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Lack of attention to detail? Help me decide.



Should I be ok with this?


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Depends. Is this after an oil change? If yes, then not a big deal. Use some paper towel to soak it up and keep an eye out to make sure it stays clean. Since you have a 2019, perhaps you have not had the first oil service yet. In that case I would book an appointment for service and have the dealer figure out why there appears to be an oil leak at the filter.

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If you paid for it, it's sloppy work. I'd just clean it up and start DIY. If you are already doing DIY, there were some filters that were recalled because of leaks at the gasket, but I would think those would be out of the system by now.
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sorry, i knew i should have added context. It was its first oil change/ tire rotation. $119

I think I will DIY from now on. I just dont have proper jack stands so ill need to get some to do the rotation... but no reason I cant do the oil change except my 2.5 year old who is a handful, i just dont have time like i used to.


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I'm guessing you first made sure it wasn't loose, but if not, please check it ASAP. Then, what Shadow5051 said.
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sorry, i knew i should have added context. It was its first oil change/ tire rotation. $119

very lame job from dealer.
May consider getting fumoto value. You can do oil change in 30 mins.

Not sure if you have America's Tire/Discount Tire shops nearby, they can rotate tire for free.
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I made a thread similar to this a while back. Very sloppy work and anybody who cared about doing good work would never leave a mess like that. And if they left that oil did they even clean the dirty oil off of they sealing surface? Probably not. I went back and complained and they cleaned it up. I've had two oil changes since then and now I inspect it before I leave. The most recent one there was a smear of oil left behind but at least I could tell they had wiped it clean before installing the new filter. I cleaned it better when I got home but that one wasn't enough that I would have complained about it.
This was what mine looked like that I went back and did complain about:




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I made a thread similar to this a while back. Very sloppy work and anybody who cared about doing good work would never leave a mess like that. And if they left that oil did they even clean the dirty oil off of they sealing surface? Probably not. I went back and complained and they cleaned it up. I've had two oil changes since then and now I inspect it before I leave. The most recent one there was a smear of oil left behind but at least I could tell they had wiped it clean before installing the new filter. I cleaned it better when I got home but that one wasn't enough that I would have complained about it.
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Oh wise one, please enlighten us on the horrors of leaving the oil on the sealing surface.
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Oh wise one, please enlighten us on the horrors of leaving the oil on the sealing surface.
Why? Clearly it would go right over your head anyway.
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Why? Clearly it would go right over your head anyway.

No seriously as a former master tech with over 10 years experience I'd love to know.

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