Car oil

Asked by Apr 13, 2017 at 12:20 PM about the 2004 Volvo S40

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Why is the oil a caramel color? My father in law
says it's water mixed with the oil but he doesn't
know much about volvos

2 Answers

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Does the oil look like mud? If so you probable have water in the oil due to a bad head gasket. Do you also have white smoke from the exhaust when the car is warmed up?

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Yes it looks like a tarnish color.. and yes with the white smoke as well..

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