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Engine Oil high after service– checking?

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Engine Oil high after service– checking?

How often do you check your engine oil?

Do you check it in the correct manner?

Always check your engine oil before and particularly after a service.


There have been numerous cases where owners have reported that the engine oil is over the maximum after it has been for a service. (it's seems to affect all main dealers from all manufacturers). The technicians are not given enough time to do the job properly. So they don't drain all the old oil out.

They dump in a set amount of oil.

They don't have time to check it on the dipstick, and even it was high they haven't got time to drain the oil again.

The net result is oil level is over the maximum level.


Get the dealer to drain the oil if it above maximum.

Or get a large syringe and plastic tube to suck the oil out through the dipstick tube.

Ideally, it should be about 2mm below the maximum mark on the dipstick.


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Have just got back from the main dealer, they have drained some out, it is now as you have said, approx 2mm below top mark on dipstick. Aircraft I have taken on board what you have said, I think you are probably spot on with everything you have said. Anyway I feel much happier now that the oil is at this level. Thanks to everyone for all the useful advice.
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What's worrying is that it is happening on a regular basis to a lot of owners.

Perhaps customers should start demanding partial refunds for the poor service and inconvenience caused.
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Originally posted by aircraft aircraft wrote:

What's worrying is that it is happening on a regular basis to a lot of owners.

Perhaps customers should start demanding partial refunds for the poor service and inconvenience caused.

And for supplying less new oil Wink
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I think a lot of younger people probably don't even check, I was brought up to check the car over etc, and did all my own maintenance. (that said I know that cars now are not as DIY friendly) I think we are a dying breed. What I am saying is that the problem is probably a lot worse than we think.
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more engine oil level over filling


Best to ask for a full or partial refund of the service cost, and report it to head office.


Also, it would be worth taking this issue up with your local and national newspapers, and media.

Those suffering from the engine overfill can you also please state rough date of last service and the dealer that did the service.

This level of service is totally unacceptable from a main dealer


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What's worrying is that if the main dealers are getting this basic oil servicing wrong,
what else are they doing a bodge job on every time they touch a car.

- Is the brake fluid really being changed, or is it just the fluid in the reservoir?

- Is the coolant really being changed?

- are the spark plugs being changed?

- other hidden parts left unchanged

etc,

they all like to give the car a clean, as that is what the customer car immediately see........

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