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jeffrey146
04-30-2012, 05:06 PM
http://lubricheck.com/

Ran into this on kickstarter. I thought it was a really good idea I'm just not sure that i would depend on it for my oil changes. Anyone have thoughts on this?

revolution337
04-30-2012, 05:57 PM
http://www.blackstone-labs.com/

jeffrey146
04-30-2012, 06:02 PM
^I'm sure that would tell you a lot more. However, The lubricheck seems really convenient if it really works as well as its suppose to.

bw86
04-30-2012, 06:54 PM
all that tells u is if your oil is good - fair - or ready to change. As Rev said, go with the proven Blackstone Labs

Do you want this:
http://lubricheck.com/img/indicators.gif



or this:
http://www.zx14ninjaforum.com/images/blackstone1.gif

catbed
04-30-2012, 07:35 PM
^I'm sure that would tell you a lot more. However, The lubricheck seems really convenient if it really works as well as its suppose to.

It may be more convenient, but you say it costs $40. Blackstone Labs is $25 for an analysis. Much more in depth, and more worth it IMHO.

Militant-Grunt
04-30-2012, 07:44 PM
Blackstone is the way to go, it will often reveal a failing head gasket as well..

bmarshall
05-01-2012, 02:03 AM
Just change your oil when your supposed to!

catbed
05-01-2012, 07:53 AM
Just change your oil when your supposed to!

You still do, just now you can get your used oil analyzed to see the health of your engine. It will tell you if you have too much bearing wear, or if your headgasket is failing like was said before. On non-performance engines, this can be helpful in the way of longer oil change intervals.