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Most people waste oil, time and money by changing oil way too often. Lubricheck tests the oil and warns of developing engine problems!
Most people waste oil, time and money by changing oil way too often. Lubricheck tests the oil and warns of developing engine problems!
691 backers pledged $28,959 to help bring this project to life.

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The Project:

Over the past 2 years, we have invested countless hours researching, designing and testing the technology used in the Lubricheck. We have already paid for the plastic injection molds, metal stamping dies and other production tooling. The money you invest in our project is needed to finance the production of final, production-ready circuit boards, molded plastic and stamped metal parts and final assembly.


Project Update:

Many of our backers have been asking when we will ship the backer rewards. We invite you to follow this link for a look at our project plan.

www.lubricheck.com/project

In short, we hope to be shipping our rewards and Lubrichecks by the end of August. Much will depend on the availability and lead times for certain electronic components. We will keep you posted!

Why should I bother to test my oil?

Many variables make the establishment of a standard oil-change-interval difficult.  Among them are:

  • Individual driving habits,
  • Engine type and condition,
  • Climate, and the
  • Differing quantity of oil, engines are designed to hold.

Empowered with the Lubricheck, most users will find that they can confidently save significant time, money, and  lots of expensive motor oil.  You may be able to extend your oil change intervals 2-5 times beyond the traditional 3,000 or 5,000 miles. But reducing oil use is only part of it. The Lubricheck also detects contaminants in the oil, like metal particles and antifreeze. A rapid flashing red light tells you it is time to have your engine checked out before you may find yourself stranded, and expensive repairs are needed!

What is the Lubricheck?

A credit card sized oil tester that can detect engine problems early.  Early detection of antifreeze leaks or worn metal parts can potentially save your engine.

2 yrs ago we discovered an inexpensive way to accurately measure the condition of motor oil in cars, trucks, motor cycles, ATVs, mowers, etc. In addition to detecting engine problems early, the Lubricheck can also let you know when your oil really needs to be changed.

We have packed this technology into a convenient, affordable package.  The Lubricheck will soon be the only consumer oil tester on the market. It matches the results of commercial oil testers selling for over $1,000. The Lubricheck will retail for $30.

Why change my oil change habits?

Most of us are following oil change advice that was valid 50 years ago. But advances in oil chemistry, additives and engine design make it possible to run the same oil for up to 20,000 miles. Now that oil has become much more scarce and expensive, it makes ecological and financial sense to get the most we can from our engine oil. Testing your oil with Lubricheck will give you peace of mind, as you will know you are getting what you paid for from your oil. You will feel good about your reduced carbon footprint, helping reduce oil imports, all while keeping needed cash in your wallet! Still need convincing? Find links to objective, non oil company advice here. http://www.lubricheck.com/Additonal_Sources.html

Why should I record my oil test results on your website,  iPhone or smart phone App?

Recording your data on the Open Source LubriTrack Iphone or smart phone App, and/or on Lubricheck.com, will provide a central location for tracking the condition and maintenance of all your motorized vehicles. Enter dates and mileage when you change your oil. Then periodically test and enter oil test results. Your data will be displayed in graphical form. If your oil quality takes an unexpected turn for the worse, Lubritrack will alert you that your engine may need to be checked by a mechanic. If desired, Lubritrack will send you an email to remind you to check your oil, other fluids, tires, etc. In addition, you will be able to see average results from other Lubricheckers. You can see what oils are lasting the longest, and how other vehicles like yours are performing. 

How does this thing work?

Using a proprietary combination of capacitance and resistance sensing, the Lubricheck primarily measures the acidity, or PH of your oil. As the oil degrades, acidity increases. As the oil becomes more acidic, the acid will begin to attack and ‘pit’ the metal surfaces inside your engine. Lubricheck also detects contaminants in the oil, such as metal particles and water or coolant. For a clear demonstration of how to use the Lubricheck, see http://lubricheck.com/The_Technology.html

Can you guys really pull this off?

Yup! Our technology is already proven, debugged and validated over the past 2 years. We have years of manufacturing experience. Our tooling is already built and paid for. The money raised here will go to paying for product to ship to you!

Shipping Charges:

  • Free Shipping to North America
  • Europe - Please add $10 for shipping rewards $30+
  • Outside North America and Europe - Please add $15 for rewards  $30+ 

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    A first production run Lubricheck, your choice of several bumper stickers proclaiming your support of the eco-friendly Lubricheck project, one year free membership to Lubritrack on-line data logging service, and your name listed on our website as a cherished supporter!

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    2 first production run Lubrichecks, your choice of several bumper stickers proclaiming your support of the eco-friendly Lubricheck project, 2 years free membership to Lubritrack on-line data logging service, your name listed on our website as a cherished supporter, and a video 'spotlight' on our website.of you using the Lubricheck!

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    5 first production run Lubrichecks, your choice of several bumper stickers proclaiming your support of the eco-friendly Lubricheck project, free LIFE TIME membership to the Lubritrack on-line data logging service, your name listed on our website as a cherished supporter, and a video 'spotlight' on our website of you using the Lubricheck!

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