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Why idiots shouldn't be allowed to touch cars...

Postby DLinkOZ » Wed Dec 10, 2003 4:42 pm

My employer offers services via Dock3, a very cool setup (www.dock3.com). One of them is light car maintenance (fluid changes, etc). So I have them change my oil to synthetic, I just leave the keys with them when I pull up in the morning and when they're done they give the keys to the counter at the starbucks inside the building for me to pick up later.

This was several weeks ago and I never thought anything about it. Until today... I went to start my car to let it warm up, I hear an odd noise followed by the sounds of lifters ticking. Odd I think, so I turn it off and look around. I pull out the dipstick, bone dry, not a single drop of oil in the engine. I look under the car... FOUND THE OIL!

*visual aids*
http://www.oesm.org/images/dlinkoz/oil/IMAGE009.jpg
http://www.oesm.org/images/dlinkoz/oil/IMAGE010.jpg
http://www.oesm.org/images/dlinkoz/oil/IMAGE011.jpg

Note: I cleaned it up already, so this was just the residue left behind of the thin, lightly colored synthetic oil

Unbelievably ticked off, and figured it was something done incorrectly during said oil change, I decide to take it to the shop and have them verify that the idiot employed by the oil service was indeed an idiot as suspected. I need to get some oil into the engine, obviously, and not let it just pour right out of the oil filter... so I start it up, immediately put oil in and drive the 2 blocks to the shop (1500 rpm or less, just to be sure). In the second pic you can see a trail going down the center... that's the new oil slowly leaking out.

The shop confirmed that it was indeed a bonehead oil change tech. He had crossthreaded the filter when putting it on. This in turn stripped the canister it mounts to, which now must be replaced. It's only a $25 part, but has to be ordered directly from GM as no local dealerships stock it (everything on my car is that way, even the oil filter is special and only 1 local shop carries it).

I called the place that changed the oil, and after 5 minutes of the owner apologizing he told me that he had already fired that person for other such issues, which is a good thing. They will completely reimburse me, even agreed to that with no problems prior to finding out it's only $60 p&l.

The crap end of this stick is I'm now sans car till Friday afternoon just cause some damn bonehead can't figure out how to screw on a @#$# oil filter... As per my sig, one more idiot has added confirmation to the general human condition.
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Postby [OESM]DeckonFrost-AS- » Wed Dec 10, 2003 5:42 pm

dude, they should supply you with a loaner until your car is fixed...

At the very least you need to go to that guys house, and beat the shit outta him...j/k a quick swing across the knees with a baseball bat is all that's warranted
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Postby Setzer » Wed Dec 10, 2003 8:34 pm

This is one of the numerous reasons nobody touches my truck. 90% of the human population (at least Americans) are so fucking stupid it isn't even funny. If that had been my truck, I swear I'd have fucking murdered the bastard by now. It pisses me off just looking at those pictures, not just because you're a friend, but because it doesn't take a fucking brain-surgeon to screw a filter on easily. Unless your car was brand-new or built in the last year or two, you had STEEL threads to strip, so the idiot HAD to have cranked the SHIT out of it with something! I mean come ON!
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Postby Mr.Magoo » Mon Feb 02, 2004 10:14 am

Setzer wrote:This is one of the numerous reasons nobody touches my truck.


The others being that they'd trip over the gun rack and that you are a redneck.
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Postby Setzer » Tue Feb 03, 2004 5:56 pm

That's my wang, Magoo, not a rifle. Sorry for the confusion.
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Postby DLinkOZ » Tue Feb 03, 2004 6:05 pm

Seph keeps a derringer in his gun rack?
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Postby Setzer » Tue Feb 03, 2004 9:59 pm

LOL
That would be a nice come-back, but note how I said "rifle" in my post, so size was specified :P.
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Postby DLinkOZ » Tue Feb 03, 2004 10:43 pm

More like... self perceived size was mentioned...
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Postby Setzer » Wed Feb 04, 2004 2:57 pm

You seem to know a lot about my wang. You been spying on me while I sleep? Perverts.
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Postby DLinkOZ » Wed Feb 04, 2004 3:49 pm

So you admit I'm correct?
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Postby Axiom » Wed Feb 04, 2004 6:33 pm

educated guesses are always best, eh dave?

and seph, what good is it bragging about a 'big wang' when you only use it to take your rectal temperature?
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Postby Setzer » Thu Feb 05, 2004 11:40 am

Sorry, it ain't that long. If anybody has one that long, they must be doing elephants or something, cause that'd hurt a lady like hell.
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Help plz

Postby basin95 » Sun Nov 27, 2005 2:43 am

Does any one know what is wrong here?
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Postby DLinkOZ » Sun Nov 27, 2005 6:12 am

I must admit, this one goes a bit beyond the traditional "create an account on a msg board and include the URL to your site to gain rank on the search engines" bit. Actually posting some random non-sense to make it look legit...
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