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Old 09-07-2019, 03:36 PM
jyeh74 jyeh74 is offline
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I do not change my oil. I get my oil changed at a local Indy shop. I do NOT get my oil changed at Pep Boys. I went to Pep Boys to buy the 1qt of 5w-40 Castrol oil so I could top it off. The Pep Boys associate was just telling me that old cars have the tendency to need intermediate filling of oil in between normal oil changes. I'm just trying to validate what he said. Or maybe the Indy shop just didn't tip it off?

My car takes 6.9 qts. Maybe they only filled 6 qts. Who knows. Never happened before. This is the first time the light has come on since I've had the car.

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