I'm wit L.E., on this.
I believe that food coloring is water soluble, not too compatible
with engine oil.
On 10/21/2019 8:30 PM, L.E. Hardee
I don't think
I would add color to the oil. Why take the chance of harming
the engine. I haven't tried this, but what if you laid the
oil stick on a clean paper towel. The oil on the dipstick
would stain the towel up to the oil level. A bit cumbersome
perhaps, but how many times do you check the oil before it
gets dirty enough to see on the stick.
I was just thinking about that today as I looked at my
Insight dipstick with holes in it.
Someone else suggested putting a few drops of food coloring
in the oil. Erm, maybe? Wondering what food coloring would
do in the heat of the engine? Then again it’s used for
baking, so maybe not a problem.
And, thanks for the compliment about the clean engine
compartment. Unfortunately, this mostly means I haven’t been
able to drive it much.