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Turtle n Peeps

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Posted: 07/16/12 09:44pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Let me restate.

I was not expecting a engine detail job. Hell, even if the tech took an old rag and wiped off a few places that had oil, dirt and grime from the leaky hoses I would have been happy.

Anywho, thanks for the honest comments.


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Posted: 07/17/12 12:56am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I wouldn't expect them to do a pressure wash of the engine either.

However, if I were a mechanic, I would want to pressure wash the grimy thing before I worked on it, if anything, just so my job is easier and cleaner and more pleasant to perform, in addition to the customer being happier because it's clean for him too.

With the above in mind, when I have a very greasy mess that I intend to take in to have someone work on for me, I usually try to clean it up as best I can before I bring it in. My theory is that if it's reasonably clean when I bring it in, they'll be in a better mood and do a better job on the repair than if I bring them an oily mess to slog through.


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Posted: 07/17/12 04:38am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It is now illegal in most places to wash oil and grease off of anything and into the storm drains. I know we can't. We caught heck one time because a lot boy washed a car outside with soap and it ran into a nearby ditch.


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Yea maybe a bit much, I do remember the dealer washing my vehicle anytime it was in for service.. I thought that way pretty cool, good PR an not much time involved on their end. And its a bit of a loss leader but did keep me going back..


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Posted: 07/17/12 04:43am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Turtle n Peeps wrote:

...Was I expecting too much?


Yes.


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I don't think you were expecting too much. It is kind of a shame they didn't go a little extra and at least wipe it off a little. I'm sure that's not the norm at most dealers though.

Now I'm going to point out two other things on the flip side; Most techs these days get a bonus check every month for a percentage of their jobs that were finished under time/bid, hence, more profit, and morre time to get started on the next job. This means they do what needs to be done and roll it out as quick as they can.

Point two is that some customers don't want their car/truck washed at all by anyone else but themselves. Some dealers know this and will ask when it comes in for service if you want it washed when comeplete.


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It gives me the creeps to think of a washer hose getting under my hood. I haven't washed an engine since cracking the exhaust manifold on the 57 Cheb when I was a kid.

My last vehicle was a 99 psd. It sold last month without ever having the engine compartment cleaned.

Now off of the soap box, they should have at least provided soft drinks and cookies, the Toyota dealer I go to does.

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bucky wrote:

It is now illegal in most places to wash oil and grease off of anything and into the storm drains. I know we can't. We caught heck one time because a lot boy washed a car outside with soap and it ran into a nearby ditch.


Good point.


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Dave H M wrote:

It gives me the creeps to think of a washer hose getting under my hood. I haven't washed an engine since cracking the exhaust manifold on the 57 Cheb when I was a kid.

My last vehicle was a 99 psd. It sold last month without ever having the engine compartment cleaned.

Now off of the soap box, they should have at least provided soft drinks and cookies, the Toyota dealer I go to does.
I'd never buy a vehicle with a clean shiny detailed engine, your just setting your self up for future electrical problems. What's the difference between that and a flood damaged vehicle after it drys out, nothing. The damage will happen several months later from electrical corrosion. Don't think I've ever seen damage from a dirty engine , but have seen much damage from pressure cleaning them, like electrical,PCM, and a couple car fires that were considered totaled.


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why did you pay the bill for warranty work, your dealer didn't pull a ford on ya did they?


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