Hello out there to "The Great Pacific Northwest" and Central Eastern(ish) US from "The Great Atlantic Northeast" and thanks for the advice.
New to me truck 6 weeks ago. Previous owner kept good records though and all services were preformed at the recommended intervals.
Reman turbo Nov 2017, other than that no record of parts failures from PO. Just routine maintenance.
I did have injectors #2 & #4 replaced due to bad fuel about 3 weeks ago, but the smell was bad before that and the contribution test after replacement was level and good.
Cranking with the remote start is nice and even.
Blowby with the oil filler cap removed is minimal, really have to look to see anything and very little pressure blowing out.
Running Rotella T6 and Archoil 9100.
No smoke other than a faint white for about 30 seconds after starting below 10F, no smoke even when I romp on it after it warms up.
No decrease in fuel mileage.
No smell in cab while driving.
Truck runs great, starts right up even at sub-zero temps.
No oil in degaus bottle.
Oil level not growing.
I've been running Power Service Diesel Kleen (White bottle) for antigell and am wondering if this could be the cause?
I do have 2 "Pending fault codes" P0069 & P0470 and am unsure if these could cause the PCM to throw the fueling to be out of wack?
Also, the PO deleted the EGR Cooler and EGR Valve so he must have had some kind of reprogramming done?
It's more of an annoyance right now, that's why I've just been reading the various threads and trying to get a understanding of how the various sensors and modules interact...