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A lot of truck guys say that if you really want to know how your truck is performing you need to get an oil analysis. So, out of curiosity, Publisher Tim Esterdahl decided to order one for the F-150 hybrid that he bought last year. So what does an F-150 PowerBoost oil analysis look like after 4,000 miles?

Choosing a company

Google is great, and so is word of mouth. Lots of people on the YouTube channel recommended Blackstone Laboratories for the F-150 PowerBoost oil analysis, and after some Googling, Esterdahl decided to order their kit. In the video below he walks us through the process, and I’ve got to say, it looks pretty easy! What’s more, it costs just $30.

Bold numbers on the F-150 PowerBoost oil analysis?

The downloadable PDF was a little daunting at first. Lots of things were bold and Tim guessed they were the bad numbers. After all, big numbers in bold must mean “pay attention!” Right?

Esterdahl looked up each item to see what traces of them meant and why things like copper, lead and silicone might be something to worry about. The more he looked up, the more nervous he became. Finally, he read the full report, which outlined why some of the levels were high and reassured him that these findings were totally normal for a new truck. The report also confirmed there was no fuel, coolant or moisture in his truck’s oil, which is really good news.

F-150 PowerBoost oil analysis report

Click to enlarge Tim’s F-150 PowerBoost oil analysis report.

The bottom line

If you’re curious about how to get an oil analysis from a company like Blackstone Laboratories, and what the report looks like, this video is for you! Have you ever had an oil analysis done? What were the results for your vehicle?

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Erica Mueller

Erica Mueller is a Texan, which means she believes that trucks are family vehicles and giant SUVs make good second cars. As part-time auto journalist for almost a decade, Erica enjoys driving all kinds of vehicles and sharing her experiences with others. Erica is the secretary of the board for the Texas Auto Writers Association as well as a contributor at A Girls Guide to Cars.

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