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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-20-2002, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
 
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Oil leak

I feel like i'm being ripped off. My truck was fine, no leaks or anything, i installed a K&N intake and the next day brought it to Western Auto for an oil change. An hour after I got home from Western Auto i noticed an oil leak, which was not there before. So today i brought the truck back to Western Auto asked them to fix the oil leak they most likely started. The mechanic came back and told me that he had put dy in the oil and found that the leak is coming from the oil cooler lines, oil relocator, Lower radiator hose, Thermostat, and the intake manifold. Now, I don't know a whole lot about trucks but this seems like a hellva lot of bull to me. How can an oil change make all those things leak? How can I stop this new leak? Has any one had similar problems with Western Auto? Any help would be great.

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Re: Oil leak

intake manifold, thermostat, and lower radiator hose eh?

am i the only one that sees a problem here?


a normal person would find the leak themselves instead of having some goofball stick dye in the oil. crawl under the vehicle and have a look-see and then fix the problem. there's a good chance the source is the oil filter.

"The difference between a yooper and a lowper is that a yooper oil change involves just changing the filter whereas a lowper oil change involves just changing the oil."
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looks to me like you're gonna need a new engine. if you have oil leaking out of heater hoses and T-stats...you're strugglin more than you think.

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Re: Oil leak

I did climb under the truck an noticed that it was dripping down the front of the oil pan. But i don't know enough about trucks to feel comfortable messing with things.

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Re: Oil leak

find out where exactly it's coming from. if you have to, wipe all the oil and crud off and let it run for a while and then try to track it down.

depending on how bad it is, you can either leave it and let it leak or have it replaced.

"The difference between a yooper and a lowper is that a yooper oil change involves just changing the filter whereas a lowper oil change involves just changing the oil."
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I'm having an oil leak as well all around my filter. Do like they said. I wiped it all off, and will give it a few days, then look and see. I fear I tightened the filter way too much last time I changed the oil...stupid stupid. I hope that's all it is.

In the meantime, go back to Western Auto, hit that dude in the head with a pipe wrench 11 times and ask him to find the leak in his skull. Bet he won't use dye...might even show a little sense of urgency.

Not to bust on you...unfortunately, millions of people have to rely on service centers for one reason or another....good thing you came to us. If the guy is telling the truth, you have serious problems. Hopefully, he's just smoking crack like most of 'em these days.

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elk muncher, are you a c-130 pilot (herk-driver.

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Uh-Oh...they're on to me. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

Yes, that's what I get paid to do, anyway.

Why?


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just wondering, never herd it being called a herk-driver. i take it your at dyess.

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Huh, funny considering you're surrounded by MC's and HC's. How you like Kirtland?

Yes, Dyess....wish I were there though...closer to home.

Sorry all you others...very O/T here.


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