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The Fluids Analysis program was created to help machine owners lower the cost of operating and maintaining their machinery by offering comprehensive fluid & oil sampling, analysis and testing solutions. Oil & fluid samples provide a close look into a machine’s overall health and can detect potential problems long before they happen. Oil sampling is recommended every time the oil is changed (normally 250 hours or 15,000 miles). Other fluids should be sampled at least every 500 hours. Test reports include valuable recommendations to help machine owners identify and resolve potential problems before they result in failures. Caterpillar, as well as other manufacturers, requires regular oil sampling and analysis as a condition for warranty coverage.

Fluid & oil testing is completed and reported in 24 hours or less from the sample arriving at the lab. Samples can be dropped off at any Carolina CAT location. Contact Chris Ehrhardt today at 336-323-5421!

Carolina CAT's advanced science lab can evaluate more than 30 characteristics from each fluid sample, including:

  • Wear metals
  • Water
  • Fuel dilution
  • Glycol/coolant
  • Foreign particles
  • Viscosity
  • Soot and sulfur compounds
  • And more

And from each fuel sample we can evalute:

  • Contamination levels
  • Corrosion levels
  • Stability
     

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Description
Part Number
1
Bottle - 2.5oz (includes 3ft. tubing, white mailer, and processing)
SOS
2
Probe, Holder
162-8873
3
Cap and Probe Group, 500 per box
177-9343
4
Tube - 6.35 mm (1/4 in.) O.D. x 30.5 m (100ft) rolls, 5 rolls per box
1U-8757
5
Tube - 7.9 mm (5/16 in.) x 30.5 m (100 ft) rolls, 5 rolls per box
4C-4056
6
Clear Bottle, 71g (2 1/2 oz.), 200 per box
169-7373
7
Clear Bottle, 114g (4 oz.), 200 per box
169-7372
8
Vacuum Pump
Seal Kit for 1U-5718 Pump
1U-5718
1U-5719
9
Probe, purging
8T-9208
10
Tube Cutter
Replacement Blades
1U-7648
1U-8589
11
Sealed Cap (for temporary sealing of leaky sample valve)
8C-8456
12
Oil Sampling Valve (7/16 inch-20 - ext. thread)
O-Ring Seal for 8C-3446
8C-3446
3J-7354
13
Oil Sampling Valve (1/4 inch-18 NPTF - ext. thread)
7X-3387
14
Oil Sampling Valve (M10 x 1 - ext. thread)
O-Ring Seal for 8C-3345
8C-3345
8T-7876
15
Dust Cap (Engine)
Dust Cap (Transmission)
Dust Cap (Hydraulic)
Dust Cap (Blank)
8C-3445
8C-3447
8C-3451
6V-0852