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6.4 possibly "Making" oil

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I have read online that the 6.4's possibly have higher than normal oil levels if not changed often. It sounds to me that with the DPF and EGR systems running as stock that diesel can get into the crankcase oil and raise the level. Is this true? Is it normal? If it happens does that mean that the oil needs to be changed more often? I mainly use my truck to tow a 9000lb camper and some light highway driving when I want to just cruse around. I have gone 8000 miles since my last oil change and the owners manual says 10000 is acceptable. Should I shorten the interval for changes? Any info would be grateful.
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Do not go over 5k miles on your oil if your truck has a DPF. Yes fuel dilution is a real problem. If my truck was not deleted I would probably change mine every 3k or 4k.


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I'm looking into getting a dpf delete. will that alone stop this or do i need a egr block off as well?
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A dpf delete will stop the making of oil. An egr delete or block offs are avoid idea too.

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excellent! Now what do you think of switching to synthetic oil, or is conventional ok? Oil changes for these trucks are expensive and now often, just trying to watch my spending. I have seen to only use dealer filters, but wouldn't a Motorcraft filter from Walmart or Advance be just as good?
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Conventional oil is ok. CJ4 is formulated for DPF equipped engines. I run 8k miles on my Motorcraft 15w-40 and my Blackstone test came back clean.

If you have a DPF you are gonna have fuel in your oil and it doesn't matter if it's conventional or synthetic oil.

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Conventional oil is ok. CJ4 is formulated for DPF equipped engines. I run 8k miles on my Motorcraft 15w-40 and my Blackstone test came back clean.

If you have a DPF you are gonna have fuel in your oil and it doesn't matter if it's conventional or synthetic oil.
Understood. What do you think of buying the Motorcraft filter from a parts store or Walmart versus the dealer. Half the price from what i understand.
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There is absolutely no point in running a synthetic oil if your having to change it every 5k miles. I buy my motorcraft oil and filters from wal mart unless it's time for me to change my fuel filters then I just order both the fuel filter kit an the oil filter from performance truck products.


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I run synthetic and Chang every 5000km. My engine is loving life.

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