Virgin means from an unopened bottle?

Joined
Jun 4, 2005
Messages
2,230
Location
Southern Ontario
My vehicle requires 5.2L of oil. I have been using QHorsepower 5W30 for the past couple of OCIs but with the goofy sump size I have leftover QH. Has anyone seen QH as a VOA? If not I am willing to send it in for analysis but I am just wondering if this unused but exposed to air oil affects the analysis?
 

21Rouge

Thread starter
Joined
Jun 4, 2005
Messages
2,230
Location
Southern Ontario
 Originally Posted By: Bluestream
What's your sump size? Why notjust overfill a bit? Mine truck takes 4.7L, and I always put in 5L
Calls for 5.2 litres :(.
 

21Rouge

Thread starter
Joined
Jun 4, 2005
Messages
2,230
Location
Southern Ontario
 Originally Posted By: GROUCHO MARX
It's nice of you to offer but save your dough for a UOA.
I dont mind giving back to BITOG. And given that I am using QH in my cars a VOA would help in the analysis of a QH UOA.
 
Joined
Sep 13, 2003
Messages
5,929
Location
Waterloo, ON
Then just put in 5L and be done with it. The add mark on the dipstick is going to be when it down one liter, so 5 is stiil more than when you would add on the dipstick marks. 200ml of oil will make no diff
 

21Rouge

Thread starter
Joined
Jun 4, 2005
Messages
2,230
Location
Southern Ontario
 Originally Posted By: Bluestream
Then just put in 5L and be done with it.
That's easy enough when one has individual litre bottles but the sale was for 4.4 litre jugs which I stocked up on. I am not complaining too much.
 

21Rouge

Thread starter
Joined
Jun 4, 2005
Messages
2,230
Location
Southern Ontario
 Originally Posted By: Bluestream
What I do then is buy a litre of the same stuff and top it up. Save the remainder for next change/top up
You and I think alike . That is what I have done for the past couple of changes. So I used some of the left over from the 1 litre bottle(s) for the virgin sample that I sent off this afternoon.
 
Joined
Mar 3, 2010
Messages
7
Location
SK Canada
I've had some weird VOA's from unopened bottles that I didn't shake before sending out. Could certainly be the lab and I know VOA's can be pretty subjective, but I wonder how much separation there is of additives when oil sits undisturbed for a while?
 

MolaKule

Staff member
Joined
Jun 5, 2002
Messages
22,284
Location
Iowegia - USA
A virgin oil analysis should really be stated as a, "Clean Oil Analysis." It simply means oil that has not been run in a machine or tampered with.
Quote:
I've had some weird VOA's from unopened bottles that I didn't shake before sending out.
Ummm, how can you get a VOA ("Clean Oil Analysis") if you don't open the bottle? grin LOL
 
Last edited:
Joined
Jan 5, 2009
Messages
1,860
Location
USA
Originally Posted By: MolaKule
A virgin oil analysis should really be stated as a, "Clean Oil Analysis." It simply means oil that has not been run in a machine or tampered with.
Quote:
I've had some weird VOA's from unopened bottles that I didn't shake before sending out.
Ummm, how can you get a VOA ("Clean Oil Analysis") if you don't open the bottle? grin LOL
He must send the whole bottle in and then they magically extract it.
 
Top