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Old 07-10-2012, 01:01 PM
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veg smell in oil

Just did my first oil change since running svo and there was definitely a faint veg smell. Should I be worried or it's this normal?
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Old 07-10-2012, 01:20 PM
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That's not normal. Was your oil level higher than usual? Have you considered sending an oil sample out for analysis? Any driveability issues or starting issues? How many miles on the Vegistroke?
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about 2000 miles on the vegistroke. No issues with drivability or anything else. I didn't notice the oil being any higher than normal, but didn't check either...

FYI...I have a thread going on the "other site" too. sorry to double dip, but a little worried!

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I drained into a "not so clean" bucket...can I take from that to send in for an analysis?
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If you did there's no telling what your results might be, they might tell you your truck is pregnant . The only way I can think of vo getting into the oil would be either damaged rings or cracked injector cup, if it were the rings you would more than likely have a dead cylinder you would notice that. Did you notice a diesel smell in the oil before setting up the vegiestroke? It might not be a bad idea to take a sample from what's in the truck now and send it off for analysis.
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Yeah, the not so clean bucket is a deal breaker. Ideally, you need to get the drive the truck for a few minutes, get the oil up to temp, and drain the sample directly from the pan.
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Waiting on my test kit to arrive then I'll probably do that.

Got my psi gauge hooked up and veg is running around 75psi. Maybe too high and pushing past the o-rings?
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You don't have to run at that high a pressure but it's not high enough to cause any problems.
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75 psi is what's called for. I wouldn't worry about pressure unless you're seeing 100+
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:02 PM
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Thanks! I thought I had seen somewhere that 75 was to high but maybe that was something else.

It does drop pretty low sometimes on d2 so if a filter change doesn't help maybe it's time for a new d2 pump? Or just run more veg!
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