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Old 11-16-2011, 04:05 AM
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Blackstone Report thoughts...

Here is a copy of my report. Anyone with thoughts on the silicone?

Truck has AFE Stage II and doesn't appear to be letting unfiltered air thru? No RevX either. This is the Motorcraft oil that has been in since January. I had the oil changed at Powerstroke Magic in Jan when I bought the truck while doing other work. I pulled this sample from when I changed it to Rotella Triple a couple of weeks ago.

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NOTE Report pdf in 3rd post - this one was blank
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I see nothing on the PDF.
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Check the crankcase tube that goes to the intake pipe, that's where mine was leaking from.
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Shawn,
Like the folks at Blackstone, I see a generally good report. You ask for opinions specifically in regards to silicon (your truck at 24 vs. 12 universal average). I encourage either a replacement of the filter element or clean the filter element; I have two filters that I rotate and I use the pre-filter cover too.

You don't ask about your viscosity and the folks at Blackstone don't remark (maybe bacause you refer to the oil as "diesel engine oil"). Your engine oil is at the lower end of a 30 weight at best. Considering you have trace fuel as well I can't concur with Blackstone in the recommendation of a 9k mile sample - in fact, I recommend a return to a 5k interval.

Nine oil changes vs. five oil changes in 45k miles may produce a $400 to $500 expense...that is equivalent to two injectors...and a failure of ONE injector will not make you happy (but it might make you poor). If you are going to use 7k to 9k miles as your service interval you need to invest in an oil bypass filtration system. AND I hope you have a gauge set to monitor the coolant temperature and oil temperature in operation (and fuel pressure...those are the BIG THREE).

You asked.

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Shawn,
You don't ask about your viscosity and the folks at Blackstone don't remark (maybe bacause you refer to the oil as "diesel engine oil"). Your engine oil is at the lower end of a 30 weight at best. Considering you have trace fuel as well I can't concur with Blackstone in the recommendation of a 9k mile sample - in fact, I recommend a return to a 5k interval.

Nine oil changes vs. five oil changes in 45k miles may produce a $400 to $500 expense...that is equivalent to two injectors...and a failure of ONE injector will not make you happy (but it might make you poor). If you are going to use 7k to 9k miles as your service interval you need to invest in an oil bypass filtration system. AND I hope you have a gauge set to monitor the coolant temperature and oil temperature in operation (and fuel pressure...those are the BIG THREE).

You asked.

Jonathan
I completely agree and had no original intentions to hit 7K on that change. I didn't specifically ask about the interval because I already planned to get back to 5K changes.

Check the sig for gauges.

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I agree with Jonathan here. The oil has been sheared heavily and I would suggest changing it at least at 7k. A 30 weight in and of itself isn't a problem but you are pushing the low end and due for change. Maybe try another sample at 6k next time.
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