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ALL, I wanted to thank the toyota nation for the help on my first oil change at the stealership!!!! Here was my saga: Toyota of Waldorf Maryland.

1. got there early and was taken right in.
2. took my own oil, little savings.
3. asked if I get the first oil change free...NO, asked for a wash....NO.

So I sat in the waiting room for about 2 hrs, then a gentelman said my Tacoma was finished I went out to look at her and here is what I found:

1. I just detailed her myself and oil was all over the quarter panels and bumper.
2. took 7 bottles of Mobile 1 and got 1 back.


I took the advise of the nation and marked my tires ( not with pee) and damn if they didnt rotate my tires, so I go and talk to the service manager and tell him my tires were not rotated. I go back to the waiting room for another 15 minutes and the manager comes to me and tells me "my technician strongly told me that he rotated your tires" I said " look at the tires and tell me what LF, RF, RR, LR means" (left front, right front, right rear, left rear)

I marked the tires with a small pen to see if they would rotate the tires. Well a long story short the service manager rotated my tires himself, reprimanded the tech and I got my $38.71 back from the rude ass cashier. FREE OIL CHANGE AND ROTATION

Thanks nation...I am hooked on the www.toyotanation.com.
 

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why would you take your truck to dealer for an oil change if you already bought the oil yourself. Those idiots never do it right and can careless how messy they make it.
 

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DAMN $39 dollars for an oil change when you brought your own oil!!!! F THAT!!!!! I hope the rotation is included in that price. Arent they supposed to do the rotation free though.

Id suggest that next time you save yourself the $34 dollars, 2 hours, and a helluva mess and just do it yourself. :thumbup:
 

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Firephil said:
I took the advise of the nation and marked my tires ( not with pee) and damn if they didnt rotate my tires, so I go and talk to the service manager and tell him my tires were not rotated. I go back to the waiting room for another 15 minutes and the manager comes to me and tells me "my technician strongly told me that he rotated your tires" I said " look at the tires and tell me what LF, RF, RR, LR means" (left front, right front, right rear, left rear)

LMAO:lol:

I TOLD YOU SO!!!!!

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Now what do you think the odds are that the oil they ACTUALLY put in the engine was the Mobil1 you gave them?
 

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Thank you for the support from all of you.....I was posting somthing positive and get blasted...thanks.
 

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Screw the Stealership. They gave me free car washes, but no free oil changes. I don't want their stupid Swirl-O-Matic car washes. I'll do the oil changes myself and it will be done right.

You should call the Toyota HQ and report 'em.
 

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man, that sure does make me think twice about ever bringing my Tacoma to the dealership. That sucks!!!!
 

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I was told at my dealership that if I dont bring my truck to the dealership for service that the warranty will be void unless I have receipts showing that an a.s.e. certified techician performed the necessary services. Were any of yall told that?
 

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I was told at my dealership that if I dont bring my truck to the dealership for service that the warranty will be void unless I have receipts showing that an a.s.e. certified techician performed the necessary services. Were any of yall told that?
They are kind of stretching the truth there, to get you to let them do all the work and charge you $.

You can do the oil changes yourself. Just keep the receipts from when you bought your oil and filter. The date on the receipts will show that you changed the oil regularly. You don't have to be a technician.
 

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Thats what Im planning on doing is keeping a very good log with receipts and dates.
 

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I worked at a g.m. dealership before and some of the worst technicians in the shop were a.s.e. certified master technicians.
 

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Firephil, everyone is just giving you a hard time. Live and learn. For some it makes sense to get the oil changed by someone other than yourself. Many people live in apartments, townhouses, condos and don't have a place or are allowed a place to change their own oil. It is VERY easy to do it yourself. You might want to give it a shot. On these trucks Toyota has made it very simple to do and almost no mess on the hands or the driveway. I just don't trust the dealer or anyone else, to actually put that Mobil 1 in the engine. On the other hand, my wife has a Lexus RX330, and it only goes to the dealer for it's feeding of Mobil 1. To this day and at 26,000 miles...I truthfully can't tell you if the dealer actually puts that Mobil 1 in the vehicle or not. Might be some mechanic laughing his ass off and wondering when the next time is that I'll be by to give him some superior juice for his car. I've got the Fumoto valve on my 2005 DC, I just get underneath, twist the valve, let her drain for about 20 minutes, twist off the filter (while collecting oil from nipple), put new filter on, close valve...fill her up with 5.5 quarts of M1 and off you go. !!!!!
 
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I was told at my dealership that if I dont bring my truck to the dealership for service that the warranty will be void unless I have receipts showing that an a.s.e. certified techician performed the necessary services. Were any of yall told that?
WRONG! They can't force you to use an ASE certified tech. They can however force you to provide receipts and such for work not done at a dealership. It never ceases to amaze me the way dealers lie to customers or actually do not know what they are talking about. :rolleyes:
 

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. I've got the Fumoto valve on my 2005 DC, I just get underneath, twist the valve, let her drain for about 20 minutes, twist off the filter (while collecting oil from nipple), put new filter on, close valve...fill her up with 5.5 quarts of M1 and off you go. !!!!![/QUOTE]

Fumoto valve? Could you show me a pic of that thing or where you got it.
BTW are you using the M1 filters too?
 

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I really think most of the time the idiots dont know what theyre talking about. Not just Toyota dealers either, every dealer Ive ever dealt with seems clueless. They never know what options are available, what comes standard---etc. etc. etc. It should be required that those idiots know every nook and cranny of every vehicle they sell. They dont know jack about warranty info. or anything else.
 

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Fumoto valve with a bit of tubing attached. Remove your drain plug, screw this in using crescent wrench (don't overtighten). Good to go. Do a google search and you can find them.....around $25.00 shipped. They also have some that do not have a nipple on the end for the hose. I know....what if it gets hit by something ? what if someone just gets under there and opens the valve....all thoughts that have gone through my mind and many thousands of others.
 

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Here it is without the nipple for the hose. Takes a little longer to drain than just removing the drain plug. Have patience, do something else while it drains, have a beer, go visit the wife for a quicky.....come back and finish up the job !!!
 

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Here it is without the nipple for the hose. Takes a little longer to drain than just removing the drain plug. Have patience, do something else while it drains, have a beer, go visit the wife for a quicky.....come back and finish up the job !!!
I had a Fumoto Valve with nipple on a Ram for 1 1/2 years and it worked perfect.

The only "minor" problem I had was the valve caused a very small amount of oil to not drain. I think this was because the valve stem screws to the pan drain hole and intrudes into the pan a small amount.

I would dain all my oil with the valve and 3/8" cheap disposable hose, then remove the the valve and let the truck drip oil for 20 min. or more into a small paper plate or something disposable.
 

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Thanks for the replies, I am tied to the dealer due to the tires for life program here, I do my maint. at dealership and I get free tires for the life of the vehicle!!!
 
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