Next time you change your oil you're most probably about to do what most US motorists do, you may discard perfectly good motor oil. In these cases, “change” isn't good, for you or the planet. The popular belief that oil must be modified every 3-5,000 miles is half a century old, and dates back to the 1960′s. Music, automobiles and oil have undergone major changes since those days.
Some new vehicles equipped with oil life monitoring systems are routinely going ten thousand to twenty thousand miles or even more before advocating an oil change. But despite dramatic technical advances in oil and engines, advice on oil changing remains the same old information : Discard it, on the likelihood it is bad. Oil life is set by many factors, including man-made vs standard oil, engine condition, engine oil capacity, climate conditions, and driving habits. Except for sending oil samples to a testing lab, how can a driver know when their oil basically wants changing? . Enter Lubricheck, a recyclable, creditcard sized tool for gadget lovers, simply kept in the car’s glove compartment together with the tire pressure gauge.
With 4-5 drops of oil from the end of a dipstick, and the press of a button, Lubricheck straight away rates the oil on a scale of one to ten. A rank of 1-7 places it in the ‘OK ‘ green section, an amber 8-9 in the ‘change soon ‘ zone, and a red 10 for ‘change now. ‘ Employing a combination of capacitive and resistive sensing, the Lubricheck will display a flashing red light if the oil sample is poisoned with antifreeze, water or metal. If acted on, such an early warning can spot problems, like a leaky head gasket, before significant repairs are needed. (An excellent tool to have in your pocket when on the lookout for a second hand car). Owners of lorries, bikes, ATVs, mowers, etc . . As an additional service, oil data may be recorded on Lubritrack, an opensource app for iPhone or Android telephones, or available on the web at the Lubricheck web site.
Here, users can keep track of multiple automobiles. Customized reminders to check oil, change filters, rotate tires, and so on. Can be emailed to users.
Information will also be available to compare their autos oil performance with that of others. . Lubricheck will sell for US$30. Production tooling is complete. Interested parties can reserve their own Lubricheck, and help fund production start-up by promising their support on the Lubricheck page found on Kickstarter or at Lubricheck distributing press releases . WaveOn Technologies, Inc. Is a Minnesota co. Lubricheck technology is patent outstanding.