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JM^3
16-06-2006, 20:18:59
So it was a bit over 7500 miles, and time to get another oil change.

The last place I had went to seemed a bit shady. I went to a Jiffy Lube this time (I change my oil every 3750 miles). When I went there, they told me that last time my oil had been way overfilled.

:cry:

What did this do to my new car?

JM
(OK, thanks to me and others, there are a few scratches on it from parking problems)

Christoph
16-06-2006, 20:29:18
Oil is cool

Lazarus and the Gimp
16-06-2006, 20:38:53
Oh, dear Lord. Jon- you can do things with numbers and Physics that I'd never grasp in a million years. However it seems that the science of the dipstick has passed you by.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
16-06-2006, 20:38:56
Jiffy Lube? :lol:

JM^3
16-06-2006, 20:50:34
Are they crooks also? This place seemed decent.

I don't know if you have them in Austria.

JM

Diss
16-06-2006, 20:54:16
I've had no problem with Jiffy Lube, my mom has. But sometimes those places rip off women.

I used to go to Jiffy Lube all the time for my truck. But with my new car, I'll probably take it to the dealership.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
16-06-2006, 20:54:36
Nah, it just sounds funny.

Diss
16-06-2006, 20:54:50
as for overfilling. not much you can do about it now. :p

I'm not sure what damage it could have done. but it's still running now, so that's good.

Diss
16-06-2006, 20:55:41
Originally posted by Dyl Ulenspiegel
Nah, it just sounds funny.

most lube places sound funny. Because it has the word lube in the title, which isn't a stretch to think of other things involving lube.

JM^3
16-06-2006, 20:57:02
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
Oh, dear Lord. Jon- you can do things with numbers and Physics that I'd never grasp in a million years. However it seems that the science of the dipstick has passed you by.

I am pretty terrible with anything that takes survivability...

I need to get successful enough to have a secretary.

JM

JM^3
16-06-2006, 20:57:42
Originally posted by Diss
I've had no problem with Jiffy Lube, my mom has. But sometimes those places rip off women.

I used to go to Jiffy Lube all the time for my truck. But with my new car, I'll probably take it to the dealership.

I don't care much about the price. I care about them doing things poorly or the like..

I think overfilling oil can screw with the pistons..

JM

Venom
16-06-2006, 21:00:49
Being overlubed can be a bad thing.

Diss
16-06-2006, 21:09:49
it depends on how much it was overfilled. If it was just a little bit, no harm. As there is a tolerance range.

I think too much, and the pressure would get up too high.

JM^3
16-06-2006, 21:11:42
I think probably the pressure got up too high.. but it was new so it didn't break down. Hopefully it did no permanent harm, but I really plan on getting rid of it once the warranty expires anyways.. (and I did do the oil change, so the warranty should still hold, even if they fucked up)

JM

Dyl Ulenspiegel
16-06-2006, 21:30:01
My knowledge of engines is very limited, but I think oil pressure varies a lot with temperature, and shouldn't they have a safety valve for this?

Diss
16-06-2006, 21:35:36
I doubt it. It's not a closed system. now my limited knowledge is coming to play. :)

But the oil is in with the pistons along with the air coming in and going out. Though as I thought of this, I kind of wonder how oil is prevented from going out the exhaust. hmmm.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
16-06-2006, 21:43:45
I used to think it is a closed system. Anyway, this nice little pic shows an Öldruckregelventil, which means oil pressure regulating valve.

http://www.msi-motor-service.com/ks/images/produkte/oelpumpen01d.gif

Christoph
16-06-2006, 22:11:07
Originally posted by Christoph
Oil is cool
jesjes tis

devilmunchkin
16-06-2006, 22:21:13
it's ok jon..i'm bad with cars too. i live in fear of screwing mine up

Chris
16-06-2006, 23:43:18
I laugh at your possible misfortune.

Oerdin
17-06-2006, 01:06:18
(and no doubt Chris will check his oil level in the next day or two.)

BigGameHunter
17-06-2006, 01:44:18
If something was really wrong you'd have seen it long ago.
Usually you are just going to smoke more out your exhaust.
Over time, if overfilling is continuously done, you can risk damaging your catalytic converter, but that's if you do it all the time.
Did JL offer you an "oil purge" or "system flush" as a solution BTW?
It's the latest rage in the car biz (a machine that pumps out all the fluids and then replaces them) and I was wondering if they used the overfill explanation as a sales tactic.

JM^3
18-06-2006, 07:15:00
Nope.. they might have used it as a sales tactic to make me come back to them..

But they seemed a lot less shifty then the other place (who I didn't trust, and wouldn't go back to anyway).

JM
(while I was waiting, I saw the guy who was doing the oil change come in and ask the guy at the counter something, the guy at the counter said "no, it is a new car" or something like that)

Vincent
18-06-2006, 08:10:51
I think it's also bad for the seals.

Diss
18-06-2006, 08:44:28
this is bad for the seals as well

http://www.stopthesealhunt.com/atf/cf/%7B1AE979E3-67B2-4AC0-A26D-17D11CF1EAB6%7D/S-04-10_clubbing_x.jpg

Sir Penguin
19-06-2006, 16:24:09
Changing oil is really easy. All you need is a ratchet set, an oil recycling container, some paper towels, and a bottle or two of the right kind of oil. And a filter if you want to replace that.


Run the engine for a couple minutes to warm the oil up; place the container under the oil nut located under the car; loosen the nut with the ratchet, and remove it by hand; wait for the oil to drain, and replace the nut, tightening it firmly.
Unscrew the old filter (looks the same as the new filter, only dirty); crack open a bottle of fresh oil, dip your finger in, and wipe it around the seal of the new filter; screw on the new filter.
Open the place where you dump in the oil (it probably says "oil" on it); make sure again that you've screwed the drain nut back on; dump a bunch of oil in.
To check your oil levels, take out the dipstick, wipe it off with a paper towel, put it all the way back in, and take it out again. Keep adding oil until the liquid mark on the dipstick reaches "full".
Replace the dipstick and the oil cap, clean up the recycling container, and take it down to a gas station so they can recycle it.
Come back and tell us the hilarious ways that things went wrong.
SP

MDA
19-06-2006, 16:44:49
yep, takes 20 minutes if you have good ground clearance (or ramps) - you just have to find a place that will take the oil - any place

MDA
19-06-2006, 16:46:47
wtf?

any place you buy it should take it back

if you REALLY overfill it (or pump the gas starting a fuel injected vehicle) you can foul your spark plugs and the car won't start until you drain and replace everything. I did that one winter when the temperature got too cold for the car to start.

mr_G
19-06-2006, 17:01:00
use olive oil instead, much nicer smell.

mr_G
19-06-2006, 17:01:29
or bebead three eskimos and use the blubber.that's a win-win situation

Venom
19-06-2006, 17:53:59
Popeye will be angry if you use Olive Oil.

mr_G
19-06-2006, 18:03:03
okay don't want that to happen.....nononono

Chris
19-06-2006, 18:03:36
Yes we do.

MDA
19-06-2006, 19:00:43
beware spinach-saturated seamen

Sir Penguin
19-06-2006, 19:21:35
Originally posted by mr_G
use olive oil instead, much nicer smell.
It doesn't taste as good though.

SP