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I have a Johnson 140 four stroke. After the first service I checked the oil and it was dark brown. The mechanic showed me how the proper oil is that colour in the tin. At the second service the oil was clear and the oil level is much too high. Should the new oil be brown and what is the danger of the oil being overfilled by nearly 1 inch?

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The color is less important than the correct grade of oil. Overfilling can blow seals, drain down to the correct level.

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