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Chief Roundup
06-10-2006, 08:49 PM
My fiance called me broke down on the side of the road last night. Her car died on her when she while she was driving down the road at 50 mph.
So when I got there I noticed that there was some oil underneath her car. When I checked the oil it was empty. I got under the car and checked the drain plug and sure enough it was gone.
She had the oil changed in her car about 2 weeks ago at Walmart. I called Walmart and they sent a tech out and he put a new plug in and new oil in the car. The car had the sound of lifter knocking when the tech started the car, but the car is OHC. Now today it still has that sound but it has lost some power and has a louder knock in it as well.
I am going to call and make an appointment to go see the Store Manager tomorrow with my fiance since it is her car.

Nelson Muntz
06-10-2006, 08:51 PM
My fiance called me broke down on the side of the road last night. Her car died on her when she while she was driving down the road at 50 mph.
So when I got there I noticed that there was some oil underneath her car. When I checked the oil it was empty. I got under the car and checked the drain plug and sure enough it was gone.
She had the oil changed in her car about 2 weeks ago at Walmart. I called Walmart and they sent a tech out and he put a new plug in and new oil in the car. The car had the sound of lifter knocking when the tech started the car, but the car is OHC. Now today it still has that sound but it has lost some power and has a louder knock in it as well.
I am going to call and make an appointment to go see the Store Manager tomorrow with my fiance since it is her car.

Good luck with that. I'm beginning a fight with Goodyear because they tightened my lug nuts too tight last time the rotated the tires. I tried to put my new rims on the other night and one of the lug nuts broke off on the first rim, so I quit and took it up to the shop to have them fix it and 8 more lug nuts broke.

BWillie
06-10-2006, 08:52 PM
Shit happens.

Monkeylook4food
06-10-2006, 08:53 PM
Free Sam's Choice pop for life. Please sign here, sir.

Bob Dole
06-10-2006, 08:55 PM
People pay other people to change their oil and rotate their tires?

sedated
06-10-2006, 08:58 PM
I worked with someone that had them forget to put the oil cap back on

Smoke
06-10-2006, 08:58 PM
Best you'll get from the puppetmaster is a roasted chicken and 20# of Ol' Roy dog food..I'd suggest you take it and run.

Chief Roundup
06-10-2006, 09:01 PM
I hope that as long as I present what happened correctly with good documentation of the whole ordeal they will take care of this situation.
I do think that by sending that tech out to put that drain plug and oil back in the car that they have basicly accepted responsibility for this situation.

FAX
06-10-2006, 09:12 PM
I hope that as long as I present what happened correctly with good documentation of the whole ordeal they will take care of this situation.
I do think that by sending that tech out to put that drain plug and oil back in the car that they have basicly accepted responsibility for this situation.

Maybe, Mr. Chief Roundup. I hope you're right. But, I'm a little uncomfortable with this situation. If your fiance ran the car for 2 weeks sans oil, the car could be permanently damaged. New engine type of damage. Expensive.

Yes, they sent a guy to help you out, but that could be interpreted as customer service. Nothing less, nothing more.

Were I you, I would meet with them, but I would have my attorney with me. You've got to play hardball with WalMart. They are the terrorists of capitalism.

You might also consider a new fiance. This one sounds like trouble.

FAX

BWillie
06-10-2006, 09:16 PM
What are they supposed to do? Buy him a new car? I'm sure the thing was running on almost empty for a week or so.

FAX
06-10-2006, 09:17 PM
What are they supposed to do? Buy him a new car? I'm sure the thing was running on almost empty for a week or so.

Exactly.

FAX

Chief Roundup
06-10-2006, 09:18 PM
Maybe, Mr. Chief Roundup. I hope you're right. But, I'm a little uncomfortable with this situation. If your fiance ran the car for 2 weeks sans oil, the car could be permanently damaged. New engine type of damage. Expensive.

Yes, they sent a guy to help you out, but that could be interpreted as customer service. Nothing less, nothing more.

Were I you, I would meet with them, but I would have my attorney with me. You've got to play hardball with WalMart. They are the terrorists of capitalism.

You might also consider a new fiance. This one sounds like trouble.

FAX
Uh what the hell is sans oil?
No she didn't run the car for 2 weeks without oil. The drain plug finally fell out of the car. There was a nice little streak down the road where she was pulled over.

