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Sorry to re post here but i'm sure i'll an answer here over the problems forum and need to know what to do before tommorow. The second day of having my truck I noticed a dime sized oil spot in my driveway. Took it to the dealer, they said they cleaned it up and did the dye and blacklight test. They said they did not find where it was leaking and said it was most likely spilled oil from and oil change. We'll now 4 days later I decided to look under the truck and saw some fresh oil near the engine. I cleaned it off the engine and went on a 20 minute drive and when I got back iI looked under the truck and a little oil was under the engine again(none had leaked on the drive since taking to dealer). Should I take it back to the dealer? Let's say they do what ever they do and I get the same results, oil under the engine or maybe a little spot in the driveway. Is this something I can leave alone and just monitor engine oil levels? Thank you
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If its under warrenty then take it back show them the leak physicaly, then have them pressure wash the engine from the underside.

If its not under warrenty and this is your dime, then clean it as best you can, then monitor it.

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Thanks..Yea i'm going give them a call tommorow.Does the engine need to be running to check fluid levels such as oil? This is what I heard.
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I'm having a similar leak. If they dyed the oil and it leaked again it should be simple to trace back. I have die in my oil as we speak. Going by later to find the leak. Looks to actually be comming from the oil pan lol. We looked for an hour and couldn't find oil any higher then it.

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Thanks..Yea i'm going give them a call tommorow.Does the engine need to be running to check fluid levels such as oil? This is what I heard.
The engine only has to be running to check tranny fluid, it needs to be off when u check the oil level.
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