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Lesson Learned really Lucked Out


Last month I had the Rav 4 oil changed at my regular Kwik Lube and just considered it done until next time.  WRONG

I hadn't put 200 miles on it and "for some reason - don't know why" I just decided to check the oil one morning.  OOPS, it didn't even show on the dip stick.  I added the half of bottle that was in the shop and still NOTHING showed on the dip stick.  I put a quart in on top of that and barely got any on the very tip of the dip stick.  Added another quart and it was at the proper full level.

Didn't really know what to do at this time except watch it for the next times out.  Checked it often for the next several trips and this morning and it was at the proper level again.

I hate to assume anything but it's pretty obvious that Kwik Lube screwed up and I LUCKED OUT and didn't end up burning up a Yota with only 110, 000 miles on it.  Spoke to my mechanic friends that do my work for me on the DD and Fairlane and they said it was very common for this to happen at (their words) "a place that hires cheap help and doesn't supervise them at all".

Maybe it's time to change Lubers????



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Uhh, yep. I quit going to them when they wouldn't let me watch them work anymore. Nowadays, with liability and all that, nobody will let a customer into the shop, so you just have to either trust them to do the job right, or check on their work before you leave the shop; and, that may get you eighty-sixed from there.

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The folks at our local Ford stealership have quit telling me to leave the shop when I take my truck in for a fresh 3.25 gallons of oil and a gold plated filter. I did my own until this truck so if there is a screwup, I can only look in the mirror to find the guilty party

Meller - did you check if the drain plug was tight?



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Haven't actually been under the car but I am watching the dip stick and the ground where it's parked like a hawk and so far so good.

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