T5 Expert Operator
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: 3Fb Skunk Works(JXR01 Dev)
Scheduled Service Owners Stress
Well my XR6 is up for a 30K service (free as part of the AUII service plan) and i'm planning to get it done sometime this week if possible.
But upon thinking about it, it seems theres more hassles than good. I have a list of things to tell them what not to do with the car and the hassle of watching my car whilst the service is taking place.
Yes i'm very very picky when it comes to looking after cars and for me these scheduled services are a frustrating time.
Here is my list of criterias and my reasons:
1. No oil change as i change the oil myself with Mobil 1 10w-30 ($82.50 per 5litre) every 7.5k. (I have receipts for tbe oil/filter)
Reason: I've seen the mechanics fill the oil over the full mark to the point of 5cm over. Oil filters not tightened properly making a total mess of the engine bay.
2. No car wash and engine bay wash.
Reason: They use sponges that are almost black and the car comes back with mega swirl marks all over the paint. Engine bay, my engine bay i already detailed and cleaned with out mega high pressure water and the degreaser stuff that screws the colour of the plastic and makes a total mess of the engine bay.
3. No Rattle Gun for the wheels.
Reason: Stuffs the locknuts and strips the chrome of them.
4. Prior Inspect of the car with the service advisor.
Reason: I do not want a mark on the car when it comes back from the service.
5. Will have to end up buying 4 wheel nuts to put on temporary so they don't stuff up the security wheel nuts.
So is there anyone else here that worries about there cars at the service, or am i just being to fussy.
Motor May 2001 Quote: "Believe it or not, there are actually a bunch of weirdos out there who reckon a six cylinder is the dux gutz. Bugger it: I'm one of them" :s5
AUII Late Ed XR6 HP T5 Venom- Full Tickford Body Kit, 17in Wheels, Herrod Bi-plane Spoiler, Momo Steer/Gear, T-Series Interior Options, Premium Stereo and a very light-tuned 4.0L I6
(FPV-Tickford Club of NSW Member and Co-Founding Member of 3FB Inc, Ford Forums Food Bandits)