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      11-24-2010, 02:05 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Leonardo629 View Post
you can always run the motor for a few minutes, remove the filler cap, and wipe the underside with a shop rag....if the color is amber...then the oil is fresh
Originally Posted by KJM3 View Post
Look around the drain plugs, unless you get an anal tech that washes it down with brake clean there will be some dirty oil around the two drain plugs.

Other than that its a trust thing, you can see the oil pretty plainly with the oil filler cap off but its hard to tell by that.

The only way to know 100% for sure is watch them or do it yourself.
Originally Posted by Dannys M3 View Post
They rarely wipe up the excess oil around the drain plugs. Get under the car and look for fresh oil around the plugs or even on the underbelly pan.
Thanks guys, very helpful!!
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