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Old 23 Apr 2004, 11:53 pm
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Default Mechanic breaks PCV, PT.2 - long story, sorry, I'm pissed!!!!! Firestone sux

Or at least this Firestone. I'm not saying every Firestone sux. JUST THIS
ONE. COIT/CAMPBELL, RICHARDSON,TX.
I take my '92 Teg back to Firestone today (@8:45 AM, mind you, & had a 10 AM
appt.) to complete the PCV valve assembly that they broke while replacing
the PCV valve a few days ago. (I also bought the parts they needed). They
say, after 6 hours, that the mechanic is still working on the PCV assembly,
trying to get to the hose the valve connects to in the valve cover/crankcase
(whatever). Dude says it's ready, & it's 5:30 pm. Thank God I didn't have
to pay per hour, but just $50 to complete the labor. Anyway, they say they
had to take a (or "the") heater hose off the engine to get to the pcv valve
assembly, & drain the radiator & refill it. He said--"oh, there's new
radiator fluid in there", & I said "radiator fluid", & he said "yeah, we had
to take the heater hose off & drain the radiator to get to the pcv
assembly". "So, we refilled the radiator, & you have new coolant fluid". I
say "OK,wow, sounds like it was a bitch of a job". I also paid for new rear
tires, & a tire rotation/balance. Ok, so I go home, which is about a 10 min.
drive (not too far), & "PSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!"---my Teg is
steaming!!! I'm thinking---"Ahhhh shit---they f'd up again!!!!!". I call 'em
back, & dude there says "Hey, it's prolly just coolant fluid that leaked
onto the exhaust system & is just burning off---it'll be OK". Since I'm not
a mechanic, that comforts me slightly, but IO still have a hunch the
"mechanic" there FORGOT to put in coolant fluid. I wait a few hours, & pop
the radiator top, & DAMN IT, sure enough---DRY AS A BONE. No coolant. They
had no f'n fluid at all in there. I knew it. On top of that, Since I bought
2 new tires, I paid for & specifically requested a tire rotation because my
Teg id front wheel drive, so the good new tires go on front, & rotate the
older ones to the back. Well, they didn't do that either. They gave me the
tires, but no rotation. Man I'm pissed now. I had an old carton of 1/2 full
Albertson's antifreeze that I managed to put in there, & put water in to
fill it up. I'm going back tomorrow to raise hell. My Lord. Where all all
the good HONEST mechanics these days? Actually I know some, but the rest
just care about going home to party their drunk assses off & in the meantime
don't give a shit about their customers' rides. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH just have
to vent here. Sorry all. I know "mechanics" are human too, & make mistakes,
but this many f'n mistakes??????????????




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Old 24 Apr 2004, 09:08 am
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Default Re: Mechanic breaks PCV, PT.2---long story, sorry, I'm pissed!!!!!****ing Firestone suxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.


"rastapasta" <NOSPAM_rastapasta @ ev1.net_NOSPAM> wrote in message
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<tale of woe deleted for brevity>

> I'm going back tomorrow to raise hell.


Stop.


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Old 24 Apr 2004, 10:35 am
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Default Re: Mechanic breaks PCV, PT.2---long story, sorry, I'm pissed!!!!!****ing Firestone suxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.

In article <Hxuic.41268$w_E1.23218@news04.bloor.is.net.cable. rogers.com>,
"Stephen Bigelow" <sbigelowPOV@rogers.com> wrote:

> "rastapasta" <NOSPAM_rastapasta @ ev1.net_NOSPAM> wrote in message
> news:108jsm93j6vpu17@corp.supernews.com...
>
> <tale of woe deleted for brevity>
>
> > I'm going back tomorrow to raise hell.

>
> Stop.


Stephen,
Seems to be a great plan.
Jason

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Old 24 Apr 2004, 01:23 pm
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Default Re: Mechanic breaks PCV, PT.2---long story, sorry, I'm pissed!!!!!****ing Firestone suxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.

