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Oil sample test results. How many ppm is too many?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by NW Snow Removal, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. NW Snow Removal

    NW Snow Removal Senior Member
    Messages: 533

    how would this look for a used loader?

    Oil Sample Analysis
    Engine Transmission

    Silicon 12 PPM 12 PPM
    Lead 8 PPM 7 PPM
    Tin 1 PPM 8 PPM
    Copper 15 PPM 297 PPM
    Aluminum 2 PPM 10 PPM
    Silver 0.2 PPM 0.4 PPM
    Nickel 0.5 PPM 0.4 PPM
    Chromium 0.4 PPM 0.1 PPM
    Iron 22 PPM 33 PPM
    Glycol NEG N/A
    Water NEG NEG
    Fuel <5% N/A
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2011

    DGODGR Senior Member
    from s/w co
    Messages: 641

    It would be too much typing to say enough about oil samples. I suggest that you call the lab that did the analysis. If that's not possible than call the service manager at the store that carries that particular model. The info you gave is to generalized to give a good answer. Each machine brand, and/or model, and more specifically each individual machine will have its own base line that is used for comparison. Copper count on the tranny is a relatively high number (when compared to all the others on your post) but that doesn't really mean anything without more info. IMO none of those numbers are indicative of imminent catastrophic failure. Remember PPM= Parts Per Million. CALL THE LAB.