That's a great idea. I always thought testing was super expensive but this seems quite reasonable! I used a catcher container so I still have the oil, but it got mixed with a few left over quarts from my last change.F
Man, you should have taken a oil sample and take it to blackstone labs so you know how bad things are. Sorry things did not go your way. Your story reminded me of this guy Ontario Man Has Warranty Voided, Owes $19,000 for Engine Replacement: Change Your Oil!
I'll will 100% send a sample from my current oil after I cook it for a month.