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Aviation Oil Analysis (AOA) Kit With Return Postage

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Overview

A cost-effective service to enhance your aviation maintenance practices and provide confidence in the health of your engine.



Aviation Oil Analysis (AOA) by ALS Tribology Division brings you a state-of-the-art oil analysis program designed specifically for aircraft owners. Oil analysis is an early warning system that reduces downtime, lowers maintenance costs, and helps you spot troubling issues before they become serious problems.

AOA ‘basic’ kits can be ordered with or without return postage and include standard elemental analysis to detect evidence of engine component wear. Please note, for any location outside of the United States the "Return Postage" option will not provide postage for return to the laboratory. Please purchase the standard kit and obtain sufficient postage via your preferred domestic shipping option. Please note, due to new USPS regulations, you cannot utilize stamps. You must either print online postage, or pay at a USPS service counter if you elect a kit without included return postage.

A small vial, mailing bag, and information form are furnished with the order. Upon receipt at the laboratory in Phoenix, AZ, the oil sample is analyzed and a full report, including statistical analysis and interpretation, is forwarded within 24 hours and posted for viewing online.

Piston Test Slate:
7 Elements: Silicon, Aluminum, Iron, Copper, Nickel, Chromium, Silverbr>
Turbine Test Slate:
9 Elements: Silicon, Aluminum, Iron, Copper, Nickel, Chromium, Silver, Lead, Magnesium

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Earlier today I submitted a negative review because I had not received my analysis results. After an intense search, I came upon the missing stub and called ALS with my information. They said it was possible my email (analysis) went to my Spam folder. They re-sent the results within minutes, and while the results were not good, ALS did what they were supposed to do and I am satisfied. I just wish this review method allowed for editing or deleting your own reviews.

Keith F
June 30, 2022

Have been using for the last 4 years…no issues.

Charles M Verified Purchase

BASIC ANALYSIS FOR PISTON ENGINES W/ PREPAID RETURN POSTAGE

June 29, 2022

Affordable and good service used for over a decade with satisfaction. Only regret is that the price has rosen, including return postage which is of no use abroad. S. Berger

Berger E Verified Purchase

BASIC ANALYSIS FOR PISTON ENGINES W/ PREPAID RETURN POSTAGE

April 26, 2022

Using them for years. Good value. Wish they would come up with a twin kit.

Red M Verified Purchase

BASIC ANALYSIS FOR PISTON ENGINES W/ PREPAID RETURN POSTAGE

April 10, 2022

Have been using this analysis on every oil change since I bought my plane back in 2014. Provides a good trend line of critical metals to watch for. Now running about 1495 hours since SMOH and still going strong!

Brian M Verified Purchase

BASIC ANALYSIS FOR PISTON ENGINES W/ PREPAID RETURN POSTAGE

March 29, 2022

White B Verified Purchase

BASIC ANALYSIS FOR PISTON ENGINES W/ PREPAID RETURN POSTAGE

March 24, 2022

Very good service to have especially for TSIO engines

Robert B Verified Purchase

BASIC ANALYSIS FOR PISTON ENGINES W/ PREPAID RETURN POSTAGE

March 8, 2022

Good information, reasonable turn-around time. Useful for tracking trends below their green/yellow/red thresholds for contaminants. One needs to be very consistent in reporting oil added as that has a noticeable effect on contaminant levels reported.

A&p S Verified Purchase

BASIC ANALYSIS FOR PISTON ENGINES W/ PREPAID RETURN POSTAGE

March 4, 2022

I have been using AOA for 22 years now and I trust it as my insurance policy for the engine on my airplane! I use it every 50 hours without hesitation and I’m very happy with the quick service and that easy to read results they provide.

Paul R Verified Purchase

BASIC ANALYSIS FOR PISTON ENGINES W/ PREPAID RETURN POSTAGE

February 20, 2022

I have a record of my engine analysis since overhaul. I have a trend established and will keep the record current. I believe everyone should monitor their engine in this manner.

Larue S Verified Purchase

BASIC ANALYSIS FOR PISTON ENGINES W/ PREPAID RETURN POSTAGE

February 5, 2022

Q&A

Please note, Aircraft Spruce's personnel are not certified aircraft mechanics and can only provide general support and ideas, which should not be relied upon or implemented in lieu of consulting an A&P or other qualified technician. Aircraft Spruce assumes no responsibility or liability for any issue or problem which may arise from any repair, modification or other work done from this knowledge base. Any product eligibility information provided here is based on general application guides and we recommend always referring to your specific aircraft parts manual, the parts manufacturer or consulting with a qualified mechanic.

Q: Are these kits priced and sold individually?

These (08-00436 and 08-00435) are priced and sold each.

Q: Does the price include the lab analysis? Regarding Aviation Oil Analysis (AOA) Kit.

Yes, it does.

Q: What is the best way to get the sample? From the first flow, middle flow or wait for the last oil to exit the engine?

It is best to take the sample hot and mid-stream.

Q: I live in Canada. Is the Return Postage Option purchased thru Aircraft Spruce Canada the Canadian postage amount for the sample being mailed from Canada to the States?

No, the return postage is for return shipments within the continental USA. For Canada, we recommend ordering the without return postage version and shipping the sample back to the supplier via your preferred carrier.

Q: What is the difference between your simple, advanced and comprehensive kits?

The simple kit is a 2oz sample and tested for 9 metals. Advanced is 3oz, tested for 14 metals and, Viscosity, Water, PQI (Particle Quantifier Index.) Comprehensive is the same as the advanced but adds MPE (Microscopic Particle Examination).

Q: The web site is not allowing order of kit without prepaid postage. Is it still available?

Yes, the manufacturer no longer offers the piston aoa kit without the prepaid postage. We no longer have stock of the old version so we can only sell not with the prepaid postage.

Q: Since the kits withOUT prepaid postage are no longer available, I was wondering if the prepaid kits will expire? In other words, if I buy several kits but dont use them for a year or two, is there a danger that the prepaid postage will have expired?

No, the postage will be good. No risk of expiration.

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