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Join Date: Sep 2012
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I am not worried about cheap oil or filter but more worried about someone (a kid from Jiffy Lube or even dealership) stripping the oil drain plug, which is the real reason why I do DIY. Just be really careful of tire rotations, these guys are really good at over torqueing and striping the stud bolts.
Bingo. I'll add in addition to stripping plug, much worse is stripping the threads in the pan. Even worse is forgetting to tighten the bolt (happened to wifey at Walmart a few years before I came up to her and said "Hi, I'm Mr. Right, I heard you were looking for me").
In addition to over torquing, how about forgetting to tighten at all (happened to my brother and dad where dad's wheels nearly fell off on the freeway. Mine were over torqued to the point where I bent the lug wrench and the idiots at the Marathon station that installed my Tire Rack snow tires had to use a 3 foot breaker bar to loosen the lug nuts).
Kudos to Wal Mart for using a torque wrench to tighten lug nuts and advising to come back in 50 miles and have them re torqued free of charge. I torque my own in the garage after any tire service and do my own rotations. I am amazed at the number of places over the years that know nothing about torquing lug nuts and most often when I ask about it, "Corky" looks at me like an Aborigine staring at a Ferris wheel.
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