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Old 08-30-2013, 03:00 AM   #1
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Why I hate shops!!

The past owner of my car was very good with servicing the car when recommended. Problem was it wasn't always by ford. I went to go change my coolant today because its old and the plastic nut on the petcock (drain) on my radiator is snapped off because someone tightened to much. Anyway I think ford knew someone would break them and made a hollow hex in it. Mine was snapped real bad, so lucky I found a Allen key that fits and got it to back out. Anyway my point is I don't trust any shops because some do poor work. I called my parts store and a new one is just 4 bucks so I'm not to mad. Anyone else find any presents from past owners, getting the car back from a shop?
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I hear you, although my issues have been what I assume to be the individuals who owned it before me. Mine has an aftermarket viper alarm on it. Well from the looks of it, when they where looking for wires to splice into for power they somehow cut a wire that was sending power to the steering column which disabled the horn, some dash lights, and all the power to my center console. That was fun tracing and fixing. My next step is to take off the whole alarm as I don't use it. It also automatically locks the doors after you start the car.... I almost locked myself out a few times.
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Some dealers even suck balls.
I'm the 1st owner of my mustang and I've done all the modifying myself. The only thing I used to take the car to the dealer for was the oil service. Which I had X amount of services covered in my car purchase.

About a month ago, I did my first oil change myself because my included services had run out. I was bummed to see how beat up my undercarriage protective cover was. It was not beat up from daily driving but rather from being yanked off from previous services. There was only one actual screw in the entire guard and everything else was held by loose cable ties. After I removed the cover, I could see all the caked up oil splatter on my side of the motor and topside of the cover. I wasn't too happy to say the least.
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Some dealers even suck balls.
I'm the 1st owner of my mustang and I've done all the modifying myself. The only thing I used to take the car to the dealer for was the oil service. Which I had X amount of services covered in my car purchase.

About a month ago, I did my first oil change myself because my included services had run out. I was bummed to see how beat up my undercarriage protective cover was. It was not beat up from daily driving but rather from being yanked off from previous services. There was only one actual screw in the entire guard and everything else was held by loose cable ties. After I removed the cover, I could see all the caked up oil splatter on my side of the motor and topside of the cover. I wasn't too happy to say the least.
I did my first oil change not that long ago, didn't have the same problem because I only got mine changed once by the dealer, but I could not be anymore disappointed in the location of the oil fiter. Oil everywhere.
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Some dealers even suck balls.
I'm the 1st owner of my mustang and I've done all the modifying myself. The only thing I used to take the car to the dealer for was the oil service. Which I had X amount of services covered in my car purchase.

About a month ago, I did my first oil change myself because my included services had run out. I was bummed to see how beat up my undercarriage protective cover was. It was not beat up from daily driving but rather from being yanked off from previous services. There was only one actual screw in the entire guard and everything else was held by loose cable ties. After I removed the cover, I could see all the caked up oil splatter on my side of the motor and topside of the cover. I wasn't too happy to say the least.

Some? A lot of dealers suck balls
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Some dealers even suck balls.
I'm the 1st owner of my mustang and I've done all the modifying myself. The only thing I used to take the car to the dealer for was the oil service. Which I had X amount of services covered in my car purchase.

About a month ago, I did my first oil change myself because my included services had run out. I was bummed to see how beat up my undercarriage protective cover was. It was not beat up from daily driving but rather from being yanked off from previous services. There was only one actual screw in the entire guard and everything else was held by loose cable ties. After I removed the cover, I could see all the caked up oil splatter on my side of the motor and topside of the cover. I wasn't too happy to say the least.
Yea, my mom has a brand new vw Tiguan 2.0 turbo. She gets free service also for x amount of times. Anyway vw is good at reminding you an estimating when to get the service. Just out of curiosity I checked her oil level a couple months ago after her 1st oil change and it was at the BARE MINIMUM. It was on level ground to. This pisses me off because I added about half a quart an you have to use mobile 1 5w-30 full synthetic so I had to go buy it.
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The past owner of my car was very good with servicing the car when recommended. Problem was it wasn't always by ford. I went to go change my coolant today because its old and the plastic nut on the petcock (drain) on my radiator is snapped off because someone tightened to much. Anyway I think ford knew someone would break them and made a hollow hex in it. Mine was snapped real bad, so lucky I found a Allen key that fits and got it to back out. Anyway my point is I don't trust any shops because some do poor work. I called my parts store and a new one is just 4 bucks so I'm not to mad. Anyone else find any presents from past owners, getting the car back from a shop?
Lol. That was the very first thing that I broke on my car. Stupid petcock. But, I didn't miss a beat. I went straight over to the lower radiator hose and pulled it right off. Much faster than the petcock anyway. I don't know if it had been over-tightened or what. I usually attribute things like that to, a piece of cheap plastic having to live on a hot radiator for a long period of time.
Long, long ago, when my truck was under warranty, a fuel pump went out in one of the tanks. I took it to the dealer to repair and when they dropped the tank they forgot to disconnect the filler neck and broke it. That happened to be a part that was on back order. Luckily, I had borrowed one of their "loaner" trucks. My truck sat on their lot for a month and a half waiting on that filler neck.
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