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oil change today and oil was a deep red ???

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by johnnym, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. Feb 5, 2011 at 12:29 PM
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    johnnym

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    so i was in Brazil on business for a couple months and just got back to the states lastnight.

    its been about 4 months since last oil change and i went to the local jiffy lube

    i have changed my own oil many times on my truck 2005 ac trd offroad so i know the difference between the oil pan and tranny pan anyways i started to drain the oil and it looked like a deep red color so i finished draining and pour it into a clear container and in fact it was a deep red color wtf !!

    so my question is what could of cause the red color ?
    did jiffy lube put tranny oil in for engine oil?
    what effects would that have on my truck ?
    could coolant be leaking into the engine oil?

    any help on this would be great
    thanks in advance
    john
     
  2. Feb 5, 2011 at 12:38 PM
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    yes i know ...
    i was going skiing and wanted to get a change before i drove up to the mountains ..

    any other ideas?
     
  3. Feb 5, 2011 at 12:43 PM
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    X2.. sounds like you mighta got Jiffy-screwed. If it was coolant, It wouldn't make it red, at least not to my knowledge.. What motor oil are you using?
     
  4. Feb 5, 2011 at 12:43 PM
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    Wait...What?? What kinda oil did they use??
     
  5. Feb 5, 2011 at 12:46 PM
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  6. Feb 5, 2011 at 12:48 PM
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    is this about to get 'krazie'?
     
  7. Feb 5, 2011 at 12:48 PM
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    Judging by the 44 pages of Jiffy Lube complaints in this link it's hard to say exactly what they did...
    http://www.consumeraffairs.com/automotive/jiffy_lube_damage.html

    I'd have that fluid analyzed...doesn't sound good. You might try contacting the establishment to see what brand of oil they use and show them what you drained out...good luck.
     
  8. Feb 5, 2011 at 12:48 PM
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    today i put in mobil 1 syn 5w30


    they said mobil1 5w30

    truck is all back together with new oil in do you just want a pic of the location ? or the color of the oil that came out ?
     
  9. Feb 5, 2011 at 12:50 PM
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    thanks for the link
    where can you go to get the oil analyzed ?
     
  10. Feb 5, 2011 at 12:50 PM
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    how bout both for good reference? for the location of the plug and the color of the oil
     
  11. Feb 5, 2011 at 12:51 PM
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    alright give me a couple minutes
     
  12. Feb 5, 2011 at 12:53 PM
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    haha figured that ..
    be right back
     
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    Never trust a bunch of high school drop outs to do an oil change
     
  16. Feb 5, 2011 at 1:12 PM
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    camera sucks but those are the best pics i can get

    100_2139.jpg
    100_2132.jpg
     
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    crap bolted and welded together....
    I think the oil separated after sitting for awhile. Just my thought, doesnt look like tranny fluid so im stumped.
     
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