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BigTony
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BigTony Nov 20, 8:15pm - #331619 

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so i got an oil change

it was only 17 dollars so i got it - then he said my serpentine belt was fucked up and it needed replacement a.s.a.p., and said that my engine needed some fluid to 'clean the carbon out'. He quoted me 140 dollars to replace the belt, and 40 dollars for the fluid to run through the engine. I go to the auto shop on the military base and ask em if this guy was bull shitting me. So my belt was cracked a little, but doesn't need replacement right now, and instead of $140, it only cost me $40 including the belt, and labor rofl

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SurgicalRizz Nov 20, 8:33pm - #331620 

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Ya man you got to watch out for people, they'll do anything to make a quick buck thumbsdown

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spaztikid Nov 20, 8:34pm - #331621 
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what kind of oil you getting for 17 bucks?
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BigTony
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BigTony Nov 20, 8:35pm - #331622 

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i got an oil change at a shop...the oil...the Oil Filter...and labor

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cegonaxman Nov 20, 8:41pm - #331623 

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That's good that you did a little cross checking on what that dude told you giving you false information!...good job! someone always trying to rip you off!

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Virgilson Nov 20, 9:41pm - #331624 

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what kinda of oil for the oil change?
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jonnyess Nov 20, 9:46pm - #331625 

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Originally Posted by Virgilson
what kinda of oil for the oil change?


For $17...around here it would be friggin' Wesson oil! grin

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BigTony
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BigTony Nov 20, 9:48pm - #331626 

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i dont know the brand they put in it, it was 5w30

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FastCelicaGT22 Nov 20, 10:29pm - #331627 

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Replacing the belt on our cars is easy as hell. all you need to do is take the passenger side wheel off and undo the plastic at the bottom of the wheel well. Then take a 19mm wrench and put it on the fixed Belt Tensioner bolt and push down. The tensioner will loosen the belt and then you can slip the old belt off with ease. Then all you need to do is slip the new one on. The only thing you have to be careful about is the way the belt goes on. I would draw a rudementary diagram of the way the belt runs so you will know which way to put the new belt on. new belt cost. $15-50 bucks depending on the belt you buy.

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CelicaRacer05 Nov 20, 11:57pm - #331628 

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so can i go to the military base and get work done on my car? or do i need to be in the army??
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Joey Nov 21, 12:07am - #331629 

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Originally Posted by CelicaRacer05
so can i go to the military base and get work done on my car? or do i need to be in the army??



well over here you need a military i.d. to get into the base
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Steven Nov 21, 9:52am - #331630 
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You're smart enough to cross check a bad mechanic's advice but not smart enough to use quality motor oil? wtf
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