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Antifreeze looks almost black in color is thisnormal.

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NOT normal, check your engine oil and transmission oil. Inspect there condition to make sure your not getting any mixing between the coolant and engine or transmission oil. The coolant is corrosive to the engine and transmission internal bearings. If you don't have any signs of a blown head gasket, your engine oil or transmission oil cooler may have failed and there inter-graded with your radiator, so you may need a new radiator.
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No this is not normal, Sounds like you may be getting a little oil mixed with the water flow. I would have this checked out because you may have a crack within the engine allowing oil to mix with your coolant system.

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