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Well, I just returned today from a road trip to Michigan to see my brother.

I drove out on Friday and met my brother at his dealership. Since we were there, he went ahead and replaced the belts on my car. He asked if I wanted an oil change and I said "Sure!" I asked if he could take a look under the car while he had it up, because I was smelling burnt oil.

Well, he goes to take the drain plug off and it basically pops out in his hand. He looks in the hole and it is totally stripped! F'in Jiffy Lube totally stripped out my drain plug hole and never bothered to say a word to me! So, instead of just doing an oil change, my brother ended up putting a new oil pan on the car. And since the last oil change the oil had been dripping slowly around the plug, hence the burnt oil smell.

In case anyone doesn't know, the oil pans are made of aluminum which I guess is for weight, but seems a little odd, because something like this could happen pretty easily since the drain plug is made of steel.

Anyway, he fixed it (and luckily didn't charge me for a thing) So I am going to write Jiffy Lube and let them know that I am never going there again and will tell every person I meet to never go there either.

As a plus, he did get me a 2.7 Magnum badge from a Sebring that I put on my trunk. I'll take some pics of it tomorrow and post it.

It's good to be back! :)
 

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these lube places also use the wrong ATF, not Mopar ATF 3 or 4 like when my mother in law let them top off her fluids. They claim they have the fluid but I think it's just dexron with some additive which is not an appropriate subsitution in a Chrysler vehicle, especially front wheel drive. Her plug got stripped too and they never said anything about it. It sucks because the next person that performs an Oil change get's the metal shavings and stripped end of it. These guys usually don't know Mopar. This is something I think Chrysler should do something about because after about 15 Oil changes it's usually stripped or messed up. Who knows how many people have this condition.


Later guys,
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Dude, I should have warned you about Ohio Highway Patrol, they love to write tickets

Also.. my friend works in the parts department of our local 5 Star Dodge dealer. He said that the Mopar ATF-4 has a newer formulation that includes some additives that he thought were similar to the anti-foam.
 
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