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Question about my blackstone oil report
Hello all. I just received my Blackstone oil report and it doesnt look good. I was hoping you all could tell me what the deal might be. Here is what they said:
"JAMES: Thanks for the note. If you let us know the correct mileage for the last report, we'll update the records. Right now, though, the big issue for your F-350 is fuel. Fuel dilution jumped all the way to 9.5% of the sample, based on the low flashpoint, and the fuel diluted the oil quite a bit -- note the low viscosity and additives compared to last time. Wear metals are similarly diluted, so wear increased more than we're seeing here. The TBN is okay at 2.1, but this level of fuel spells trouble. Watch the oil level on the dipstick, and check back in ~2,000 miles to monitor."
Now, here is my thoughts. I have been in Chemical School in Fort Leonard Wood Mo since Dec (im done now and driving back to California). I start it up in the morning and let it idle for 10-15 minutes almost every morning because of the cold temps there. Also, my truck barely is able to get warm by the time I get to the schoolhouse and half the time, stays cold by the time I get there. Another thing I noticed, was one day on the highway going up a hill, I gave it some throttle and I heard a noticeable and loud clicking noise followed by some white smoke. After the hill, the noise was gone and so was the smoke. I am not loosing any coolant and the truck runs fine. I thought the clicking may have been a stuck injector and the white smoke was either from the stuck injector or the stock intercooler boots holding moisture from the short trips. I am deleted and run the mild H&S tune. Any ideas?
2008 King Ranch CC/LB
DPF Delete, S&B CAI, H&S Mini Max, EGR valve and cooler delete, new downpipe, level Kit, double steering stabilizer, 35's on 18's, Bilstien's, and a Valentine V1