1996 960 Volvo

Asked by Feb 11, 2014 at 05:24 PM about the 1996 Volvo 960 Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

yellowish substance on the dipstick when I check the oil

3 Answers


If your using synthetic oil, it's normal from condensation. You must be driving short distances. You need to drive at least 30mins one day a week to keep things from getting blocked up.

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Thanks, gwvm

I got yhat goop, too. My guru suggests replacing the O-ring at the top of the dipstick...

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