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hi my gt tdi has had some work done lately and one thing was an oil change but on checking the dip stick this morning 3 days after change the oil is dark black is this normal for a deisel

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Yep. Completely normal. The soot loading in the oil means it's doing its job. When the oil is changed there's always a little bit left in oil galleries somewhere, and this mixes immediately with the new oil and it goes black straight away.
 

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just to back up the response. Took no time at all when i serviced my old pd130... oil was like what you do NOT want to see in a petrol... it confusing if your not used to diesels.
 
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