Is anyone's oil NOT black immediately after an oil change?

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Its a by product of combustion. Your new engine oil is still brand new. The only issue is they dye in the oil has changed to black. From the above statement. You wanted a Cummings, here is a slight negative if you like. But it doesn't effect the function of your engine oil A diesel engine is dirty. Always have been and will always be a dirty running engine by design.
Or switch to alcohol, which means changing design. Look at tractor pulls, Most have gone away from diesel. Same tractors just different fuel.

 

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Dye in the oil? Um, no, the only oil that is dyed is transmission oil - dyed red to visually differentiate oil leaks from engine oil leaks.

Blowby soot past piston rings makes oil black from the detergent/dispersant additive carrying it in solution so it doesn't plate out on engine parts. Soot is very abrasive.
 

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Welcome to owning a Diesel. The dirtiest fossil fuel engine ever made. But it does have LOADS of low end torque.
 

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I’m thinking that you might want to change your CCV filter at your next oil change. I have done that with the 3 trucks that I’ve bought as soon as I get them home after purchase, (all were used with between 120k-150k miles. My oil was only black within the week when I didn’t change the CCV filter on the first one with the oil. Those filters are supposed to be done at a 60k mile interval… I’d never go more than a year / 20-25k without this service being done. It’s a difference maker for your oils longevity and that translates to the engine’s extended length of service prior to any need for major repairs.
 

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Obviously (or so I thought it was) , a diesel’s engine oil is going to turn black rather fast compared to that of a gasser (gasoline engine).

The question was,

Is anyone's oil NOT black immediately after an oil change?​

Now I thought that’s what I was babbling about. If you’re intimidated or not understanding what I am saying, you may need to be a bit more specific than, ‘WTF are you babbling about ?’ My response to your question and emoji along with the peanut gallery jumping on the bandwagon is , that’s your response and you’re a senior member ? I am definitely on the we wrong site . I thought everyone was here to help others with information, not to ridicule them. I can’t speak for the condition of any engine but my own , but it takes more than a few days and miles for my oil to blacken.

After an oil change my oil is not immediately turning black again. That’s what I was saying. SO , WTF R U BABBLING ?
I guess I’ll just read and let you say all the words

Is anyone's oil NOT black immediately after an oil change?​

 
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Well, I don't see how the two could possibly be related (I'm talking 2 minutes of run time), but since I don't know if or when that filter has ever been changed, I'll go ahead and change it out.
 

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Well, I don't see how the two could possibly be related (I'm talking 2 minutes of run time), but since I don't know if or when that filter has ever been changed, I'll go ahead and change it out.
In the 12 years I owned my 06 5.9 CTD the oil would always be black with in a few minutes after start up of every one of my oil changes, as others have said black oil is just a fact of life in the 5.9 being it has egr factored into the valve timing...
 
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I accept that, but I would still like to know how that works exactly.
 
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