I just purchased a WRX and decided to take it to Quick Lube for the first oil change (first time I haven't done it by myself on any car). I got the correct Mobile-1 Filter and asked them what kind of oil they'd be using. They put in 0w-30 Mobile-1. My engine was hot and they drained it after it was off only maybe 5 minutes. Then filled it, and he showed me the dipstick. Said the first mark was low, second was good, and the half-circle notch was the absolute full mark.
Well, later that day my friend wanted to go for a ride so I took him around his block. I drove it hard but did not red line it. I got about 1,000rpm away from it. When we stopped there was a horrrible burning smell.
After researching it, I discovered the notch it for measuring where the oil should be if checked hot.
What is the severity of the problem?
I am taking it back today to have them drain it to the notch after it has run hot.
Is there any damage that could be have been done that I should confront them about?
It is a new car (for me) with 71,500 miles and I haven't had it a week even. It is in very very good shape and I need it to last through college (including my trip from home in Cleveland to North Tahoe, Nevada for college each year.)
Also, I checked the oil after it had cooled down a little bit and it seemed to be over the notch a good half inch or more. Ive read Subie dipsticks are innaccurate. What should I do in the future with changing the oil to make sure I get it right, because after this I deffinately will be doing it myself again.
Sorry for the lengthy post just trying to give ya all the info I got.