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Is there a method to test for fuel in oil?

In the last two days i drove 600 miles. I last checked the oil level 6 weeks ago after an oil change. It was, as always halfway between min and max on the dipstick. Today I checked it and had to drain 3 qts out to hit the mid between min and max!! I have a fumoto valve so the draining was no big deal. There is no milky color or foamyness so i am pretty sure no coolant got in the oil. is there a way to test for fuel in the oil? thanks
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yea take a sample and find a diesel shop somewhere around you are ask the dealer if they do sample analysis.but at that level you could probably smell it

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In the last two days i drove 600 miles. I last checked the oil level 6 weeks ago after an oil change. It was, as always halfway between min and max on the dipstick. Today I checked it and had to drain 3 qts out to hit the mid between min and max!! I have a fumoto valve so the draining was no big deal. There is no milky color or foamyness so i am pretty sure no coolant got in the oil. is there a way to test for fuel in the oil? thanks
You can go to any Halton shop (Cat Co.) and pick up a sample bottle about $20 bucks, prepaid pull the sample and send it in. If you have a prob. they will call in a week and if you have no prob. they will mail you there findings in about 2 weeks. I have been dealing with halton for over 30 years. With the added 3 qts in the oil it should be thinner and you should smell it.
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You might try putting a drop on a paper towel. Fuel will spread out and separate from the heavier oil which should stay in the middle. I've seen it work but an analysis is certainly the best way if you are not sure.

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thanks for the replies.. I just ordered a kit from blackstone and did the paper towel test. i definatly have two different colored rings on the paper towel. the outer ring is much lighter than the inner dark oil color. I guess its off to dealer for diagnoses. What do dealers charge to diagnose things? I just bought this truck in december and warranty is gone. It is an 05 F350.

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probably their hrly rate which can be anywhere from 20-100 an hr plus any use of machines or equipment such as leak diagnosis fluid or the sorts.techs chime in...bump.

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