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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!


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