Re: Cold Startup oil flow
Talk about cringing.....There is a cautionary tale that goes with this. I usually do the oil changes myself and I'm very careful about spills. When I got back from the dealer about 4 miles away, I smelled oil fumes. Upon opening the hood I was horrified to see oil all over everything. It even had soaked some of the foam under the engine cover. Nothing was leaking at that point, it looked like the tech had not installed the filter correctly the first time and had a major spray before he saw it and tried to mop it up. Not long enough to do any damage, just make a real mess. XjoshXX was not exaggerating the capacity of that oil pump! The dealer was equally upset. They said come right back and they made good by meticulously cleaning everything including taking off the bottom skid plates. They also gave me a new engine cover off a car on the lot. They redid the oil and filter change too just to make sure. When they realized that I had been in the business, they let me work with the second tech to get it right. I believe that the first tech lost his job,even though I advocated for him. They said that it was not because of the mistake, but because he didn't tell anyone, let the vehicle out like that and gave the service manager some crap when they called him on it. Seems to me that it was a considerable fire hazard. Anyway, it's fine now, running great. If you can do it yourself, do it because you never know who is going to be under that hood. You can bet if I go back there, I'll be asking for that second tech.