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Re: Oil life?

Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2021 5:04 am
by littlescrote
Whereas we all trust a dealer stamp that says it was done?

Re: Oil life?

Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2021 5:25 am
by greendwarf
Yes :lol:

Re: Oil life?

Posted: Tue Oct 26, 2021 12:56 pm
by jaapv
littlescrote wrote:
Mon Oct 25, 2021 5:04 am
Whereas we all trust a dealer stamp that says it was done?
Yes - because it is recorded centrally by Mitsubishi.

Re: Oil life?

Posted: Wed Oct 27, 2021 3:04 am
by littlescrote
It's recorded that the stamp has been given, so your warranty has a chance of being honoured. But the physical oil change and any other maintenance may not have actually been done. I'd rather trust that if a private person has bought the correct oil and filter, that they actually used them and din't just build up a store in the garage, pour it in the chip fryer etc

Re: Oil life?

Posted: Wed Oct 27, 2021 5:45 am
by jaapv
That it not a dealer that I would trust my car to. Actually, if that came out, they'd lose their dealership immediately

Re: Oil life?

Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2021 3:43 am
by greendwarf
The mark up by the dealers is so large that they have no incentive to cheat. Sure, when buying a second hand car, from anywhere nothing wrong with checking the oil condition via the dip stick but other than an oil analysis how would you know otherwise?

But preferring to trust a stranger on whom you have no comeback against a dealer you can sue is too cynical even for a professional cynic like myself - I'm a advocate, so am paid to assume the other side are liars! :lol:

Re: Oil life?

Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2021 5:29 am
by EssexBoy
On the OPs original point please do change oil on schedule or more frequently. I was surprised at the poor condition of mine after a year and 10K miles when perhaps 60 - 70 % of miles are all electric.

I like to service my own car every now and then to be certain it was actually done properly. I have zero faith in UK main dealerships - indeed two car brands are on my lifetime boycott list due to appalling service friends have received. Its clear service varies considerably worldwide - I might move to Canada just for the car service experience ! Its a national scandal in the UK. If you think your car is properly serviced I recommend learning how to inspect your cabin filter and engine filter - then immediately after your service, (assuming they are scheduled for replacement) go see if they were. Take checking the transaxle fluid for level and condition - this can only be done by removing the fill plug and dipping the oil (use the slight bend in the end of a cable tie to get a small sample). But my plugs had no sign of ever having been opened and were 'factory tight' after 6 years of Mitsu servicing.

When I do sell on my car any loss of resale value will be compensated by the substantial savings in service costs.

Re: Oil life?

Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2021 12:41 am
by littlescrote
^ this ^