Changed oil in the truck 2 weeks ago. noticed the drain pan was exceptionally full when it was all drained.
Decided i best measure it and see how much there was. 19 quarts!
Oil doesn't smell like fuel (or in my case vegi oil) it smells just like any used motor oil.
So, thinking back to the time before when i changed oil i remember i filled it and didn't check the dipstick to be sure i had the right amount in there. So i decided it is possible i over filled it by an even gallon last time i changed it. Hmm...surely i didn't do a bone headed thing like that but at this point i hope thats the reason i have extra fluid in the case.
So i go ahead with my oil change and i make sure i got 15 guarts in it this time. Dipstick reads right on the mark. I drive it about 800 miles and check it again. DAMIT, its a little high on the stick...maybe 1/4" up. So i take it into Ford and have my diesel guy do a dye test on the injectors and i am sure i have one or two leaking. First of all he tells me he drained 15.5 quarts of oil out before doing the test. So i am sure i have a slow leak (.5 quarts in 800 miles = slow leak).
He calls back and says its all back together and there was no sign of leaking injectors.
So my truck just made an extra .5 quarts of oil this last 800 miles? And i put an extra gallon in the last time i changed it?
So for the techs, my questions is, if an injector were leaking maybe just very slightly, is it possible the dye test might miss it?
Now to add to this complicated mess, when i checked the oil, the plastic handle came off the stick,
i slid it back on there but now i'm thinking if i didn't get the handle back on in the original position, the length of my dipstick may be different than it was thus, not accurate anymore.