Smoke
06-10-2006, 09:19 PM
The tech didn't come out because they were wrong. He came out because Wal-mart cares. Best case she'll end up in the next Wal-mart flyer as a paid swimsuit model.

Chief Roundup
06-10-2006, 09:21 PM
What are they supposed to do? Buy him a new car? I'm sure the thing was running on almost empty for a week or so.
No they should replace the motor and give us a rental car until it is fixed.

I assume you mean buy HER a new car.

Chief Roundup
06-10-2006, 09:22 PM
The tech didn't come out because they were wrong. He came out because Wal-mart cares. Best case she'll end up in the next Wal-mart flyer as a paid swimsuit model.
No the Tire/Lube express manager told me that they could not find it on video where thier tech torqued down the drain plug like they are suppose to.

FAX
06-10-2006, 09:26 PM
Uh what the hell is sans oil?
No she didn't run the car for 2 weeks without oil. The drain plug finally fell out of the car. There was a nice little streak down the road where she was pulled over.

Sans means "without", Mr. Chief Roundup.

Good news that she didn't drive long without oil. But, I don't understand why it's still knocking, if that's the case. Did the streak look like 5 or so quarts worth?

FAX

Smoke
06-10-2006, 09:27 PM
Boss your bumping heads with a faceless corporation that will be willing to drag this out in court till the end of time. Tell your girl to get her oil changed somewhere else or better yet do it yourself.

NJ Chief Fan
06-10-2006, 09:28 PM
this just happend to my mothers car a couple months ago...she ended up having to have to get a new engine

Baconeater
06-10-2006, 09:28 PM
You're ****ed. Have a nice day!

milkman
06-10-2006, 09:30 PM
People pay other people to change their oil and rotate their tires?

Yes.

I work hard at work, and working on cars in my spare time is work.
I don't want to work when I'm not at work, so I pay someone to do the work for me.

Baconeater
06-10-2006, 09:32 PM
People pay other people to change their oil and rotate their tires?
People pay other people to walk their dogs these days.

FAX
06-10-2006, 09:32 PM
Boss your bumping heads with a faceless corporation that will be willing to drag this out in court till the end of time. Tell your girl to get her oil changed somewhere else or better yet do it yourself.

You're right about the faceless corporation thing, Mr. Smoke.

But, I see this as a classic David/Goliath encounter with Mr. Chief Roundup standing up against all odds and on behalf of all oil deprived fiances everywhere.

Just how long are we supposed to take this crap from WalMart, anyway?

They will fold like an origami panty liner as soon as they realize that Mr. Chief Roundup is ready to fight for what is right. Their first offer will be nonsense. But, they will settle for a new car and a lifetime supply of PopIce.

FAX

StcChief
06-10-2006, 09:32 PM
The Walmart/Jiffy lube etc have insurance....
Years ago, a girl I worked with had same thing happen at Jiffy lube...They bought her a new engine installed.

BWillie
06-10-2006, 09:35 PM
Try the three F*** rule. If that doesn't work, shit on the floor and steal some shit.

Best of luck.

Smoke
06-10-2006, 09:40 PM
I really hope Chief Roundup's girl wins, but I won't bet the farm on it. They'll be all nice and friendly until the first offer is turned down then the Store Manager will be forced to eat your unborn children because it's in the employee's manual

Rausch
06-10-2006, 09:48 PM
The tech didn't come out because they were wrong. He came out because Wal-mart cares.

ROFL

Rausch
06-10-2006, 09:49 PM
I really hope Chief Roundup's girl wins, but I won't bet the farm on it. They'll be all nice and friendly until the first offer is turned down then the Store Manager will be forced to eat your unborn children because it's in the employee's manual

Pretty much...

Mr. Flopnuts
06-10-2006, 09:55 PM
If they don't fix it, you will win hands down in court provided you have all the paperwork showing the service was done. They were the last ones to touch the drainplug. Game, set, match.

FAX
06-10-2006, 09:58 PM
I really hope Chief Roundup's girl wins, but I won't bet the farm on it. They'll be all nice and friendly until the first offer is turned down then the Store Manager will be forced to eat your unborn children because it's in the employee's manual

Store Manager will be searching the employee's manual for what to do when you pee your pants, because Mr. Chief Roundup is going to bring the heavy lumber, Mr. Smoke.

