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Posted by Jean B. on July 7, 2006, 9:41 pm

Spurred on by my miserable MPGs every time my car has gone in
for scheduled maintenance, and its failure to even recover
from that the last time, I decided to tape a note to my
steering wheel re the amount of oil, tire pressure, etc.  I
got some snide comments from the mechanic, BUT my car is
actually getting good mileage again--56+ MPGs.  I may edit my
note a bit before my next visit, but I will keep right on
doing that....
Jean B.

Posted by Bill on July 7, 2006, 10:39 pm

Why didn't I think of that?  Thanks, Jean.  I'm going to do the same thing.
Mine will simply say "If the oil is over the full mark and the tires aren't
rotated and at 42F/40R , you aren't finished."

Posted by OscartheGrouch on July 8, 2006, 2:45 am

How about this: "If the oil is over the full mark and the tires aren't
rotated and at 42F/40R , you ARE finished." Might be a bit harsh....

Posted by Michael Pardee on July 8, 2006, 3:33 am

I was a service manager in an avionics shop for a few years. I was sometimes
mildly annoyed when customers were finicky about things that made no sense
to me, but I preferred accomodating their requests rather than leaving them


Posted by =?iso-8859-1?Q?mark=5Fdigital= on July 8, 2006, 9:13 am

Yes it would be annoying to be reminded about an overfill seeing that it
could very well cause the engine to refuse to start. I know first hand it
doesn't take much to screw things up.

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