Re: Oil change gone bad
Well handled Codger. So smart to have the flat bed come and have the manager measure the oil at the shop. They should have had dancing girls come out and clean the drive.
I'm still not a fan of the cartridge filters. And yes, removing skids each time is a hassle. If I were you I would cut an access hole in your skid. Any decent welder could do this and weld tabs to the piece removed so it could be easily replaced.
Agreed that everyone makes mistakes, but good hell, a trained Toyota tech botching a routine oil change. That's pretty bad. Besides the dancing gals, they should have offered another year of free changes.
Again, you're a class act and I'm happy it all worked out fine in the end.
All that being said..........
Now, I'm not a tech, I've been the only one to change the oil in any of my bikes and rigs for decades. Before a 9 day trip to the lake I wanted to change the oil in my Ford. The big 460 gas engine took 6 quarts. It was dark, I was tired and running behind. I drained it, spun on a new filter, and dumped 6 fresh quarts of Mobil One down the hatch. I left the funnel in there to get every last drop. After a while I came back to get the funnel and noticed 6 quarts of fresh oil running down my very new, very steep, long concrete drive. At the bottom it made a sharp left turn at the gutter and was well on it's way to my buddies house. The drain plug, with a freshly installed crush washer was sitting on my rag, right where I placed it. (I always have a rag handy, I meticulously wipe any drips from the bottom of the oil pan and filter when done, lol).
Moral of the story. idiot lights don't always work. Triple check every time!!!
Last edited by Moab Junky; 03-10-2016 at 08:19 AM.