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Old 23-07-2019, 09:25   #1
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dealer underfilled oil

Hi guys,

Took the 9 RS in for an oil change at Mitsi dealer.

Brought 5 quarts of Amsoil Signature oil (unfortunately they do not sell them in litres) and specifically told them to fill 4.8 quarts.

The mechanic forgot to fill one of the five bottles, therefore filling just 3.8 quarts.

Car was then started and let idle, then shut off, and oil level measured, at which point the dipstick showed oil slightly below min notch.

I then instructed dealer to put remaining 1quart into the engine.

No odd noise was heard from the engine.

My question is: is there or will there be damage to the engine?

thanks!

P.S. also a little unimpressed at the mechanic hitting the oil filter adapter with a wrench whilst the oil filter and the adapter are still stuck to the engine in an attempt to get the adapter off .
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Old 23-07-2019, 12:07   #2
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If all he did was start it and let it idle with the level slightly below the minimum I would imagine that you will be fine and there will be no long term damage to the engine. If he had taken it out for a drive and thrown it round some corners causing the oil warning light to come on then it would have been more of an issue.
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Old 23-07-2019, 12:30   #3
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If all he did was start it and let it idle with the level slightly below the minimum I would imagine that you will be fine and there will be no long term damage to the engine. If he had taken it out for a drive and thrown it round some corners causing the oil warning light to come on then it would have been more of an issue.
Cheers for that, mate.

I did not let anybody take the car out for a joyride, so it was just idling for a few minutes with 3.6-3.7 litres of oil; bearing in mind it did get a new oil filter which probably raised the required amount of oil.
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Old 23-07-2019, 12:31   #4
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Also the dipstick read a little above full mark after 1 quart was added.
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Old 23-07-2019, 16:27   #5
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You'll be fine, a touch under isn't a killer if it's been just left to idle.
A touch over won't be a killer either.
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Old 23-07-2019, 16:33   #6
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You'll be fine, a touch under isn't a killer if it's been just left to idle.
A touch over won't be a killer either.
Appreciate it, mate. Comforting to know.
Giving it a wash tomorrow before getting back into BRZ as my daily
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Old 23-07-2019, 21:21   #7
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Engine will be fine no issue to worry about at all, find a good independent else consider doing yourself for peace of mind .

All maintenance performed by myself with invoices kept and added to cars history folder.
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Old 24-07-2019, 02:27   #8
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Engine will be fine no issue to worry about at all, find a good independent else consider doing yourself for peace of mind .

All maintenance performed by myself with invoices kept and added to cars history folder.
Will definitely do that next service.

I only use them for annual oil service simply because I want to keep FSH with Mitsu dealer.

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Old 24-07-2019, 12:52   #9
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I don't think a Mitsubishi dealer service counts for anything these days, chances are the technicians there will never have worked on an Evo before.
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I agree - based on the service I've had from my local Mitsu dealership a service stamp from them would reduce my valuation of the car rather than increase it
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I have to agree with the above having a Mitsubishi service history isn’t worth the time effort or cost.

Good independent for major and to save dollar and in my case enhance the enjoyment of these cars do yourself for lighter work.

So satisfying keep on top of maintaine and understanding these brilliant cars, and if some chancer try’s to bid you down if you ever sold tell him to walk on lad.

No one will love and care for the car more than the owner, and that’s how I’d look towards diy manaintance backed up with invoices of consumables used of course.
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Old 24-07-2019, 22:32   #12
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If you post up your location MLR members can recommend a local specialist

I am down south coast and only MitsiArt Portsmouth are trusted with my VI. The main dealer is also local but as you say how many will know anything about a 20 year old motor?
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