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post #1 of 25 Old 12-22-2011, 05:09 PM Thread Starter
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Do I have Oil in my Exhaust (PICS)

I was looking under the truck todaty and I noticed oil leaking from somewhere. It looks like its coming out of where the headers meet the block. Does this look right or whats wrong. I also added a picture of the exhaust which looks like its got oil in it.




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i was changing my oil today and noticed mine is doing the same thing on both sides of the engine but cant tell where its coming from
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raw fuel will do that also

is this your first winter with the truck?
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Yeah but it hasn't gotten below 30 degrees yet. My last oil change was 3300 miles ago and I checked my oil leverl and it looked perfect still.

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are you getting white smoke on start-up?
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Just a very little bit of smoke but I think its because of the race tune. When I start the truck up cold it doesnt even make a diesel chatter noise. It almost sounds like a gas motor until the engine temps get in to the 70's. So I'm guessing the tune has it running fairly rich on fuel.

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probably so... white smoke/unburnt fuel will cause exactly what you're seeing. it ends up looking like oil because the inside of the exhaust ports/pipe are coated with soot, so it looks like black oil leaking out. I wouldn't worry too much about it if everything is running well.

do you plug the truck in? do you let it idle to warm it up?
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Looks like a bad headgasket to me

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if it's just that one side, I'd agree. if it's both, it seems unlikely that all 8 ports would be evenly coated
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No I dont plug it in. And yes its on both sides. I also just had the head gaskets replaced with OEM gaskets at my lats oil change which was 3200 miles ago.

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