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Old 03-30-2005, 10:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ghead n ALL MY FEELINGS...
So it all happened with a regular oil change at jiffy lube. They were leaning on my thermostat housing while checking something in the engine and cracked it. They were super nice and drove me around bought me lunch while it was being replaced and fixed. I had gotten a full tank of gas put in as well as new coolant in the car. When i had received the car I noticed that the thermostat was sitting on the inside of my hood.... So i went to jiffy lube and asked if they had put one of those in...and he said yes....so i'm like ok~ I've heard of sergons leaving tools in people's bodies..and it just happens...so i let it go...
Later i find out that my heater is no longer working unles i press on the gas pedal...and then about 3 weeks later my radiator blows!
So without being a meany, i tell myself i probably needed a new radiator anyway and buy a new one at my expense and TRY to install it...I thought i was successful...
BUT IT STILL OVERHEATS and the heater DOESN"T work!
So, what do i do? Does JiffyLube have any fault in all this that i can blame and get compensation for? Or should i just suck it up and let them bmw dealership suck me for all my money?
ps...sorry this message is so long, I'm a girl
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Old 03-30-2005, 10:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If it were me I would go after Jiffy Lube and demand them pick up the bill for the dealership to fix the car properly since they were obviously unable to do it themselves.

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Old 03-30-2005, 10:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If it were me I would go after Jiffy Lube and demand them pick up the bill for the dealership to fix the car properly since they were obviously unable to do it themselves.

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yes, your problem is bleeding the radiator. and your heater shouldnt be working either. right next to the part where you put in the coolant, there should be a little plastic screw, open that, and rev up your engine, until you see coolant coming out of that plastic screw. as you are revving your engine, keep adding more coolant. after coolant comes out from the bleeding screw(plastic screw) you should be good
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yes, your problem is bleeding the radiator. and your heater shouldnt be working either. right next to the part where you put in the coolant, there should be a little plastic screw, open that, and rev up your engine, until you see coolant coming out of that plastic screw. as you are revving your engine, keep adding more coolant. after coolant comes out from the bleeding screw(plastic screw) you should be good
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AHH FINALLY A SOLUTION!!! Thanks, sounds easy enough~! And also...i didn't buy the 50/50 coolant..so i konw i have to mix it with water, but do you think any water is fine? tap, distilled, purified?
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yeah it doesnt matter tap water is fine..
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yeah it doesnt matter tap water is fine..
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Do not use tap water in your cooling system. Tap water is actually not very pure (in mechanical terms at least) Depending on where you live in the country your tap water is either soft/hard contains varies minerals and deposits........ all of which react very poorly in high temp cooling systems. They will eat away at your internals, cause calcium deposits to build, and cause quicker breakdown of plastic componets.

All of which are very bad.

Go out and spend the extra $3 and buy distilled water.
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Go out and spend the extra $3 and buy distilled water.
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Very true. OEM coolant & distilled water. Otherwise you get that pretty green sludge buildup in your system. There is an in depth write-up in the FAQ's section I believe that explains everything you'd ever need to know about coolant for your bimmer..
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this is when you should have saved the money of jiffty lube and bought a bentley manual and DIY, this way u know is done right..

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welcome to BMWforums hopefully your problem will get settled quickly, i dont think its the lack of thermostat, it would run cold.

i do however agree that they might have not bled the system correctly.
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Originally posted by 93 325i+Mar 31 2005, 02:38 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(93 325i @ Mar 31 2005, 02:38 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-NeverLeaned@Mar 31 2005, 12:23 PM
Go out and spend the extra $3 and buy distilled water.
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I tried bleeding the system but i can't seem to find a plastic screw. I see a gold colored screw and i tried reving the engine with that open but nothing plastic around.
Man, why can't this just be simple...
I've resorted to calling jiffylube and will talk to the manager tommorrow on how to resolve this.
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I tried bleeding the system but i can't seem to find a plastic screw. I see a gold colored screw and i tried reving the engine with that open but nothing plastic around.
Man, why can't this just be simple...
I've resorted to calling jiffylube and will talk to the manager tommorrow on how to resolve this.
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MAN DON'T PUT A BURDEN ON YOURSELF ghead ... JUST GO TO JIFFY AND COMPLAIN... JUST LET THEM HANDLE IT... IT'S THEIR FAULT ANYWAYS...
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