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Program Usage Instructions:
Please contact your Universal Lubricants' sales representative
to activate your Engine Guard on the Web account. Your salesman will issue you
a password and enable access to your data. In order to use Engine Guard on the
Web, Universal Lubricants must be performing the Oil Analysis on your used oil
- System requirements
- Cookies MUST be enabled. The cookie is used to keep track of your position
in the database. The cookie will expire 20 days from the last time you access
your Engine Guard results. No personal data is collected.
- Computer capable of running IE 5.5 or Netscape 5 or newer.
- Internet Explorer 6 or Netscape 5 or newer. Older browsers produce unpredictable
results, incuding the data being presented from right to left, rather than
left to right.
- Minimum screen resolution of 800 by 600 pixels.
- To print the reports, the printer must be capable of printing in landscape
- Program usage
- Engine Guard on the Web remembers your search criteria and the last unit
viewed. Click Enter to continue a previous search or enter a new date (as
a rule of thumb, set the SEARCH FOR date to the day you shipped the samples
to Universal) and set UNIT FOR DATE SEARCH to 0 (zero). The zero will cause
the testing results to start with the first Unit. When you arrive at the
last sample, pushing the next button will tell you there are no more samples
to be viewed.
- To print a report, click File > Print and choose landscape for your
- The color coding for Moderate, Critical & Excessive samples applies
only to the wear metal results.
- To display your Engine Guard results you will need to enter your customer
number (provided to you by your salesman when he gives you the password)
and your password, then click the enter button.
- This will bring up the Search Criteria Window that provides several search
options. You can view your Engine Guard results by Unit Number or
by Test Date. You may view either All Samples or only those testing
Abnormal. Search results will display in Unit order by default. If you select Location order, only units for the selected Location will be displayed.
- To Search by Unit:
To view Samples by Test date--(This will display all sample data occurring
on or after the date entered):
- Set the SEARCH TYPE to Unit ID
- In the SEARCH FOR box type in a complete Unit-id or the first few characters
of an Unit-id. If you prefer to view ALL units, starting with the first
unit, enter 0 (zero) in the SEARCH FOR box.
- The bottom two boxes, UNIT FOR DATE SEARCH and SEARCH HOW are not used
with the Unit ID search.
Viewing your results:
- Set the SEARCH TYPE to Test Date
- Enter the desired beginning date using an eight digit format i.e. Jan
1st, needs to be entered 01012003. Using spaces, dashes and/or slashes
will confuse the program and generate an error message telling you to
use the eight digit format. This will display those samples tested on
or after the date entered.
- In the UNIT FOR DATE SEARCH, you may enter the desired unit number OR
0 (zero) to start at the first unit tested for the date entered.
- You can choose to display either ALL sample data or only those testing
as ABNORMAL. Please remember the color coding for Moderate, High &
Excessive samples applies only to the wear metal results. You will not
see it in other columns.
- To view new data, as a rule of thumb, set the SEARCH FOR date to the
day you shipped the samples to Universal and remember to set the UNIT
FOR DATE SEARCH to 0 (zero).
Example of a Test Data Search Scenario
- Once you've entered your search requirements and clicked on the enter
button on the lower right, you will be taken to another screen displaying
up to the last four test dates for the unit requested. There are 2 buttons
on the upper left of this screen. Next will move you forward one record
at a time through the database. Search will take you back to the search
criteria selection screens (shown above) so you can change your search criteria.
- Should you wish to step back through the sample results, you will need
to use the browser's back button.
- Some of your samples were tested on 04/01/2003 and others were tested
several days later. Your search date is 04012003 (April 1, '03). You will
see data from BOTH test dates by unit number.
- When you next log on to Engine Guard on the Web, you will be presented
with the last sample you were viewing when you logged off. Engine Guard
on the Web will also remember your search criteria.
- We may be required to down the server for maintenance at irregular intervals.
Should this happen, please try again in 10 to 15 minutes.
- We regard Engine Guard on the Web as a living document, and as such, we
plan to enhance its usefulness and add features.
- Universal Lubricants Inc. warrants that all Engine Guard tests are conducted
professionally, in accordance with all applicable standard laboratory practices,
and the data from these tests are, to the best of our knowledge, accurate
results for the samples submitted. Universal Lubricants Inc. is not responsible
for inaccuracies due to improper sampling and/or inaccurate or incomplete
information provided with the sample.
- When test data indicates warning or critical values and there is no previously
established abnormal trend, the appropriate actions for users of this information
is to immediately resample the equipment component in question. Universal
Lubricants, Inc. DOES NOT RECOMMEND AN ENGINE OR OTHER COMPONENT OVERHAUL BASED ON THE DATA
FROM ONE SAMPLE.
- Copyright Universal Lubricants, Inc. 2003.