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SATURN ION ENGINE PROBLEM

2006 Saturn Ion • 85,000 miles

Why is motor oil thin and reddish in color
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Clemente Montez
October 22, 2012.



You're probably looking at the trans fluid.


Wrenchtech
Oct 22, 2012.
I drained oil out of engine. Looks thin and transparent. Could it possibly be mixed with fuel ?


Tiny
Clemente Montez
Oct 22, 2012.
That wouldn't make it red and it odor would make it obvious that there is fuel there. Are you sure you drained the engine and not the transaxle. It's done quite often.


Wrenchtech
Oct 23, 2012.