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Hello all,

About a month ago I bought my first diesel. The dealership stated they had changed the oil. So I have since put around 1000 miles on the truck and it is running great. Today i decided to do some maintenance so I cant start and new log book. I changed trans fluid, tcase fluid and both differentials. While I was searching for zerc fittings i tapped my socket against the oil pan and was surprised that it sounds hollow or empty.

The truck runs fine doesnt blow smoke, has good oil pressure, and doesnt run hot. I checked the dipstick several times and it is reading right in the middle of the safe zone. Am I being paranoid. My other trucks(non diesel) certainly did not have a hollow sounding oil pan.

Thanks in advance for any ideas and help, this site has been a wealth of knowledge.
 

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Just hearing metal on metal. Example fill your bath tub and hit it with something metal. It'll sound the same as when it's empty.
 

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obviously, you my inexperienced new diesel owner, are not used to LOOOOOONNNNNNGGGG RODS in a LOOOOOONNNNNGGGG STROKE diesel.
makes for a very deep oil pan.

try a nice big tall fat woman on for SEX, you'll get the jist of it.




it's not the horsepower, it's the loooooonngggg stroke torque on the hills that makes drivin' a Cummins fun.
 
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