Originally Posted by iluvmybonnie
brake fluid costs 20 bucks and you can do it yourself. go buy some superblue fluid best bang for ya buck. you should be changing it every 3 years regardless.
wrong coolant: don't use DEX. it'* crap GM **** that is overpriced and under functions. as well as it having the chance of major problems. use the stuff the rest of the world uses. gm is not god.
if the MM is weak which is unlikely just grab a new one from a yard. or take it off, gut it out and make your own poly urethane motor mount for the front. to test open hood and have someone go through teh gears. if it moves excessively then you should get it changed...however i doubt it does and if you've never done this before you have no idea how much it'* supposed to move. i wouldn't worry about it. if you are really worried buy one from a yard and replace. people have 15 yr old 200k+ MMs that are worn and 100% original and are fine. the chance of it damaging something electrical is so unlikely it'* not funny as they know(gm) there needs to be play in the wiring as the engine moves it'* not like this is a new concept or anything.
do it all yourself it'* SERIOUSLY easy enough and will save you a few hundred.
oh and your mechanic is a tool. heh get it a tool mechanics use tools...yeah...but seriously he'* a great big tool.
go google dex and class action lawsuit and print it out for him
Got to talk to the mechanic myself today. He says the problem with Dex-Cool is that GM says it doesn't need to be changed for 100,000 mi. That is where the problems start.
If you change it every 30,000 there shouldn't be any problems. But he did say there was another brand that other auto makes use that is 100,000 mile coolant that I could put in, but no matter what you should still change at 30,000.
The wires statement was actually from the receptionist.
About the motor mount, there is a slight clunking noise from hard acceleration. He is just looking out for me as he knows this is an issue for the dealer where I bought the car, and
doesnt stand to make any money from it.
I bought an extended warranty which includes motor mounts, but I'm guessing that they have to actually "break".
The dealer is looking at it on monday, will keep you posted.
the car only has 34,000 miles on it