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    Thread: What Midas wrote on my oilpan.

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      10-12-2012 09:42 PM #1


      Went in for an oil change 3 weeks ago because I had exams and no time to touch my car. I don't know what it says, but I imagine it's some ****head mech's name so he knows what he's fouled up in the past. On top of this he put in 5 quarts of oil (1.8ts take 4.6 quarts.)

      I'm not sure what I can do about this. I had a few ideas, one of them would be to walk in the lobby and write my name on the wall in permanent marker. When questioned, I would say, "You wrote on my property, now I'm writing on yours", but that might get me arrested.

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      10-12-2012 09:43 PM #2
      It's totaled bro... hope insurance comes through for you
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      10-12-2012 09:45 PM #3
      This thread is a sure sign of the apocalypse.

      Do you have nothing more worthwhile to bitch about than someone "writing" on a part of a car that isn't visible externally?
      Deal with it.
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    4. 10-12-2012 09:47 PM #4
      It'd be cool if he drew a wang instead

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      10-12-2012 09:47 PM #5
      You deserve a Golf R for that.

      In reality, it might have some legit reason but I don't know what it would be.
      Lately I have been testing "tip-in events". Just the tip-in. Just to see how it feels. Response time is typically on the order of 2-3 seconds. Sometimes the injection timing is a little off...

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      10-12-2012 09:53 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Jason4 View Post

      In reality, it might have some legit reason but I don't know what it would be.
      This isn't reality, this is the Internet. Now join the lynch mob or gtfo
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      10-12-2012 09:54 PM #7
      I have seen this before.
      The tech cast a Voodoo curse on your car.
      If you remove the text- you will be drummed to death by Blue Man Group.
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      10-12-2012 09:56 PM #8
      In the course of one's life, a person must choose carefully which battles are worth fighting.



      This is not one of them.

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      10-12-2012 09:57 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by DerSpiegel View Post
      In the course of one's life, a person must choose carefully which battles are worth fighting.



      This is not one of them.
      Yeah- no reason to get blue and blow a gasket over this.
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      10-12-2012 10:00 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      Yeah- no reason to get blue and blow a gasket over this.


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      10-12-2012 10:00 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      Yeah- no reason to get blue and blow a gasket over this.
      I logged in just to praise you sir. That was awesome.

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      10-12-2012 10:03 PM #12
      I work a Honda dealer and we get in cars all the time that have been done at Jiffy Lube, Midas, Grease Monkey etc. with tagging on the oil pans. Actually had some pretty interesting graffiti/art work on a few. Not sure why people have to do this to other peoples cars We always let our customers know so they can either go back and complain or not go back at all and just use us from then on. The worst is when we get in oil pans that have been stripped out by those places. Also we'll get cars in with temporary plugs like pictured below and they don't tell their customers about it then we have to break the bad news to them that they need a new oil pan because they didn't bring it to us in the first place. I know dealers are expensive but from personal experience it's best to do the job yourself or take it to an actual dealer, not some place that hires high school kids who don't give a crap/know anything about cars.



      My boss had to spend 4 hours trying to get one of these out of an oil pan on an old Accord. They are one time use and suck, plus the places that use them don't usually tell their customers that they screwed up and had to use one so people usually find out the hard way when the have an oil leak from the plug.

      Sorry to offend anyone on this forum that might work at those places. I know there are some people at those places that take their job serious and do a good honest job but from personal experience I have seen a lot of low quality work come from quick lube places.

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      10-12-2012 10:03 PM #13
      So how many miles did you drive in 3 weeks? You could have extended your interval a little longer and now instead of taking pictures under your car you could be doing your own oil change and adding the correct 4.6 qt.

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      10-12-2012 10:12 PM #14
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      10-12-2012 10:15 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Aguilar View Post
      So how many miles did you drive in 3 weeks? You could have extended your interval a little longer and now instead of taking pictures under your car you could be doing your own oil change and adding the correct 4.6 qt.
      Yeah, if you're taking pictures of your oil pan, you might as well be the one who should drain and fill it.
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      10-12-2012 10:19 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by JettMKII View Post

      My boss had to spend 4 hours trying to get one of these out of an oil pan on an old Accord. They are one time use and suck, plus the places that use them don't usually tell their customers that they screwed up and had to use one so people usually find out the hard way
      I spent at least as much time digging one out of my old Accord. Found it the hard way when the thing broke as I opened it.
      I wish I had a cool car.