They are at fault and have admitted it. All Mr. Chief Roundup needs to do is organize his demands and make them with steel in his voice and eyes. If Store Manager fails to comply, Store Manager will understand that war will be declared at the highest levels of the WalMart organization. It won't happen in a day, but ultimately, they will give him whatever he wants.

FAX

Smoke
06-10-2006, 10:12 PM
{Wal-Mart PR Guy} "This young lady simply ran over a 5/8ths sized rock shaped much like her oil plug, which dislodged it in such a fashion that the oil was forced to drain from the engine block leaving her at the roadside where our associate rescued her from certain death"

Read it and be prepared to retort

Chief Roundup
06-10-2006, 10:24 PM
This is not the first time that this type of thing has happened at this Walmart. A friend of hers had 4 new tires put on her car and got about 50 miles down the road and all 4 tires came off and she wrecked. Walmart paid for it all including a new car.

I am sure I will have to "politely" go through the levels before we get satisfaction.
My sister works for Walmart and she told me that it actually happens quite a bite and Walmart has replaced the other peoples motors without need of lawyers and such especially with the documentation that we have. But yes it generally has to go through Walmart Corporate before they got anything done.

FAX
06-10-2006, 10:29 PM
{Wal-Mart PR Guy} "This young lady simply ran over a 5/8ths sized rock shaped much like her oil plug, which dislodged it in such a fashion that the oil was forced to drain from the engine block leaving her at the roadside where our associate rescued her from certain death"

Read it and be prepared to retort

A fascinating story, Mr. Wal-Mart PR Guy. Did you take a creative writing course in high school? I'll bet you got at least a B. I would welcome the opportunity to hear more of your magnificent fabrications at some future time. But meanwhile, here are the facts.

1. The last person to touch the oil pan was a WalMart employee.

2. The department manager is on record as stating that the shop video demonstrates that the tech did not replace the drain plug properly.

3. When notified, WalMart sent a technician to the location of her breakdown in order to attempt to correct the error. This is, at a minimum, a tacit admission of responsibility.

She trusted your company not to leave her car in a condition that put her at physical risk. And certainly, she did not pay you to damage the car or cause her emotional distress. A young woman stranded on a roadside is not a pleasant thing. Now, unless you can produce the rock you have so imaginatively described, please produce a check.

FAX

StcChief
06-10-2006, 10:37 PM
She will win just a matter of time.
Don't sign a release. unless it's for a whole new engine
installed. and checkup to insure the Tranny or anything else wasn't damage when the engine siezed up.

Smoke
06-10-2006, 10:42 PM
We state the last person to touch her oil plug was not a Wal-mart employee but her former lover who happens to own a 5/8ths wrench capable of removing said oil plug. The department manager, who happens to be said former lover erased the tapes to cover his tracks.

Our department manager (acting quickly) saved the plaintiffs very life by driving to the scene of the crime and replacing (at no cost) the oil plug.

We were trusted with our customers car and went beyound the call of duty to save her from physical risk as well as emotional distress.

Logical
06-10-2006, 10:44 PM
I hope I am wrong but I am guessing you will be SOL. Didn't a check engine light come on or the Oil Pressure (if you have one) guage read low? They will likely say she should have seen one or the other warnings and acted. No way that engine is not permanently f'd up if she was running 50 with no oil.

Chief Roundup
06-10-2006, 10:48 PM
I hope I am wrong but I am guessing you will be SOL. Didn't a check engine light come on or the Oil Pressure (if you have one) guage read low? They will likely say she should have seen one or the other warnings and acted. No way that engine is not permanently f'd up if she was running 50 with no oil.
No the escort doesn't have a guage it has an idiot light. And the Service Engine and oil lights came on but only when it died.
And there was a nice little puddle underneath the car roughly half the size of a basketball goal.

Logical
06-10-2006, 10:49 PM
A fascinating story, Mr. Wal-Mart PR Guy. Did you take a creative writing course in high school? I'll bet you got at least a B. I would welcome the opportunity to hear more of your magnificent fabrications at some future time. But meanwhile, here are the facts.

