Understand this on oil samples.........and pay attention..........YOU WILL ONLY SEE WHAT IS CURRENTLY THE CONDITION OF THE OIL. YOU SAID IT RAN A FEW SECONDS AFTER IT WENT KAPOWY...THUS IT PUMPED THE GUNK FROM THE FAILURE INTO THE OIL. If you haven't been doing oil samples you will not know anything more than you currently know. DO NOT LET ANYONE TELL YOU THAT THEY CAN. Oil samples do not determine the past. Do not let ANYONE tell you they do! REPEATING you will not find the cause, do not allow a current oil sample to affect your warranty! Oil sample programs are used in fleets and are done at oil changes and in between to catch problems before they become major failures. I use them in my truck fleet, detect bearing wear, piston wear, ring wear as all of these have different alloy signatures and when the parts per million go over a certain amount is can indicate a part is wearing. For example....copper is inside the babett of the bearings and if you see it you ether have thrust washer or other bearing problems. This can only be seen if a program is underway. Most synthetic oil used by fleets is heavily monitored. If your oil backs the mfg warranty....you better get to writing those letters. Chrome is rings in many cases.Was driving to work and only made it a half mile from my house before a loud bang proceeding with my engine sounding like two shoes in a dryer. Had a couple of mechanics look at it and I have a hole in the engine block (pretty sure I threw a rod). Not sure what happened, car gave me no signs of engine failure. No oil leaks, clicking that I could hear, smoke, the engine light didn't even come on when it blew. I took it to Dodge but they haven't granted the powertrain warranty yet. They are saying I don't have enough scheduled oil changes on it which I don't, but here's the thing. I use Amsoil Sig Series full synthetic which is rated for 25k miles, so I don't change my oil very often because of this. Amsoil even has a warranty on their oil for this specific case.
I ended up getting a couple samples of the oil to send to Amsoil to test and make sure that was not the cause. I still need to give approval for Dodge to do the engine tear down which I will do once the test results are back.
I looked at the oil samples too and it looked fine. Barely black, more of a dark brown and very liquidity. No slush or any other impurity defects that I could see.
I am wondering what would cause this?? The mileage on my car is a lil over 71k and I only put about 11k on that synthetic oil. Really hoping something is up with the engine and Dodge fixes it under warranty.