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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: 26th March 2020.We received the following mail from Finnings: "As things stand right now, we continue to operate (almost) normally albeit at the mercy of the Royal Mail and Couriers continuing to operate... Our parts distribution centre is also still fully operational."As the whole situation is changing daily we cannot therefore guarantee that tests will be carried out within any period of time.
Finning Oil Analysis is a complete oil analysis kit performed by the Number One oil condition monitoring laboratory in the UK - Finning. Due to their partnership with Caterpillar, they have extensive experience testing oil in a diverse range of sectors including, construction, rail, manufacturing, oil and gas, marine, commercial, mining, renewable and OEM's. RAVENOL UK use them for testing the oil used by our motor racing partners to monitor the condition of these high performance engines, so we can personally guarantee their professionalism and expertise. As well as detailed graphs and tables, results are summarised in plain English, allowing you to get a clear idea of the condition of your engine/ transmission and exactly what remedial action is recommended.
Regular checks on the condition of the oil can extend the life of both the engine and transmission and help spot potential problems long before they materialise. Our aim is to help you better understand what goes on inside your vehicle and machinery, helping reduce unplanned downtime, extending oil drains and detecting potential future failures before they happen. Oil analysis is essential for all types of Motorsport and we recommend taking a sample after each test or event, but it's also a good idea for everyday road cars and vans as part of their annual service. For regular testers, Finning Oil Analysis reports show data from previous tests so you can see how conditions are changing over time, which is very useful for determining service intervals or when an engine rebuild is due.
Finning Oil Analysis kit is a pre-paid service, reducing your admin and invoice time and costs. Take a sample and complete the submission form that comes with every sample (the more information you can provide on this sheet, the better service we can provide). Post your courier samples back to the laboratory and results will be sent out WITHIN 48 HOURS after sample receipt (excluding weekends and holidays). Every sample receives a standard routine analysis, dependent on what equipment the sample has been taken. All samples will be analysed and interpreted in accordance with general ALcontrol UK condemning limits.
The price includes :
To meet new UK post office rules samples of oil require specialist return mailer bags (supplied) and MSDS sheets (also supplied). Maximum 400ml (4 x 100ml bottles) can be sent in one package.
Fining Oil Analysis told us about one example which saved a customer thousands: "An oil sample for an engine was taken every month for a year and 3 elements were measured. In April there was an increase in certain elements, namely Silicon (from environmental dirt), Aluminium (from piston wear) and Iron (from liner wear) caused by dirt ingress into the system which was detected by our oil analysis. Owing to the associated wear metals being attributed to upper cylinder (U/C) wear, the most likely source of the dirt ingress was through the air intake system, hence one of our expert diagnosticians has recommended the client checks the air induction system for the source of dirt ingress. This enabled the customer to identify an air filter problem existed well before it resulted in an engine failure and the values returned to normal levels over the coming months. Hence the engine failure was avoided, there was no unplanned maintenance and the engine life has been extended. That is work is done when the oil analysis identifies the problem, not merely because the engine was due for its pre-scheduled maintenance slot, which might have been weeks away."
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The kit and instructions are fine and the report comprehensive but I never need the kit urgently so would appreciate an option for cheaper postage.
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Thank you for your feedback. We have now introduced an economy delivery option for the test kits.
I used this to get some clues as to the condition of the engine in the boat I recently bought. It was a good prompt service that I would use again. It would be better still if there were a few lines of expert commentary interpeting the substances found - I had to do quite a bit of digging to understand the results.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Thank you for your comments. We have passed this on to Alcontrol who actually do the testing for their comments. Normally they do put a comment if there are any problems found which need attention.
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Delivery Charges to Mainland UK ex. Highlands:
For deliveries within Mainland UK we have an Express delivery (1-2 working days) for £5.95 (including packaging and VAT), based on a single delivery address per order. Orders up to 1.9kg (2 Litres) will be sent 1st Class Post, over this weight with DHL.We are also now able to offer an Economy delivery (3-4 working days - 2nd Class Post) for £3.20 on lighter orders up to 1.9 kg (2 litres). Please be aware this does not include aerosols, such as spray cans, or hazardous products, such as additives as the Post do not accept these. To select Economy or Express shipping, please use the dropdown in the Shopping Basket.
Note that as a result of restrictions in force regarding the coronavirus and resulting staff shortages we can no longer guarantee a next day delivery service. Your order will be completed and sent as quickly as possible but please allow 2-3 working days for delivery. Please be aware, Mainland UK Express delivery does not include the Highlands and Islands of Scotland (as defined by DHL), Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and Isles of Scilly - in case of uncertainty please just type your postcode into the box provided in the Shopping Basket.
Highlands & Islands of Scotland:
For on small orders up to 1.9 kg (2 Litres) we are now able to offer Economy delivery (5-7 working days) for £3.20. Please be aware this does not include aerosols, such as spray cans, or hazardous products, such as additives. We also offer an Express 2-3 working day service to most areas for orders received before 10 a.m Monday - Friday. Please choose the option "Scottish Highlands 24H" in the Shopping Basket and the subsidised carriage charge of £14.95 will be added to your order.
Northern Ireland, Isle of Man: For customers in Northern Ireland and the Isle of Mann, we are now able to offer Economy delivery (5-7 working days) for £3.20 on small orders up to 1.9 kg (2 Litres). Please be aware this does not include aerosols, such as spray cans, or hazardous products, such as additives. For larger orders we offer an Express 2-3 working day service for most areas on orders received before 10 a.m Monday - Friday. Please select "N. Ireland 48H" or "Isle of Man" in the Shopping Basket and the carriage charge of £14.95 will be automatically be added.
Please note we cannot ship to the Channel Islands due to the customs requirements.
Mainland Europe & Republic of Ireland:
If you include your mobile phone number when checking out you will automatically receive an SMS from DHL Parcels UK confirming that the goods have been collected from our warehouse and informing you of the expected delivery date. Deliveries are normally made Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 6.00pm. We normally deliver the next working day to most of the UK for orders received before 9.00am Monday - Friday whilst European deliveries will usually take less than 3 working days (i.e. Monday to Friday inclusive), unless we contact you to advise otherwise. All deliveries sent with DHL are supplied on a signature required service. If you have asked for the parcel to left in a safe place, we will convey this instruction to the courier but cannot guarantee this will be done as the service is a POD service and items left without signature are at the discretion of the driver. Note it is not possible to give specific instructions on items sent per post. If the customer requests delivery to be left in a 'safe place' we cannot be held responsible for loss.
Carriage charges are subsidised and do not even cover our own net costs - we do not make a profit on carriage! If you have any queries regarding our carriage charges or delivery to an address, please contact us. Please be aware weights shown on products are approximate and shown only as a guide to the total weight of your order.