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Old 03-05-2010, 12:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Engine oil has green tint

Always used Shell Rotella every 5k miles. Check engine light came on yesterday. Checked the oil and it has a greenish tint to it. Levels may be up slightly. Repair shop checked codes...crank sensor code was the only one showing. So, they are going to replace that today. Engine does not smoke. Have been running PowerService brand fuel supplement regularly. Had coolant flush last fall / level is good. Any ideas on the engine oil color. Seems to run okay. Did notice a diesel fuel smell yesterday...some, not all times. Thanks.
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Check your anifreze level. thats the only liquid that i can think of that is that color.....idk how it would get in though....also check your oil presure guage. we had a couple injectors go out at one time on one of our trucks, and it filled the oil pan with diesel. and diesel can turn almost glowing green. just a though. but i would make sure that its not that cus if it is your truck will not run very much longer and cease the engine
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Thanks Oil Pressure looks okay on the gauge.

If an injector was bad, would'nt it run rough? Smoke?
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i was gonna say lifted head but its stock sounds like fuel leakin in or coolant? not to sure
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oddly, when our injectors failed, we could not tell a difference. we could tell because the truck started beeping at us and the oil pressure went way down. we pulled over and turned it off, the tow truck came out to get it and took it to the shop and told us that 2-3 of the injectors went out and dumped like a gallon of diesel into the oil pan. it was everywhere. in the entire oil system, and spraying out of the bypass tube infront the engine and sprayed it all over the under of the truck. but if your just leaking a little bit in there you would not really know accept for the odd coloration and it would most likley be a little bit less dence. i run rotella T in my truck as well and it does not have a green tint to it.
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wow 99man,
Is it a 99 your talking about what took them out all at once? contaminated fuel?
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no this was our 2005. We are not really sure what caused it. probly corosion in the injectors. maybe some air got in their. who knows. but it sure did a job on the engine.
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Always used Shell Rotella every 5k miles. Check engine light came on yesterday. Checked the oil and it has a greenish tint to it. Levels may be up slightly. Repair shop checked codes...crank sensor code was the only one showing. So, they are going to replace that today. Engine does not smoke. Have been running PowerService brand fuel supplement regularly. Had coolant flush last fall / level is good. Any ideas on the engine oil color. Seems to run okay. Did notice a diesel fuel smell yesterday...some, not all times. Thanks.
If you want to know what's in your oil then get it analyzed. Green usually means coolant, but then again it should be milky looking, not green. You could test your cooling system for leak down to see if it has a leak somewhere. I'd stop using power service as well. Better off with two stroke or opti-lube. Power service pushes water through the injectors... which could cause them to fail and fill your crank case with diesel.
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Also, smell it. you should be able to tell a difference in the smell. but like shainer said. get it analyzed.
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the powerservice might push water with a stock lift pump but not with a fass or airdog with the water filter i wouldnt think.
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the powerservice might push water with a stock lift pump but not with a fass or airdog with the water filter i wouldnt think.
You need to read up on that.... AirDog and FASS are not the best water separators out there... and the power service will always inhibit a filters ability to remove water. De-emulsifier is what you want, not an emulsifier like power service. PS can also reduce lubrication...
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I was using the Power Service supplement for the "Slickdiesel" to keep everything clean and lubricated since they took the sulfur out of the fuel. I was not aware of the issue of pushing water thru. Thanks for the tips everyone. I'll try to get the oil analized. At this point, I think I will change the oil and keep an eye on it.
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