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    Oil smell post cold start

    Not sure if I am paranoid or not but I just started my truck to go home after work in the middle of a -30 below cold snap. It started OK, a little grumpy, but fired up.

    At first, it showed an icon where the coil is on the dash that looked like a turbo with arrows below it for about 15 seconds then disappeared. I let it warm up to about 100 degrees - Best it will ever do at -30 then drove slowly about 2 miles to the hwy.

    On the way, while driving, I could smell what I thought was a slight hint of fresh engine oil through what I assume is the vent. I stopped at the store on the way home (about 30km from work) to get something. When I came out, I could smell fresh oil again while standing outside my truck. Is this something to be concerned about?

    It ran fine, heated up as normal, had lots of power and was showing 232 KPA of oil pressure at idle and about 350ish while driving.

    Thanks!!!!!


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    Re: Oil smell post cold start

    What weight oil ya running ?
    Oil level ok ?
    There shouldn't have an odor unless there's a leak, .
    Any sign of a leak in the engine compartment ?



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    Quote Originally Posted by AnOldBiker View Post
    What weight oil ya running ?
    Oil level ok ?
    There shouldn't have an odor unless there's a leak, .
    Any sign of a leak in the engine compartment ?
    5:30 weight

    Oil level seemed OK but I wanted to check it again after the engine cools

    No signs of a leak in the engine but it was VERY dark and hard to see. Nothing underneath

    Plus, from what I can tell, the oil pressure is good



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    Re: Oil smell post cold start

    Quote Originally Posted by Gsxrgrizz View Post
    Not sure if I am paranoid or not but I just started my truck to go home after work in the middle of a -30 below cold snap. It started OK, a little grumpy, but fired up.

    At first, it showed an icon where the coil is on the dash that looked like a turbo with arrows below it for about 15 seconds then disappeared. I let it warm up to about 100 degrees - Best it will ever do at -30 then drove slowly about 2 miles to the hwy.

    On the way, while driving, I could smell what I thought was a slight hint of fresh engine oil through what I assume is the vent. I stopped at the store on the way home (about 30km from work) to get something. When I came out, I could smell fresh oil again while standing outside my truck. Is this something to be concerned about?

    It ran fine, heated up as normal, had lots of power and was showing 232 KPA of oil pressure at idle and about 350ish while driving.

    Thanks!!!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by AnOldBiker View Post
    What weight oil ya running ?
    Oil level ok ?
    There shouldn't have an odor unless there's a leak, .
    Any sign of a leak in the engine compartment ?
    Check around the oil filter. Sometimes the high oil pressure pushes out the oil filter adapter gasket or if the filter isn't tight enough, past that gasket. It's right under the exhaust manifold. . . .


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    Quote Originally Posted by Polaraco View Post
    Check around the oil filter. Sometimes the high oil pressure pushes out the oil filter adapter gasket or if the filter isn't tight enough, past that gasket. It's right under the exhaust manifold. . . .
    Thanks, I’ll do that as soon as I am off work and at my garage. In the meantime, what KPA or PSI should I have? I’m about 370 KPA while driving and about 220 KPA at idle


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    Re: Oil smell post cold start

    Quote Originally Posted by Gsxrgrizz View Post
    Thanks, I’ll do that as soon as I am off work and at my garage. In the meantime, what KPA or PSI should I have? I’m about 370 KPA while driving and about 220 KPA at idle


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    That's about right hot. What is it when it's cold? That's when it's a problem.

    If you punch it when it's cold, the cold oil is thicker and will pump up twice that. That's when the gaskets get damaged


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    50 HP tips, upgrade to 351 turbo, 3.42 gears, Twin air compressors, air bags, Remote dual oil filters, Hellwig sway bar, Front Winch. Home made Fuel Heater, BD Exhaust brake with Torque Lock. Tons of TLC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polaraco View Post
    That's about right hot. What is it when it's cold? That's when it's a problem.

    If you punch it when it's cold, the cold oil is thicker and will pump up twice that. That's when the gaskets get damaged
    I’ll have to check tomorrow but I think it’s about 220kpa


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    Re: Oil smell post cold start

    Quote Originally Posted by Gsxrgrizz View Post
    I’ll have to check tomorrow but I think it’s about 220kpa


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    Look on top by the valve cover. Just thought the cover may be leaking

    I think leaking oil coolers aren't uncommon either


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    50 HP tips, upgrade to 351 turbo, 3.42 gears, Twin air compressors, air bags, Remote dual oil filters, Hellwig sway bar, Front Winch. Home made Fuel Heater, BD Exhaust brake with Torque Lock. Tons of TLC

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    Oil smell post cold start

    OK, sorry, it’s been really busy!!!

    Cold start.....by the time I got out to it, about 5 min, the engine was at was 52 degrees F and my EVIC gauge read 51 psi or about 352KPA of oil pressure.

    She was smoking up the entire lot though as it’s -30 today!!!


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    Anyone.....would that be normal oil pressure for a cold engine?


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