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Old 10-14-2009, 11:11 AM
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Default So I went to get a oil change at the dealer...

...I would normally do it myself, or have JDM do it (since I have no time anymore), however JDM wasn't available. So I went to dealership and asked for a simple oil change, nothing too fancy - just the normal blend. I followed the guy into the bay with my car and he asked what are you doing here. I said I asked the manager and the used car GM and he it was ok for me to be here. We went back and forth for a few seconds, then he was like I am going to give back this ticket then, I don't like being watched. I was like if you are doing a good job, then why worry...? He gave the ticket back then the manager stepped in. The manager then told me not to go in the bay, but I can watch. He then gave the ticket back to the tech saying to me, don't worry he one of my A techs. I had no choice since I had a nice road trip coming up and was like fine...

After the oil change I told the tech I am sorry, but I take care of my car. He was like, its just a car...(I hate people like that)

So then while riding it home I noticed that the car "sounded" different. It couldn't have been the gas since it was the same gas as before.

I checked the oil and it has more than enough, so what can it be? Could he have put in the wrong type (ie 10w-30 instead of 5w-20?) What does everyone think?
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Old 10-14-2009, 11:13 AM
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you are worrying to damn much. its just a car.
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Old 10-14-2009, 11:22 AM
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unless your driving in the arctic circle its not an issue between 10-30 and 5-20

edit - BTW the tech is a D-bag
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Old 10-14-2009, 11:46 AM
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Any tech that will not let you watch them work should be a huge red flag. In fact when I go to get my oil changed (since I live in an appartment) I bring a oil filter & oil and tell them up front that, "I'll be the one opening & closing the hood". I don't like leaving anything up to chance. I've never had any issues from anyone about it and I stand right there as they do the work. Most of the time they like to ask me about the car as they work.
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Old 10-14-2009, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Stkjock View Post
unless your driving in the arctic circle its not an issue between 10-30 and 5-20

edit - BTW the tech is a D-bag
yes sir , I concur
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Old 10-14-2009, 12:05 PM
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I disagree. I absolutely hated being watched working as a dealer tech. BUT, I never complained about it. I just did my job and ignored the owner.

Maybe the oil weight AND/OR type changed. Ford dealers like to use a synthetic blend (even if it reads full synthetic from the factory), while JDM probably uses full synthetic.
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Old 10-14-2009, 12:06 PM
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Originally Posted by CutterWolf View Post
Any tech that will not let you watch them work should be a huge red flag. In fact when I go to get my oil changed (since I live in an appartment) I bring a oil filter & oil and tell them up front that, "I'll be the one opening & closing the hood". I don't like leaving anything up to chance. I've never had any issues from anyone about it and I stand right there as they do the work. Most of the time they like to ask me about the car as they work.
I couldn't agree more and I am the same exact way.

If he would've talked to me or treated me like that, I would've gladly taken the ticket back from him, told the manager's what just happened and that I planned on doing business elsewhere and left immediately.

It might be just a car, but it's MY car!
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Old 10-14-2009, 12:54 PM
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If he would've talked to me or treated me like that, I would've gladly taken the ticket back from him, told the manager's what just happened and that I planned on doing business elsewhere and left immediately.
+1, except I would have told the owner of the dealership. Furthermore, I'd call out the name of the dealer, the manager, and the tech in this thread, copy it on all of the Mustang forums, and email the owner a link.

Reason #50000 to do your own work. In the time it took you to drive there and deal with these mouth-breathers, you could have done it yourself twice.
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Old 10-14-2009, 01:00 PM
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Even if they put something in such as the next weight or even dino, you're fine. Just change it yourself shortly after your trip for the peace of mind.
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Old 10-14-2009, 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by socalwrench View Post
I disagree. I absolutely hated being watched working as a dealer tech. BUT, I never complained about it. I just did my job and ignored the owner.

Maybe the oil weight AND/OR type changed. Ford dealers like to use a synthetic blend (even if it reads full synthetic from the factory), while JDM probably uses full synthetic.

I can understand that you and other tech's don't like being watched but you have to understand that trust has to be earned. When you own a show car you put a ton of time and money into it and your not just going to let anyone work on it that has not earned your trust. It's nothing against you personnally its just how us car crazy nuts are. Careless tech's cost me time & money to clean up after and that is one of the biggest reasons why I want to watch my car being worked on unitl I can trust he is going to treat my car like I do.
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