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Exhaust smell question?

I just did the first oil change after dpf/doc delete, I have 31k on my truck. I notice now that the exhaust has a hint of oil smell now , I also changed from motorcraft to rotella oil, is this smell normal? Thanks guys

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It shouldn't smell like oil. Are you sure there wasn't just a little oil spilled when you refilled the crankcase and maybe the wind was just blowing towards the back of the truck?

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I dont think I spilled any I notice the smell when I got back from my shop after the oil change

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If your dpf delete pipe is new they sometimes have oil on them from manufacturing, might take a while to burn off, otherwise it might just be from the CCV...and the fact nothing is being filtered from the exhaust...keep an eye on the level, might be a sign of a leaking turbo seal also if you start losing oil more and more...but I don't think that is very common in the 6.4...very likely could be nothing...

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I have had the exhaust on for probably 2 weeks now, def keep an eye on the oil level tho Im thinking its either ccv or just nothing and being paranoid using a different brand oil haha other then motorcraft lol

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Its most likely from your CCV. I wouldnt worry. Rotella is good oil. These forums can make you paranoid about the little things.

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OP, you indicated you didn't physically change it? you had a shop do so?

I bet a dollar they spilled oil on the engine when they were swapping filters, and I bet it's that simple..
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I do all my own work on my vehicles, mechanic by trade just don't work on diesels. Exactly these forums do make you paranoid about everything since its such a expensive engine and ford is real tight on what they warranty on diesels. Ill keep an eye on the oil level tho, thanks for the help guys as always!

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After pulling the oil fill cap when running, i notice it was the same smell as the exhaust has must be the ccv then.

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