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CivicRunner Dec 22, 4:10pm - #356455 
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my moms car

ok so heres what happened, my mom took her 99 Corolla into a shop to get a routine oil change. No big deal, well the next day she is sitting at the light by our house and a little smoke starts coming out of her engine so she takes it home and pops the Hood. What does she find??No Fucking oil cap on the engine! The oil is all over the engine and dripping onto our garage floor. So she calls the place up and they are real sorry blah blah blah and they have a new cap for her and some oil that i have to go get. So they said to just bring it in and they will clean her engine and fill up her oil.
You would think that that would be the end but wait it gets better.
So she takes it in to get cleaned and topped off. The next day she is heading home on I95 and he car starts shaking and she gets a CEL.She drives it to autozone and the computer diagnostic reads that cylinder 1&4 are missing they pop them out and there is water in there and it interfering with spark plugs and shit. so now her car is in the shop getting repaired and the bill will be delivered to the shop thatr cleaned her engine angry
thought i would share this with the site
the shop is Davidson's Tire Co.
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ragingpaseo Dec 22, 4:36pm - #356456 
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is that a chain store by any chance? this is what happen when they hire high school drop outs...
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RookieGTS Dec 22, 5:58pm - #356457 

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god damn man!! sucks
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StuntPanda Dec 22, 6:04pm - #356458 

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poor little corolla...hope that all gets worked out
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CivicRunner Dec 22, 6:18pm - #356459 
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no its not a chain shop it locally owned here in melbourne. yea it sucks im just interested to see what they say when we bring them the bill for new spark plugs and stuff
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celicajonz Dec 22, 6:25pm - #356460 
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...thats not rite bro!!!!! its calld big-ass-law-suit!!!!! you put ur trust in their hands and this what happens?!?!?!?!? angry...what-if ur momos got-n an accident cause of-dis!?!?!?! angry they were supposd to check if the lack of oil casued internal damage and from what ir looks like they didnt't!!!!! id b swingin fist-a-cuffs er-where... thumbsdown

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kmlgts Dec 22, 6:50pm - #356461 

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that suck.. never go to a car shop that dont know anything about car..

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2003cbgts Dec 22, 7:08pm - #356462 

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dAMN !! burn their ass a new one man.. hope that gets worked out thumbsup
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celicadragon Dec 22, 7:13pm - #356463 

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i'd be asking for a new engine after that

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Zero Dec 22, 7:28pm - #356464 

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learn how to change the oil - that way there should be no mistakes made. (cept if you mess up) wink though i doubt you'll find it difficult. thumbsup

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CivicRunner Dec 22, 7:41pm - #356465 
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i can change my oil but my mom wanted hers done and i didnt have the time to do it, shes been takin it to that place for a long time but they messed up this time
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Superstuddc27 Dec 22, 8:45pm - #356466 
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damn... they probably hosed the engine off and the water got in.
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RedSunCelica Dec 23, 12:17am - #356467 

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in the next 3 years that little corrola is going to have random engine problems.

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Virgilson Dec 23, 1:32pm - #356468 

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the rolla!!! no!!! wat was the shop called?
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ragingpaseo Dec 23, 3:58pm - #356469 
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Originally Posted by CivicRunner
the shop is Davidson's Tire Co.
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CivicRunner Dec 23, 5:06pm - #356470 
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ok well she just got it out of the shop the charged her 219 for new wires, spark plugs and labor.the owner of the shop said he couldnt totally blame it on the engine cleaning by davidson because of the high miles on the car, i think its total bullshit cause what are the chances that no problems with water are happening intil those dumbasses clean the engine angry He said it could have attributed to the problem but not totally responsible.
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ragingpaseo Dec 23, 6:17pm - #356471 
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i think you guys just step into some bullshit... thumbsdown
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ExNihilo Dec 24, 8:41am - #356472 
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Time to stop going to that shop. I don't care how long she's been a customer. thumbsdown

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Kim Dec 24, 10:12am - #356473 
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you probably shouldn't take your car there. tongue


but seriously, it had to be the cleaners that go water in the engine, just becuase its old doesn't mean it weak and is no longer water resistant. hell, if they spayed water on any cars engine, you'll probably have the same result. talk to a lawyer if you can't get the shop to cover the bill. point it out that you don't want to cause trouble you just want things back to be fixed and back to normal. but if they get nasty, you get nasty.

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