Hope someone can help, getting frustrated with Dealership.
Oil change: should the Oil dip stick show a full dip stick each and ever time a car goes in for an oil change?
What’s the purpose of the oil change? To add more oil or to replace dirty oil.
I have contacted several dealership and private mechanic shops on what the oil dip stick should look like when
I take Van for an oil change. All establishments said the dip stick should be full, and the person taking the car / van in
for an oil change is there to replace the dirty oil not because the car / van is out of oil.
My situation: I have a 2009 Honda Odyssey 102k miles: from the first time I took my car in for an Oil change to current my Oil dip stick
has never been full, 99% of the time my oil line on the dip stick is right above lowest level even though my Oil life gauge says 50-40% life left.
I have brought this up with the dealership in the past but they keep telling me this is normal for the van, so I did some research, since my
mileage between oil changes is getting worse. From my last oil change my van went less than 4k miles and showed almost no oil, Oil life indicator
showed 50%, i had no choice to take it in for another oil change.
I take the Van in for an oil change and explain the Oil situation again, they review the dip stick and state its within specs after reviewing oil dip stick, and not doing any other test.
Dip stick showed oil line right above lowest level.
They want me to do an Oil Consumption test, is this necessary?
What should I do? Is this normal for a Van