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I have a 2009 isx 485 in pete 389. i am getting air bubbles

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i have a 2009 isx 485 in pete 389. i am getting air bubbles in my engine oil
JA: What is the complete model and serial number of your machine?
Customer: # on truck?
JA: Are you fixing this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: im trying to determine the problem them go from there
JA: Anything else you want the equipment mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Medium and Heavy Trucks
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
im using rotella T-6 5w-40 synthetic heavy duty diesel engine oil with hot shot secret stiction eliminator additive
Expert:  Alex Olsen replied 6 months ago.

hi im alex, could i get your engine serial number please

Expert:  Alex Olsen replied 6 months ago.

have you had an oil analysis? oil level stays the same or goes down overtime?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Truck is at my yard. I'm at home. Just had egr dpf delete and cam shaft replace dropped oil and was very bubbly. Changed oil and filter ran about 4000 miles checked oil and bubbles on dip stick
Expert:  Alex Olsen replied 6 months ago.

and you have always run this oil with this additive?

Expert:  Alex Olsen replied 6 months ago.

what is oil pressure cold and hot?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
About 30-35 when pulling
Expert:  Alex Olsen replied 6 months ago.

Ok that's good , do you have any other concerns? Usually bubbles form when the oil is to thick, that shouldn't really be a problem with 5w40 Cummins doesn't recommend using any additives so can't not really sure about that part of it

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