Originally Posted by MADDOG
He does not have any recourse to recover his costs. If an oil change company or the dealer had done the work, he could recover his costs to rebuild or replace the engine due to their negligence.
No paddle, no boat, he's sunk on this one, I'm afraid.
hate to say it, but I agree. I did this once on my ex's neon (don't change the oil in the dark when you are in a hurry). She only made it about 15 miles before the oil light came on. So I drove to where she was and changed the oil again (this is how i noticed the old filter seal on there). Luckly she was smart enough to call me so I could tell her to stop right away. It ended up being about 3 quarts low...oops...never had any damage from it tho thankfully. So she always liked to ask me "whos the dumbass" after that haha. I guess that means me!