WHY IS MOTOR OIL THIN AND REDDISH IN COLOR

2006 Saturn Ion

Tiny

Clemente Montez

October, 22, 2012 AT 6:10 PM

Why is motor oil thin and reddish in color

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Tiny

Wrenchtech

October, 22, 2012 AT 6:15 PM

You're probably looking at the trans fluid.

Tiny

Clemente Montez

October, 22, 2012 AT 7:02 PM

I drained oil out of engine. Looks thin and transparent. Could it possibly be mixed with fuel ?

Tiny

Wrenchtech

October, 23, 2012 AT 12:31 AM

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.

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