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Okay so not too much of a problem, but I drive my truck 1-2 times a week and do the ol' once-over before I crank her up (ie check oil, CAI, tire pressure, etc.). So I checked the oil which was half way into the cross-hatched area on the dipstick (which is where it's been for about a month since I've changed the oil last) and drove the entire day on Saturday which was about 300-350 miles of highway/mountains. Came out on Sunday and did my routine to find that the oil had come down about a quarter inch on the dipstick. What causes this??? No oil in the driveway and no plumes of blue smoke.


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Update: Drove the truck this morning for 20 miles or so. Came back and checked it this evening...oil is at the add line and I noticed slightly blue/white smoke after starting it up again and letting it run for about 5 minutes (just a little more than usual and would say that most would have not even noticed). Not a happy camper. By looking at other posts, am I correct in saying that i should change the fuel filter?


2001 7.3L
Pro Comp 6.5" Lift
Pro Comp 16x10 Alloys
35x12.5 Nitto Mud Grapplers
Sky Jacker Hydro 7000 Steering Stabilizers
K&N CAI JUNKED For A 6637
Straight Piped Dual 4"
Jasper 4R100 (Rebuilt in '05)
Tru-Cool Max
Dieselsite Coolant/Trans Filters
ISSPRO EV2 (Boost, EGT, Trans)
Centramatics
EBPV Switch
'07 Headlight Conversion
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I don't see how the fuel filter change would help this.
It's using/leaking oil somewhere. Basically only explanation.



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Leaning more towards injector o-rings after talking to a friend and hitting other pages on the forum. Fuel filter could probably use a change too though.


2001 7.3L
Pro Comp 6.5" Lift
Pro Comp 16x10 Alloys
35x12.5 Nitto Mud Grapplers
Sky Jacker Hydro 7000 Steering Stabilizers
K&N CAI JUNKED For A 6637
Straight Piped Dual 4"
Jasper 4R100 (Rebuilt in '05)
Tru-Cool Max
Dieselsite Coolant/Trans Filters
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'07 Headlight Conversion
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