Lubricheck Engine Oil Tester
Works on Diesel and gas engines, and on most synthetic and standard oil*.
A reusable motor oil tester permits users to cut motor oil use in trucks,cars, ATVs, motorcycles, tractors, etc. by over 50%.
Fewer oil changes save money and time, cut dependence on foreign oilimports and reduce waste oil pollution. Like automotive testers usedby NASCAR pit crews, the Lubricheck can detect oil contaminationbefore it can cause serious engine damage.The Lubricheck has a one year warranty.
*Some specialty or extended use oils with high levels of additives,or with metals such as zinc or molybdenum, may give falsely negative results.Examples include Amsoil, Redline, Castrol TWS and non 'SN' Royal Purple oils.
Why spend your time and money on uneccessary oil changes when you can test your oil at YOUR convenience? A few drops of oil with the Lubricheck will tell you in less than a minute its quality, withoutthe stress and worry of guessing.
Did you know that engine oil can tell a lot about the health of your engine? Like a blood test, oil tests reveal a lot about engine health.
In addition to the acidity of the oil, Lubricheck will react to coolant, water, soot build-up and metal particulates.
If used regularly, Lubritrack can provide an early warning of developing problems, before expensive repairs are needed.
The advice to change oil every 3000 to 5000 miles has been ingrained in most of us by oil companies and service stations since WWII. Over the past 50 years, automotive and oil technology has advanced significantly, making it possible to dramatically extend intervals between oil changes.
Automotive manufacturers such as BMW, Mercedes Benz, Ford, Toyota, General Motors, Mazda, Audi, and others are producing new vehicles with engine oil quality sensors, or other methods to estimate oil quality. The use of these systems have resulted in a dramatic reduction in the frequency of oil changes, while maintaining excellent engine health over the life of the vehicle.
Now, WaveOn Technologies has developed a scientifically proven, hand held technology that empowers you with the same technical results found in many new autos, and more.
Simply driving longer without an oil change is not the solution. Not knowing the quality of the oil in between changes can put the health of your engine at risk.
Lubricheck eliminates the risk of extending your oil changes by allowing you to scientifically analyze your oil quality at any time, providing you immediate results. It also tests for any sudden or unexplained drop in oil quality caused by impurities in the oil system, such as coolant leaks, water, and metal particulates. It's like a 'blood tester' for your vehicle.
Although the automotive industry, state and federal governments, public interest groups and private research companies (like WaveOn Technologies) are attempting to debunk this 3000 mile oil change myth, big oil companies and oil lube services are slow to educate the public, for very obvious reasons.
Clearly, a reduction in oil consumption by the public is not in their financial interest!
We invite you to web search this question yourself! See if you can find information to support low mileage oil changes in modern vehicles.
We've also provided links by independent institutions here on this website supporting monitored oil changes.
Many private companies and public institutions have spent years researching consumer oil use patterns and the useful life of motor oil. Even a casual review of this literature will reveal some startling findings, such as:
Of course, changing oil based solely on mileage is the standard most motorists follow. But this approach fails to take into account driving habits, climate, traffic conditions, engine condition, oil type, etc. Because these variables are so difficult to evaluate and quantify, experts have historically advocated frequent oil changes, just to be on the 'safe side'.
A point where researchers agree is on the validity and advisability of oil laboratory tests to determine actual oil condition. Since the cost of oil testing equipment has been prohibitive for motorists, and even for most fleet managers, oil samples must be collected from the vehicle and mailed to a lab. This requires:
Given the cost and hassle of using professional testing labs, it is obvious why most motorists don't bother with this option.
The most important factors in determining engine oil quality are:
High acidity content in engine oil causes "pitting", or the eating away of the inner metal surfaces in your engine. This problem is very common, and eventually causes reduced engine performance, excessive oil use, poor fuel economy, and loss of power.
Metal particulates are also a concern and often indicate rapid wear of bearing, cylinder wall and piston surfaces.
The dark color in oil is caused by engine combustion and is NORMAL. Carbon deposits caused by the combustion cycle are "suspended" in the oil, causing a dark color over time. But this means that the oil is doing its job.
Liquids such as coolant and water are detrimental to engines, and can be a major source of internal corrosion. Their presence in oil is an indication of potentially serious engine problems. Catching their presence early will likely save on substantial repair bills.
Lubricheck tests for all these variables in the chemistry of the oil. It is a one stop "laboratory on a chip" and provides scientific evidence of your vehicles health at any given time.
The TBN (Total Base Number) is a scientific metric used by the oil analysis industry to determine the pH level (or acidity) of the oil. As mentioned earlier, high acidity is detrimental to the performance and life of the engine.
The base level can be measured conveniently and quickly with the Lubricheck. In addition, Lubricheck will also react to the presence water, coolant, carbon and metal particulates that may be present in the oil.