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. Finning's 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 kits are a great way to understand your engine's condition and prevent any problems before they cost you money. 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.
How it works: Take a sample and fully complete the submission form that comes with every sample (the more information you can provide on this sheet, the better the service Finnings can provide). Post your sample directly to the laboratory (not back to us!) using the envelope provided and results will be sent out as soon as possible after sample receipt (excluding weekends and holidays). The report will come to you directly per email from the laboratory. 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 Finnings condemning limits.
The price includes :
- The sample kit and instructions
- Return postage to the laboratory
- The full laboratory analysis report (sent to you directly by e-mail)
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.
NB. You send the oil sample directly to the laboratory. If you wish to query anything about a sample you have sent please send us an email giving full details of your vehicle which we will then pass on to the laboratory. WE CANNOT ANSWER PHONE REQUESTS!
We no longer send anything out by post so these will be sent via DHL Parcels. Best to order a few other items at the same time as the carriage charge is the same.
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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We currently ship out Monday - Friday (apart from Bank Holidays) and orders received before 11.00am on those days will normally be sent straight out. Orders received after 11.00am and on Weekends / Bank Holidays will leave the next working day.
Due to the increased documentation created by BREXIT we are currently unable to ship out orders to Mainland Europe or the Republic of Ireland.
Click & Collect:
We now offer the possibility of collecting your order from our warehouse in Welshpool, Powys - the "Gateway to Wales". Please chose this option in your basket. Collection is by appointment ONLY, we do not have a retail outlet. The order confirmation will give you a contact telephone number where you can arrange your collection.
Delivery charges to Mainland UK:
For deliveries within Mainland UK we have an Express delivery (1-2 working days on orders received before 9.00am) for £6.95. You will receive an e-mail with tracking details once the order has ben shipped.
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.
Economy delivery via Royal Mail:
Due to insufficient staffing and resultant long delays at our local post office we no longer find it economical to offer this service and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Highlands of Scotland:
We 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 - DHL" or "Northern Ireland" in the Shopping Basket and the carriage charge based on the size of your order will be shown.
Isle of Man, Scottish Islands:
We offer an Express 2-3 working day service to most areas for orders received before 10 a.m. Monday - Friday. Please choose the option "Isle of Man - DHL" in the Shopping Basket and the carriage charge based on the size of your order will be shown.
Isles of Scilly, Isle of White:
We offer an Express 2-3 working day service for most areas on orders. Please select "Isles of Scilly" or "Isle of White" in the Shopping Basket and the carriage charge and the carriage charge based on the size of your order will be shown.
Brexit is making life almost impossible and now DHL Parcels are insisting we register for extra customs clearance documentation which we are just not geared up for. Unfortunately this means we currently cannot supply our friends in Northern Ireland.
We are now able to ship directly to Guernsey and Jersey via DHL. Please select "Guernsey" or "Jersey" in the Shopping Basket and the carriage charge based on the size of your order will be shown. Note that once you select your choice of country in the basket the items will be zero rated for VAT purposes.
Please include your mobile phone number when checking out so that you 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 and one-hour slot. All deliveries sent with DHL Parcels 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. Please note that DHL Parcels may use sub-contract transport companies - we cannot therefor guarantee that specific instructions, especially requests for the driver to call beforehand, will be carried out. Please bear in mind that these drivers often have a hundred or more deliveries to make in one day!
NB. We cannot be held responsible for delays in delivery caused by the Courier.
If the customer requests delivery to be left in a 'safe place' we cannot be held responsible for loss.
Carriage / Packing 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.