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oil is at ok level but dark..ok or not?

 
Old 04-18-2003, 09:20 PM
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i checked oil when i bought my car and it was between the two lines but was dirty looking (dark). ok or not?
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Default Re: oil is at ok level but dark..ok or not? (marinwood)

just a little dirty... how long have you been running it?? Why are you posting stuff like this?? thats something you can ask your father. Are you trying to get your posts up?
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Default Re: oil is at ok level but dark..ok or not? (purek9hybrid)

a week / 270 miles since i bought it and my dad dont know **** about cars but thanx for the input. i enjoy seeing what people have to say about ****. thanx
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Old 04-18-2003, 09:30 PM
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Change it.
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dirty oil is fine. its suppose to look that way. that means that the oil is doing its job keeping your motor clean.
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wow , its wierd to hear noob posts like that
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i personally think that if the oil is dark...almost dark brown/black.....definately change it. But if its a dark brown, and you can still see threw it, then like what the others have said, your oil is doing its job
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Old 04-19-2003, 01:38 AM
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I'm assuming you just bought a 93 civic (in your signature). I would change the oil...it's only $15.
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i would always change the oil when buying a used car. you don't want to begin guessing what the previous guy "probably" did. like someone said, it's $15, get it done.
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having dark oil .. is'nt a HORRIBLE thing, but it's a bad thing.

When you have dark oil, it means there is a lot of carbon embedded in the oil (additional carbon), which in turn increases the friction that impacts ur engine through the oil.

I'm sure you're not gonna have an engine exploding any time soon , but still, it's better to be safe than sorry.
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