Originally Posted by luisa
Have the engine degreased, as well as the under carriage(under engine + tranny), and then you cansee where you leak is at, after a few more miles of driving, just use GooOOd Degreaser, nothing cheap, ;)
that's a very good place to start. getting things cleaned up so you start off fresh then you can try to look for leaks.
I had a few oil changes done at walmart before. The first one was done 1/2 quart low, the second was right one, but the third is the reason why I won't ever again. They overfilled it and overcharged me since anything more than 5 quarts is extra, they left a mess both under the hood and on the front of the car, and they also lied about having loose tie rod ends so they didn't have to rotate my tires. By the time I got home and checked for the tie rods and then looked at the bill and saw the extra oil, they were already closed, so I was out there in the dark draining nearly a quart of extra oil out of the fucking thing. The whole reason why I went in the first place was because of time. Worked all day (as I do everyday) and didn't want to deal with it myself. And the mess they left? Oil must have been still flowing out of the hose when the pulled it out. Had oil down the side of the engine near the fill cap, along the side of the radiator and all along the front end of the car directly ahead of the fill cap. Oh yeah, and I found no loose tie rods and neither did the garage that inspected the car a couple months later. After looking at the bill the car was only logged in for 10 minutes, long enough for an oil change and nothing else, since they do the changes over a pit without a lift. The manager couldn't ask one of the two morons that worked that night because he had been fired. Big suprise.
I do my onw oil changes since then. I had always before but I've been working a lot more hours the last few years so I had a few done by other places. Not anymore. I don't change the oil in my wife's car but only because its a brand new car and figure let the dealer do it and they keep records of it and at trade in time, there's no question as to the service history. Oh that and the fact that my wife doesn't trust me anywhere near the hood of her car!
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