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
Link for Advanced Kits
Link for Comprehensive Kits
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.
Works as described l, no issues. Gives peace of mind knowing the innards are not disintegrating.
This is a good analysis service, and I really like the included postage. Its a very simple process.
Order arrived promptly as advertised.
Have been using the AOA test for years. They are very quick to respond and service from Spruce is great as usual. Do get the postage paid units because USPS cost seems to vary alot depending on the post office.
I ordered these kits for a friend whos airplane I maintain. He had been using a different analysis company but they are no longer in business. He ask me for a recommendation and I have been using AOA for many years at work and they have always been excellent, so I recommended AOA.
On time delivery, easy to use website, great selection of products.
Prompt shipping & delivery, product as advertised.
I use this oil testing kit for every oil change. I highly recommended...
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.
These (08-00436 and 08-00435) are priced and sold each.
Yes, it does.
It is best to take the sample hot and mid-stream.
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.
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).
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.
No, the postage will be good. No risk of expiration.