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I had a flat tire on the way home and I stopped at pep boys to get it fixed. In the process they accidentally drained the oil. Of course they didn't tell me this, they just left me a note on the work order instead. Well anyways they filled the car with 5 quarts of oil and kept the filter on. I noticed this today and I will be getting the cars oil changed today. My question is will this hurt the engine by overfilling the oil?
 

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Yes it can. A overfill can cause the oil to be beaten into a foamy froth that can cause oil pick-up problems with the oil pump. Not likely, but possible depending on the amount of overfill and engine design. I would let out the excess as soon as possible to be on the safe side.
 

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How do you blindly pour in 5 quarts?
 

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Because you work at pep boys making 5.15 an hour and you don't care at all.
 

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thanks for the advice. I called pep boys and they are going to credit my bill. I was very upset the fact that I came in for tire service and they drained the oil. I use royal purple oil and recently had it changed. So today I went and had another oil change done with my oil instead of their proline stuff they put in..
 

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Credit your bill? Does that cover your lost time and cost of replacing the crap they put in your car with RP? I'd be asking for WAY more than just a credit.
 
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