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sgv321 04-11-2002 09:57 PM

how can I be sure that my mechanic is going to give me synthetic oil?
 
how do i know they wont just use regular? I will tell him to remember to use synthetic, but is there any way to check? (I wont be able to watch him do it.)

stanmo 04-11-2002 10:00 PM

the part number/type of oil should be listed on the work order/receipt..

sgv321 04-11-2002 10:19 PM

hmm.. good thinking.. but this guy has shitty receipts. I didnt even get a printout after my alignment & didnt realize until after I got home..

clark 04-11-2002 10:22 PM

Start going some place else if service is that bad.
you should be collecting all records of anything done to your car. better for resale.

sgv321 04-11-2002 11:03 PM

he knows what he is doning tho.. :confused:

vinnymac 04-11-2002 11:11 PM

Having a Mechanic you can trust is soooo important.
 
If you're questioning the type of oil you're getting even after you ask him for synthetic...then it's time to find someone you can trust 100%

opp 04-11-2002 11:44 PM

do your own oil change- then have them re-set code- this way you can keep your eye on them the whole time- i will never take my car to dealer w/out watching them- after they scratched my 2002 325ci--http://members.aol.com/akapinch//side1.jpg :yikes: :yikes: :yikes: :yikes: :yikes: :yikes: :yikes:

SrCsTc 04-12-2002 12:19 AM

You can probably tell by rubbing some of it with your fingers. Compare regular oil and sinthetic and see if you can tell the difference.

You should try changing it yourself. It's really not that hard and you'll always know what's in it.:smile:

325cic 04-12-2002 12:24 AM

Still, I think the best is to DIY. save money and have the best for your car :D sometimes, dealer will reset the computer for you for free.

SrCsTc 04-12-2002 10:02 AM

I'm gonna go change mine right now! :D

BAVARIAN323i 04-12-2002 11:18 AM

give him the synthetic oil
 
thats what i do

sgv321 04-12-2002 11:20 AM

Re: give him the synthetic oil
 
Quote:

Originally posted by BAVARIAN323i
thats what i do
Good idea. I hope he's honest..

B 04-12-2002 11:21 AM

use a Mechanic you trust... pretty much what I do... or change it yourself, it's very easy

sgv321 04-12-2002 11:23 AM

I dont know if i trust him yet. I would do it myself, but this oil change is the one with my tune up (inspection).. plus I dont want to get any oil on my hands or under my fingernails.. not to mention if any gets on my velvet jogging suit..j/k :pimpin:

B 04-12-2002 11:24 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by sgv321
I dont know if i trust him yet. I would do it myself, but this oil change is the one with my tune up (inspection).. plus I dont want to get any oil on my hands or under my fingernails.. not to mention if any gets on my velvet jogging suit..j/k :pimpin:
LOL "velvet jogging suit"...

yeah I hear ya with the Inspection and all... good luck!

sgv321 04-12-2002 11:34 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by B


LOL "velvet jogging suit"...

yeah I hear ya with the Inspection and all... good luck!

i was serious about the velvet jogging suit.. blue with the burgandy trim... i was kidding about the hands & nails part...... great.. now I know...


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