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devonsmith96
04-18-2017, 11:08 AM
So I've own my a4 b5 for about two years now and knew it had a short oil leak. well today my older sister asked me to move my car so I tried to start it and the motor wasn't cranking over either way I finally got the car to move. But I saw a trail of oil so I went underneath my car and saw that the oil pan was patch pretty shitty the oil was coming out black when it's usually brown I wanted to know if your oil is black what is the sign. 🤦🏽*♂️


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Turbo_B5
04-18-2017, 11:11 AM
Black oil is common?


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Seerlah
04-18-2017, 11:11 AM
It means the oil is used. Just because it is black does not mean it's properties are depleted. It turns blacker the longer it is used. But that leak...def get that fixed. And change your oil as recommended.

devonsmith96
04-18-2017, 11:16 AM
I use mobil 1 European mix 0w-40 what a better choice and I have a new oil pan I'm just tryna find a shop that can put it in. Didn't know that with these cars you had to drop the subframe to get to the oil pan


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walky_talky20
04-18-2017, 11:18 AM
Lesson Learned: Never listen to your sister.

You don't have to drop the subframe. You can also raise the engine to do it. You have to raise it pretty much all the way, and then another inch. But it's possible.

thedanplasse
04-18-2017, 11:19 AM
Oil turns black quickly with turbo cars too. I only put about 1k miles on my gti last year, and when I changed my oil (due to time) it was black.

devonsmith96
04-18-2017, 02:42 PM
Lesson Learned: Never listen to your sister.

You don't have to drop the subframe. You can also raise the engine to do it. You have to raise it pretty much all the way, and then another inch. But it's possible.

Kinda is hard not to listen to your sister when's she owns the house you live in


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