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So I had my car in for a rear end replacement about 3 weeks ago, and during this time they also did my oil change. But as some of you may have read my "Did I rob My Goat of Power" I did not feel any difference in my goat after my oil change was done. I thought it was because of my newly installed exhaust.

But the weirdest thing happened to me when driving home yesterday. A "Check Oil" alert came up on my display. I was completely confused by it because I had just had the oil changed. At first thought was "am I leaking oil?" So as soon as I parked my car, I let it sit for about an hour and checked the oil level. It was fine, and I didn't notice any leak. But in feeling the oil, I noticed that it was a little thin.

So now I am wondering if they put Mobil 1 in my car. I really hope they didn't put just conventional oil and this caused the alert. If so, what kind of damage am I looking at? Do you guys think from what I described that it is possible they put in the wrong oil? Or could it be that they just forgot to reset the computer when the oil was changed? But doesn't it say something else when that comes up? Doesn't it say Check Engine, and not "Check Oil"?

I may just be exaggerating but now every little thing that I notice wrong I fear the worst.

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I just checked my manual, and it says that if that message pops up while driving, the engine could not be getting enough oil or there could be something wrong with the oil. Which makes me think, either the oil pump is starting to go out, or they did put the wrong type of oil. What do you guys think?
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...is it possible they changed the oil before the light came on and now the light came on for an oil change???...just needs to be shut off???...sorry, I 'm not using the right words...coffee is still brewin'...hopefully the light just needs to be shut off...
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Are you sure its not the change oil light that came on as Silversport suggested? If the tech didn't reset it and the engine's oil monitoring system thinks it's time it will light up. You can reset it yourself by turning the key to on without starting the engine and pumping the gas pedal 3 times within 5 seconds (the owner manual's 2 pump is incorrect, if a tech isn't aware of this maybe he pumped it twice thinking it was reset). Then start it up and see if it comes on. If it does, call your dealer pronto.

It wouldn't matter if synthetic or regular oil was used, that wouldn't cause the check oil light to come on.

Is the oil cap on right? Did you check the oil level? I would think if your oil pump was going out a check engine light would light as well.

Your oil change light lights up at approx 7200 miles. The engine measures revolutions not mileage. My oil change light came on once right after an oil service change and I reset it myself and the light went out.

I hope thats what your situation is.

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same here...coffee kicking in and THAT is what I was trying (unsuccessfully ) to say...thanks Judge!
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Everytime I got my car back from an oil change, I assumed the tech didn't know the 3 pumps anstead of 2 on the gas and just reset it myself. I'm also old school and check the oil before I start the car to make sure the oil is clean and full.

That said, if it's the check oil light, you have one of 2 problems. Not enough oil pressure, probably the pump, or the more likely scenario is the sensor is bad.

So like everyone here told you, if it's the change oil light, reset it. If it's the check oil light, get it to the dealer.
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"whaaaaaat...they got great coffee..."...
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