Sorry, not sure how/why the pdf got corrupted (removed now). You can look it up on Amsoil site
. I use the European Low SAPS formula, which has the correct Merc spec oil.
Yes, this posted reading would be my baseline; though technically I should have had the new oil tested as clean baseline and then have my dirty oil tested. Since I did not think of that first, I will be having that added to my tests the next samples I send in. That way I have a baseline of unused new oil compared to what happened after running 7500 & 15000 miles on it. Then if I need/want to adjust to 5/10k I can do that.
The silicon in my sample is high compared to averages, which does make sense a little has I did do some offroading with my jeep and one day included sand dunes here in Michigan. Amoils data sheet doesn't show all the particulate data, so their oil could have a bit higher silicon in it than convention also. Hence the clean new oil baseline I need to get. Blackstone made a note of the viscosity, but looking at Amsoil's data sheet, I am on target. So it will be interesting to see a clean unused sample data compared to used oil on this.
I dont want to open up a quart to take the sample out and not use the oil until later, that is why I am waiting till my next oil change.