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Wow...... kind of speechless...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ShiftGear, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. Jun 2, 2010 at 8:22 AM
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    ShiftGear

    ShiftGear [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Well then, I have a Tacoma DBL Cab, to keep this short...

    I always do my own oil changes/filter etc.. On occasion if I'm super busy I take it to the dealership sometimes. Point is, I have been working like mad lately and my dad has been off for about 2 weeks (Vacation).

    So he wants to surprise me and decides to take my truck in for an oil/filter change while I'm at work. Anyways, my dad takes it to Budget Brake/muffler

    First mistake.

    The guy charged my dad $90 (Canadian) when the Toyota Dealership here charges ($42). Next he said the truck takes almost 9 liters of oil.....

    Seriously.... 9 liters of oil........My poor baby... my poor truck...

    Good thing the shop where it was taken to was 8 minutes or so down the road. Anyways, I drained the oil, took off the fram oil filter they used...

    Put on my Amsoil oil filter, Mobil1l full synthetic oil and laughed it off with my dad. Lesson learned, for him and me, some independent shops who don't know what they're doing shouldn't even be near cars/trucks. Seriously, basic oil change cannot be done properly? Man.... alive...

    I think my truck should be okay right? No real harm or damage was done?
     
  2. Jun 2, 2010 at 8:35 AM
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    m_taker1

    m_taker1 Well-Known Member

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    wow is about all you can say to that!! glad you got it fix back up the right way!
     
  3. Jun 2, 2010 at 8:38 AM
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    MQQSE

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    I know for a fact most of these little quick change joints hire with basically no experience requirement. Then they provide little if any training or supervision. They're paying minimum wage for maximum profits. Same theory on the oil/filters they use...minimum price for maximum profit.

    Good to put the word out there....guess there's a market for them...but friends shouldn't let friends go there.
     
  4. Jun 2, 2010 at 8:47 AM
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    roaddog

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    I know when I worked for Toyota I replaced two Taco engines because Wal-Mart wouldn't put a gasket on the plug.
     
  5. Jun 2, 2010 at 9:46 AM
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    calaniz0312

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    Those guys can be pretty stupid.
     
  6. Jun 2, 2010 at 10:22 AM
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    aficianado

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    9L = 9.5qts..how did that much oil even fit? insane. i would go and get your money back..
     
  7. Jun 2, 2010 at 10:33 AM
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    kulcat

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    Agree, that's a straight up rip-off that they need to pay back. I could buy alot of stuff for $90 :)
     
  8. Jun 2, 2010 at 10:45 AM
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    David Tarantino

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    its places like this that give a place that is trying to do it the right way
    a bad name
     
  9. Jun 2, 2010 at 10:51 AM
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    HondaGM

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    i would take all my keys and hide them.
     
  10. Jun 2, 2010 at 11:10 AM
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    My truck usually takes around 10 gallons of oil. If I have left over, like 1 gallon or so, I just empty it into the gas tank;):p:p:p:p
     
  11. Jun 2, 2010 at 11:12 AM
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    Zombie Runner

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    Thats why your truck is so fast right:D:p
     
  12. Jun 2, 2010 at 11:17 AM
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  13. Jun 2, 2010 at 11:18 AM
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    BakoTruck

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    Sounds to me that you may need to call them up and talk to the manager. And give him a good @ss chewing over this, and see what they can do to make it right. And if he doesn't make it right, than find out who his boss is and talk with them.
    Don't let these sh*tty businesses get away with this, these places make all the good places look bad.
     
  14. Jun 2, 2010 at 11:27 AM
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    T@co_Pr3runn3r

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    Too, too many of those in Washington DC right now too....cool, 3 too's in the same sentence, 1st time ever, don't care if it's grammatically correct either.......:p
     
  15. Jun 2, 2010 at 11:30 AM
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    VooDoo

    VooDoo More Cowbell!

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    yea your truck should be fine!!!
     
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