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umm... i know now wats up.....

so most of u read that my truck broke down.... well today i took it to the shop and found out my motor is sezed (not sure if thats how u spell it) from having no oil.... unlucky me i just had my oil changed from one of thos oil changing places.... first time ever to do that... didnt have time to change it myself so i took it some were.... well my motor has no signs of leaks anywhere
no signs off burning oil... myself never seen smoke or anything to deal wit burning oil... so now im out a motor... and the place i took it to said they wont pay for it.....
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I'd throw a bull**** flag on that!!!!!

how far did you drive after you took it to them???
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about 3 weeks.. now im missing 4 1/2 - 5 qts of oil.... no way no how
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BULL. ****.


Get under your truck, now. Look for ANY damage or things out of place. Check your oil pan nut, if it's loose, red flag. You can have a loose nut and drain a quart a day and not know it. Check your oil filter for tightness, too. Make sure there are no wrenches, gloves, ect in your engine bay, sounds crazy but I've seen it happen. Go over your truck with a fine comb, jack it up and look for even the tiniest hint of oil. If there's a leak from ANYWHERE they have touched, it's their fault. I'd advise you get a lawyer/attorney and get legally involved. If you can prove to the judge they seized your engine, you get a new engine. Hell, you'll probibly be able to milk a 4.0 out of them if your lawyer is good. If you don't win the legal battle, talk to your insurance, if you have comprehensive coverage then they should buy you a new engine, and then you can get they'll be ALL over that Quickie Lube.

All in all, lesson learned... The lower the price = the higher the risk... It's best to always change your oil at home... If it means driving an extra 100 miles on dirty oil till you have time, it's better than a seized engine, and if you DO take in it, ALWAYS check the dipstick before you leave. Boy howdy, if you check your dipstick after paying for an oil change and there's no oil, that place is up the creek HARD. I know, it happened to me, I saw a news bit about a Kwick Kar type place while my truck was at one, and maaaan I was scared, sure enough, after I paid, before I drove off I popped the hood and reached for the dipstick and the employee's eyes got HUGE... On my bill they charged me $15 for 4.7 liters of Pennzoil... And my dipstick was bone dry. I got a lawyer involved, and not only did I get my money back, I got a $300 settlement, and they opened an investigation and found almost 50 other people who the same thing happened to, and they all got settlements too, to end the story, they shut down that Kwick Kar and it seems most of the other places in town learned a lesson...

Hey, if nothing else, buy yourself a 351 and have some fun
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BULL. ****.


Get under your truck, now. Look for ANY damage or things out of place. Check your oil pan nut, if it's loose, red flag. You can have a loose nut and drain a quart a day and not know it. Check your oil filter for tightness, too. Make sure there are no wrenches, gloves, ect in your engine bay, sounds crazy but I've seen it happen. Go over your truck with a fine comb, jack it up and look for even the tiniest hint of oil. If there's a leak from ANYWHERE they have touched, it's their fault. I'd advise you get a lawyer/attorney and get legally involved. If you can prove to the judge they seized your engine, you get a new engine. Hell, you'll probibly be able to milk a 4.0 out of them if your lawyer is good. If you don't win the legal battle, talk to your insurance, if you have comprehensive coverage then they should buy you a new engine, and then you can get they'll be ALL over that Quickie Lube.

All in all, lesson learned... The lower the price = the higher the risk... It's best to always change your oil at home... If it means driving an extra 100 miles on dirty oil till you have time, it's better than a seized engine, and if you DO take in it, ALWAYS check the dipstick before you leave. Boy howdy, if you check your dipstick after paying for an oil change and there's no oil, that place is up the creek HARD. I know, it happened to me, I saw a news bit about a Kwick Kar type place while my truck was at one, and maaaan I was scared, sure enough, after I paid, before I drove off I popped the hood and reached for the dipstick and the employee's eyes got HUGE... On my bill they charged me $15 for 4.7 liters of Pennzoil... And my dipstick was bone dry. I got a lawyer involved, and not only did I get my money back, I got a $300 settlement, and they opened an investigation and found almost 50 other people who the same thing happened to, and they all got settlements too, to end the story, they shut down that Kwick Kar and it seems most of the other places in town learned a lesson...

Hey, if nothing else, buy yourself a 351 and have some fun
the guy im having work on my truck is a real good friend of the family and he is helping me out on all of that... and yes it is bullsh!t that there trying to get out of it
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Hey, if nothing else, buy yourself a 351 and have some fun

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wait a second i would be getting irate at this time if not already....those ****ers would be paying for me a whole new motor and then some.......i wont take that bull**** and neither should you
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wait a second i would be getting irate at this time if not already....those ****ers would be paying for me a whole new motor and then some.......i wont take that bull**** and neither should you
oh ther not getting away wit anything it all
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if they fess up to it ima have them buy me a new 3.0 or 4.0 wit 0 miles
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lol...they wont fess up and that is total bull ****. I would apply a law suit and shove it in their ***'s.....and i want a new 3.0 too
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Yeah they will never admit fault.. You need to seek a lawyer's advice and file a civil suit. That is to much of a coincidence to not be their fault!
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I agree with others here, please don't let this go, seek legal action because thats how you stop F*ckers like this!!

Good Luck!
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yes i got legal help today and ther saying it dont sound like its my fult it all
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YAY!!!!! my insurance said they are most likly ganna get me a new 3.0 from motorcraft... so everyone cross your fingers for me
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