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We have a fleet of 11' f550 the power company bought here in april and may . I have to tell you they ilde a lot , hardly ever leave town . They have never had an oil change at 2000 miles , These units have close to 50000 miles on them now . I have yet to see any 11' need an oil change at 2000 miles due to dilution. I think you need to read up more on how regn works .Regen is not performed under idle conditions . The whole point of regen is to clear the soot buildup in the dpf (cat) so it doesnt clog causeing a performance concern , the heaveir you the soot buildup the more need for regen . however idiling is not going to cause exssive regnration . Idling in prevouis engines would create carbonbuildup that would plug the egr passages leading to poor running condition . Two completely seprate concerns .
plus in all the 2001 we have ever had come though our doors here i've never seen an oil change as low as 2000 , most are around the 5000-7500 mark , oil growth has been marginal at bes , les than a 16 of an inch . nowhere near the 1 above the full mark allowance of the 6.4
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Last edited by sportsman500; 12-29-2010 at 05:01 AM.