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7.3 Clean Oil
First off, I want to apologize for all of my "Is this normal" questions...
Now, on to my question. I have a 2003 7.3 with 135k on it. I changed the oil when I bought the truck, about 1,000 miles ago. Last night I checked the level, and it was good, but the oil looked as clean as the day I changed it. Everyone always talks about how a diesel will turn the oil black almost right after it is changed, but that isn't happening.
Also, If I'm not losing any coolant, and if I'm not seeing oil in the degas bottle, and I'm not 'making' oil, is it safe to assume I'm not getting coolant in the oil? The reason I ask, is the oil has a very slight green tint to it. It doesn't smell like coolant at all, so I wondered if it was just normal. I didnt study the oil color when i poured the new stuff in. It is Motorcraft 15-40.
So is it a problem tha my oil is clean?
I can't imagine we'd be welcome at hooters very long if there was a bunch of half drunk guys in the back sitting around whistling and humming trying to make the perfect 7.3 turbo noise...
2003 F250 XLT-Sport(7.3) 4x2 CCSB - Sonic Blue
- AEM Brute Force Intake
- 4" Magnaflow Turbo Back Exhaust
- Gloshift 3in1
- SuperChips MAX MICRO