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    Thread: What Midas wrote on my oilpan.

    1. 10-12-2012 11:36 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by Chris16vRocco View Post
      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?
      He paid for someone to work on his vehcile he has a right to get peeved because htey worte on his vehicle for no good reason, not like they put on a label or even a removable sticker

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      10-12-2012 11:41 PM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by Spell Check Desk View Post
      Son, you took your car to Midas. That was your first mistake.
      Concur.
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      1. Don't do stupid things.
      2. Don't allow yourself to be recorded doing stupid things.

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      10-13-2012 12:02 AM #39
      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.
      Pics of valve cover?


      Surely you have one if you took the time to take one of the pan.

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      It's totaled bro... hope insurance comes through for you
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      10-13-2012 12:06 AM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by Impeccable View Post
      He paid for someone to work on his vehcile he has a right to get peeved because htey worte on his vehicle for no good reason, not like they put on a label or even a removable sticker
      Da fuq? Dude, it's an oil pan and generally the techs will mark the filter, not the pan, but big friggen deal ...


    7. 10-13-2012 12:50 AM #42
      that blue stuff is easily removed with a finger nail. its put on the drain plug to make sure someone hasnt tampered with it. they usually mark the oil filter with the initials so they can tell who did the work. is the oil filter black? that might be why he used the removable paint to do that also. if it bothers you that much, use your fingernail or a credit card to scrape it off.
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      10-13-2012 01:04 AM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by Porridgehead View Post
      There is no such thing as a purist Chevette enthusiast, any more than there is a diarrhetic pedophile metastasized tumor enthusiast.

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      10-13-2012 01:18 AM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by project_86 View Post
      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.
      Do it, Do it, Do it... and take a picture for proof...

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      10-13-2012 01:41 AM #46
      maybe you were an a-hole edit although the valve cover thing is a little too far
      You could always sand it.

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      10-13-2012 01:55 AM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by Jason4 View Post
      You deserve a Golf R for that.
      Came for this!


      Quote Originally Posted by JettMKII View Post
      So if a quick lube place used one of these, and you went back for a consecutive oil change, what would they do?

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      10-13-2012 02:20 AM #48
      Funniest thread I have had the pleasure of reading in a while. I needed this. Still wiping the tears from my eyes.

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      10-13-2012 03:37 AM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by initiation View Post
      It'd be cool if he drew a wang instead
      At least I would have laughed.

    15. 10-13-2012 04:43 AM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by redsoxreturns View Post
      You're this anal about your car, but get oil changes done at Midas....?
      for real

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      10-13-2012 07:42 AM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by GRNWNV View Post
      Came for this!




      So if a quick lube place used one of these, and you went back for a consecutive oil change, what would they do?
      you honestly cant see how this can be reused? DUH
      Studies have shown that all decaying mammals smell exactly the same. So what if you want the smell of dead whores but can't afford to risk a lengthy jail sentence? Try a dead cat. Just slip it under the seat and no one will be the wiser. They will get in your car and say " Dam ******, you gots a dead hooker in the trunk?" and you can smile and just say " I'll never tell".

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      10-13-2012 08:02 AM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      I think it says "old gregg"
      I think you're a nice modern gentleman.

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      10-13-2012 08:16 AM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by redsoxreturns View Post
      You're this anal about your car, but get oil changes done at Midas....?
      Was just going to say this. I know people bitch about the dealer, but I would trust them 100x over Midas.

      I've only serviced my car at Kia and they do an awesome job
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      10-13-2012 09:05 AM #54


      It's not even vandalism.
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      10-13-2012 09:30 AM #55
      Don't change the oil again or you'll unleash WWIII


    21. 10-13-2012 10:31 AM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by GRNWNV View Post
      Came for this!




      So if a quick lube place used one of these, and you went back for a consecutive oil change, what would they do?
      unscrew it halfway and let the oil out. rescrew it and its good to go.
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      10-13-2012 10:40 AM #57

      You Only Lube Once.

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      10-13-2012 11:37 AM #58
      Moral of the story.

      Change your own oil.....

      because we all know....blue RTV is harder than diamond, and will be impossible to peel off the pan..

      C'mon now.....

    24. 10-13-2012 11:42 AM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by Impeccable View Post
      He paid for someone to work on his vehcile he has a right to get peeved because htey worte on his vehicle for no good reason, not like they put on a label or even a removable sticker

      Please tell me you are not this stupid....

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      10-13-2012 12:08 PM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by McBanagon View Post

      You Only Lube Once.
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      10-13-2012 12:14 PM #61
      I like how everyone in TCL is turning around and blaming the op. For real? A shop screws up and it's automatically the customer's fault for going to the shop? Especially going for the first time? I wish I could blame every mistake that ever happens at work on the customers, that would be great!
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      10-13-2012 12:19 PM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by burtonxbordr94 View Post
      I like how everyone in TCL is turning around and blaming the op. For real?
      You must be new here.

      Some people seem to enjoy trying to derail every thread- and that means looking for any way to change the OP's intended directions.
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      10-13-2012 12:33 PM #63
      I never realized that .4Qts would ruin a 1.8t...get over it. Don't take your car to Midas anymore, and find something else to complain about.

      My truck takes 6.5qts and the AWD guys put 7qts in to try and prevent starvation at the front of the pickup on hard launches.

      If you go to Midas and bring up the issue of them marking on your oil pan and filling up a full 5qts instead of 4.6 I am sure you'll get a blank stare from the manager for even coming in and complaining about that.
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      10-13-2012 01:18 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by Noah Fecks View Post
      that blue stuff is easily removed with a finger nail. its put on the drain plug to make sure someone hasnt tampered with it. they usually mark the oil filter with the initials so they can tell who did the work. is the oil filter black? that might be why he used the removable paint to do that also. if it bothers you that much, use your fingernail or a credit card to scrape it off.
      This.

      And 5 quarts isn't going to harm your engine. +/- .5 quarts is no big deal short term......unless y are racing the car. I bet the reading on the dip stick isn't even above the max line with 5 quarts in there. I know my 1.8T wasn't.

    30. 10-13-2012 01:37 PM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by WhistlerYOW View Post
      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.
      I ****ing hate that sorry-ass line of reasoning. Just because a car isn't expensive doesn't mean the owner doesn't want to take care of it.

      Your probably that guy that looks at a parked car and decides how careful you'll be opening your door next to it based on it's retail value.
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    31. 10-13-2012 01:47 PM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by McBanagon View Post

      You Only Lube Once.
      LMAOOOO

      the guy really did put YOLO

      hahaha that's hilariousssss, oh sh*t, I'm dyin

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      10-13-2012 01:52 PM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by McBanagon View Post
      You Only Lube Once.
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      10-13-2012 01:58 PM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by crannky View Post
      I ****ing hate that sorry-ass line of reasoning. Just because a car isn't expensive doesn't mean the owner doesn't want to take care of it.

      There was no damage done to the ops car. Not sure what the big deal is. Markings were put on his oil pan with a paint marker (something most techs do), and it can be easily removed with your nail or a credit card...it flakes off.

    34. 10-13-2012 01:58 PM #69
      A friend of mine used to poop in his hand and pack it on top of peoples catalytic converter when he worked in the pit at jiffy lube-op should consider himself lucky

    35. 10-13-2012 02:01 PM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by Steve O'Reilly View Post
      A friend of mine used to poop in his hand and pack it on top of peoples catalytic converter when he worked in the pit at jiffy lube-op should consider himself lucky
      how did the leftovers taste?
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