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Old 08-14-2005, 11:50 AM   #1
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Had an oil change done and the bastards overfilled the crankcase by about 1/q quart. It appears to me since these cars call for 41/2 quart, they just put 5 quarts in there. Either do to laziness or just assuming it takes 5 quarts. Do you guys think this is a big deal?
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Just go back and tell them to correct the oil level. 1/2 qt over is not going to hurt anything, but if you want it corrected you should tell them to do so. I guess I would just to keep my mind as ease and to let the shop know that some customers DO care and they need to be more careful with other peoples vehicles. After all, it kind of makes you wonder what kind of work they do if they can't even get a simple oil change right.
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i always put a full 5 quarts in.. that little bit overfilled wont harm anything, and that way with any leakage or burnage my level will correct itself in time for the next oil change..
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I also put in a full 5qts, but I run the 4.3L filter so the added capacity of the filter almost takes up that extra volume of oil.
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I also put in a full 5qts, but I run the 4.3L filter so the added capacity of the filter almost takes up that extra volume of oil.
x2, i forgot to mention that... i run the larger filter aswell
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I'd be an *** about it. There'* no reason for a car to leave the shop overfilled. They were being lazy and didn't want to drain the extra out. I would definatly factor that into my descision for the next shop to perform the service.
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My Aurora V8 has been filled to 8 quarts before. 1/2 over. Never caused too much of a problem, though it leaked more I think.
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I also put in a full 5qts, but I run the 4.3L filter so the added capacity of the filter almost takes up that extra volume of oil.
x2, i forgot to mention that... i run the larger filter aswell
whats the filter # you guys use??? I tihnk i might start doin that
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Ok, I tried to find where I had originally listed all of this off before, but no luck... Oh well. Here goes again. If you are in a parts store looking for the oversized filter, just run a search for any 99+ (could be older years as well) 4wd S10 Blazer with 4.3L v6. The 2wd Blazers came with the PF47, while the 4wd came with the PF52. The PF52 has the same threads and outside diameter as the PF47, but is close to 1" longer. Here'* the total listing:

Stock:
AC Delco PF47
Mobil 1 M1-101
Purolator L10111
Pure-One PL10111
K&N HP1001
Napa Gold FIL-1040
Wal-Mart Super Tech ST3387
Fram PH3387

Oversized (stock on 99+ 4.3L 4wd S10 Blazers):
AC Delco PF52
Mobil 1 M1-201
Purolator L24011
Pure-One PL24011
K&N HP2001
Napa Gold FIL-1036
Wal-Mart Super Tech ST3980
Fram PH3980

I don't buy anything but AC Delco or Pure-One. Great filter at a great price (alittle less than $6). If you are alittle more strapped for cash and want to put synthetic oil in (only Mobil 1 syn oil for me), the Purolator filter is basically the exact same as the Pure-One without the synthetic filter media (same casing & relief valve), but almost half the cost. Napa Gold filters are also very good filters and are decently priced as well. The K&N and Mobil 1 filters are way overpriced if you ask me.
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i always put a full 5 quarts in.. that little bit overfilled wont harm anything, and that way with any leakage or burnage my level will correct itself in time for the next oil change..
I bet you are always able to burn it off.... (J/K)

A little over isn't bad, but they should be able to read and perform a change properly.
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