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Old 9th June 2005, 11:40   #1
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Unhappy Oil Color for Accent CRdi

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Yesterday when i checked my car's oil,It was black in color.My friend told me that it is usually green and turns black when its time for an oil change.Car has done 22000 k ,had done a service at 18000 in which oil change was done(Since oil change is an obvious task,i dint check up).Is there a problm?What do u guys think?.

@Drifter,@Rjk-What is the normal oil color ?

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Old 9th June 2005, 13:36   #2
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Oil color may vary however it is the consistency of the oil that is key. Ususally you change oil and the oil filter in the car every 5000 km.

Ways to make out if the oil has gone bad:
1) The oil is thick and rough in between your fingers when you rub it.
2) The oil stinks when you smell it usually is like a burned smell
3) If it is synthetic oil dont go by the color do the consistency and smell test. Synthetic oil is reccomended for a oil change at 10000 km. If you are moving from non-synthetic to synthetic please use an engine flush before changing the oil.
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Thanx for the help Psycho ;-)
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Whenever i've seen it....its always blackish in colour...btw hyundai has given 10000km intervals for service. My 40000kms service is overdue.

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In a diesel engine, oil turns black right away and its normal.

In a petrol, it should be light brown and translucent. Black is not good.
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Guess thats why diesels are called oil burners
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