Did dealership mess something up?
ok, i like to think of the gf'* bonneville as a delicate egg. If i had the time and money i would do all the required maintenence on it but i don't have either so i am forced to keep the car at a "decent" mark of running condition. so here'* the story. i gave blood and got a free oil change at a local chevrolet dealership. i do my own oil changes on my alero but i haven't had time to change the oil on the gf'* bonneville and it was 1500 miles overdue. so, i decided to use the free oil coupon that i had today. first, i take the car in and the lady gets the work order all situated and tells me that car will be ready in a half hour. one hour passes and i haven't gotten the car back so i ask whats taking so long. lady says "well, the coupon you gave me also included a lube job and the fluids to be topped off. so i was like "oh don't worry about the fluids" but she said they had just finished it. so i get the car back and i am driving it home and temp gauge gets to the "3/4" mark and it rarely goes over the 1/2 mark. so i think nothing of it, then remember how nasty the extra coolant resivoir was (it looks like somebody puked in the tank). so i get the car home and pop the hood. resivoir tank is still mostly empty and nasty looking so i don't think they messed with it but i can tell they topped off the other fluids because the power steering is a little over-filled now. i also looked at the oil filter and it looked like it could be leaking a little at the top. then i took the car back to the gf'* house and on the way, heat started blowing cold. i was like "wtf"? its working again but why did it stop? did they screw up something with the anti-freeze?
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