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post #1 of 12 Old 01-30-2014, 12:45 PM Thread Starter
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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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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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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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maybe the truck doesn't have as many hydrocarbons going thru it?
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I'm going to guess that is a good thing lol maybe

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Smoke out the tailpipe = dirty oil

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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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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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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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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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