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Old 01 Aug 2010, 10:12 AM   #4 (permalink)
AndyG
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Re: urgent help needed asap

Thanks for the replies. Iv not actually picked up the car yet, i get it next weekend, hence why i want to check this out before i hand over the full amount.

I checked the oil level when cold and then again when hot, guessing that the two small holes in the dipstick represent the min and max markings.

The oil did seem clean, however it was actually more of a reddish colour as opposed to golden/clear - this confused me a little bit, are some fully synthetic oils sometimes a different colour?

I checked the coolant again after the roadtest, and didnt seem to have gone down anymore than the small amount that was in the expansion tank - if it was seeping into the oil galleries through a gasket leak would it go down quite rapidly?
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