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    Thread: Oil Can Henrys's, what do you think?

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      01-18-2010 05:31 PM #1
      So last time I did this I was told I was advertising, I did not mean to do that. I simply want to know what you guys think of the place, be it good or bad. Thanks.

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      01-18-2010 05:48 PM #2
      I think that of all the quick lube places this is the the best of your options.....

      that said; do it yourself is best IMO...

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      What!? He's gonna what?! With what?!

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      01-18-2010 05:55 PM #3
      They are building one in Sumner, WA. I haven't seen too many around here. Or any?

      i do mine myself. There is no way any of them stock the 15L of synth I need.


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      01-18-2010 06:08 PM #4
      They always do a good job on my wifes car. I took it there once and they were nice, informed, and not too quick to make me think they were 1/2 as$ing it, but not too slow to be anoying.
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      01-18-2010 06:13 PM #5
      Quote, originally posted by ArtieLange »
      They are building one in Sumner, WA. I haven't seen too many around here. Or any?

      i do mine myself. There is no way any of them stock the 15L of synth I need.

      I am not trying to advertise, Oil does carry full line of Castrol oils, including Slx 505.01


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      01-18-2010 06:17 PM #6
      Quote, originally posted by Cristos »

      I am not trying to advertise, Oil does carry full line of Castrol oils, including Slx 505.01

      I meant Oil can Henrys carries SLX 505.01


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      01-18-2010 06:30 PM #7
      seems like the best out of the quick lube franchises, but they need to dial back a bit on those stupid uniforms they wear

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      01-18-2010 08:32 PM #9
      They left the drain plug loose on my dads b6 A4. 2 blocks down the road and oil was everywhere. Almost got a whole new motor out of the deal paid for by oil can henry's but after a full dealer inspection they found nothing to be wrong.

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      01-18-2010 08:39 PM #10
      oil can henry took liberties with my passed out sister

      NOT COOL


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      01-18-2010 09:50 PM #11
      I had a bad experience with them when I took my R32 in. I was there for at least two hours because they took all the oil out of my car and than didn't know how to take my oil filter off. I had to wait for the store manger to come in on his day off because he knew how to do it. I only went there because I had some free oil change coupons that I one at an action. Will never go to a fast lube place again.

    12. 01-18-2010 09:53 PM #12
      Car went there and came back with some issue, can't remember so it couldn't of been that bad.

      But none the less, there was an issue with Mr. Henry's Oil Can.


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      01-18-2010 10:00 PM #13
      Oh almost forgot, I took my jetta there once and the guy couldn't find the dipstick on the 8v. I had to show him...

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      01-19-2010 08:11 AM #14
      If your in need of an oil change and can't do it yourself go to the dealer.
      Some quick lube places are ok, but it's all about the employees.
      Most dealerships have more qualified people changing oil.
      And even have competitive pricing
      my sister took her 06 Jett to oil can henrys and was charged $90 for a oil change

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      01-19-2010 10:42 AM #15
      yah dont let those cute little 1940's outfits fool you.. besides they have a metal border around the ditch they get in, and of course if you have a lip on your bumper, its a no go..
      Damn James, 2 hours waiting?? I saw those coupons the fine print read "mk4 R32s can cause a delay in service because the motor is full of win"
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      01-19-2010 11:20 AM #16

      I never like going to these places - they always got oil all over the manifold. Not a huge deal, but I like my bays tidy

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      01-19-2010 01:41 PM #17
      I have replaced oil pans they damaged.

      I have also had to fish out the tube they use to suck the oil out, after they realized they can not operate a drain plug.

      Just don't do it.


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      01-19-2010 02:09 PM #18
      only really went there when i had my 4runner but never had any problems. they've got some kids working there, but an oil change is easy enough, and they've got all those monitors so you can watch everything. the free paper is nice too...
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    19. 01-19-2010 03:00 PM #19
      i worked for a couple of the shops for a bout a year a few years ago, best oil and quality control in my opinion, i cant say accidents never happened, and the PCV valves might smell like ganja sometimes.... it is a min wage job, dont expect some serious mechanics to be working on your ride...


      Modified by Donmeister20vsix3 at 12:03 PM 1-19-2010

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      01-19-2010 03:15 PM #20
      Quote, originally posted by Donmeister20vsix3 »
      it is a min wage job, dont expect some serious mechanics to be working on your ride...

      QFT!

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    21. 01-20-2010 12:53 AM #21
      there good! they recycle oiled , i buy and bury in the dirt ground then rain the cabbage grows.

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      01-20-2010 01:00 AM #22
      Quote, originally posted by burble X2 »
      oil can henry took liberties with my passed out sister

      NOT COOL


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      01-20-2010 02:01 AM #23
      Quote, originally posted by Bipets »
      there good! they recycle oiled , i buy and bury in the dirt ground then rain the cabbage grows.


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      01-20-2010 02:32 AM #24
      Quote, originally posted by Bipets »
      there good! they recycle oiled , i buy and bury in the dirt ground then rain the cabbage grows.

      Yet another carefully thought out, insightful post from Bipets.


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      01-20-2010 02:34 AM #25
      Quote, originally posted by Bipets »
      there good! they recycle oiled , i buy and bury in the dirt ground then rain the cabbage grows.

      Tienes que hablar Inglés en este 'forum', Cabrón.

      edited for punctuation.


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      01-20-2010 10:49 AM #27
      Quote, originally posted by Bipets »
      there good! they recycle oiled , i buy and bury in the dirt ground then rain the cabbage grows.


      you make me want to do drugs


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      01-20-2010 11:32 AM #28
      always had a good experience here, they have excellent service for just a tad more. worth it IMO

    29. 01-20-2010 11:40 AM #29
      change your own oil.
      Just say NO to tinted tails.

    30. 01-20-2010 12:51 PM #30

      I do that once and my car shift no gears?


      Modified by Bipets at 10:28 AM 1-20-2010

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      01-20-2010 01:08 PM #31
      obvious troll is obvious

    32. 01-20-2010 01:22 PM #32
      Quote, originally posted by Bipets »

      I do that once and my car shift no gears?

      what?? Are you an alien??

      Just say NO to tinted tails.

    33. 01-20-2010 01:45 PM #33
      Quote, originally posted by Bipets »

      I do that once and my car shift no gears?


      Modified by Bipets at 10:28 AM 1-20-2010

      Common issue with oil change facilities. When they change out your oil, there is a dedicated crew member who removes the transmission, cracks the case and removes key gears. While it may feel like you have no gears when trying to shift, you are in fact, just missing a few.


    34. 01-20-2010 01:47 PM #34
      Quote, originally posted by cramer »

      Common issue with oil change facilities. When they change out your oil, there is a dedicated crew member who removes the transmission, cracks the case and removes key gears. While it may feel like you have no gears when trying to shift, you are in fact, just missing a few.




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      01-20-2010 02:26 PM #35
      Quote, originally posted by Cristos »
      So last time I did this I was told I was advertising, I did not mean to do that. I simply want to know what you guys think of the place, be it good or bad. Thanks.


      I remember you from the SE GTG.

      On the topic:

      They always over tighten, and/or strip the drain plug.


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