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My oil has never "instantly" tuned black. It slowly gets dark after some time. It's black when I change it. Oil analysis have always looked good.
I rarely rev past 2000RPM, and I've always assumed the engine was just tight. It's been doing this since I bought it 70,000 miles ago. I ran K/N on the filters first time around then after getting slapped around on this forum I switched to fleetgaurd on the filters. I used to run Rotela T6 synthetic but Valvoline synthetic is always on sale and is cheaper plus I noticed slightly better wear on the UOA with Valvoline.
Your fine, ignore it. As for your gauge make sure your grounds are clean and tight I had some loose grounds that made my gauges go haywire
Daily driver/ workhorse: 1994 2500SLT 4x4 Auto. Hewitt EGT, Boost, Trans gauges, Under hood Mech FP gauge, Trident fuel lines, Tork Tek OFV, Mag-Hytec DD Transmission Pan, Ford manual hub conversion, Diamond eye 4" turbo back, 37337 Upgrade. 260K
98 2500slt 4x4 ECLB moldy G56, south bend clutch 3rd gen trac bar , boxed control arms, billet tappet cover w/ dual breathers trident fuel lines, Tork Tek OFV, 4' stainless side dump with muffler 240k