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Old 06-03-2006, 10:01 PM   #61
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Re: Car upkeep, what's neccessary and what's fluff?

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Oh, you can do better than that-- for example, were any other parts of the car damaged?
I was kinda going for the "not changing the clutch as the cause of the accident" route, but it didnt come across.

Speaking of car upkeep, my local toyota dealer did the routine for me a few weeks ago. Since our rav4 had never seen the inside of a mechanics shop, just my own upkeep, and it was getting past 5 years old, I figured I'd waste my money on a "30k service", knowing I wasnt really going to get most of the 'inspections' and 'checks' listed.

When I called, the service writer said it was all done...but that they had checked and found the cabin air filter "completely clogged". Would I like a new one for $40? He could get it done by the time I got there.

The only problems with this were a) I vacuumed the filter out regularly and had just done so and it looked fine; b) cabin air filters cost about $15 and take all of 30 seconds to replace, and c) I knew 'a' and 'b'.

So I said 'no thanks'.

When I got it home, just for kicks I pulled the cabin air filter. Brand new. They must have told the tech to replace it, and they'd "sell it to me". More trouble and cost than it was worth to go back in and get the new one out, find my old one, and put it in.
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Re: Car upkeep, what's neccessary and what's fluff?
Old 06-04-2006, 11:36 AM   #62
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Re: Car upkeep, what's neccessary and what's fluff?

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Guess you should have changed the clutch then, huh?
And I thought you were going to nail me on the being rear ended remark.
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Re: Car upkeep, what's neccessary and what's fluff?
Old 06-04-2006, 12:12 PM   #63
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Re: Car upkeep, what's neccessary and what's fluff?

Way too easy. Besides, I hit my limit for rear end jokes for the month of june already.

I figured since it appears that I lack class, I'd go for the class-ic improbable cause-and-effect jokes rather than the class-less bum joke.
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