Firestone in Allen on Mc Dermont is pretty good.....when I needed a special
type tire and they were out....They went down to their Plano store for
it....of course it took 4 hours and my day was shot but atleast they did
so.....:-) Liz



"rastapasta" <NOSPAM_rastapasta @ ev1.net_NOSPAM> wrote in message
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> Or at least this Firestone. I'm not saying every Firestone sux. JUST THIS
> ONE. COIT/CAMPBELL, RICHARDSON,TX.
> I take my '92 Teg back to Firestone today (@8:45 AM, mind you, & had a 10

AM
> appt.) to complete the PCV valve assembly that they broke while replacing
> the PCV valve a few days ago. (I also bought the parts they needed). They
> say, after 6 hours, that the mechanic is still working on the PCV

assembly,
> trying to get to the hose the valve connects to in the valve

cover/crankcase
> (whatever). Dude says it's ready, & it's 5:30 pm. Thank God I didn't have
> to pay per hour, but just $50 to complete the labor. Anyway, they say they
> had to take a (or "the") heater hose off the engine to get to the pcv

valve
> assembly, & drain the radiator & refill it. He said--"oh, there's new
> radiator fluid in there", & I said "radiator fluid", & he said "yeah, we

had
> to take the heater hose off & drain the radiator to get to the pcv
> assembly". "So, we refilled the radiator, & you have new coolant fluid". I
> say "OK,wow, sounds like it was a bitch of a job". I also paid for new

rear
> tires, & a tire rotation/balance. Ok, so I go home, which is about a 10

min.
> drive (not too far), & "PSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!"---my Teg is
> steaming!!! I'm thinking---"Ahhhh shit---they f'd up again!!!!!". I call

'em
> back, & dude there says "Hey, it's prolly just coolant fluid that leaked
> onto the exhaust system & is just burning off---it'll be OK". Since I'm

not
> a mechanic, that comforts me slightly, but IO still have a hunch the
> "mechanic" there FORGOT to put in coolant fluid. I wait a few hours, & pop
> the radiator top, & DAMN IT, sure enough---DRY AS A BONE. No coolant. They
> had no f'n fluid at all in there. I knew it. On top of that, Since I

bought
> 2 new tires, I paid for & specifically requested a tire rotation because

my
> Teg id front wheel drive, so the good new tires go on front, & rotate the
> older ones to the back. Well, they didn't do that either. They gave me the
> tires, but no rotation. Man I'm pissed now. I had an old carton of 1/2

full
> Albertson's antifreeze that I managed to put in there, & put water in to
> fill it up. I'm going back tomorrow to raise hell. My Lord. Where all all
> the good HONEST mechanics these days? Actually I know some, but the rest
> just care about going home to party their drunk assses off & in the

meantime
> don't give a shit about their customers' rides. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH just

have
> to vent here. Sorry all. I know "mechanics" are human too, & make

mistakes,
> but this many f'n mistakes??????????????
>
>
>
>
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Old 24 Apr 2004, 05:19 pm
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Default Re: Mechanic breaks PCV, PT.2---long story, sorry, I'm pissed!!!!!****ing Firestone suxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.

> > 2 new tires, I paid for & specifically requested a tire rotation because
> my
> > Teg id front wheel drive, so the good new tires go on front, & rotate the
> > older ones to the back. Well, they didn't do that either. They gave me the
> > tires, but no rotation. Man I'm pissed now. I had an old carton of 1/2

> full


just so you know, on a front wheel drive car the better tires
actually go on the rear. It's a handling thing. you can control a
front tire problem, the rear will go where it wants to if it has a
problem. vehicle manufacturers have been saying this for years.
Chip
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Old 24 Apr 2004, 10:29 pm
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Default Re: Mechanic breaks PCV, PT.2---long story, sorry, I'm pissed!!!!!****ing Firestone suxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.


"Chip Stein" <chip@chipanddebby.com> wrote in message
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> > > 2 new tires, I paid for & specifically requested a tire rotation

because
> > my
> > > Teg id front wheel drive, so the good new tires go on front, & rotate

the
> > > older ones to the back. Well, they didn't do that either. They gave me

the
> > > tires, but no rotation. Man I'm pissed now. I had an old carton of 1/2

> > full

>
> just so you know, on a front wheel drive car the better tires
> actually go on the rear. It's a handling thing. you can control a
> front tire problem, the rear will go where it wants to if it has a
> problem. vehicle manufacturers have been saying this for years.
> Chip



So have people who have to battle snowy/icy weather. Not that we have to
deal with it here in Texas....hell, we've already had near 90 degree
weather!


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