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Blackstone Labs Oil Analysis Report on 2013 CBR600RR

I changed my oil and after a few rides found that I had a coolant leak from the water pump. I change the water pump and found metal shards in the coolant. I performed another oil change at the same time since there was a lot of coolant around the crankcase seal. I just got my report from Blackstone Labs. I could not be happier with their service and customer support.

Take a look and let me know what you guys think. I changed the air filter a couple months ago while I was swapping fairings. I changed the crush washer and oil filter at both oil changes.
Anyone have any thoughts on the high Iron, Silicon, and Boron?

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Cool. A lot of the guys on the car forums do this. Never thought about doing it on my bike.

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From your results the iron actually looks good. The boron may be an additive in the motor oil. https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forum...&Number=729116. https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forum...&Number=729116

Boron
Used as a corrosion inhibiter, anti-wear and anti-oxidant additive. Concentration levels vary greatly depending on oil brand.

The silicon may be from your water pump change if you used silicone sealer according to this.https://bobistheoilguy.com/engine-oil-analysis/

Silicon
A very common contaminant most often found in a very abrasive solid form, which causes increased metal wear numbers (especially Iron) in oil samples. . Its most common source is insufficient air filtration. However, in my oil analysis report it is actually harmless and due to leaching from a silicone sealant I used to seal a leaking valve cover gasket. Silicon concentrations in such cases as this will typically drop after each subsequent oil change

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From your results the iron actually looks good. The boron may be an additive in the motor oil. https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forum...&Number=729116. https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forum...&Number=729116

Boron
Used as a corrosion inhibiter, anti-wear and anti-oxidant additive. Concentration levels vary greatly depending on oil brand.

The silicon may be from your water pump change if you used silicone sealer according to this.https://bobistheoilguy.com/engine-oil-analysis/

Silicon
A very common contaminant most often found in a very abrasive solid form, which causes increased metal wear numbers (especially Iron) in oil samples. . Its most common source is insufficient air filtration. However, in my oil analysis report it is actually harmless and due to leaching from a silicone sealant I used to seal a leaking valve cover gasket. Silicon concentrations in such cases as this will typically drop after each subsequent oil change
I used a little bit of grease on the o-ring between the crankcase and the watepump. If that contained silicon I can see that causing it easily. I replaced the air filter a couple months ago, but I'm going to pull the fairings and the filter to ensure it's installed correctly before I take the bike out again.
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Checked the grease I used and there isn't any silicon present in it. Odd.
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