Monday, August 15, 2016

Second Oil Analysis Report

I changed the oil again at about 5,000 miles.  After the first change, I wasn't thrilled with how the oil looked.  It was jet black.  And very thin.  Maybe that's a diesel thing and I am new to it.  Anyway, I tested it again.  And again, the results do not look great to me, but I am comparing them to the results I am used to from classic BMW gasoline engines.  I don't like seeing copper show up.  Usually that would be from bearing wear.  The iron seems high too.  I will keep tabs on this engine for sure.

Note that Blackstone incorrectly assumed I was using Castrol Edge LL04 oil.  That is wrong.  I am using only BMW-branded (Shell) LL04 diesel oil.

I do feel good about NOT waiting for the "free" oil changes.  The intervals seem way too high.

On the brighter side, this engine seems to burn no oil.  Zero.  Zip.  Nada.