Have you ever sent an oil or coolant sample for analysis and were concerned by a rising or flagged value in multi-source or additive metals? Often this is just caused by the use of a different fluid than you originally specified in your Component Information Profile within E-Oil Reports. Alternatively while you may be using the same “oil” such as Shell “Rotella T”, there are a number of different additive options such as T1, T4, T6, etc. and if you do not update your Profile with the correct additive package, the lab technician may assume you are using a lower level additive package and flag an additive as a concern which is shown in the below example. For more information on fluid analysis, please click the fluid analysis link below.