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engine oil probleme

miamotomiamoto Posts: 1
edited March 2014 in Subaru

I bought a 1998 Subaru Wagon L,auto transmission, and I have the following problem: I noticed that engine oil level is rising and the color is reddish like transmission oil. It is possible that the transmission oil to enter in the engine oil and mix together??If that is the case what should I do to fix the problems?


  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 58,468

    Not possible---but check your radiator and see if transmission fluid is in the coolant.

    If that doesn't explain your transmission fluid loss, or you don't have a transmission fluid loss, then the only thing that can raise your dipstick level is a) a head gasket leak, which is VERY possible on a Subaru or b) a bad fuel injector pouring gas into the engine, which is also very bad and very dangerous.

    So---check radiator for transmission fluid (these two can mix in the radiator when the trans cooler ruptures)

    Then, have the car tested for a head gasket leak.

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