- Aug 20, 2003
I just opened a new bottle of Havoline 5w/20, (Chevron/Texaco Global Lube on the back, which I assume is the newest version)from a sealed case to do an oil change on the 02 Ford van. This stuff is a DARK brown! Is this normal? The older Equilon version, and the current 5w/30 is a light amber color. The Motorcraft 5/20 that was drained at 4000 miles was not this dark. Whats the deal? Anybody else use this stuff? Why so dark? Is it defective? I went back to the store, and bought 6qts of the Motorcraft to use until I find out. I emailed Chevron/Texaco and will post their reply ,if and when I receive it. If this has been asked before, I apologize. I did a search and came up with nothing.