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Old 01-30-2014, 11:45 AM
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oil looks brand new

So I changed the oil in November and have put over 2000 miles on the truck since and.. The oil looks like it just got changed! I'm kind of worried about this because I change the oil in the 6.4 and it's black as can be by the end of the day,
All I use is Rotella TS 15w40. I don't smell coolant but it has a green tint like there might be a slight coolant leak. I'm hoping that since my oil is extremely clean it means my engine is healthy. Is this normal? Thanks for the replies!
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Old 01-30-2014, 02:17 PM
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Why would you worry about oil still looking good
Your fine bud, send it off for an oil analysis if your that worried
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Old 01-30-2014, 02:31 PM
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It's just weird. The other diesels I manage seem to get pitch black oil after a day of driving. I'm not that worried where I'll get an analysis though
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Old 01-30-2014, 02:42 PM
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maybe the truck doesn't have as many hydrocarbons going thru it?
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Old 01-30-2014, 02:45 PM
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I'm going to guess that is a good thing lol maybe
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Old 01-30-2014, 03:48 PM
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Smoke out the tailpipe = dirty oil

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Old 01-30-2014, 04:45 PM
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I used to have white smoke but I changed the glow plugs and it took care of that.
Nice website and company you have! You guys are pretty close so Ill have to see if I can hit your dyno when it's installed! And I'm going to be doing some injector shopping soon so I'll hit you guys up
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Old 01-30-2014, 06:08 PM
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Sounds good. Keep in touch. As soon as the dyno is up and in operation I plan on having an open house/ dyno day

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Old 01-30-2014, 06:40 PM
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My oil never gets black. The most I ever go between changes is about 4500 miles and I can always read the dipstick through the oil. That's definitely something I never worried about.
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Old 01-31-2014, 07:23 AM
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Must be a 7.3 powerstroke thing then... Guess I'm worrying about nothing. Just weird how our 7.3 IDI and 6.4 get so black in a hundred miles
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