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dealer short me half quart #5112328 05/22/19 10:54 AM
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well dealer short me after quart of 5w30 full synthetic, I dont have any full synthetic on hand at the moment, I do have some quaker state high miles synthetic blend 5w30, can I just add half quart and be done with it ? I dont feel like going back dealer for just half quart of oil and waiting room....

the dipstick show half full mark, usually it show full mark after oil change,

Re: dealer short me half quart [Re: MetalSlug] #5112333 05/22/19 11:00 AM
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Sounds like another reason to avoid stealership oil changes! I would just top off with the QS HM and not sorry.


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Re: dealer short me half quart [Re: MetalSlug] #5112338 05/22/19 11:02 AM
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Your QS blend should be just fine for a topoff!
You are actually fine if you are between the marks, you could safely wait and see if you have any consumption and top off with a full synth later if that makes you feel better. You should only really need to add if you are below the second mark...although I do admit I like to keep our vehicles at full.


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Re: dealer short me half quart [Re: MetalSlug] #5112342 05/22/19 11:06 AM
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I did not realize they don't sell oil in TX.

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Re: dealer short me half quart [Re: MetalSlug] #5112346 05/22/19 11:11 AM
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Thank guys.

Re: dealer short me half quart [Re: MetalSlug] #5112372 05/22/19 11:50 AM
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I'd keep an eye on it, and add a quart when it gets a full quart low.


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Re: dealer short me half quart [Re: MetalSlug] #5112376 05/22/19 12:01 PM
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Most oil change facilities seem to overfill. One of the many reasons DIY! I would rather they underfill than overfill. I would top off and be done with it.

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Take it back to the dealer and have them top it off!


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Re: dealer short me half quart [Re: CPB] #5112388 05/22/19 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by CPB
Most oil change facilities seem to overfill. One of the many reasons DIY! I would rather they underfill than overfill. I would top off and be done with it.

It's also easier to bill out by the quart in the DMS(Reynolds or ADP) than by a fraction as well. The parts or service manager isn't going to ask their lubes supplier to deliver less than a even number of bulk oil or cases.

Oil is usually dispensed from a system of pumps and a gun/nozzle assembly does have a meter in it.

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Re: dealer short me half quart [Re: MetalSlug] #5112393 05/22/19 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by MetalSlug
well dealer short me after quart of 5w30 full synthetic, I dont have any full synthetic on hand at the moment, I do have some quaker state high miles synthetic blend 5w30, can I just add half quart and be done with it ? I dont feel like going back dealer for just half quart of oil and waiting room....

the dipstick show half full mark, usually it show full mark after oil change,

If it's in the safe range on the dipstick I'd prefer that than over filling the sump. Too many times people put in to much oil.

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Originally Posted by MetalSlug
well dealer short me after quart of 5w30 full synthetic, I dont have any full synthetic on hand at the moment, I do have some quaker state high miles synthetic blend 5w30, can I just add half quart and be done with it ? I dont feel like going back dealer for just half quart of oil and waiting room....

the dipstick show half full mark, usually it show full mark after oil change,

Originally Posted by bullwinkle
Sounds like another reason to avoid stealership oil changes! I would just top off with the QS HM and not sorry.


A years worth of half quart shortages sounds like money money money 💵💵💵 to me

Re: dealer short me half quart [Re: MetalSlug] #5112440 05/22/19 01:00 PM
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Depending on the shop, and who is in charge, you should be able to call ahead. No reason why you can't pull up, they add half a quart, and you drive off.

Re: dealer short me half quart [Re: MetalSlug] #5112442 05/22/19 01:04 PM
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Right between the "full" and "add" lines seems like where the oil should be.


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Re: dealer short me half quart [Re: MetalSlug] #5112449 05/22/19 01:13 PM
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Maybe the vehicle specs say 5 quarts, and when 5 quarts are put in, it comes up to the middle of the dipstick ...

My Honda is like that. Put in EXACTLY what the manual says, and the oil comes up well below the FULL mark on the dipstick.


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Re: dealer short me half quart [Re: MetalSlug] #5112455 05/22/19 01:20 PM
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A lot of the new cars have engine pans spec for metric liters. 5 liters of oil might show up in your owners manual as 5.3 quart, maybe 5.5 quarts, or something else close to 5 liter. Oil change guy throws in 5 quarts, checks to make sure that dipstick shows oil in proper range, then calls it done. On most cars , the dipstick range can vary by a quart or more. It's acceptable.

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