Join Date: May 2011
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Is clean oil in a 7.3 after 3000 miles suspicious?
Hi there, I am new to the forum and have a question about a 1997 F-250 7.3 4x4 truck with a 5 speed stick that I am looking to purchase.
The truck has 111K miles on it and looks very clean and runs out good but when I first came to look at the truck the first thing after we popped the hood he did was to pull the dipstick out and show me the oil. After he did this he made the statement that it was overdue for an oil change.....what's the problem you say, well beside the fact that I have never had a seller pull the dipstick for me before, the oil was still a nice golden color after I would assume at least 3000 miles since he said it was over due.
I have been around diesels for many years and I have never, never seen a diesel engine that leaves the oil clear for more than maybe a few hundred miles if that.
Do the 7.3's have some magical properties that they don't discolor the oil with contaminants even after 3000 miles or is the guy possibly hiding something and if so then what?
thanks for any help!