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The statement was made in the context of changing a turbo. It does not apply to routine maintenance like oil changes. See the oil change thread for a how-to and many pages of info.
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Του κόσμου ποιος το λύνει το κουβάρι, ποιος είναι καπετάνιος στα βουνά
ποιος δίνει την αγάπη και τη χάρη, και στις μυρτιές του ʼAδη σεργιανά Manos Eleftheriou
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I've got a personal story on the other spectrum of the oil issue. I went for my last free oil change at a local Subaru dealership, and I never suspected anything wrong since I've been very satisfied with all the services they provided so far. I jumped in the car once they pulled it out and drove straight home, no problems or issues on the way at all. The next day I was supposed to leave for a longer road trip, and as a precaution I inspected all of the car including fluids, to my surprise engine had double the amount of oil as it should. Double the oil level on the dip stick! They either overfilled or did not dump the old oil out. Since no damage was done, I simply siphoned some of it out to correct the level.
I've heard it can be bad for the cats but who knows.
So yeah, it's a simple oil change and so many ways it can get screwed up.