Question about oil

Discussion in 'Maintenance Shop' started by TBlech, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. TBlech

    TBlech New Member

    What color is your motor oil, mine is orange

    I recently bought an '09 Ford Ranger XLT with the 2.3l I-4 engine assembled at the Twin Cities Assemply plant. At 350 miles, this afternoon, I decided to check the oil to make sure that the level hadn't dropped unexpectedly. I found that the levels were where they should be but that the oil color was orange and not the lite tan color motor oil usually is. Has anyone else noticed this about their brand new trucks? It smells like oil should it does not have any emulsion qualities like water was present(thinking rust), it is slick like oil, just this odd color. Share with me your thoughts...
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2009
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  3. 05dangerranger

    05dangerranger New Member

    odd oil

    change it at 500 miles and should be ok.
  4. EricFi1

    EricFi1 New Member

    sounds like a dye was put in.. no big deal, change the oil at 500 (and filter)

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