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Old 04-11-2002, 09:57 PM   #1
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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.)
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Old 04-11-2002, 10:00 PM   #2
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the part number/type of oil should be listed on the work order/receipt..
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Old 04-11-2002, 10:19 PM   #3
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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..
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Old 04-11-2002, 10:22 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 04-11-2002, 11:03 PM   #5
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he knows what he is doning tho..

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Old 04-11-2002, 11:11 PM   #6
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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%
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Old 04-11-2002, 11:44 PM   #7
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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--
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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:
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Still, I think the best is to DIY. save money and have the best for your car sometimes, dealer will reset the computer for you for free.
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I'm gonna go change mine right now!
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give him the synthetic oil

thats what i do
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Re: give him the synthetic oil

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thats what i do
Good idea. I hope he's honest..
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use a Mechanic you trust... pretty much what I do... or change it yourself, it's very easy
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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
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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
LOL "velvet jogging suit"...

yeah I hear ya with the Inspection and all... good luck!
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Old 04-12-2002, 11:34 AM   #16
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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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