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post #1 of 9 Old 12-04-2006, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
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Low Oil Level

A Friend Of Mine Changed His Oil Abuot 3000 Miles Ago. Before Going On A Trip Decided To Check His Oil To Find Out It Was 6 Qts Low. There Is No Oil Leaks On The Ground Or Around The Motor We Checked All The Normal Spots And Its Dry. Does Anyone Have A Idea Were The Oil Might Be Leaking To Or From. I Would'nt Think That That Much Is Blowing By The Rings The Truck Only Has 62,000 Miles On It

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post #2 of 9 Old 12-04-2006, 03:06 PM
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Start the engine up and take off the oil cap and see how much smoke comes out. Also, did he change it or did someone else do it. Usually anything over 4 qts low will make it run like crap.
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Yeah he's got some problems unless not enough got put in to begin with. As the previous post said though...once they get down too far they start running BAD. With my truck it's not uncommon to maybe be down a little over 1 quart maybe 1.5 quarts after 3000+ miles but NOT 6! I keep tabs on my oil weekly.

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It shouldn't run 6 quarts low. Thats almost half the oil.

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could be injector o-rings, mine had some bad ones and drank more oil than you could believe and didnt smoke a drop.

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Pull the fuel filter cap off and look at the fuel colour/what the bowl looks like...that should tell yeah right their if you need o-rings....

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Pull the fuel filter cap off and look at the fuel colour/what the bowl looks like...that should tell yeah right their if you need o-rings....
what color is bad?
what color is good?
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Well....diesel fuel is straw colored, and not cloudy...you should be able to see oil residue in the bowl...plus you could also check rail pressure if you want to make sure it is o rings..CAUTION: Watch out for "diesel goo" (technical I know) but usually you'll know its their if you have a no start problem and you see black in the bottom of the fuel bowl...if your worried wear rubber gloves....i've gotten very sick from it once....(looks like tar, caused from humidity, water and oxidation...powerful mold/bacteria it is.)

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checking the fuel color only works on 94.5-97's because the fuel recirculates back through the filter housing, on 99 and newer once the fuel goes in the heads the only way out is through the injector

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