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Old 03-21-2006, 08:06 PM   #1
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So last night I'm driving my car, then I notice the yellow icon on my dash out of the corner of my eye, "Check oil level."

I thought nothing of it, so I stopped at pep boys, and bought two quarts of oil. Added one, the dipstick went to full.

This morning, I start it up, does it again, so I do the same.

I Get home from school!??

I go for a small drive

i get back, there'* a puddle of oil under my car (again)

Keep in mind, yesterday after school I noticed drops of oil, last night at jewel parking lot, i noticed oil, and this morning, and today i noticed it.

I go and jack my car up and set it on jackstands and I look where the oil pan seals or gaskets usually are, and I see white (like bathroom style) caulking

I said "Wtf.."

And unbolted the oil pan after I released all of the fluid

I look at the pan, sure as ****, it'* standard bathroom caulking. Supposedly they said "We also changed your oil pan gasket"

..yeah bullshit, I never knew you guys used caulking

I mean, I've got some Aviation grade form-a-gasket, but there wasn't even the actual gasket assembly.. just fricking caulking

I'm so angry

what the hell

And I took it to a different shop (one that usually does all work on my family'* cars..)

said he put pressure on my cooling system

there'* a leaking intake (which i know would go sooner or later)

..but this is ridiculous

$420 total for planned repairs
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Ouch!!

So you're saying that the family shop did that caulking job??? Are you sure it wasn't a plumbing shop? J/K. Sheesh, did they charge you for a gasket? I do believe that I would have to have a talk with someone over that, after I had calmed down somewhat...

Also, you mention $420 for planned repairs. I assume that it includes the UIM replacement w/ new TB gasket and the LIM gaskets, and at least a new oil pan gasket. Are you going to do the work yourself or have it done somewhere you trust?
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Ouch!!

So you're saying that the family shop did that caulking job??? Are you sure it wasn't a plumbing shop? J/K. Sheesh, did they charge you for a gasket? I do believe that I would have to have a talk with someone over that, after I had calmed down somewhat...

Also, you mention $420 for planned repairs. I assume that it includes the UIM replacement w/ new TB gasket and the LIM gaskets, and at least a new oil pan gasket. Are you going to do the work yourself or have it done somewhere you trust?
He could bring it to me.. Intake and oil pan gasket are really easy...

And I was wondering do the planned repairs cover the Oil pan gasket( Its actually a combined oil pan gasket / Windage tray ) as well as the upper intake? and they would be fools if they did not replace the lower intake gaskets as well as the coolant bypass elbow..

Oil pan gasket ( roughly $50 )
Intake Gaskets ( roughly $35-50 )
Upper intake Manifold ( $150 )

If all of this is going to be done for $420, that would be a he** bent deal

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Whoa...hold on a second.

Highlander and I went to the dealer for an oil pan gasket and got told there was a required sealant. Looks greyish white and is called engine sealant. It'* supposed to keep the oil pans from leaking. You are leaking very quickly. Check your oil filter adapter.
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Whoa...hold on a second.

Highlander and I went to the dealer for an oil pan gasket and got told there was a required sealant. Looks greyish white and is called engine sealant. It'* supposed to keep the oil pans from leaking. You are leaking very quickly. Check your oil filter adapter.
Does highlanders car have the alluminum pan or the stamped pan...

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Stamped. And the parts guys said it was a required. At the same time he handed us the aluminum frame gaskets w/o asking specifically for them for the lower intake. Apparently the part numbers are superceded
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Ouch!!

So you're saying that the family shop did that caulking job??? Are you sure it wasn't a plumbing shop? J/K. Sheesh, did they charge you for a gasket? I do believe that I would have to have a talk with someone over that, after I had calmed down somewhat...

Also, you mention $420 for planned repairs. I assume that it includes the UIM replacement w/ new TB gasket and the LIM gaskets, and at least a new oil pan gasket. Are you going to do the work yourself or have it done somewhere you trust?
nonono

the shop at which i bought the car did that

the family shop just quoted me $420 with everything i need

i'm having it done at a shop who'* done every car repair for our family for the past 3 and a half years

the man who owns it lives two doors down from me

the guy i bought the car from works at a place called 'mr j'* motors' and mr j'* also has a garage (who did the oil pan job)

i'm having it done at a different shop and i'm just gonna pay myself
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Whoa...hold on a second.

Highlander and I went to the dealer for an oil pan gasket and got told there was a required sealant. Looks greyish white and is called engine sealant. It'* supposed to keep the oil pans from leaking. You are leaking very quickly. Check your oil filter adapter.
i went over everything

it was like form-a-gasket, but of an extremely poor quality at least

and no actual gasket

i checked the filter, that'* fine
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Ouch!!

So you're saying that the family shop did that caulking job??? Are you sure it wasn't a plumbing shop? J/K. Sheesh, did they charge you for a gasket? I do believe that I would have to have a talk with someone over that, after I had calmed down somewhat...

Also, you mention $420 for planned repairs. I assume that it includes the UIM replacement w/ new TB gasket and the LIM gaskets, and at least a new oil pan gasket. Are you going to do the work yourself or have it done somewhere you trust?
He could bring it to me.. Intake and oil pan gasket are really easy...

And I was wondering do the planned repairs cover the Oil pan gasket( Its actually a combined oil pan gasket / Windage tray ) as well as the upper intake? and they would be fools if they did not replace the lower intake gaskets as well as the coolant bypass elbow..

Oil pan gasket ( roughly $50 )
Intake Gaskets ( roughly $35-50 )
Upper intake Manifold ( $150 )

If all of this is going to be done for $420, that would be a he** bent deal
i'm getting a 'preferred customer' discount



i'm cool with it

me and him just tore it apart at his shop and found it

he'* like 'hmm, bathroom caulking..not even gm sealant. cheap bastards'

i was like

WTF
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Whoa...hold on a second.

Highlander and I went to the dealer for an oil pan gasket and got told there was a required sealant. Looks greyish white and is called engine sealant. It'* supposed to keep the oil pans from leaking. You are leaking very quickly. Check your oil filter adapter.
Does highlanders car have the alluminum pan or the stamped pan...
totally unrelated to your question, i BELIEVE i have the stamped.
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