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Very Black Oil

I was checking all of my fluids tonight and noticed that my oil is VERY black and looked sort of thin.

I let the dealer change my oil at 4000 miles and I now have 6700 miles on it.

I have done a few things to the truck in the past 2k miles (ranch hand bumpers, new shocks, a big heavy toolbox in the bed), but it shouldn't need changed should it do I?


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Haha, your good man. Diesel tend to run dirty oil always. Can't imagine why the newer diesels would be any different.

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Good deal. Just making sure me driving it like a race truck isn't causing that.


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Getting a bypass oil filtration system can help keep your oil cleaner. Although sometimes the oil is still black. Amsoil bypass filters filter down to a 2 micron level...

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The oil can be pretty black 30 minutes after the oil change.

I'd heard that the oil is supposed to be the place where they like much of the pollution type bad stuff to accumulate, like blow by and such.
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When I had a 95 7.3 with 530k miles on it... Once I put fresh oil in it, it would start to turn black! Before even starting the engine. That was the most reliable pickup I ever had though, sold it to a farmer and he's put almost 50k on it pulling a hay trailer around for local deliveries! Black oil means is by no means a problem in a diesel. I'm hoping once I get my Amsoil bypass filter/Donaldson high flow filter installed I can get motor oil clear like honey... We will see though

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I'm tuned and deleted and after 1200 miles oil is still honey colored. The emission stuff would turn it black a lot quicker. It has to be a big difference in longevity. I also change my oil at 4500


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I'm tuned and deleted and after 1200 miles oil is still honey colored. The emission stuff would turn it black a lot quicker. It has to be a big difference in longevity. I also change my oil at 4500


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What year of truck you got? Also, are you running a bypass oil filtration system?

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Typically all diesels will turn the oil black very shortly after being changed. If it is still honey colored I would be more worried than if its black.

As far as it seeming thin. You would need to do an oil analysis to check it out as far as viscosity goes. You will also get results on soot level as well as many other aspects.

Be careful on the add on filtration. And to small micron filters. There's a sale market for them and the concept seems better for your engine but it is not necessarily better.

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Be careful on the add on filtration. And to small micron filters. There's a sale market for them and the concept seems better for your engine but it is not necessarily better.
Why would super clean oil be a bad thing in anything, anywhere, anytime...

As far as being worried because your oil isn't black

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