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Monday, February 11, 2013

At car dealership with my legs in the air...or thats how it feels!

So I got my fill of 0.30 cc's that takes me up to 4.1  My no go is 4.4 so I am still a little less and could possibly get .2 if this  doesn't do it....not too happy that I weighed in at 201...YIKES back in the 200's was not happy about that.
He also told me I need to drink more water that is why I am so gassy.  Which I concede is always my problem!
So this fill seems a little tighter... but nothing bad...I am on foods today and don't seem that bad.

I am also at the dealer..my check engine light came on as did my off trac lighting...which was weird so I brought it in, and I am told...its your gas cap...that will cost you $88 for that diagnosis and for us to put a $10 gas cap on...oh bother......he said that he got another reading on my coil and that its misfiring...that is $250 but he said lets wait and see if the gas cap does the trick...if not I have to come back for the coil....OH BOTHER...oh and that is not covered in your extended warranty...of course not...can I shank you now or later when you know I will be back....
Oh and here is the clincher...they are remodeling so I am sitting in a trailer here in the back of the property...with 6 old men...because I am in Sun City...which is an old peoples community...but its where I got my car...
So I am kind of happy its only $88 today(and I have a coupon for 15% off) but I am kind of figuring that I will be paying another $250 by the end of the week....talk about living on egg shells..waiting for the light to go off(kind of like Pavlov's dog?)
I think I hate mechanics worse than politicians and lawyers......

6 comments:

Terrie said...

sounds like you might need to call around and see if you can find an indepentant mechanic that can do the job cheaper since you know what the problem is. Dealers will alway charge out the ass.

It could be worse....

Cheri said...

Few things beat finding a mechanic you fully trust!

I find with drinking water, I get in and out of the habit. When I am in the habit of drinking more, I start to crave it more, and like it more...kind of like exercise? But when I get out of the habit, it is a chore to start drinking it again. I hope as you start drinking more, it gets easier.

I got my fancy coffee maker, lol, so I've been drinking a lot of hot tea, which is more tempting to me in this cold weather! :-) I still need to up my water though. :-)

FitBy40 said...

We had a Sun City in our old town too. Cool place. I could totally live there when I'm old and don't want to do the upkeep on a house anymore.
I think I hate care dealers/sales people way more than mechanics.
best of luck with the car issues!

♫ Drazil ♪ said...

Ugh -I just had a coil fixed a few weeks ago. STOP shanking people - lol.

Banded Strong said...

We own and auto shop and constantly get complaints like this about dealerships. I would seek out an independant. A good mechanic will waive diagnostics if you get the job done there and typically they will do an inspection free of charge to make sure there is nothing else going on. We pride ourselves on HONESTY. They are out there. Ask some friends if they no any place. Good Luck!

Run, Chelle, Run! said...

I'm with Cheri, I have to be in the habit of drinking water. Isn't it a pain?

Good luck with your car, that kind of stuff makes me nuts!