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Posted by Bill on July 8, 2006, 3:33 pm
 




My dealer overfilled mine doing the very first oil change.  It was about
3/8" above the full line.  Started fine when they drove it back into the
shop to drain out the excess.  Fellow was pissed that I made him do it.
Along the way he asked, sarcastically, how much oil I want in the thing.  I
told him to drain it to the full mark.



Posted by Jean B. on July 9, 2006, 2:59 pm
 


Michael Pardee wrote:


That can be smart.  Yes, I think I annoyed the machanic (and I
would like not to do that).  OTOH, don't you think that we,
who are looking oh-so-carefully at the MPGs and ponddering the
whys and wherefores might be interested in practices that
don't cause them to plummet?

--
Jean B.

Posted by Jean B. on July 9, 2006, 3:01 pm
 

Michael Pardee wrote:


Oh!  PS.  Irony of ironies, it was a post from YOU that I
based my note on!  Thank you, BTW.

--
Jean B.

Posted by Jean B. on July 9, 2006, 2:57 pm
 

Bill wrote:


Oh!  I LIKE that!  I am thinking of rewriting my note, so it
won't be offensive--but I am really happy right now.  I am
getting my best mileage yet.  I was so afraid that I would be
getting even worse mileage than I've had since my last appt.
That would have been the pits.  (I was barely hitting 50 mpg,
and before I took it in, I was getting around 55 mpg.)

--
Jean B.

Posted by Michael Pardee on July 9, 2006, 3:56 pm
 

I don't know why it took so long for me to remember, but a friend told me
just recently she gets exceptional service by leaving a box of donuts when
she drops off the car. A pretty slick way of being sure she is remembered as
a person!

Mike



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