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AO Silver Member
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: United Arab Emirates
County: Abu Zaby
Very clear oil or optical illusion
I nearly had a heart attack last night when I checked my oil level as it looked like none was in there!
When I checked a second time I noticed that in fact there was oil, and up to the max level, but it was almost invisible it was so clear. I had to hold the dipstick up to the light to make out the level.
I only picked the car up 2 weeks ago and it had just been serviced so I expected the oil to be clean and fresh.... but it was very, very light.
The fact that the dipstick material is a bright blue metallic surface doesn't help - particularly when checking under artificial light.
Is the recommended oil for Alfas a particularly clear light oil? I am more used to seeing even brand new oil looking more like golden syrup than what's in there now.