583 miles, first oil change - oil was quite dirty

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  1. KVChallenger

    KVChallenger New Member Site Supporter Level 1

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    2017 R/T Scat 6.4l. Bought the white SRT filter off Amazon and got Mobil 1 0W-40 (Advanced Auto Parts didn't have the Pennzoil). Had to drill holes in the filter and wrench it off.

    The oil coming out was dark and dirty.

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    BAD GRANDPA How fa$$$t do want to go? Site Supporter Level 5 Military Public Safety

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    First I've heard about it. Did you happen to save any of the old oil? If you did, you could send a sample to a testing facility and have it analyzed. JMO: I'd check the oil at 100 or 200 mile intervals and see how fast the oil is getting darker. The first two years I owned mine, I'd change the oil at 3,000 miles and it was just a light brown in color. Since then, I've switched to full synthetic oil and change it at 5,000 miles (always just a light brown in color). The darkening of the oil is caused by combustion carbon being washed away by the oil. As far as your oil being dirty at 583 miles?? :eek:.. Hopefully just a fluke.
     
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    Oil can get dark pretty quick. Color of the oil doesn't indicate much.
     
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    I drop my oil every 1,000 miles due to age. It is usually a year old at that point. While I would by no means call it dirty it has darkened with age.
     
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    My analysis of it being "dirty" is unscientific. Might be more accurate to say "much darker than I anticipated". As a sidenote, I had a 2007 Toyota Tundra and even after 5000 miles I would do the change and the oil was still clearish like it was still new. When I got my 2015 RAM (5.7l) it would always come out much darker at 5000. The oil I dropped from the Challenger at 580 was as dark as the RAMs was at 5000.
     

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