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How To Take a Proper Oil Sample

For a useful lab-report and diagnosis correct sample-taking is strictly necessary.

Take the oil sample:

  • During operation or immediately after a shutdown
  • At normal operating temperature (max. 80°C)
  • Always at the same point with the same method
  • If possible never from, but before the filter
  • Not after changing the oil or after considerable quantities of oil have been added
  • Put the sample in a clean and dry container preferably in the original sample bottle of an analysis kit

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