1. The last person to touch the oil pan was a WalMart employee.

2. The department manager is on record as stating that the shop video demonstrates that the tech did not replace the drain plug properly.

3. When notified, WalMart sent a technician to the location of her breakdown in order to attempt to correct the error. This is, at a minimum, a tacit admission of responsibility.

She trusted your company not to leave her car in a condition that put her at physical risk. And certainly, she did not pay you to damage the car or cause her emotional distress. A young woman stranded on a roadside is not a pleasant thing. Now, unless you can produce the rock you have so imaginatively described, please produce a check.

FAXWas there really a video showing it not being installed? Short of that I think Wal-Mart won't cough up a thing. Owner negiigence (not paying attention to warnings from the car's system) is not Wal-marts responsibility. They will say they made the situation right by replacing the missing drain plug. That is what I would do if I was advising them. After all it was 2 weeks later, it was not like it was a few hours later.

Logical
06-10-2006, 10:50 PM
No the escort doesn't have a guage it has an idiot light. And the Service Engine and oil lights came on but only when it died.
And there was a nice little puddle underneath the car roughly half the size of a basketball goal.Then your claim would be against Ford (except I am guessing this vehicle far too old for that to work) for a faulty warning system.

Chief Roundup
06-10-2006, 10:51 PM
Was there really a video showing it not being installed? Short of that I think Wal-Mart won't cough up a thing. Owner negiigence (not paying attention to warnings from the car's system) is not Wal-marts responsibility. They will say they made the situation right by replacing the missing drain plug. That is what I would do if I was advising them. After all it was 2 weeks later, it was not like it was a few hours later.
That is what the department manager told me that he could not find it on video where they torqued down the drain plug.

Chief Roundup
06-10-2006, 10:52 PM
Then your claim would be against Ford (except I am guessing this vehicle far too old for that to work) for a faulty warning system.
That would be correct. It is a 94 model Escort

Logical
06-10-2006, 10:53 PM
Sans means "without", Mr. Chief Roundup.

Good news that she didn't drive long without oil. But, I don't understand why it's still knocking, if that's the case. Did the streak look like 5 or so quarts worth?

FAXROFL Ouch, Mr. Fax pulls the string.

FAX
06-10-2006, 10:54 PM
Was there really a video showing it not being installed? Short of that I think Wal-Mart won't cough up a thing. Owner negiigence (not paying attention to warnings from the car's system) is not Wal-marts responsibility. They will say they made the situation right by replacing the missing drain plug. That is what I would do if I was advising them. After all it was 2 weeks later, it was not like it was a few hours later.

As far as the video is concerned, and according to Mr. Chief Roundup, the answer is yes, Mr. Logical.

The most difficult issue to overcome is the timeline, as you say. We have to demonstrate that an oil plug can, in fact, come out if not replaced properly which the video demonstrates it was not. As for negligence, if the dash indicators didn't fire until the oil was out, that's all one could expect anyway.

I still say that Mr. Chief Roundup should go in with guns a'blazin'. I see a new car in his future.

FAX

KCChiefsMan
06-10-2006, 10:56 PM
I knew a guy who went to midas and they told him he had some sort of leak with some fluid, and he took it to another shop and they told him the leak was because there were 3 holes that did not look natural, but somebody had to have used a hole punch to make those 3 holes.......mechanics are some of the worst people in the world, well 90% of them, the dishonest ones and shaddy ones. Another friend was charged over $100 for some wire that needed to be put in, he could have done it himself but didn't have the certain tool for that, so parts $6, labor $100, and my friend asked waited and could see his car, and the mechanic was relaxing and having a smoke, and so he went up to someone and asked them if they were going to work on his car and the guy told him that they go strictly by the book and the book says it's a 1 hour job, so sure enough the mechanic intended to sit there for 55 minutes and then take the other 5 minutes to do the job, just to get the full hour and they charge $100 per hour......I HATE MECHANICS, my father was a mechanical engineer and he knew a lot about any engine basically, I just wish I would have learned some things from him before he passed when I was 18

Logical
06-10-2006, 10:57 PM
That would be correct. It is a 94 model EscortBest be prepared to pony up for a replacement car (either her or you). I would lay 10 to 1 against Wal-Mart paying and if you take it to court lawyer fees will more than cost what a replacement for a 94 Escort will cost. I would still meet with them and give it a shot but you might as well forget the lawyer they run around 400 an hour by the time your meeting is over you will have paid the lawyer for a replacement car when you are talking a 94 Escort it has no market value.

