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Should my oil be this black?

Hi all,

I change my oil every 5,000 miles religiously. I use full synthetic oil too. I've noticed that my oil is REALLY black every time I change my oil. Is this normal? My truck seems to be running well, but I've never had oil come out of a vehicle that's this black, unless it was neglected and run for like 20,000 miles or something. So, is this a diesel thing, or are there other potential problems I should be looking at? By the way, my truck has 55,000 miles on it now.

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post #2 of 4 Old 11-14-2007, 01:12 PM
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like black paint?
Normal...perfectly.

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Yep, like black paint, totally opaque. Glad to hear it's normal.

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I had 3K on my oil change I did yesterday. (truck has 4K). and when you check it with the dipstick.... looks pretty clean. But when I drained it... wow. blk. So my oil comes out pretty blk too.

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