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freaken dealer! #265007 Sep 1, 7:57pm Sep 1, 7:57pm
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freaken dealer!
Ok, i just moved to burbank area and i needed to change my oil. So i went to dealer at north hollywood. People were nice and everything and everything was cool.
After i got my car and came home and i see smoke coming out of the engine. I looked inside and those fockers forgot to put the oil cap back on, and there was oil all over the place. So took it back and they cleaned with pressure wash.

Ok here is the problem...After washing the car, there were white residues from the oil that stuck on my strut brace engine cover and and my Intake. And it wouldn't come off just rubbing it. i have to use the rubbing compound stuff to get it off. So im taking my car back to dealer and they are suppose to clean it off. However the crap on Intake will not come off, so they probably need to replace that.
Focking dealer, i hate them. ALL...
What happnens if they don't do what they told me they will do? can i get something out of this?

Re: freaken dealer! [Re: Jae] #265008 Sep 1, 8:03pm Sep 1, 8:03pm
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Why are you taking your car to the dealer to have your oil changed? Why not just do it yourself?

Then you know it will be done right.


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Re: freaken dealer! [Re: slidr] #265009 Sep 1, 8:14pm Sep 1, 8:14pm
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i would, but like i said i just moved here. i don't have any tools or anything. And i have to drive for while this weekend.

Re: freaken dealer! [Re: Jae] #265010 Sep 1, 8:38pm Sep 1, 8:38pm
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Oh.


Well, I'd file a claim with the dealership if they don't want to repair the damage.


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Re: freaken dealer! [Re: slidr] #265011 Sep 1, 9:19pm Sep 1, 9:19pm
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I've learned that for the most part dealerships are no better than a trusted mechanic or any other shop. The only difference is Toyota will charge you upwards of 1.5X - 2X for the amount labor and most of the time they will come back shaking their heads and shrugging their shoulders to what happened or what could be the problem. Good luck. I would have taken the car back afterwards and complained or blew up my engine and blamed Toyota for a faulty oil change and have them replace that sucker and everything else.

Re: freaken dealer! [Re: Jae] #265012 Sep 1, 9:37pm Sep 1, 9:37pm
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Originally Posted by Jae
i would, but like i said i just moved here. i don't have any tools or anything. And i have to drive for while this weekend.


Shit i would of waited to get my tools, screw fools when you have tools! thumbsup


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Re: freaken dealer! [Re: Jae] #265013 Sep 1, 9:57pm Sep 1, 9:57pm
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I take my van to jiffy lube!... grin thumbsup i used to do it myself but now no time anymore! grin


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Re: freaken dealer! [Re: cegonaxman] #265014 Sep 1, 10:13pm Sep 1, 10:13pm
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wow im a noob at oil changes... i dont even kno wher to take my dirty oil... my car has an oil leak anyways but ill try to change my oil once i get a celi... the white stuff is on the filter right? juss get a new filter like k & n or sumtin... good luck buddy


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Re: freaken dealer! [Re: CaddyShack] #265015 Sep 2, 1:44am Sep 2, 1:44am
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The dealership is whack. They charge 100$ (the "discounted price") for stuff like fuel injection clean and transmission flush and really pressure you to have it done there. You can find hundreds of car serivce shops who will do that stuff for 50$ or less. thumbsdown

Re: freaken dealer! [Re: fonz182] #265016 Sep 2, 1:57am Sep 2, 1:57am
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That's harsh! For everyone but hourly labor, most car dealerships are barely more expensive than other auto shops and usually they're the same price. I can get my oil changed at my dealership for less money than anywhere around here.

Re: freaken dealer! [Re: Stephen] #265017 Sep 2, 7:15am Sep 2, 7:15am
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jae, they probably gave your the express lube oil change. they hire these dumb ass high school drop outs to change your oil. i would do myself to save the headache...

Re: freaken dealer! [Re: ragingpaseo] #265018 Sep 2, 9:17am Sep 2, 9:17am
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hey jae...try using "mother's metal polish" for your Intake. i know it sounds dumb but i use it on my TRD exhaust tip when i can't get stuff off of it and it shines like new. if you want we can meet up you can use mine. thumbsup

if it doesn't work at least we tried. idunno


Originally posted by SKOOF:
yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
Re: freaken dealer! [Re: ct] #265019 Sep 2, 11:13am Sep 2, 11:13am
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if i were you jae, i'd be more concerned if it did any damage to the motor. with out the oil cap, can there be oil pressure? because without oil pressure no oil gets pumped into the engine, leading to oil starvation that can kill your engine.


