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Is ok for an oil to change his colour after changing, but depends in how many miles.
There are a couple of causes for that.
Keep in mind that you can't drain totally the old oil from an engine and that way your new oil will receive some black colour from the old one.
Also, the oil is going to the cylinders where are extreme temperatures and residues.
Maybe you had a to used oil in the engine or a bad one and you have deposits inside and the new oil washed those and received some black colour from them.
Next time before adding some new oil use a motor flush to clean it, but be carrefully when chosing it.

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