Hot oil and hot components can cause personal injury. Do not allow hot oil or hot components to contact the skin.
In addition to a good preventive maintenance program, AVSpare recommends using S·O·S oil analysis at regular scheduled intervals in order to monitor the condition of the engine and the maintenance requirements of the engine.
Each oil sample should be taken when the oil is warm and when the oil is well mixed. The sample should be taken at this time in order to ensure that the sample is representative of the oil in the crankcase.
Use the oil sampling valve in order to obtain an S·O·S sample.
To avoid contamination of the oil samples, the tools and the supplies that are used for obtaining oil samples must be clean.
Refer to Special Publication, PEHP6001 for more information on obtaining a good oil sample. Consult your AVSpare dealer for complete information and assistance in establishing an S·O·S program for your engine.
- Open the engine compartment.
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- The oil sampling valve is on the left side of the engine. The oil sampling valve is located under the base for the oil filters.
- Open the sampling valve. Obtain an oil sample in a suitable container and close the sampling valve. Refer to the Operation and Maintenance Manual, "General Hazard Information" for information that pertains to containing fluid spillage.
- Seal the container and label the container. Send the sample to your AVSpare dealer for analysis.
- Close the engine compartment.