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      11-17-2012, 12:13 PM   #1
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Leaking oil after oil change.

So I had an oil change a few days ago at the dealer and I'm now leaking oil. Dealer is going to pick it up and fix the leak, but is there anything else I should have them do? I was thinking at least a complete oil change but wasn't sure if anything else is necessary. It isn't a huge leak, car says I am down below minimum, but most of the oil is still in the car. I drove about 100 miles on it before I noticed the leak, so I am not sure if that affects anything or not.

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      11-17-2012, 12:15 PM   #2
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Full oil change again, we're is it leaking from? To me that seems like a lot of oil leaked out already.
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      11-17-2012, 12:43 PM   #3
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Slight clarification, oil change was on Monday, but I haven't used it since Tuesday. It is parked on a slight incline, so there is no definite puddle, just a trail out the back of the car that starts just behind the front wheels. There is some oil on what looks like the skid plate, but I'm not sure, not much room under there to get a better look.
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Slight clarification, oil change was on Monday, but I haven't used it since Tuesday. It is parked on a slight incline, so there is no definite puddle, just a trail out the back of the car that starts just behind the front wheels. There is some oil on what looks like the skid plate, but I'm not sure, not much room under there to get a better look.
Sounds like the drain plug, it's possible they forgot to put the gasket on, dealerships tend to be dumb that was.

Other place i would suspect is the oil filter housing but you would more likely see a pool in the engine bay before noticing a "Trail"

lets us know what it turns out to be but I would def have a new oil change if it's a gasket.
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      11-18-2012, 12:26 AM   #5
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Is the oil dark you are leaking? If so, they probably got oil on the top side of those plastic skid plates. When I did my oil change, it happened to me.

So it wasn't leaking new oil, it was the old stuff I dumped out had splashed up and ran down the skip plates (or whatever you want to call those plastic under body thingys.
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      11-19-2012, 11:35 PM   #6
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Exactly what Joe mentioned above. Check the oil drain plug as it might not be tight enough or they damaged the gasket
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