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#1 Carlos W

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 09:19 PM

A friend of mine messaged me saying her oil light was coming on. (Non mini) I suggested she took her son's car and immediately bought some oil and didn't drive the car until she had put oil in it.

She messaged me with this

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#2 minifreek1

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 09:32 PM

You or someone else is taking the piss, surely....?



#3 lawrence

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 09:34 PM

Tell her to go to Halfords and ask for "single use oil filling pipettes" and explain that's why it costs so much to service a car becuase if the time it takes to put in new oil

#4 Ben_O

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 09:43 PM

wow



#5 Stu1961

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 09:52 PM

I had a mate who was a bit of a plonker when it came car maintenance, went round his house one day and caught him topping up the oil through the dipstick hole on his Mk1 Escort using a fairy liquid bottle. 


Edited by Stu1961, 07 January 2017 - 09:53 PM.


#6 Alice Dooper

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 10:15 PM

Face, palm, wallop!

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 10:25 PM

If we're on oil top up stories. A chap I know who had just bought his first classic rang me up after deciding to do a few checks on the engine the evening before. 'I topped up the radiator with anti-freeze' he said proudly, 'and also added some oil with the correct grade - but when I came out this morning there was a big pool of oil on the garage floor. what have I done wrong?'

'Did you spill any' I asked

'Dont think so' he said

'Can you see where it's coming from?'

'Cant get underneath there's so much oil'

How much oil did you put in?'

'Not sure but I made sure it was filled to the bottom of the filler tube like I did with the radiator'

After a deep breath I advised him to get a BIG bowl,drain it all out and start again and explained what the dipstick was for - luckily he hadn't tried to start it :shy:



#8 M J W J

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 11:06 PM

A mates mum once said to me she didn't understand why I had bought oil when surely they put the oil in when it left the factory.

I pointed out that cars required the oil changing periodically along with various filters on the car. It turns out she had done about 90k miles and not once checked her oil or had the car serviced.

#9 Anthony30

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 11:07 PM

A mates mum once said to me she didn't understand why I had bought oil when surely they put the oil in when it left the factory.

I pointed out that cars required the oil changing periodically along with various filters on the car. It turns out she had done about 90k miles and not once checked her oil or had the car serviced.

:ohno:  :lol:



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Posted 07 January 2017 - 11:19 PM

i picked up a scrap car that the lady had filled the engine with water thinking she was filling the washer bottle



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Posted 07 January 2017 - 11:29 PM

:lol: :lol: :lo:



#12 Carlos W

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 06:01 AM

She's a lady in her 50s and literally has no idea.

My brother in law did the big ends on his fiesta by running it low on oil. It turned out it was leaking because the oil filter was rotten as he'd never had it serviced. He didn't know the difference between an mot and a service.

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 07:54 AM

I know a lot of people who get there car serviced before an mot thinking that it will pass because of the service!!!

 

It really is like banging your head against a brick wall.

 

How do some people get through life


Edited by MIGLIACARS, 08 January 2017 - 06:41 PM.


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Posted 08 January 2017 - 07:57 AM

Well,,,,,, we're not all mechanics,,,,,

 

Not everyone understands all this stuff and in many ways, I empathise with them.

 

eg we all have computers of one type or another - yeah?

 

How many of us know how to re-grease the bearings of the fan on the CPU?  Or swap out the HDD?



#15 Carlos W

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 09:04 AM

Well,,,,,, we're not all mechanics,,,,,
 
Not everyone understands all this stuff and in many ways, I empathise with them.
 
eg we all have computers of one type or another - yeah?
 
How many of us know how to re-grease the bearings of the fan on the CPU?  Or swap out the HDD?


I'm certainly not a mechanic but road users should be performing basic maintenance.




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