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Volkswagen Jetta, Engine, Oil, Sedan
Jul 01, 2003 (1:55 pm)
drop me an e-mail, please.
Jul 01, 2003 (5:04 pm)
Remember that National Lampoon magazine that had the bogus auto repair bill?
Some of the items were:
brake shoes --$50
brake socks -- $25
hem piston skirts $400
Jul 01, 2003 (5:53 pm)
muffler bearings - $75, per side....
turn signal fluid - $15
turn signal fluid flush procedure - $60
Jul 01, 2003 (7:24 pm)
rotate, clean, wax rocks in tire treads -- $125.93
blow static out of radio -- $85
mechanic waste disposal fee -- $25
baldface lies -- $12
shim bill -- $10
grease brake pedal -- $17.50
Jul 01, 2003 (7:47 pm)
Stop---this is sounding all too real!
Jul 01, 2003 (8:41 pm)
Replace winter air with summer air $89.95 with free rotation!
#96 of 99 ... but not least...
Jul 01, 2003 (9:12 pm)
complimentary 17-point safety inspection -- free
(check red boxes until boat payment is met)
#97 of 99 There is a website selling that stuff
Jul 03, 2003 (8:10 am)
They have everything from a budget lowering kit (nails) to the "air-filter bypass kit". They even offer the hard to find " cross-drilled brake lines" 8-)
#98 of 99 this is a hoot!
Jul 03, 2003 (4:07 pm)
thanks, bpeebles, great "deals", I have my card from The East Bank of the Mississippi out now
#99 of 99 Oil changes and changing oil
Jul 08, 2003 (10:20 am)
In addition to having your oil changed, try changing your oil.
I stopped using petroleum-based oil about 18 years ago and love it. I've only read one post recommending synthetic oil (Havoline). I use Castrol Syntec or Red Line and just change the oil every 5000 mi. Yes, it's more expensive, but 25 bucks for a six-pack of Syntec, or any other synthetic, every few months is a heck of a lot cheaper than a new engine (regardless of who is paying for it).
My truck (98 RAM) and my girl's 95 Jetta (2 liter gas engine) get the same oil at the same interval and we both have over 120,000 miles on our vehicles.
Synthetics will also offer some additional protection when running low, BUT THE OIL LEVEL MUST BE CHECKED OFTEN. If it needs some add it. Just do it - and take comfort in knowing that the "blood" of your engine is healthy.
P.S. No, I don't work for Castrol. I've also used Mobil 1, Royal Purple, Red Line, and Amsoil. My local wholesale club stocks Syntec, so that's what I use now.