gungasnake
 
  1  
Reply Fri 12 Dec, 2008 04:19 pm
@Mame,
The experience I've had is that the synthetic oil allows engines to start in the coldest weather we ever see around the D.C. region, which can get down to around 10 or so. Aside from everything else the synthetic oils don't need to be as heavy since they don't break down.
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curtis73
 
  1  
Reply Mon 15 Dec, 2008 10:55 am
@Bella Dea,
Quote:
Hello dimwhit....see the winky eye? And on top of it, it's an inside joke between the wolfie and I.


Actually, I must have smilies turned off. I don't see any winky!

Sorry I missed it Smile
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shewolfnm
 
  1  
Reply Mon 15 Dec, 2008 04:56 pm
ugh.

Diagnosis is financially grim to say the least.
1245.44 is the quote.

And the guy said he was more concerned with my brakes then the bearing (?)

I know that in about 5000 miles my brakes are due.. so his description of my brake pads is accurate, but I didnt tell him this.

The guy was very nice, and I believe everything he said.

it is the RF bearing, and all of my brakes need to be replaced.
The quote has listed-
Rear shoes
Wheel cylinders
Brake fluid flush
front pads
front rotors
RF bearing
Replacing bearing , rotors, pads

ugh. But. I knew the brake stuff was due.. Just didnt know it was gonna be due all at once.
Rockhead
 
  1  
Reply Mon 15 Dec, 2008 05:16 pm
@shewolfnm,
whoodathunkit, the RF bearing.

(not the pep-boys kid)

check your e-mail...
shewolfnm
 
  1  
Reply Mon 15 Dec, 2008 05:21 pm
@Rockhead,
I know huh!

I mean.. NO ONE suggested that issue.
The guy must be a genius..


(runs off laughing)
Butrflynet
 
  1  
Reply Mon 15 Dec, 2008 05:23 pm
@shewolfnm,
Be sure to report all the fakers to the Better Business Bureau, Wolfie.
shewolfnm
 
  1  
Reply Mon 15 Dec, 2008 05:32 pm
@Butrflynet,
Ya know...

that DID cross my mind for the flirty pep boys guy. It was quite insulting to have him not only tell me there was nothing wrong, but to then give me a hefty discount for a diagnostic that I am not sure was even performed.

Problem is that I dont have that ticket to prove anything..

though,, a phone call doesnt require hard evidence..
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DrewDad
 
  1  
Reply Mon 15 Dec, 2008 05:35 pm
@shewolfnm,
There's some place that advertises a $99 brake job to replace the items that wear.

JustBrakes, I think.
shewolfnm
 
  1  
Reply Mon 15 Dec, 2008 05:37 pm
@DrewDad,
they told me at 40,000 miles that my calipers or how ever you spell those things.. were a danger to the road and that it would cost me about 200+ to replace them.

Aint touched those callipy things since then. They are still there.. still working..

but .. you have an idea that I like..
Getting simple things done for cheaper.. then letting the car shop down the road do thebig stuff..
DrewDad
 
  1  
Reply Mon 15 Dec, 2008 05:47 pm
@shewolfnm,
Yeah, they always try to upsell you.

"That only covers the parts made to wear out."

Well, if the other parts aren't made to wear out, why are you saying they're wearing out, hmm?
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Rockhead
 
  1  
Reply Mon 15 Dec, 2008 05:49 pm
@shewolfnm,
$99 gets your pads changed with cheap pads by a pimply faced kid...

no rotors or hydraulics.

Once you are inside, the sky is the limit for what you may need in excess of the come on..

(they also like the free inspection, they have a big pre-printed list of things not covered)
shewolfnm
 
  1  
Reply Mon 15 Dec, 2008 05:51 pm
i wonder -exactly- what is done if you can get them to stick to the 99.88 cost..

brake pads? thats it?
shoes too?
Rotors ?
Rockhead
 
  1  
Reply Mon 15 Dec, 2008 05:52 pm
@shewolfnm,
per axle...

(fronts OR rears)
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shewolfnm
 
  1  
Reply Mon 15 Dec, 2008 05:53 pm
@Rockhead,
AHHHHhhh.. thats what I thought
DrewDad
 
  1  
Reply Mon 15 Dec, 2008 08:26 pm
@shewolfnm,
They claim to do all four wheels, actually. Pads and shoes.
Rockhead
 
  1  
Reply Mon 15 Dec, 2008 08:27 pm
@DrewDad,
that is verra spooky...

(top notch parts and experienced labor, no doubt...)
shewolfnm
 
  1  
Reply Mon 15 Dec, 2008 08:28 pm
@Rockhead,
it is isnt it..
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DrewDad
 
  1  
Reply Mon 15 Dec, 2008 08:32 pm
@Rockhead,
A loss-leader, I imagine.
shewolfnm
 
  1  
Reply Mon 15 Dec, 2008 08:34 pm
@DrewDad,
Not necessarily.. But I am willing to bet they make something on it...
especially considering they start their pay around 9 an hour

( so says their hiring signs )
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Rockhead
 
  1  
Reply Mon 15 Dec, 2008 08:37 pm
@DrewDad,
absolutely, but one minimizes their losses, hence the pimple faced wreckin' crew of an understudy, and the Chinese pads and shoes...

Shocked Rolling Eyes

(the up-sell is handled by someone with a clue, and a good pitch)
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