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post #36 of Old 08-08-2013
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Re: Confused about which oil weight to use

Assuming your oil sample report is good, it would still be worth monitoring your engine's health for a while.
Buy or borrow one of those filter cutters (like a can opener). If you can't get one at an auto parts store, any place that sells tools to aircraft mechanics will have them. They are cheap enough.

At next oil change (which may be worth doing early - say after 50 hours), when you pull the filter, drain it for an hour, then cut it open. Lay the paper element out on a sheet of white paper under a bright light. Any metal fragments will show up. If some are present, send oil to same lab that did your last one for another report. If no metal visible, you are probably OK.

Either way, if the engine is still running OK, pull top off cold beer and chill out......
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