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I have just bought a motorhome with a Ford 2.5 diesel engine. I was told that it had been serviced recently but on checking the oil I find it is nearly black, is this normal with a diesel engine or has it as I suspect not had an oil change.

Would appreciate any comments.
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I would be enclined to change the oil and filter myself anyway for peace of mind.
Hello Benbow,
Peoples idea of recently varies. If the oil is black change it as it's a cheap insurance.

I have responded to adverts that proclaim "New Engine" but when viewed it was covered in dirt. I queried this and was told "Oh yes it must have been about 20,000 miles ago.

Don't take anything as gospel.

Thank You.

Thanks folks, You are all Brill.
When I worked on the rigs many years ago an old Yank mechanic said to me " oil's cheaper than iron boy ", not a bad bit of advice and it's stuck with me.
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