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Cperez 05-11-2011 09:06 AM

Oil analyzing device
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Anyone heard of this? It's still in development but looks promising from what I read here:

In short it allows car owners to do away with often arbitrary mileage-based oil change schedules. Instead, it quickly analyzes a sample of your oil to see if you're ready for a change.

Not sure how this compares to the onboard oil sensor in the WK2. It's probably redundant but might be nice for vehicles w/o this technology. At an estimated price of $30, not a bad gadget for the DIY'er's garage.

J13ntv 05-11-2011 09:15 AM

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Cool video on the product, you can pre-order.. They need $19,500 by June 7th in order for the product to be put into production. When people back the product with a 30 pledge you are helping put forth the product as well as reserving a unit for yourself!

Here a direct link to their kickstarter page. The past few days have seen large growth.

J13ntv 05-11-2011 09:28 AM

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To add: Anyone who pledges, if it doesn't meet the funding goals, your not charged anything..

From the website:

When is my credit card charged?
If this project is fully funded on Tuesday Jun 7, 11:26am EDT your credit card will be charged along with all the other backers of this project.

So my card is only charged if funding succeeds?
Yes! That's part of what makes Kickstarter special. If a project isn't fully funded, no one pays anything.

Cperez 05-11-2011 09:34 AM

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That's interesting, Jorde. I hadn't dived into the FAQ at the site yet; thanks for posting that.

JayB 05-11-2011 12:17 PM

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This looks pretty sweet.

We have been using oil analysis based on spectroscopy (not what this product is) for quite a while for large tonnage water chillers. The oil analysis can help us see wear on bearings (metal particles found in oil) as well as oil acid and moisture (may indicate a leak).

It is always nice to have a tool which can provide a "view" inside your system.

I would be interested to know if this is the same type of system in the JGC.

J13ntv 05-11-2011 04:14 PM

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It jumped 72 backers since this morning and gained another 3,000+ I think it will definitely make the goal in 26 days remaining, they must have done some advertising or people are getting the link around...

Cperez 05-11-2011 04:20 PM

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I read about it in my daily news digest this morning, so I'm sure that coverage generated a lot of exposure for them. Not to mention all the fresh JG traffic that has now been driven their way!

OneCent 05-12-2011 01:51 AM

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if that really works, then Jeep should include that sensor in every engine.

Polak 05-12-2011 09:15 AM

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I would not give anyone my credit car number who promises not to use it.

dubwarren 05-12-2011 10:46 AM


Originally Posted by Polak (Post 413607)
I would not give anyone my credit car number who promises not to use it.


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