Logical
06-10-2006, 10:58 PM
As far as the video is concerned, and according to Mr. Chief Roundup, the answer is yes, Mr. Logical.

The most difficult issue to overcome is the timeline, as you say. We have to demonstrate that an oil plug can, in fact, come out if not replaced properly which the video demonstrates it was not. As for negligence, if the dash indicators didn't fire until the oil was out, that's all one could expect anyway.

I still say that Mr. Chief Roundup should go in with guns a'blazin'. I see a new car in his future.

FAXI hope for his sake you are correct, but I disagree with your advice on the lawyer that car would not be worth what he will have to pay the lawyer most likely.

FAX
06-10-2006, 11:00 PM
Best be prepared to pony up for a replacement car (either her or you). I would lay 10 to 1 against Wal-Mart paying and if you take it to court lawyer fees will more than cost what a replacement for a 94 Escort will cost. I would still meet with them and give it a shot but you might as well forget the lawyer they run around 400 an hour by the time your meeting is over you will have paid the lawyer for a replacement car when you are talking a 94 Escort it has no market value.

Under any other circumstances, I would agree with Mr. Logical, as I always do. However, in this case, I say go for it, Mr. Chief Roundup. You have a great argument here. Plus, their attorneys cost lots more than yours. They will settle and let their insurance company pay. It costs them nothing to settle. It costs them something to fight you.

Remember, WalMart gives us dreams that are bigger than we are so that we can grow into them.

FAX

FAX
06-10-2006, 11:01 PM
I hope for his sake you are correct, but I disagree with your advice on the lawyer that car would not be worth what he will have to pay the lawyer most likely.

That's a good point. He should just take his uncle and say he's a lawyer.

FAX

stevieray
06-10-2006, 11:04 PM
"suits and dungarees"

Mr. Flopnuts
06-10-2006, 11:11 PM
If you have to go to court over this whole thing, I would file it in small claims court. No way a 94 escort is worth more than 5k. That being said Walmart would either A, cut a check, or B bump it to district court which in and of itself would cost them more than the price of said escort. This really isn't as difficult as it's being made out here. You win, hands down. They dropped the ball, they will pay. Enjoy.

Baconeater
06-10-2006, 11:18 PM
That is what the department manager told me that he could not find it on video where they torqued down the drain plug.
I am somewhat confused by this statement. Does he mean the mechanic just finger tightened the plug and never put a wrench on it? I don't believe there is an actual torque specification for a drain plug to be "torqued down" to. I am surprised Wal Mart would even release such information to you as well.

sedated
06-10-2006, 11:20 PM
94 escort?

the lawyer bills will cost twice what that POS is worth anyway

and the mechanics might have done you, and the rest of the driving public, a favor by getting that thing off the road

Logical
06-10-2006, 11:23 PM
That's a good point. He should just take his uncle and say he's a lawyer.

FAXBrilliant and it would probably be just as effective.:thumb:

Logical
06-10-2006, 11:25 PM
94 escort?

the lawyer bills will cost twice what that POS is worth anyway

and the mechanics might have done you, and the rest of the driving public, a favor by getting that thing off the road

LOL obviously not comfortably numb tonight.

Chiefs Pantalones
06-10-2006, 11:42 PM
It may be time for you to get a new car, and WHIP IT REAL HARD, WHIP IT WHIP IT, REAL HARD!!!

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POND_OF_RED
06-11-2006, 12:10 AM
It's too bad David Glass wasnt still handling Wal-Marts finances...you would have got tons of money from that guy...

stevieray
06-11-2006, 08:59 AM
94 escort?

the lawyer bills will cost twice what that POS is worth anyway

and the mechanics might have done you, and the rest of the driving public, a favor by getting that thing off the road

one mans garbage is another mans treasure.

HC_Chief
06-11-2006, 09:15 AM
It may be time for you to get a new car, and WHIP IT REAL HARD, WHIP IT WHIP IT, REAL HARD!!!

This embedded video shit needs to end NOW! :grr:

Admins?

