New Oil Change - 2005 Civic 9,694 Miles - M1 5W-20

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Miles on oil        4,564         Universal   9,964 
Miles on unit       97,368        Averages    107,026
Sample date         11/01/13                  07/14/14
Make up oil added   0                         0
OIL TYPE            M1 5W-20                  M1 5W-20
Aluminum	    2             3           3
Chromium            1             1           1
Iron                6             8           9
Copper              7             4           6                     
Lead                5             5           6                   
Tin                 2             1           2
Molybdenum          69            84          77
Nickel              0             0           0
Manganese           0             0           0
Silver              0             0           0
Titanium            0             1           0
Potassium           2             3           1
Boron               30            41          32
Silicon             13            11          68
Sodium              37            44          14
Calcium             1284          2167        1116
Magnesium           495           110         709
Phosphorus          791           699         703
Zinc                783           830         836
Barium              0             0           0



SUS Viscosity @210F  53.8                     52.5  
cSt Viscosity @100C  8.41                     8.04
Flashpoint           395                      410
Fuel %               <0.5                     <0.5
Antifreeze %         ?                        0.0
Water %              0.0                      0.2 
Insolubles %         0.2                      0.3
TBN                  2.7                      3.3

Okay, so the new sample is on the right. It was easier to format that way... I am going to go for 12,000 miles this time. Everything but silicon looked great, but the silicon was most likely a sampling error. I am still using M1 5W-20. Only change for next time might be M1 0W-20, for some fuel economy (I know it might be a very low increase.) I figured I'd share. Next oil change will probably be in a year or so.
 
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sarguy01

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Originally Posted By: tony1679
TBN was 2.7 after 4,500 miles, but 3.3 after 10k?
First time I had a quart of MMO in the crankcase. That's probably why.
 

sarguy01

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Silicon is a little high. Now that I think about it, I have a K&N filter on there. But other wear is normal. Silicone in the oil for that long would have worn parts out, correct? That's why I think Blackstone said it was contamination.
 
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Looks good. Seems the extra silicone wasn't really abrasive (unless the wear was caught by the oil filter, perhaps?). I may end up using this in the 2001 Civic I maintain for a one year OCI. Thanks for posting. thumbsup
 
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