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Welcome to the forum! Really need to add some truck details (year, options, mods) to your profile to get targeted advice. An oil change shouldn't make any difference in sound once oil has circulated in the block - especially if you used the same viscosity. The tick you describe sounds like valve train or injector noise. Sometimes you can find the exact location with a mechanics stethoscope. Depending on your mileage, you may want to start by adjusting your valvetrain. Injector problems can usually be diagnosed with a kill test and/or contribution test. You can also try a heavy dose of Power Service in the next couple tanks in case you have an injector that's sticking.
It's normal for the oil to be instantly black after a change. The injection events associated with a 5.9 common rail soot up the oil immediately after an oil change.
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