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I haven't been able to get to my tC in the last year, lots of things in my life left me driving my Project Civic car instead. While the tC was up on jackstands. The oil sample that's attached to this email is the results of that oil, sitting in the engine, never started for over a year!
Amazing.. maxearing was telling me to do nothing special when starting up the car, just put the battery (freshly charged) in and start it up. Max was right, Toyota's really do have amazing engineering. Also, look at the report, see zero for aluminum, lead, chromium, copper, etc? Those are showing my engine after this long is not wearing at all! WOW.. I did the analysis for the Civic and it was good but not stellar results like the tC!
I know this sounds like a commercial, but it's not. I really believe in these lab tests, and it can help other tC owners see how their oil is doing. Like on my friend's rogue, she did the analysis and it showed me she had a dirty air filter since the silicon numbers were high. Sure enough, she opened up the air box and the thing was caked in dirt! lol.
Hope this can help our fellow tC owners.. Here's my results.
I tried to embed the image from mediafire and tinypic, but it wouldn't embed the image.
Here's a link to the image/results
Oil results at Tinypic
EDIT: Had to also share that Blackstone labs will send free kits to sample the oil, just don't try and send the container through the US Mail, it's legal to send oil, but they don't like it. UPS/FEDEx works better. But on their website they'll mail you free sample kits was my point.