: »

    It would be nice to give some business to an Irish company but they don't make it easy. That linked site does not give any information on prices or the procedure for having a test done. It seems I would need to 'phone them. Contrast it to this site for an English company: