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Grit dog

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Posted: 12/22/21 10:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just go the ole Trail Boss back from its second round of heart surgery. (Collapsed lifters, twice)
Smelt a little coolant but didn’t think much of it since it’s a top end tear down and smelled a little residual after the first surgery.
Just popped the hood for an earl change, because apparently it would have been too tough to do that when it was in the shop for a week again and at 10% oil life….
Radiator tank cap was present and accounted for but not threaded on at all!
300 miles yesterday morning at 90mph didn’t overheat and tank was full!
Hope they tightened down all the stuff inside the motor!


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Seems like you're having a bad string of luck with this truck and dealer - hopefully thats done with and you can get back to enjoying it.


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I guess you will find out soon enough . . .


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Posted: 12/22/21 11:14am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If me, I'd have them flush the OATs coolant on their dime because they left that pressurized cap loose

FYI if you don't know it...OATs (organic acid tech) does NOT play well with O2 in the system and they why the overflow bottle is now pressurized. That is to keep O2 out while checking coolant level. To check these days of OATs & HOATs, just look through the translucent overflow bottle body & the graduations molded into it

The risk is that enough O2 was ingested into the coolant system to do its nasty work with the acid & acid etched metal (oxide) that turns into acidic, gelatinous globules that then stick to the cool-down surfaces of the radiator. That then rots the tube metal

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Bens on the money on this deal. The new coolant's and O2 are a bad mix. Better pray they didn't screw anything else up in there. Good luck!


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Admit it, if they'd changed the oil you'd be complaining about them performing services you didn't ask for and charging you.

But when they did the lifter service on mine they had to drain the oil to look for bits in the bottom end. So I got a fresh oil and filter as part of the service. You sure they didn't do that for you?


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mkirsch wrote:

Admit it, if they'd changed the oil you'd be complaining about them performing services you didn't ask for and charging you.

But when they did the lifter service on mine they had to drain the oil to look for bits in the bottom end. So I got a fresh oil and filter as part of the service. You sure they didn't do that for you?

Yeah, in some scenarios, yes, but since the dealers are the cheapest spot around for an oil change save for my own garage and the oil apparently “needed” to be changed not only per their recommendation UR also the oil life minder, not sure I’d have complained either way although should be part of the warranty service.

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But when they did the lifter service on mine they had to drain the oil to look for bits in the bottom end. So I got a fresh oil and filter as part of the service. You sure they didn't do that for you?

They said they did this time. Last month, no mention of it. That was 2k miles ago. Based on the color and the fact it was 1/2 qt low, my spidey sense tells me they didn’t do it either time.
My last couple full oci said 1/2 qt low as well.
I’m not as involved or concerned as I would be if it was my personal vehicle, so there’s that. Since we’re paying someone to manage our fleet, now.

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mkirsch wrote:

Admit it, if they'd changed the oil you'd be complaining about them performing services you didn't ask for and charging you.

But when they did the lifter service on mine they had to drain the oil to look for bits in the bottom end. So I got a fresh oil and filter as part of the service. You sure they didn't do that for you?


The guy who was suppose to reset the oil life monitor was probably the same guy who left the cap off the coolant reservoir. [emoticon]


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parker.rowe wrote:

The guy who was suppose to reset the oil life monitor was probably the same guy who left the cap off the coolant reservoir. [emoticon]


Same guy who doesn't reset the TPMI after rotating the tires. I wouldn't mind so much if there was a way a mere mortal such as myself could do it but you need the special tool to communicate with the truck.

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