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Black oil at 2k?

Hey Guys... I'm new to this site and 6.4s (previous truck was an '04 6.0). I just bought a 2010 F250 and have noticed a bit of vibration at idle on cold starts. I checked the oil, and it seems awfully black and appears to smell a bit like diesel fuel (could be my imagination). Also, the oil level looks to be above the full mark.

I've done a number of searches, and I've read a bunch of threads regarding fuel dilution and regen; however, is it normal for the oil to be overfull and black on a truck with only 2k miles? The truck is at the dealer now, and they mentioned that I should not be inserting the dipstick completely when checking the oil; rather, I should be stopping when it begins to seat on the tube? I don't see where it says this in the owner's manual, so I'm a bit confused.

Any thoughts?

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Is the DPF still on the truck?

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Yep, sorry about that. Truck is still completely stock.
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That explains the black oil and fuel smell then. Theres a slight fuel dilution issue until you get rid of the dpf

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Thanks for info... really appreciate it! It sure is tempting to remove it...

How about the dipstick? Am I really not supposed to seat it completely in the tube when checking the oil?
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Not sure about the dipstick situation on the 6.4.

I always fully seat it on my 6.0 though

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took mine in for the exact same issue. 2900 miles on the oil and it was way up on the dipstick. turns out the #3 injector was leaking. Just fyi
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took mine in for the exact same issue. 2900 miles on the oil and it was way up on the dipstick. turns out the #3 injector was leaking. Just fyi

What year is your truck?
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Hey Guys... I'm new to this site and 6.4s (previous truck was an '04 6.0). I just bought a 2010 F250 and have noticed a bit of vibration at idle on cold starts. I checked the oil, and it seems awfully black and appears to smell a bit like diesel fuel (could be my imagination). Also, the oil level looks to be above the full mark.

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Any thoughts?

Thanks!
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Josh,

The dealer is right. It's called the short stick method. Do a search on "making oil" and you'll read all about it. Keep and eye on it and it should be okay. Let us know what the dealer says.
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What year is your truck?
2008 f-250 job build 2. At the time of service which was last month I only had 18,330 miles on it
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