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Old 05-27-2001, 10:29 AM
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When I change the oil on my 83 300D the oil is always black on the dipstick. Is there a safe easy way to remove all the used oil from the engine? I like to see the oil getting dirty slowly on the dipstick. Thanks for your input.
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Old 05-27-2001, 11:44 AM
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I have a ford 7.3 liter diesel. When I change the oil, the oil on the dipstick stays clean up to 2500 miles.
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Old 05-27-2001, 12:51 PM
Johnson Chan
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Same for my MB diesels. Black always.

The F250 diesel truck turns black around the block as well.
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Old 05-27-2001, 06:19 PM
Johnson Chan
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Cool, hopefully our Ford F250 7.3L with Navstar engine stays good for that long.

The car was made for towing, it drives soo slow. Its one of my parents cars so I rarely drive it. Very powerful though, uses 10 quarts or so of oil, geez....
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Old 05-29-2001, 03:14 PM
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The soot that blackens the oil is a normal byproduct of diesel combustion...there is no getting away from it. Just keep current with oil/filter changes every 3k miles if using dino oil, some say longer if using synthetic, and all will be fine.

Richard Detoy
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