Gaz
06-11-2006, 09:41 AM
This embedded video shit needs to end NOW! :grr:

Admins?

If you eliminate [yes, pun intended] the scatological reference, I agree with this.

Please do not do this anymore. Feel free to include a link, but do not attach it directly.

Thanks.

xoxo~
Gaz
Hoping for some consideration.

|Zach|
06-11-2006, 09:41 AM
Brilliant and it would probably be just as effective.:thumb:
Ehh, people do that at a large retail store I work at. It doesn't get anywhere fast. There are a whole floor of lawyers that just sit around waiting for stuff like this...there is a number and extensions 1 through 80. ROFL

|Zach|
06-11-2006, 09:44 AM
As far as Walmart not taking care of him, you can all thank people that go out of their way to screw places out of money and product to a point where they have to make strict policies with returns, exchanges, and liability to a point that makes it tough to take care of actual problems from a custome service stand point.

Chief Roundup
06-11-2006, 09:53 AM
I am somewhat confused by this statement. Does he mean the mechanic just finger tightened the plug and never put a wrench on it? I don't believe there is an actual torque specification for a drain plug to be "torqued down" to. I am surprised Wal Mart would even release such information to you as well.
No they didn't have any video of any kind.
His words were that since they didn't have any video on the car he would have to send a tech out because he couldn't prove that they did tighten the plug and that if there was still an issue after the tech replaced the plug and oil that I would have to contact the store manager so that they could take care of this situation.

Frazod
06-11-2006, 09:57 AM
I think the lesson to be learned here is not to go to Walmart for services like this, unless you live in out the middle of bumblef#ck Oklahoma and have no choice in the matter because the local Walmart's service center has put every independent auto shop within 60 miles out of business. I wouldn't let some Walmart guy wash my car, let alone service it.

Bwana
06-11-2006, 10:53 AM
I think the lesson to be learned here is not to go to Walmart for services like this, unless you live in out the middle of bumblef#ck Oklahoma and have no choice in the matter because the local Walmart's service center has put every independent auto shop within 60 miles out of business. I wouldn't let some Walmart guy wash my car, let alone service it.

Exactly. No way I would let some slack jaw Walmart (so called tech) touch one of my vehicles. Think about it.......walmart pays about a third of what a good wrench makes. That being the case, they end up with the brain dead, bottom of the heap meth monkeys turning a wrench over there. Not only does it not surprise me that one of these dolts finger tightened the drail plug and forgot the finish the job, but I'm honestly surprise from looking into a Walmart auto bay that 3/4 of these guys can remember how to drive back and forth to work without getting lost. :shake:

If you keep after them you should be able to get them to take care of the problem. The only problem I see, is the two week time frame between the meth monkey pulling the FU and the car imploding. Good Luck and stay the hell away from Walmart for your auto needs.

Fish
06-11-2006, 11:50 AM
This is not the first time that this type of thing has happened at this Walmart. A friend of hers had 4 new tires put on her car and got about 50 miles down the road and all 4 tires came off and she wrecked. Walmart paid for it all including a new car.

I am sure I will have to "politely" go through the levels before we get satisfaction.

I'm quite puzzled as to why you are so nonchalant about this situation... or why the hell you took your car to be serviced there knowing what a bad rep they had for service....

Do you realize even if WallyWorld does replace your engine, the car will never be the same........

Smoke
06-11-2006, 12:01 PM
"Do you realize even if WallyWorld does replace your engine, the car will never be the same........"

This is true...It will now be a non-union car and therefor only be able to work less than 40 hours a week. She will have to buy a fleet of older cars to pick up the slack.

Mr. Laz
06-11-2006, 12:52 PM
I hope/think Walmart will make this right!.


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gblowfish
06-11-2006, 01:40 PM
For a 1994 Escort? They'll probably offer you Angel Berroa straight up and call it even.

And with that, you're still getting screwed...

No way Wally World will ever cop to any responsibility on this one. And the other posters are right, they'll drag you through court after court after court, you'll lose, and the only ones that will make out will be the lawyers.

BTW: Wal Mart is sued more than any other company in America. Story is here:
http://tinyurl.com/3achp

Cut and run. You can probably get another 94 Escort for $1000.

blueballs
06-11-2006, 01:51 PM
what is the odometer reading
now compared to the oil
service sticker reading?

