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  1. #26
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    Re: Quick lube flunkies

    I took my f150 in to the dealer a whille back... they have one of the best alignment guys around and we once worked together so no worries on that.. while I was in the waiting room, the service writer was talking about the 49 dollar oil change they offered..
    The lube bay was kinda slow and they offered to use motorcraft oil and filter so i told them to go ahead (he had no idea its a 7.3 and holds about 14 quarts)
    They were surprised when it rolled in from the alignment rack..they still did it for 49 dollars...
    Got out of there with an alignment and oil for less than 120 dollars..
    It cost me about 75 just for the filter and oil when i do It

  2. #27
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    Re: Quick lube flunkies

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael ray View Post
    I took my f150 in to the dealer a whille back... they have one of the best alignment guys around and we once worked together so no worries on that.. while I was in the waiting room, the service writer was talking about the 49 dollar oil change they offered..
    The lube bay was kinda slow and they offered to use motorcraft oil and filter so i told them to go ahead (he had no idea its a 7.3 and holds about 14 quarts)
    They were surprised when it rolled in from the alignment rack..they still did it for 49 dollars...
    Got out of there with an alignment and oil for less than 120 dollars..
    It cost me about 75 just for the filter and oil when i do It

    hope they used diesel rated oil......I dunno when it comes to my 7.3 I don't trust anyone working on it but me. I even get nervous when I take it to the car wash.
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  3. #28
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    Re: Quick lube flunkies

    Quote Originally Posted by bigb View Post
    hope they used diesel rated oil......I dunno when it comes to my 7.3 I don't trust anyone working on it but me. I even get nervous when I take it to the car wash.
    It was motorcraft 1540...nothing special like syn or anything but it was the diesel 15-40 in the red motorcraft gallons
    I watched him pour it in. I usually use rotella unless i get motorcraft at a deal

  4. #29
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    Re: Quick lube flunkies

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael ray View Post
    It was motorcraft 1540...nothing special like syn or anything but it was the diesel 15-40 in the red motorcraft gallons
    I watched him pour it in. I usually use rotella unless i get motorcraft at a deal
    I have enough of the old CJ rated Rotella 15/40 for one more change. The new one is CK rated and although they claim it is backwards compatible Ford does not agree, they found accelerated wear in their lab testing and have not approved it for use in their engines. I will be switching to Motorcraft CJ, which still has the old levels of phosphorus that they took out of the CK oils. Technically the 7.3 is not really a Ford engine but I am not taking any chances.
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  5. #30
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    Re: Quick lube flunkies

    The first thing I do when I go to any shop is to have a quick look and chat with the "mechanics" doing the work. Wally world isn't even on the list. I don't believe that first year apprentices and first year immigrants paid minimum wages make up a reliable, experienced and knowledgeable workforce. Unfortunately, I haven't trusted any shop for many years, an honest one is so difficult to come by and I have neither the bank account or the patience for that crapshoot. I live in a big city that has plenty of shops around, I would think that a shop being outside of the city would have to rely on their reputation a bit more due to the lower number of shops. An oil change takes only a few minutes and there are many shops around here that will take that excess oil, no need to have my ride damaged by my own neglectful use of local apprentice learning centres. For the most part I've had good experiences dealing with major work done at shops, just do the apprentice work yourself.
    Last edited by bearston; 08-15-2017 at 05:33 AM.


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  6. #31
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    Re: Quick lube flunkies

    Quote Originally Posted by bearston View Post
    The first thing I do when I go to any shop is to have a quick look and chat with the "mechanics" doing the work.
    If someone bypasses the front office, then wants me to stop what im doing, they dont hear what they want to.
    Being a commission based tech, nothing pisses me off more than someone who thinks my time is free to chat...
    Ill talk to a customer all day, but its going on the ticket at full hourly rate.
    If someone doesn't like it...too bad.
    I have and still do ignore people when im ***-deep in a big job...
    Dont like being rude, but like last week, doing a timing chain and waterpump on a maxima and was right in the middle of lacing the chain around sprockets when someone wanted me to check their ac because they had a long trip to go on and they couldn't find where to put the freon in...it was an old square body blazer (r12 era) and they had just bought a 30 dollar can of ac pro...which is 134..
    Ill be nice when possible, but when you come in then tell me that it will only take a minute....well, youve just pushed my instant-*** button.

  7. #32
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    Re: Quick lube flunkies

    Walmart made contact yesterday....
    They said that they would not pay for a remanufactured engine, but they did say that they could purchase a used motor from LKQ and it comes from LKQ with a 6 months parts and labor warranty.
    I told my them that sounds pretty fair... they are having it sent to the shop and agreed to pay our labor rate for replacement and paying the tow and check out bill.
    The LKQ motor has a few thousand miles less than the truck.
    Probably just go ahead and install a new timing chain/tensioner and guides in the replacement motor before i stick it in
    At least they are making it right

  8. #33
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    Re: Quick lube flunkies

    coffee cold?



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  9. #34
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    Re: Quick lube flunkies

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael ray View Post
    If someone bypasses the front office, then wants me to stop what im doing, they dont hear what they want to.
    You fail to realize there is a special class of people who don't have to use the front door. They're better than all of us; and social norms, courtesy, and common sense don't apply to them. You can try closing the garage door, but they'll just knock on it because it's easier for them if you open it than it is for them to walk that extra distance of a couple steps to the entrance. Customers who don't use the same entrance as everyone else are one of my biggest pet peeves.

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