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      10-12-2012 10:20 PM #17
      Im still trying to figure out what it says.

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      10-12-2012 10:21 PM #18
      Aluminum oil pans aint cheap.
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      10-12-2012 10:22 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by oviewankenobi View Post
      Im still trying to figure out what it says.
      I think it says "old gregg"
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    20. 10-12-2012 10:23 PM #20
      Who the hell looks at their oil pan.

      If you are that anal and worried about what they did to your car you should have never taken it in the first place.

      Its not a Ferrari.

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      10-12-2012 10:23 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by JettMKII View Post
      I work a Honda dealer and we get in cars all the time that have been done at Jiffy Lube, Midas, Grease Monkey etc. with tagging on the oil pans. Actually had some pretty interesting graffiti/art work on a few. Not sure why people have to do this to other peoples cars We always let our customers know so they can either go back and complain or not go back at all and just use us from then on. The worst is when we get in oil pans that have been stripped out by those places. Also we'll get cars in with temporary plugs like pictured below and they don't tell their customers about it then we have to break the bad news to them that they need a new oil pan because they didn't bring it to us in the first place. I know dealers are expensive but from personal experience it's best to do the job yourself or take it to an actual dealer, not some place that hires high school kids who don't give a crap/know anything about cars.
      Good advice. I'll keep that in mind. I've changed my oil myself every time but this time and one other time. It's not solely the writing on my oil pan that I found to be disrespectful of my property, but also the overfilling and writing on my valve cover when they can clearly see I keep a clean engine bay.

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      10-12-2012 10:28 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by -DWM- View Post
      Yeah, if you're taking pictures of your oil pan, you might as well be the one who should drain and fill it.
      +1 for truth

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      10-12-2012 10:34 PM #23
      Why don't you just grow a pair and show Midas the issue?

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      10-12-2012 10:38 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by project_86 View Post
      Good advice. I'll keep that in mind. I've changed my oil myself every time but this time and one other time. It's not solely the writing on my oil pan that I found to be disrespectful of my property, but also the overfilling and writing on my valve cover when they can clearly see I keep a clean engine bay.
      You're this anal about your car, but get oil changes done at Midas....?
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      10-12-2012 10:44 PM #25
      Son, you took your car to Midas. That was your first mistake.
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      10-12-2012 10:55 PM #26
      it looks like it says "whore" vertically to me.
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      10-12-2012 11:00 PM #27
      lol@this thread, OP is absolutely rediculous

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      10-12-2012 11:06 PM #28
      i think it says "JLOPP"
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      10-12-2012 11:10 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by Spell Check Desk View Post
      Son, you took your car to Midas. That was your first mistake.
      Yup. It's like going to Mc Donalds expecting a five star meal.

      You should feel lucky they didn't strip it out. Even luckier they actually put oil in it. I can guarantee whatever they used isn't VW approved though.

      Best change it before the car blows up.
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      10-12-2012 11:17 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      I think it says "old gregg"
      I think it says 'Brool story co'.
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      10-12-2012 11:18 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by still_a_G View Post
      Why don't you just grow a pair and show Midas the issue?

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      10-12-2012 11:28 PM #33
      Some people are super weird about stuff like that.

      I never knew who it was, but someone who was employed by the last place I worked at used to write 'FAH' on say a quality sign off, then 'Q' somewhere else. There were random boxes with FAH Q written all over the building, and parts shipped to customers with this message somewhere on them (sometimes he wrote it inside the part where no one would look etc).

      Some people write their own name on bathroom walls, or carve stupid little pictures or jokes for others to enjoy.

      People are weird occasionally. I would do nothing, clean it off... and never... ever go back to that oil change shop.

      At least it wasn't one of the usual "left a quickie lube place, 10 blocks later my engine seized" stories.

    34. 10-12-2012 11:32 PM #34
      In for the luls

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