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post #21 of 43 (permalink) Old 01-05-2013, 08:44 PM
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It is an accident, a mistake, no charges to file. However it is a good idea to double check tire pressure, fluid levels, and the fact that all caps are back in place and the hood is latched.
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I used to be a mgr at a 10 min oil change - penzoil. tthis would be before I got state and ase certified in mechanics. had one of the crew do all of the checks up top, he forgot to put the oil in on a rustbucket el camino with a 229 v6.. billed him out, and sent him on his way. needless to say I fired the guy about 15 minutes later when the customer called and let us know that the motor locked up. yes, we bought him a goodwrench 229v6 for that el camino. Morale of the story... best to do it yourself or to take it to a REAL mechanic.
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Yeah I'm just glad that no one else was in the car with me and noone else on the rood got hurt. But now I'm gonna do every I can to my car when it comes to maintenance.
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****! Wow glad your ok. Ever since finding a 15 inch long tourque wrench under the hood after driving my car for a week after the shop returned it I always pop the hood and take a look before I leave the oil change shop or mechanic etc. I wonder if Ive missed a hood not being latched?
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Yeah I do all of the me mechanical stuff to my jeep myself, but that's because it's not my daily driver so I have more time and I'm pretty lazy, I guess I'm about to be a little less lazy. If anyone does go to a jiffy lube CHECK YOUR HOOD!
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****! Wow glad your ok. Ever since finding a 15 inch long tourque wrench under the hood after driving my car for a week after the shop returned it I always pop the hood and take a look before I leave the oil change shop or mechanic etc. I wonder if Ive missed a hood not being latched?
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After I done my own oil change I couldn't properly close the lid, dropped it hard but it just popped back up again, found the mechanism was corroded from salt, gave it a good spray with WD40 and then it shut fine
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Yeah I do all of the me mechanical stuff to my jeep myself, but that's because it's not my daily driver so I have more time and I'm pretty lazy, I guess I'm about to be a little less lazy. If anyone does go to a jiffy lube CHECK YOUR HOOD!
Yea I never let anyone touch my xj but like you said its no longer my dd and my off road toy, my subi I have trouble fitting under it. So it goes to the dealership.
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my subi I have trouble fitting under it. So it goes to the dealership.

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Yeah I got enough jacks and axle stands to safely lift my car 2+ feet in the air. I really wish I had a car lift in my garage the. I would never have to take it anywhere to change the oil.
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