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Old 27-11-2019, 06:23 PM   #21
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Iím of the same opinion as you. Why the hell drain it out and just pour some of it back in? Why not just change it and and the filter?!

As I understand it.... said mechanic was convinced that it was just oil that came out but I just canít get my head around why youíd put the same oil back in.

Perhaps he had no idea about all the stuff mentioned above with the DPF regeneration situation etc.

I am going to recommend an oil and filter change for he polo ASAP.
The engine oil must be changed, the oil filter is just a recommendation but I would change it anyway.
This is totally unprofessional to put the old oil back. Was it done somewhere like Halfords
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I very much doubt he poured the same oil back in, mechanics tend to use a professional drainer that goes straight into a massive barrel not a old 5lt oil tub with a hole cut in it. Be harder and more time consuming/dirty/faff for them to reuse the old oil than to poor new into it.
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I very much doubt he poured the same oil back in, mechanics tend to use a professional drainer that goes straight into a massive barrel not a old 5lt oil tub with a hole cut in it. Be harder and more time consuming/dirty/faff for them to reuse the old oil than to poor new into it.
You say this, but certain manufacturers that will remain nameless will not pay for engine oil during warranty repairs therefore drained oil does indeed go back in. Unless the customer pays for it to be replaced.
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Just caught up with this thread after a few months.... yes shock horror he poured (the correct amount of) the exact same oil back in and no it wasnít Halfords. Now that I know what came out is diluted diesel and engine oil I am truly in shock that he would pour the same oil back in. Form what Iíve learned on here.... I agree he should have just carried out a simple oil and filter change

Anyway even though the car had been totally fine we have done an oil and filter change as a result of the advice on here and so far so good. Fingers crossed it stays that way.
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Just caught up with this thread after a few months.... yes shock horror he poured (the correct amount of) the exact same oil back in and no it wasnít Halfords. Now that I know what came out is diluted diesel and engine oil I am truly in shock that he would pour the same oil back in. Form what Iíve learned on here.... I agree he should have just carried out a simple oil and filter change

Anyway even though the car had been totally fine we have done an oil and filter change as a result of the advice on here and so far so good. Fingers crossed it stays that way.
Glad youíve got it sorted. The Halfords thing was just a joke because they really are that bad 😂
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Glad youíve got it sorted. The Halfords thing was just a joke because they really are that bad 😂
Thanks. The advice on here has been most appreciated and helpful.
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