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My Blackstone oil analysis test kit showed up in the mail yesterday so they do indeed send them to Canada....


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Old 10-12-2017, 10:22 AM   #11801 (permalink)
 
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My Blackstone oil analysis test kit showed up in the mail yesterday so they do indeed send them to Canada.
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Yeah I think that's what I'm going to do. I really hope copper is still down. If not, I have a choice to make: good wear numbers with PUP or quiet Hemi with Redline
We have never truly zeroed in on the copper in these hemi's. We've been told the oil cooler the release lots of copper early on in his life but they still show high copper ( compaired to other engines) throughout their entire life. Can it continually be bleeding out of the oil cooler or is it really coming from our bearings too?
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We have never truly zeroed in on the copper in these hemi's. We've been told the oil cooler the release lots of copper early on in his life but they still show high copper throughout their entire life. Can it continually be bleeding out of the oil cooler or is it really coming from our bearings too?
I'm leaning towards the oil cooler. To my way of thinking if it were bearings, wouldn't there be other metals high as well? Even Blackstone commented on my UOA that it's odd only copper was high. Bearings should also contain zinc, tin, or nickel...
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As I understand this, when changing over to redline, it will remove the film or coating protection from the previous oil which will cause wear metals to be a bit higher. The metals return back to normal after this cleaning process and the film is replaced by the redline. At least this is how I understand the process.
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Originally Posted by Hemi395 View Post
Yeah I think that's what I'm going to do. I really hope copper is still down. If not, I have a choice to make: good wear numbers with PUP or quiet Hemi with Redline
Yep , my wife's Challenger has high copper ppms on her uoas. , I'll try to find it and post it here .
How many miles do you have ?

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Yep , my wife's Challenger has high copper ppms on her uoas. , I'll try to find it and post it here .
How many miles do you have ?

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I haven't done the 1st change on the Ram yet, only have 1700 miles on it but I use mobil1 , valvoline or castrol synthetics on all of my cars, my riding mower, snow blower, generator, anything that takes oil, except my salads I'll stick to crisco there. I use them due to availability and never go beyond 6000 miles between changes. I never noticed RP at walmart but will look for that next time.


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I see Menards has Quaker State Synthetic on sale/rebate for under $3/qt till the end of the Mo. for Quaker State fans...


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Wow, do you always do oil analysis checks during oil changes?


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