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Author Topic: Oil at dipstick clear but black in sump  (Read 1486 times)
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« on: 24 May, 2019, 10:54:28 AM »

Exactly as the title says.
I changed the oil on my GTE this week and was surprised in the difference between what I saw at the dipstick and the sump.
Is it a concern? A blockage perhaps?

I did also change the oil filter despite the best efforts of The Hulk who overtightened the previous one!

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« Reply #1 on: 24 May, 2019, 12:13:37 PM »

Hi Vince
Depending on the make of car, the dipstick doesn`t reach the bottom of the sump where all the sludge deposits are, therefore that might be the difference in colour.

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« Reply #2 on: 28 May, 2019, 10:52:02 AM »

Does this help in considering Jaydub's suggestion.

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