Monkeylook4food
06-11-2006, 01:57 PM
That would be correct. It is a 94 model Escort

Wait a minute. You put NEW oil in a 94 Escort? Did that raise the value over $100 at the time?

alanm
06-11-2006, 02:27 PM
People pay other people to change their oil and rotate their tires?
:shrug: I guess so.. I can get both chores done in about 45 mins in the driveway. :thumb:

ENDelt260
06-11-2006, 02:28 PM
People pay other people to change their oil and rotate their tires?
I'm really ****ing lazy.

Though, the tire rotation is free at Discount Tire Co.

Chief Roundup
06-11-2006, 02:29 PM
I'm quite puzzled as to why you are so nonchalant about this situation... or why the hell you took your car to be serviced there knowing what a bad rep they had for service....

Do you realize even if WallyWorld does replace your engine, the car will never be the same........
My fiance took it there while she was doing some shopping. I had told her to take it to the local Goodyear.

Chief Roundup
06-11-2006, 02:30 PM
what is the odometer reading
now compared to the oil
service sticker reading?
It is about 175 miles difference.

Monkeylook4food
06-11-2006, 02:31 PM
It may be time for you to get a new car, and WHIP IT REAL HARD, WHIP IT WHIP IT, REAL HARD!!!
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Chief Roundup
06-11-2006, 02:32 PM
Keep the cracks coming about her ole escort but it has been a very dependable little car for her. I have already told her no matter what happens with this that this basicly means is that we need to start looking for a new car.

Monkeylook4food
06-11-2006, 02:34 PM
Keep the cracks coming about her ole escort but it has been a very dependable little car for her.

Are you kidding? It won't even run without oil.

Chief Roundup
06-11-2006, 02:35 PM
Are you kidding? It won't even run without oil.
What is your favorite kind of oil 40 proof or 5.5 or 2.3? :p

Saulbadguy
06-11-2006, 03:21 PM
I laugh at your misfortune.

blueballs
06-11-2006, 04:01 PM
Keep the cracks coming about her ole escort but it has been a very dependable little car for her. I have already told her no matter what happens with this that this basicly means is that we need to start looking for a new car.

no car payment
liability insurance
good gas mileage

laugh all the way
to the bank

but take the bus
for now

dtebbe
06-11-2006, 07:27 PM
She had to have drove the car with at least an "OIL" idiot light on to screw up the bottom end like that. I've never understood why people do that crap...

DT

ENDelt260
06-11-2006, 08:19 PM
Oil idiot lights are real good for giving you about 30 seconds warning that your engine is about to seize.

Big Dick Jones
06-11-2006, 09:14 PM
Wal-Mart has their own insurance company and adjusters. It is located in Rogers, Ar. It has some fancy name but it IS Wal-Mart. I've dealt with them a couple of times. They are no better or worse than any other insurance company. I can almost guarantee they won't buy you a new engine. After all, the destroyed engine was 12 years old. And then there is the matter of you proving they are at fault. If they offer you $500 take it and run.

blueballs
06-11-2006, 09:18 PM
they can scrunge up
a dozen krispie Kreams

grandllama
06-11-2006, 09:20 PM
Oil idiot lights are real good for giving you about 30 seconds warning that your engine is about to seize.

No, that is the ENDIdiot light...

Jesus
06-11-2006, 09:24 PM
Oil idiot lights are real good for giving you about 30 seconds warning that your engine is about to seize.

Most are a bit more sensitive that that....

grandllama
06-11-2006, 09:24 PM
... That being the case, they end up with the brain dead, bottom of the heap meth monkeys turning a wrench over there.

I never in my life thought I would defend WalHell, but one of my good friends, and a damn good young mechanic works there... he's got all his certs and I trust him with everything on my car... now that said, he does work there because he is in college working on a 4 year degree and that was the only place that would work around his school schedule... so you can at least be sure that 1 mechanic in the thousands that WalHell hires is not a brain dead meth monkey...

greg63
06-11-2006, 09:29 PM
My fiance called me broke down on the side of the road last night. Her car died on her when she while she was driving down the road at 50 mph.
So when I got there I noticed that there was some oil underneath her car. When I checked the oil it was empty. I got under the car and checked the drain plug and sure enough it was gone.
She had the oil changed in her car about 2 weeks ago at Walmart. I called Walmart and they sent a tech out and he put a new plug in and new oil in the car. The car had the sound of lifter knocking when the tech started the car, but the car is OHC. Now today it still has that sound but it has lost some power and has a louder knock in it as well.
I am going to call and make an appointment to go see the Store Manager tomorrow with my fiance since it is her car.

