Why is my dip stick brown?

Asked by Jun 25, 2009 at 03:16 PM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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It could be just a surface rust from moisture(or is it plastic brown coated..?) also a previous contamination is a possibility, is the oil clear?

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