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Old 08-23-2005, 11:08 PM   #21
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This is why I do not ever take any vehicles to a quick lube shop were a 16 yr old is doing the work. N00BS. Id rather have oil thats been in my engine for 10k miles than go to one of these scheisters.
Wow, way to stereotype. That is like saying all 16 yr olds are bad drivers. Funny thing is, some of them have been driving longer than most 21 year olds. Heck, someone i work with has a son that drives a stick....he is 8 years old and supposedly can work the clutch as good as an experienced driver.

I bet many of those 16 year old n00bs know more about oil and changing it then you do. I know you may not like to think that it is so, but that will come with time....and in your case, maturity.
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LOL....I am 17 first of all. And i wouldn ot compare that to 16 yr old drivers, as I am a very good one. I wouldnt get to drive my dads 68k car if i wasnt. Never scratched my car even with my permit. How many people can say the same here???

They can know as much as they want about oil and filters. I know a lot too, and can easily..easily change oil and filter. My grandpop taught me that when i was 14 with his Buick Century.
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Never scratched my car even with my permit. How many people can say the same here???
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Never scratched my car even with my permit. How many people can say the same here???
Ok, sound off.

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I think in the later years GM went to a cast alluminum oil pan to help kill off engine noise... I think these engines use 4.5 qts as opposed to the 5 qts in the earlier models... Generally I'd pour in 4 qts( I fill the oil filter 3/4 of the way before I install it ) and then let it run for a minute, shut it off, give it a few for the oil to get back to the pan, recheck and then add to the proper fill level...

I refuse to take the car to a quicky lube place...

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IGenerally I'd pour in 4 qts( I fill the oil filter 3/4 of the way before I install it )
Good call. I should try that next time.
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Took our nova to an oil shop in mankato. They were very helpful. I knew more then most of their customers about cars, but i need a change on the ol' nova, and I was in my own apt.

They did a decent inspection, and did a good job, and quite fast.
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Took our nova to an oil shop in mankato. They were very helpful. I knew more then most of their customers about cars, but i need a change on the ol' nova, and I was in my own apt.

They did a decent inspection, and did a good job, and quite fast.
Somplaces are very good, and if you find places like that, those are the ones that will most likely have good word of mouth....

There are a few around here that like to destroy engines

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Took our nova to an oil shop in mankato. They were very helpful. I knew more then most of their customers about cars, but i need a change on the ol' nova, and I was in my own apt.

They did a decent inspection, and did a good job, and quite fast.
Somplaces are very good, and if you find places like that, those are the ones that will most likely have good word of mouth....

There are a few around here that like to destroy engines
Place here in Lakeville, if you **** them off, they'll pump your Oil Filter full of grease while changing your oil....Or leave the plug half out to fall out.

Wish they'd do it to my car so I could cram my engine up their ***' for a new one
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Okay guys, I need to vent. When I bought my car a week ago I posted that my car was overfilled by at least a 1/2 quart of oil. Now I've been doing my own oilchanges for 20 years but in recent years because of a hectic schedule, I've been taking it to a mechanics shop. Well the 1/2 quart thing has been bothering me, so I did even worse. I took it to those quick lube shops. What a mistake!!I took it in and told the guy the car takes 41/2 quarts. He told me he knew. I said alright. We'll see. When they were done, I checked the oil and IT WAS OVERFILLED AGAIN!! I was beyond angry. I looked at the recept and it said Pontiac Grand Prix. They didn't even have the right model car!! I took it back and bitched about it. They took the filter off to drain some oil out and put it back on. I didn't like that one bit. Now they broke the seal and the sucker could start leaking. I just don't undderstand this and how this happens because when I did it myself, although the car calls for 4/1/2 quarts, it took almost five for it to reach full. So what are these guys doing? I think these shops don't give the oil enough time to drain. Plus they don't put in oil quart by quart like the ol fashion way. Checking it along the way. They use these pumps that automatically put in the the amount.
So anyway, I ate the $30 went to the store, bought oil and a filter and was going to do it myself. Went to take off the drain plug and found the plug was almost completly rounded. The socket couldn't grab. I had to get channel locks to unscrew it.!. So now when I do the oil again, I have to get a new drain plug. Unbelievable. I can't believe you have to be a certified mechanic for a simple oil change.
NEVER GO TO THOSE QUICK LUBE PLACES!! You should of seen the characters that work there. What was I thinking!!

Reason #4874 why I have to open my own shop when I retire from the Navy or @ least find a job where I can afford a lad that I build my own shop I can put a lift into.

I think I'll call it "shadetree shop" it'* slogin will be - "I'm not a prof mech so I won't F'in cross thead your lugnuts or forget to put oil plug in and not tell you"
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One of the dealerships around here did an oil change on my friends saturn. Never put the oil plug back in. Some how managed to drive the car for two weeks with no oil. Seems impossible to me....but thats what he said. Didn't die until he did reverse doughnuts in the parking lot at work. Apparently they don't make that engine anymore, so they put some larger V-6 in for him.
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