All else fails, maybe he could email one of us his report and we can post it here for him.Ed,
See if this screen recording of posting pics here on this site helps. I did it kinda fast so let me know if you want to clarify what I am doing. I did this on Safari for the Mac but should be basically the same in all OS and browsers.
Try playing video I posted here:
EDIT: I am assuming you already have a scan of the Blackstone report or are you trying to upload the PDF that Blackstone sent you. If PDF you will have to upload as an attachment. Let me know latter and we can refine further to get that linked up. You should still be able to upload the PDF using this video. Getting it in the message will be slightly different.
So how expensive for used oil analysis by Blackstone?By the way, for others that feel it might be too expensive to use Blackstone, here are some alternatives:
For me, including postage and a TBN, about 40$. The TBN adds $10. However, I won't be using it for all my tests, just the first few changes to get a baseline. Black stone has a kit that includes 6 tests for a discounted price.So how expensive for used oil analysis by Blackstone?
The factory-fill UOA of a 2015 Mazda 3i Sport from here indicates the same thing - molybdenum content is very high at 608 and factory-fill is probably Mazda Oil with moly.My sample just got in.
So it looks like the factory fill is probably Mazda Oil with Moly. TBN shows that I could have stretched it out a lot longer. So for those with brand new CX-5's, stretching out the OCI to 7.5K miles should be no problem. I am going to shoot for 8K mi OCI and will report back.
I have a Sport with a basic radio, will I be able to switch the OCI to flexible?The factory-fill UOA of a 2015 Mazda 3i Sport from here indicates the same thing - molybdenum content is very high at 608 and factory-fill is probably Mazda Oil with moly.
I'd suggest you to reset your maintenance monitor on oil change to flexible OCI ASAP so that you can stretch to 8K miles as you intend to without any oil related warranty issues. Our OLM, oil life monitor, indicates 60% of oil life left with 4,800 miles driven after the first oil change with almost 100% city driving.
So without Maintenance Monitor app which is displayed on the infotainment screen, the dealer have to set it up for you? Then how do you reset it whenever you change your oil by yourself?I have a Sport with a basic radio, will I be able to switch the OCI to flexible?
Nevermind, I called my dealer and they said it can be changed.
I will bring it in this weekend and see how they do it. The sport model with manual is so rare they might not realize that I don't have the fancy display.So without Maintenance Monitor app which is displayed on the infotainment screen, the dealer have to set it up for you? Then how do you reset it whenever you change your oil by yourself?
Here is Ed's oil report. I am posting it for him.
With BlackStone, the TBN is not included in the regular oil analysis.Did the oil change over the weekend for the CX-5. Used 0w20 Penzzoil Platinum available at WM at $23 for 5 quarts. Good to see the lab report indicate a 8k mile recommendation. I wonder why there's no TBN reading on the report though.