Oil looks black as night! normal?
Checked my oil level via dipstick yesterday. Oil and filters were changed exactly 9 months & 1,100 miles ago. Bus runs great and level looked good... just AMAZED how black it looked. Is this normal?
Engine = Caterpillar 3176 turbo (325 hp)
Oil pressure when warm @ speed approx. 43 lbs.
Oil analysis resulted positive (green check mark) all normal. (at time of oil change)
I'm kind of new to diesel engines but LOVE them!
When I change the oil in my nissan gas burner for months afterwards the oil still looks clean. I am dealing with a COMPLETELY different animal here aren't i?
fkloster = Fritz & Erin (& Lucy the Weim)
1991 Beaver Marquis 40' (1,225 ft. lbs. torque)
2011 JGC Overland Summit Toad / U.S Gear Brake