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Crud on the oil dipstick
I should have taken a picture of this.... it is hard to describe, but here goes.  I checked the oil on our Cummins (ISL400) today and the end of the dipstick (maybe the bottom 2 inches) had, in addition to the black oil, some grayish crud on the...

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Re: Crud on the oil dipstick
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Hi George,
     I suppose that it is possible that the foreign material on the edges could have come from condensation in the dipstick tube itself.  HOWEVER, considering what the drastic consequences could be, I would either pull a sample of oil,...

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Re: Crud on the oil dipstick
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Thanks Lynn.  I just went out and looked again.  The oil dipstick looks 100% normal.  Maybe it was something on that ~5' long tube that leads to oil pan.  I will keep an eye on it and might get an oil analysis done.  Its always "something!"

George

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