Won't you need a receipt confirming the purchase of said vehicle from Wal-Mart? :p

Big Dick Jones
06-11-2006, 09:44 PM
I never in my life thought I would defend WalHell, but one of my good friends, and a damn good young mechanic works there... he's got all his certs and I trust him with everything on my car... now that said, he does work there because he is in college working on a 4 year degree and that was the only place that would work around his school schedule... so you can at least be sure that 1 mechanic in the thousands that WalHell hires is not a brain dead meth monkey...
I'm happy to hear Wal-Mart has one competent mechanic out of the thousands they hire. They are damn good at taking a product off the shelf and sliding it across the counter to you. They are even good at collecting your money and giving you correct change. But their expertise ends there. I once had them take three hours to put one new tire on my car. I even commented to the service manager that, at that rate, they could sell one set of tires per day.

grandllama
06-11-2006, 09:46 PM
I'm happy to hear Wal-Mart has one competent mechanic out of the thousands they hire. They are damn good at taking a product off the shelf and sliding it across the counter to you. They are even good at collecting your money and giving you correct change. But their expertise ends there. I once had them take three hours to put one new tire on my car. I even commented to the service manager that, at that rate, they could sell one set of tires per day.

Oh trust me, I've had that experience as well... for some odd reason I felt the need to defend my friend... and I suppose I should have added that even though he works at walmart, he takes care of my car 'off the clock' ;)

Big Dick Jones
06-11-2006, 09:53 PM
Oh trust me, I've had that experience as well... for some odd reason I felt the need to defend my friend... and I suppose I should have added that even though he works at walmart, he takes care of my car 'off the clock' ;)
Yep. Well, hopefully he will get out of there soon. The last time I went there, I asked how long it would take to mount and balance two new tires and he said three hours. I declined and went to another tire store and paid a little more.

KILLER_CLOWN
06-12-2006, 12:57 AM
Sheet where I live, no one changes their oil, they simply go out and get a new car when it needs a fluid change of any kind. Car=disposable lighter.

jspchief
06-12-2006, 06:40 AM
IMO, Walmart will take care of you. Regardless of any oil lights, their negligence caused that drain plug to fall out.

And as evil as Walmart may be, this is something that is simply part of the business they are in. Walmart may stick it to the comsumer in many ways, but they aren't going to openly **** someone like that.

If the engine is ruined, my guess is they'll replace it or total the car, whichever is cheaper.

jspchief
07-13-2006, 07:39 PM
bump.

pr_capone
07-13-2006, 11:02 PM
Yeh... what ever came of this?

Jayhawkerman2001
07-14-2006, 01:41 AM
My fiance called me broke down on the side of the road last night. Her car died on her when she while she was driving down the road at 50 mph.
So when I got there I noticed that there was some oil underneath her car. When I checked the oil it was empty. I got under the car and checked the drain plug and sure enough it was gone.
She had the oil changed in her car about 2 weeks ago at Walmart. I called Walmart and they sent a tech out and he put a new plug in and new oil in the car. The car had the sound of lifter knocking when the tech started the car, but the car is OHC. Now today it still has that sound but it has lost some power and has a louder knock in it as well.
I am going to call and make an appointment to go see the Store Manager tomorrow with my fiance since it is her car.

No worries my friend, they will replace the engine most likely. I work for wal-mart and they're always willing to give away something if its to save their asses. A couple years ago the exact same thing happened, they gave the person a new car and demoted the guy who did the oil change. Which wal-mart did it?

Mr. Flopnuts
07-14-2006, 01:58 AM
If they don't fix it, you will win hands down in court provided you have all the paperwork showing the service was done. They were the last ones to touch the drainplug. Game, set, match.



You just listen to your uncle Flopnuts and everything will be just fine. ;) Congrats on getting your money.

Kclee
07-14-2006, 07:19 AM
Yeh... what ever came of this?

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=143668