Le Mans: GT Class
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Re: Twofer: Service Pro oil filters and over-filled oil
I always buy my own Castrol synthetic and supply it to whoever's doing my oil change for me. I just don't supply my own filters. This is because in the past I've gone to the Mazda dealership, where they use OEM filters (which I know are good). But this time I went to an independent repair shop for the work (NOT a quick lube place... I never trust those). They said the Service Pro filters are OEM or better, and so does that site I linked to, but I just wasn't sure. I will order OEM filters in the future most likely, though (if I continue to go to independent shops).
Update on my situation: First of all, I noticed today they only used 3 quarts out of the 5-quart container I gave them. So how in the world it was over-filled to twice the amount it should be is beyond me. I brought it back today, and they drained some out of it... gave it back to me and it STILL measured above the second line on the dipstick. So we're down to like 2 quarts in that system and it's still full? Something ain't right. They're now going to re-do the whole oil change for me at no cost (and refund me for the new oil), but it all seems very strange. He re-assured me more than once that when he did it originally he drained it until nothing came out, and that he measured it on the dipstick several times before giving it back to me. 2+2=5?
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