This is my first UOA and I settled on the Castrol Syntec (old formula, not the newer 'reformulated' Edge w/ Syntec) because I got a good deal on it. Unfortunately I purchased a decent amount of it prior to learning about German Castrol so this is all non-German Castrol. The car was new to me at 70,400 mi and I started with the Syntec at 72,200 mi. My driving is about 60% hwy/40% city with the city being relatively short trips seeing a lot of starting and stopping. Oil filter is 'stock' Toyota filter (larger capacity that is intended for the 2ZZ engine). Comments from Blackstone: Just a trace of fuel was the only abnormality in the first report for your Vibe's Toyota engine. This small amount of fuel isn't nearly enough to adversely affect the engine or oil, and was likely caused by something operational. Universal averages for the 1.8L are based on about 5,400 miles on the oil. You ran your oil 5,200 miles, providing a good basis for comparison. With wear reading this low, we see no signs of trouble brewing inside your engine. The TBN of 2.6 had plenty of active additive left. 1.0 is low. A 7,000-mile run should work well for you next time.
I'm new at this so any input/suggestions/comments are greatly appreciated!
OIL CASTROL SYNTEC 5W30 MILES IN USE 5200 MI MILES 77400 MI SAMPLE TAKEN 10/18/11 ALUMINUM 3 CHROMIUM 1 IRON 6 COPPER 3 LEAD 0 TIN 2 MOLYBDENUM 86 NICKEL 1 MANGANESE 0 SILVER 0 TITANIUM 0 POTASSIUM 1 BORON 24 SILICON 13 SODIUM 47 CALCIUM 2768 MAGNESIUM 16 PHOSPHORUS 683 ZINC 833 BARIUM 0 SUS VISC 210 56.9 56-60 CST VISC 100 9.32 9.1-10.5 FLASHPOINT 365 >365 FUEL% TR <2.0 ANTIFREEZE% 0 0.0 WATER% 0 <0.1 INSOLUABLES% 0.5 <0.6 TBN 2.6 *should be