My car has a slight rear main seal leak. I pulled the car out over the weekend and as usual cleaned up the oil that leaked onto the tray. It was a dark oil color. The tray that is under it is metal and is clean. Yesterday I was rooting around and checked the oil level. It was fine but did notice that the oil that was on the dipstick was clean. Like brand new. So the question is why would it be dark when it leaks onto the pan but be clean in the crankcase?
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