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Old 11 August 2014, 16:05   #11
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Well, I removed exactly 1 litre from the engine to get the dipstick at the correct level.
Ran it up on the muffs, checked level again, spot on, so all fine now.

Note to self. Do your own servicing. At least I know it will be right.
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Well done

That's was 25% too much

Quite obviously the dip stick who put the oil in didn't know what a real dip stick is for
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I would have asked the people who serviced it to see what they say. Either they failed to measure the oil when replacing it, or failed to drain all the old oil out.

Perhaps they could have sorted it for you, or lent you an oil siphon, or some financial consideration for a job that wasnt well done.
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I would have asked the people who serviced it to see what they say. Either they failed to measure the oil when replacing it, or failed to drain all the old oil out.

Perhaps they could have sorted it for you, or lent you an oil siphon, or some financial consideration for a job that wasnt well done.
You are right of course, but I knew what the answer would have been
I think that the oil was sucked out ( Sump plug untouched )and as you say probably left a litre in then just put 5 litres on top.
Less hassle just to sort it myself and move on. As I said, I will do my own servicing in future.
Few other things not done to my satisfaction as well, but best just to chalk it up to experience I think.
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Fair enough, but its a sad state of affairs when you pay a professional and get a crap job done.

Especially with a limited number of customers, who are all probably online, you would think suppliers would be more carefull with their reputations.

*wonders off to check oil level*
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