Toyota and Cummins Nut!
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Washington State
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2011 ram 2500 cummins. 300 miles on it and when i went to check the oil, it was pretty dark. Now, since this is my first diesel, is the engine oil for the diesel normally darker than gasoline engine oil? Should i be worried that the oil is dark with only 300 miles on the odo?
Yes, diesel is dirty by nature (suity). In fact, when it comes time to change it, it will look like you have graphite all over your hands.
2010 Dodge 2500 SLT Crew Cab Long Bed 4WD G56 6SPD Cummins 6.7 turbo diesel, 3.42 LSD. Add ons: Laramie Alloys, "Powerwagon" flares, Powerwagon bed decal (4X4 off road) OE Ram mudflaps, OE Slush Mats, OE Clearance Lamps, Geno's shift knob in black, spray in bedliner, OE brake controller, Pro Tech Toolbox, Licensed "Extra" class HAM operator, Ranger RCI-2950 10-11-12 meter all mode ham radio/CB, co-phased 4 foot Firestick Firefly 5/8 wave antennas. Yaesu FT7800 2m/70cm VHF/UHF-FM Ham Radio, Larsen NMO2/70C mounted dual band VHF/UHF antenna, Alinco DR-06 6 meter VHF FM, Larsen NMO50C 1/4 wave antenna, 150 PSI on board air system, air powered 157 db train horns!