Jiffylube caught not doing billed maintenance

Ed Kellock ekellock at gmail.com
Wed Aug 23 12:14:38 EDT 2006

;-)   Disclaimer:  All my oil change comments are relative to Audis that I
have worked on which include ones with belly pans and pita filters.  Throw
in my mom's '85 Accord (total pita to get to the filter) and my gf's
firechicken and that's about the extent of my experience with oil change
difficulty ratings.  My Datsun 510 and TR6 and 124 Spider are too distant
(or blocked) in memory.  I do however seem to recall that the 2 Mercedes
that were in the family years ago were not especially fun (damn canister
filters!).  Probably have more luck taking one of those to Jiffy Lube than
my V8 or urq.


On 8/23/06, Dan DiBiase <d_dibiase at yahoo.com> wrote:
> *Ed Kellock <ekellock at gmail.com>* wrote:
> This is why I do all my own work. If you're going under there with a Magic
> Marker, it only takes a few more minutes to spin the f**k*r off and put a
> pan under it.
> Well, it's a LITTLE more involved than that....! On the Windstar, you have
> to bend your arm a couple different ways if you're lying down, and tend to
> get oil all over the place. If the car is up off the ground (i.e., you can
> stand underneath) it's much easier. It's worth it to me to pay $30 to have
> this job done. Besides, all my free time as related to cars is spent on my
> '65 MGB restoration these days....  I'd rather do that than change the oil
> on my van.
> Dan D
> '04 A4 1.9Tq MT-6
> Central NJ USA

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