Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Apex, NC, USA
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Rising Oil Level
Okay, here's the deal.... I remember back last year when the 08's hit the lots, I remember reading a post from someone that they were seeing the oil levels increase between changes. Well after reading that, I started to keep an eye on mine. Well, it seems that I too have a rising oil level between changes as well. I change mine every 5K miles.
Well, 5000 miles ago when I changed the oil, I purposely shorted the fill by 1 qt.
just to see how much the level would increase. Well yesterday, before I changed the oil again, I pulled the stick, and sure enough the level was well above that stupid plastic thing on the end of the dipstick (whatever happened to old style dipsticks that you could actually read). Also, when I drained the oil, I noticed that the level in my catch pan was noticeably higher as well.
I assume that this is fuel getting into the oil?? If so, other than pulling an oil sample, how can I know what is going on? It seems that the latest response at the Ford dealers nowadays is: "Oh they're all doing that, don't worry about it"
If it is fuel, how is it getting into the oil?
Inquiring minds want to know.....
2008 F-350 6.4 Job 1 SRW LWB 4x4 Lariat Crew Cab, Dark Blue Pearl/Pueblo Gold, With all options except the tailgate step and cab clearance lights.
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