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Question by  Teya74 (16)

What does the oil in antifreeze look like?

I have a strange leak that I thought might be antifreeze oil.


Answer by  tab65 (456)

Antifreeze is typical a bright neon yellowish greenish color, in some cases it can be blue or red dependning on the brand name. To check if your antifreeze is what is leaking open the hood and check the liquid level in the radiator and resevoir to see if its low. Also make sure your car is not over heating.


Answer by  BruceWayne (113)

A good way to tell is to check the oil cap after the engine has cooled. If there is water in it it will look like choclate milk when it condences on the cap.


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

Well you should try to capture it in a small, clean container. Coolant will be a translucent liquid with usually an orange or green tint with a sweet smell. If there is a layer of substance that settles on top of it that has a rainbow like reflection to it then you have oil mixed in it.


Answer by  bitchstewie (489)

Antifreeze will generally be a light to neon green color, it is a very distinct color. Keep animals away from it as it is poison to them.


Answer by  Marybeth (841)

Depending on the age of your car will depend on the color of the antifreeze. In older cars it will be green but the newer antifreeze can be any color.


Answer by  Gabriel (2146)

Antifreeze is typically a bright green color. It has the viscosity of water, though don't use your bare fingers to check. Unlike oil, which is dark and generally opaque, antifreeze is translucent. If you think its antifreeze, check your coolant level in the radiator.


Answer by  Someone83 (166)

Well, if there antifreeze is in fact leaking out then you should see a neon yellow color. Though, regardless, you should have it checked for leaks by a professional.


Answer by  brian7754 (243)

Most antifreezes are bright green, although on some cars, the antifreeze is a bright fruit-punch color. The easiest way to tell whether something is antifreeze is by the taste/smell. It's extremely sweet in smell and taste. If you taste it, just taste a TINY amount.


Answer by  thelostone (1457)

Oil and antifreeze mixed together get a kind of spoiled milk looking consistancy. If you are seeing this you could have a very serious problem because these two substances don't come in contact in a car working properly.

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