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    fresh oil change, but the dipstick still says dirty as hell??

    i just got an oil change and its full synthetic mobil 1, ive been hearing bout oil change places scamming ppl and not actually changing oil, so after i left the place i checked my dipstick and it still looked dirty. i went back to the place and complained, and the guy said that its just the old oil thats still left over, he said he changed it and he said the only way to get rid of it is a motor flush. is this tru that the oil can still be dirty even after a fresh oil change???


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    Re: fresh oil change, but the dipstick still says dirty as hell??

    Some engines have extra containaments sitting in their oil passages... I've changed the oil on some saturns and afterwards the oil is
    as black as a NAACP meeting... Also, the only way to be 100% sure that your oil did get changed, is to
    do it yourself. Ever since I've owned a Mustang, I perform every service on it myself, even oil changes. If you are worried about containments
    in your oil, perform an "engine flush" yourself, which basically consists of putting an additive in your oil, running it for ___ amount of time, then
    changing your oil/filter.

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    Re: fresh oil change, but the dipstick still says dirty as hell??

    Your oil will look like crap again as soon as you drive the car. You may have to change the oil a few times in a very short period of time with a flush additive in order to clean everything out. I work in a garage so I have alot of expeirence with this lol. Most shops will not scam people like that. They wouldn't risk their reputation for the little bit of money that the oil change costs them. Shops make very little off of oil changes, it's more of a way to get people to come into the shop so they can sell you things you may need like power steering flush, coolant system service, brakes, etc... Especially if you take it to a major chain shop.
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    Re: fresh oil change, but the dipstick still says dirty as hell??

    Personally, I dont trust oil change places. I've been to a few and had the oil changed in leased vehicles. But thats the extent I trust them. I've had friends that worked at a Valvoline and the other one was a "uncle ed's oil change". Both had terrible stories of just bone headed actions by co-workers. I think its such a easy and important thing to do that I do it myself.

    That being said yes it could be slightly dirty. There is always going to be residual oil in the engine in oil passages/lifters/cranks. But how far did you drive it? Out the door or back home? If its back home and that black again you dont need to buy any special treatments to flush the oil out. The detergents in fresh oil are good enough to clean an engine out completely. To flush the system out and not have to worry about chemicals that might damage seals or gaskets. Just drive it for five hundred miles and change the oil. Then another five hundred and do it again. The detergents in the oil will break up any broken down oil in the passages and drain it out of the engine. Most flushes contain kerosene which will eat your gaskets and seals.
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    Re: fresh oil change, but the dipstick still says dirty as hell??

    My opinion is this, if you drove a few days then went back it's possible, if you checked it immediatly after the change and it looks like old oil then you just got scammed by a Jiffy Lube (or equivelent)

    Yes the oil can be slightly dirty. Yes there can be residue. No it will not be enough where you cant see fresh oil by pulling the dipstick.

    It may seem like a dickhead move but the only way to be sure work was done is to stare at them doing it.
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    Re: fresh oil change, but the dipstick still says dirty as hell??

    You might have some residual old oil left in the tube.
    You could loosen the drain plug and let a few drips land on a paper towel. black-bad, tan-good.
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    Re: fresh oil change, but the dipstick still says dirty as hell??

    Quote Originally Posted by DESERTCOX05
    You might have some residual old oil left in the tube.
    You could loosen the drain plug and let a few drips land on a paper towel. black-bad, tan-good.
    thats what i would do.

    everytime i change my oil, it looks fresh. ive never had black oil on my dipstick after a oil change.
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    Re: fresh oil change, but the dipstick still says dirty as hell??

    Quote Originally Posted by [TxCobrA98
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    Quote Originally Posted by DESERTCOX05
    You might have some residual old oil left in the tube.
    You could loosen the drain plug and let a few drips land on a paper towel. black-bad, tan-good.
    thats what i would do.

    everytime i change my oil, it looks fresh. ive never had black oil on my dipstick after a oil change.
    same here. even after 3k miles its not black by an means

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    Re: fresh oil change, but the dipstick still says dirty as hell??

    aight its dark tan on the dipstick, im just checkin to make sure thanks for all the input everyone, next oilchange will be by me
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    Re: fresh oil change, but the dipstick still says dirty as hell??

    Some engines have extra containaments sitting in their oil passages... I've changed the oil on some saturns and afterwards the oil is
    as black as a NAACP meeting...

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    Re: fresh oil change, but the dipstick still says dirty as hell??

    Check the oil on a white paper towel, don't just look at it on the dipstick. After every oil change my oil comes out clean on the dipstick, there's no "residual" old oil and my oil doesn't look dark. Coulda got scammed.
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    Re: fresh oil change, but the dipstick still says dirty as hell??

    some oils add detergants to their product to turn dark as soon as possible. this ensures when you take your car to a shop to get it changed you can tell its brand new, but after 10 miles, its black as night.

    you dipstick could also be dirty... buy a chrome one.... chrome adds HP :-) lol

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