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6.0 Powerstroke engine oil not getting dirty?

I recently went through my Powerstroke and had all the heads worked over studded egr delete etc. My question is now that I did all that my engine oil is not turning black like all diesels do. I have 4400 miles on this oil change and its so clear you have a hard time seeing it on the dipstick. I run rev x in the oil and their fuel additive. Running just SCTs 70 hp tow tune all the time. What is causing it to do this so I can keep it doing that.
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I think the egr delete is the big reason for cleaner oil. I noticed it after mine was deleted.
I also know blow-by of the piston rings is the biggest cause of carbon contamination of oil in most engines. Maybe someone else has a better hypothesis.


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What oil are you using?

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interesting
do not really hear of a 6.0 with clean oil specially at 4400 miles
even with a bypass filter
hell mine is dirty looking after the first day LOL

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Judging the oil color by the dipstick isn't a measure of how "dirty" it's gotten.
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Oh just wait till you drain that oil lol. It will be black as black can be. It almost always looks good on the dipstick. Heck my 1999 7.3l using the cheap travelers 15w-40 conventional looks golden honey on the dipstick, then when it drained woowee... Noticed exact same thing running rotella t6 5w-40 and now currently their newer t6 15w-40.

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Get a new dipstick - it will go back to being black all over again

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It is a good thing when oil gets dark looking. A diesel engine is going to make soot, period. You want a diesel oil that will keep the soot dispersed and suspended in fine particles, rather than forming heavier deposits.
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Ah the oil talk. Oil lubricates, cools, and holds contaminants in suspension. In simplistic terms, think of a glass of tea as your oil. Now add sugar (contaminants), and stir. When it becomes a supersaturated mixture, sugar no longer dissolves, and you get it building up on the bottom of the glass. Thatís when you get deposits forming.
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Ah the oil talk. Oil lubricates, cools, and holds contaminants in suspension. In simplistic terms, think of a glass of tea as your oil. Now add sugar (contaminants), and stir. When it becomes a supersaturated mixture, sugar no longer dissolves, and you get it building up on the bottom of the glass. Thatís when you get deposits forming.
OP - from the sounds of it, you need to add less sugar to your oil Less sugar, less deposits!



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