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Old 01-15-2006, 01:59 PM   #11
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Too bad man, when I frist read this I was parying to God that it wasn't from any work that you had done because I know you put a LOT of time into that car lately. Glad a heater plug is prolly all the cause. But now let'* figure WHY it failed?
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Old 01-15-2006, 02:22 PM   #12
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Car is fixed, block heater popped out, they popped it back in.
Re filled coolant, the total on the bill will be under 50 dollars
Thank god.
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Fast fix and cheap. Always a good thing
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Actually, the replaced the block heater with a new one, i miss understood the guy on the phone
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however he did say
Is that your car?
Me: Yeah
Wow, thats a nice ride, all that stuff under the hood, the cold air intake, i bet it moves
hahah gotta love that
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Car is fixed, block heater popped out, they popped it back in.
Re filled coolant, the total on the bill will be under 50 dollars
Thank god.
You're lucky, an emergency tranny line repair for the '91 at Canadian Tire came out to $220
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Old 01-15-2006, 03:25 PM   #16
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yeah, it can be hit and miss with CDN tire, the one i go to, is usually really good, service counter people actually know there stuff well...but i have heard horror stories about the other location..
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Bad luck Matt. Hope it didn't mess up that nice clean engine bay too badly. :(

That happened to me on my Jeep when it was brand new. I was out of town on a trip with my family when the kids were babies heading for the Ferry in Vancouver. It was a long weekend and nothing was open. Had to wait for hours on the side of the road for someone to stop...pre cell phone...missed the Ferry and the next day of work. It cost me big time for the tow and hotel expenses, not to mention the stress of crying babies and cranky wife.

Just be thankful it happened close to home.

I think I used my block heater once or twice since 1988.
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They are becoming a pretty big ripoff. They are now up to 79$ an hour, 5$ an hour less than the stealership.


I had to go there on Friday since I needed new rotors on Malibu car BAD. I ran the Slotted rotors from RSM for 2 years but they were getting warped. I went with regular rotors and Monroe pads ( lifetime warranty on pads), plus one of my lower control arm busings was finished. I only go there since I know one of the mechanics. He did service the rear brakes for free, they re-balanced my front tires for free, and he did scan my car for the ABS code for free. Usually a scan there is 80$.

Rotors : 55$ each
pads: approx 60$
lower control arm bushing 14$
total bill 500$


I even told him that at those rates I only came there cause the other places I go are closed on Saturdays.
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