Detroit 60 Series HELP 14L…

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by GreenTop60, Apr 30, 2022.

  1. GreenTop60

    GreenTop60 Bobtail Member

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    How do y’all suggest I get the most mileage out of my truck? I have some blow by and it worries me but it’s been their way for the last 100k miles. People I speak to at truck stops and what not say that it’s normal it don’t want to be on the side of the road. I’ve got about 965k on the dash and I want to get to the 1.2 to 1.4 million mile range I hear other people say it can get to. My motor has outlasted my transmission, clutch, eco, vpod, turbo, and egr so I know it’s got more life in it. Thanks!
     
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  3. merv85

    merv85 Light Load Member

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    show it to a proper Detroit mechanic, if inframe is needed than get the inframe done
    what year is your detroit?
     
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  4. GreenTop60

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    2006 still running strong
     
  5. nikmirbre

    nikmirbre Road Train Member

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    I had a 2006 14L that I sold at 1.1 million miles I bought at around 450k miles. It had blow-by from day 1. It was always a little worse when it came oil change time. Blow-by is normal....

    Ive got a 12.7 now that has 500k on it now, I bought it about 3 years ago with 365k. It has had blow by since day 1

    Ive always had 12.7's and have always had blow by!!
     
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  6. RubyEagle

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    Yep they do it. Any recent oil samples?
     
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  7. GreenTop60

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    That’s what everyone says, I should probably stop worrying about it so much
     
  8. GreenTop60

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    No but I think I should start doing it. Every pm? What would I expect it to tell me?
     
  9. pavrom

    pavrom Road Train Member

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    You expect to find out when your overhaul is coming :)
     
  10. RubyEagle

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    Yeah every PM. it will show how your oil is holding up viscosity wise and any excess wear metals or fluids. Excess fuel would be fuel dilution meaning you may have leaking injectors. Sodium and potassium could be coolant from the EGR Cooler leaking, excess lead is bearings wearing, etc. It truly is great information for only $35 or so. I use Blackstone Labs, they send free sample bottles.
     
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  11. bad-luck

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    I would do an oil sample at your next oil change. Its not difficult to drop the pan and have your mechanic check one of the bearings. But for a piece of mind if it were me I would have the rods and mains done. What you don't Want to do is spin a bearing. All engines have some blow by. How much oil is your engine using between oil changes?
     
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