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#5997913 - 09/13/17 11:20 AM Motor oil question
coonman220 Offline
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Registered: 03/23/08
Posts: 1680
Loc: n.e, iowa
I'm getting my oil changed at this place an they always put citgo bulk oil in, it has a dark color to it an or brown color, it almost has a used motor oil look to it an is that what some new oils look like on dipstick


Edited by coonman220 (09/13/17 11:20 AM)

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#5997941 - 09/13/17 12:02 PM Re: Motor oil question [Re: coonman220]
Jonnytrapper Offline
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Registered: 05/16/16
Posts: 324
Loc: Maine
Diesel or gas? There is always some oil left in the engine after an oil change. If your oil is black when you change it it can darken your new oil. If your new oil is the same color as your old then they are not changing it. You could also mark your oil filter before the next change. Some irreputable places just wipe off the old filter to make it look new and swap the oil only. This leaves a bunch of old oil in the car.


Edited by Jonnytrapper (09/13/17 12:30 PM)

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#5997955 - 09/13/17 12:23 PM Re: Motor oil question [Re: coonman220]
Matt28 Online   shocked
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Registered: 11/13/13
Posts: 1016
Loc: Oklahoma
Is this the same place you went last time and said they didnt change your oil?

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#5998037 - 09/13/17 02:27 PM Re: Motor oil question [Re: coonman220]
K52 Offline
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Registered: 02/24/11
Posts: 769
Loc: SE Kansas
This is like Groundhog Day.

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#5998081 - 09/13/17 03:35 PM Re: Motor oil question [Re: coonman220]
hippie Offline
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Registered: 02/22/10
Posts: 3577
Loc: pa
Originally Posted By: coonman220
I'm getting my oil changed at this place an they always put citgo bulk oil in, it has a dark color to it an or brown color, it almost has a used motor oil look to it an is that what some new oils look like on dipstick


I sell Wolfs-Head oils in my shop.

I can tell the difference between grades (10-30 compared to 5-20) just by the color. the 5-20 is alot darker, like your seeing in the Citgo oil, than the 10-30.

It's just the blend they are using.

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#5998195 - 09/13/17 07:09 PM Re: Motor oil question [Re: coonman220]
nt2 Offline
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Registered: 04/04/12
Posts: 140
Loc: Kansas
I would change my own oil if I was paranoid about what they possibly did or did not do.
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#5998264 - 09/13/17 08:05 PM Re: Motor oil question [Re: coonman220]
coonman220 Offline
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Registered: 03/23/08
Posts: 1680
Loc: n.e, iowa
Next time in 2500 miles I we'll have oil change at different shop an see what looks like afterward, the residue this time on drain plug an oil pan by plug an filter an below indicates they took out oil, I can't imagine someplace pouring used oil in , it is 5 w 30 is what takes,. It just looks dark brown color on dipstick an not clear, maybe it's color or darker metal on this dipstick compared to other pickup

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