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Re: freaken dealer! [Re: Kim] #265020 Sep 2, 12:35pm Sep 2, 12:35pm
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Originally Posted by Kim
if i were you jae, i'd be more concerned if it did any damage to the motor. with out the oil cap, can there be oil pressure? because without oil pressure no oil gets pumped into the engine, leading to oil starvation that can kill your engine.


ok now you are scaring me.lol
they said that only little bit of oil came out of the engine. But i don't know anything about the pressure.

Re: freaken dealer! [Re: Jae] #265021 Sep 2, 12:59pm Sep 2, 12:59pm
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hey jae..what dealer did you go to so that i may avoid this place...lol


Originally posted by SKOOF:
yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
Re: freaken dealer! [Re: ct] #265022 Sep 3, 11:15am Sep 3, 11:15am
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i don't mean to scare you but its the truth. it doesn't matter if only a little oil came out, the point is to get the oil to the engine, if there is no pressure then no oil moves.


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Re: freaken dealer! [Re: Kim] #265023 Sep 3, 11:16am Sep 3, 11:16am
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but if you haven't felt or heard any differences yet then i'd say you're fine/


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Re: freaken dealer! [Re: Kim] #265024 Sep 3, 11:55am Sep 3, 11:55am
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The cap isn't required to maintain oil pressure; the oil pump does that. As long as the oil level is maintained to within a quart of being full, it should have been OK. Bummer about the mess though.


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Re: freaken dealer! [Re: ExNihilo] #265025 Sep 3, 2:37pm Sep 3, 2:37pm
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you shouldve taken a piss at the service managers door to express how pissed off you where smile

as far as the oil staings /white stains just rub itoff it should come off with elbow grease


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Re: freaken dealer! [Re: RedSunCelica] #265026 Sep 3, 2:52pm Sep 3, 2:52pm
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^^ hes sick and tired of the oil, he doesnt want to use more greese to get the oil off!!! angry

Re: freaken dealer! [Re: Jae] #265027 Sep 3, 2:56pm Sep 3, 2:56pm
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Originally Posted by Jae
Originally Posted by Kim
if i were you jae, i'd be more concerned if it did any damage to the motor. with out the oil cap, can there be oil pressure? because without oil pressure no oil gets pumped into the engine, leading to oil starvation that can kill your engine.


ok now you are scaring me.lol
they said that only little bit of oil came out of the engine. But i don't know anything about the pressure.
You should be fine, but in the upper block, there is an oil pick-up tube that picks up oil and sprays the valves and such. It all takes place right under the cap, so that's probably why you have oil everywhere.

I would get this incident documented for sure by the dealership in case any engine problems occur in the near future.


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Re: freaken dealer! [Re: slidr] #265028 Sep 3, 3:01pm Sep 3, 3:01pm
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Jae I can polish that up for ya when You come back into town dood, Now you see why I have been doin my own oil changes for the past year or so.


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Re: freaken dealer! [Re: CelicaRacer05] #265029 Sep 3, 3:04pm Sep 3, 3:04pm
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Originally Posted by CelicaRacer05
^^ hes sick and tired of the oil, he doesnt want to use more greese to get the oil off!!! angry


NO not grease numb nuts ElbowGrease as in a term that means LOTS OF SCRUBBING ... ever heard that term "you can take that stain off with some elbow grease"

wtf


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Re: freaken dealer! [Re: RedSunCelica] #265030 Sep 3, 3:06pm Sep 3, 3:06pm
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^^ Yeah!! NUMB NUTS!! laughsilly


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Re: freaken dealer! [Re: RedSunCelica] #265031 Sep 3, 3:26pm Sep 3, 3:26pm
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Originally Posted by RedSunCelica
Originally Posted by CelicaRacer05
^^ hes sick and tired of the oil, he doesnt want to use more greese to get the oil off!!! angry


NO not grease numb nuts ElbowGrease as in a term that means LOTS OF SCRUBBING ... ever heard that term "you can take that stain off with some elbow grease"

wtf


rofl rofl rofl

Re: freaken dealer! [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #265032 Sep 4, 3:02am Sep 4, 3:02am
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i can't believe it!!!
So i took my car to dealer for cleaner up. and they did pretty damn good job on it. It looks better than before now.
LOL
suprisingly, the Intake came out very nice.
This is the only that dealer did something good.lol
Service was pretty nice too!
And he gave me new oil cap from TRD and he wasn't really asshole about it.

Re: freaken dealer! [Re: Jae] #265033 Sep 5, 6:18pm Sep 5, 6:18pm
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nice to know things worked out! thumbsup


Originally posted by SKOOF:
yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
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