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Offline Critterman

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Damn it, my rear is leaking!
« on: January 26, 2009, 08:28:55 PM »
Well now that I have your attention  :lol:

Noticed those dreaded spots in the driveway last week, so Friday I stopped by to make an appointment and made sure the tech knew about my lambo doors.

Made the appointment for today and ended up talking to Josh (the tech) for about an hour as he looked the car over.  He made all the appropriate noises to swell my head as he talked about my car, and said he really wanted one.  Even went so far as to call his wife out to look at it.   

Ended up being the vent, but I knew that as Josh crawled under the  car in the service lane to check.  Got it back today and the cashier said "Josh told me to tell you he checked everything and the car is fine"  The cashier is Josh's wife.  She went on to say it was customers like me that makes him really want one.

Anyway I left feeling really good about the service and thought I would share.
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Re: Damn it, my rear is leaking!
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2009, 08:42:52 PM »
Great to have a good service like that. I too have had good service from my dealer and I think that those that have had bad service are in the minority. I hope Josh gets his car and if he does don't forget to tell him about the forum.  ;)

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Re: Damn it, my rear is leaking!
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2009, 08:46:30 PM »
Certainly an unfortunate way of starting the thread !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :gaah:

The diff leak on a Getrag differential is not unlike an intake manifold leak on a GM V-6. It is not IF it leaks, but only WHEN it leaks.
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Re: Damn it, my rear is leaking!
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2009, 11:18:36 PM »
I've often thought of you saying the exact words of the title when I hear you speak!   :lol: :lol: :lol:


Josh would probably have already bought a solstice if he had ever seen a clean one.....

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Re: Damn it, my rear is leaking!
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2009, 01:50:23 AM »
Glad to know the car is fine, Chuck is a Dr. maybe he can help with your leak.

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Re: Damn it, my rear is leaking!
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2009, 10:16:58 AM »
Too much Olestra?  :huh: :D

Glad you got your car fixed.

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Re: Damn it, my rear is leaking!
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2009, 11:51:16 AM »
Josh is already on the SF but I gave him a link to this one.  His wife (and new baby) are the reasons he doesn't have one.
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Re: Damn it, my rear is leaking!
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2009, 12:52:39 PM »
Critterman, I will supply you with a cork for your rear end leak.  Have you considered depends?

Josh, is a good guy and I always have gotten good service in Laural.  I use them and the place in Manassas as well.

Chuck

Has anyone taken the front bushing squeak to either place?  The only place I know that has experience with that is Joe's dealer (aka as the crusher)
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Re: Damn it, my rear is leaking!
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2009, 01:26:43 PM »
Josh - Laurel ... check.  Is that at FOX?

It's looking more and more like I'm headed for Meade, by the way.  Just waiting for the assignment to drop.

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Re: Damn it, my rear is leaking!
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2009, 03:29:11 PM »
Yes sir, Fox, ask for Mike Lewis to be your service writer.  tell him I sent you.
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Re: Damn it, my rear is leaking!
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2009, 06:04:06 PM »
My rear was leaking a week ago Sunday but it was because of a bowel prep for my colonoscopy on Monday.
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Re: Damn it, my rear is leaking!
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2009, 06:40:33 PM »
Colonoscopies can be fun, its the prep that is exciting. 
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Re: Damn it, my rear is leaking!
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2009, 08:36:44 PM »
The expulsion room (fart room) after the exploration is fun as well.
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Re: Damn it, my rear is leaking!
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2009, 01:37:38 PM »
It kills me that they call that stuff you gotta drink "Go Lightly".  Talk about a misnomer!!

Scariest thing about mine was the Army Doc that did the work.  He was a bit of a cowboy.  He was listening to Metallica when I walked in, and just before I went loopy, he asked me if I was "ready"... grabbed the hose and said... I kid you not... LOCK AND LOAD!!
« Last Edit: January 29, 2009, 01:40:52 PM by 2kwk4u »

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Re: Damn it, my rear is leaking!
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2009, 01:54:36 PM »
My wife and I both had colonoscopies on the same day at the Mayo..The cleanse procedure isn't too pretty when you both have to share a hotel room bathroom..If a relationship can survive that it can survive anything..
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Re: Damn it, my rear is leaking!
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2009, 01:58:13 PM »
My wife and I both had colonoscopies on the same day at the Mayo..The cleanse procedure isn't too pretty when you both have to share a hotel room bathroom..If a relationship can survive that it can survive anything..
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That is funny!
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Re: Damn it, my rear is leaking!
« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2009, 03:42:11 PM »
God awful BUT worth it -- Saved my life!

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Re: Damn it, my rear is leaking!
« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2009, 04:48:58 PM »
I really didn't mind any of it, even the prep, which everyone says is the worst part.  The nurse that started my IV was a former Air Force medic and he slipped that needle/catheter in so well I didn't even feel it.  I remember absolutely nothing about the procedure itself except entering the room and waking up in recovery.  Good thing is I had 2 benign polyps which were removed and don't have to have another one for 5-6 years.

All these colonoscopy stories are humorous.  And Spiky's complaining about pinkeye!

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Re: Damn it, my rear is leaking!
« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2009, 04:53:08 PM »
That's why they give you a photo at the end ;) to prove they actually did something. :D

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Re: Damn it, my rear is leaking!
« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2009, 05:37:57 PM »
Kinda like when the resort workers leave pictures of what they did with your toothbrush on your camera.. :barf:
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Re: Damn it, my rear is leaking!
« Reply #20 on: January 29, 2009, 07:07:57 PM »
Whip, with a couple of polyps at your age, six years is too long.  Go with 3 to 5. 
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Re: Damn it, my rear is leaking!
« Reply #21 on: January 29, 2009, 07:36:13 PM »
Kinda like when the resort workers leave pictures of what they did with your toothbrush on your camera.. :barf:
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true, but so scary.

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Re: Damn it, my rear is leaking!
« Reply #22 on: January 29, 2009, 09:04:50 PM »
All these colonoscopy stories are humorous.  And Spiky's complaining about pinkeye!

Maybe Spikey is color blind and he meant browneye.
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Re: Damn it, my rear is leaking!
« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2009, 03:07:07 AM »
But we all have browneye.  Some are just bigger than others....

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Re: Damn it, my rear is leaking!
« Reply #24 on: January 30, 2009, 04:45:30 AM »
I prefer the term rusty Sherrifs badge...I too remember my "scoping" fondly, I remember looking at the foot and a half long scope and asking are you going to stick that in me, Dr. said no and grabbed a six foot one, shortly after that I passed out....  next thing I remember was being prepped for surgery, then passed out again.

 

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