GC 0W30 (green), 5137, '00 Chev Prizm 1.8L 1ZZFE

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GC 0W30 (green), 5137, '00 Chev Prizm 1.8L 1ZZFE

Date			9/19/2006
Lab			Blackstone

***Vehicle ID***
Make			Chevrolet
Model			Prizm
Year			2000
Engine			1.8L 4-cyl (1ZZFE)
Miles on Vehicle	118922

***Oil Identification***
Oil Brand		Castrol
Oil Series		Syntec GC M04
Oil SAE J300		0W30
API SX			SL
Miles on Oil		5137
Months In Service	2+

***Elements***
Date		9-19-06	7-4-06	3-22-06
Miles on Oil	5137	5589	4786

Aluminum	1	1	1  (3)
Chromium	0	0	0  (1)
Iron		4	5	6  (8)
Copper		4	2	1  (2)
Lead		5	1	1  (1)
Tin		0	0	0  (1)
Molybdenum	1	2	5  (41)
Nickel		0	0	0  (0)
Manganese	1	1	1  (1)
Silver		0	0	0  (0)
Titanium	0	0	0  (0)
Potassium	2	1	0  (0)
Boron		0	0	1  (1)
Silicon		9	7	10 (11)
Sodium		4	1	1  (4)
Calcium		2593	2919	2959 (2303)
Magnesium	115	136	129  (50)
Phosporus	673	756	715  (728)
Zinc		812	956	860  (853)
Barium		0	0	0    (0)

***Viscosity***
SUS @ 210 F	64.6	66.7	62.7 (58-65)
cST @ 100 C	11.5	12.1	11.0 (9.7-11.7)

***Misc***
Flashpoint	390	415	375  (>385)
Fuel %		>0.5	<0.5	0.5  (<2.0)
Antifreeze %	0.0	0.0	0.0  (0)
Water %		0.0	0.0	0.0  (<0.1)
Insolubles %	0.4	0.3	0.2  (<0.6)
TBN		N/T	2.3	3.2

***Filters Used***
Air Filter Brand        STP (~10750 miles)
Oil Filter Brand	Purolator PureONE PL10241

***Particle Count***
ISO Code        15/12                 

>2 micron	782		
>5 micron	290		
>10 micron	80		
>15 micron	31		
>25 micron	7		
>50 micron	0		
>100 micron	0

I did not get a TBN this time around as I was getting info more for particle counts. However, it looks as if I'm going to have to dump this oil before the scheduled 7500 interval planned. Blackstone comments: "We found a slight increase in lead in the latest sample from your Toyota. The lead shows excess wear at the bearings, the heart of your engine. As the oil is free of any contaminants, such as fuel or coolant, and all other wear looks good we doubt this indicates any serious problems. Likely it's a particle streak, a one-time occurrence, and should clear up next time. We'll know more then. We suggest changing this oil to flush the excess lead from the system. Check back in another ~5,000 mi to monitor. The ISO Cleanliness Code read 15/12, very clean." Questions: I changed the PCV which is threaded into the valve (cam) cover. I used Permatex blue (IIRC) thread sealant on it. Could that be the cause of the increased lead? I put on a Sure Drain so I could pull the sample (on sale at AA) without dumping the entire sump. Worked like a charm. Could that the be cause of the increased copper this time around? Should I dump this sump? I have already pushed 6K when I got the report. Lastly, I'm curious about the "insolubles" and the ISO cleanliness code. This time around the ISO code was the best of the three VOA's I've done, yet it had the highest insoluable level of 0.4%. How can this be? The K&N HP-1003 had ISO Code 17/14 with 0.2% insoluables. The Baldwin B-233 had ISO Code 19/16 with 0.3%. So how can the PureONE have ISO Code 15/12 with 0.4%? Please elaborate, 'cause I don't get it. Thanks.
 

Patman

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I've got a Sure Drain on both of my cars and don't see elevated copper at all, so that shouldn't be the reason for your slight copper increase.
 

Bill in Utah

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I've got a Sure Drain on both of my cars and don't see elevated copper at all, so that shouldn't be the reason for your slight copper increase.
Ditto here. never a copper problem in my UOAs... (Plus I think the sure drain is made out of brass?) Take care, Bill
 
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I would say insolubles seems to be more linked to combustion efficiency or engine cleanlines than particle efficiency of the filter.
 

SWHeat

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All fills reported here are CG. Hmm...any thoughts on the lead? Fuel dilution? Or from the Permatex? Any thoughts? I'll be dumping this oil this weekend. Thanks for the input. Bill in Utah. The sure drain kinda hangs down a little. I have not had a problem so far with clearance. How about you?
 

Bill in Utah

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Bill in Utah. The sure drain kinda hangs down a little. I have not had a problem so far with clearance. How about you?
Nope, does not hang down at all on my car. With the old board software, I could search and show you a photo of my sure drain on my Toyota because I've had this discussion and someone did not think I was telling the truth. so I posted the photo. wish I could find it.... Trust me, No clearance issues with the Fram sure drain on my car. Take care, Bill
 
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