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I agree with what everyone else has said about the ability to do jobs like this yourself. I am also a firm believer in you get what you pay for and if you want it done cheap you get cheap work as you feel you did. You found other places that would charge more and may have done the job cleaner and correctly as well as they may have even helped you with the price a little if you had brought them some written quotes or at the very least asked.

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Poor Silverflash.... 2 year old thread rival and ppl are still chastising you.

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You really ought to learn to do your own maintenance. You're not going to find anyone who is more dishonest or more of a cheat than the service manager at an auto dealership. Most of the maintenance that needs to be done on cars today is well within the abilities of the average shade tree mechanic. And most of the problems that people have with their cars are the ones created by the "professional mechanics" who work on them. Invest in a factory service manual, some metric wrenches, and a bit of time and do the work yourself. Take your time, think it through, you'll have satisfaction and save a freaking trainload of money.

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thats quite a broad statement, dont make out that they are all bad, because they are not. I have only run into one bad service manager ever and I made sure he knew it and took my business elsewhere , but I would not go that far and saying, You're not going to find anyone who is more dishonest or more of a cheat than the service manager at an auto dealership,

this reminds me I am due for my 12k km oil change..........


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With the $181 you spent on that you could've spent that on new plugs and the tools to do it over and over again. "Give a man a fish, and you'll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you've fed him for a lifetime."
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With the $181 you spent on that you could've spent that on new plugs and the tools to do it over and over again. "Give a man a fish, and you'll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you've fed him for a lifetime."
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Poor Silverflash.... [s]2[/s] 8 year old thread rival and ppl are still chastising you.

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LOL. I must be doing something right. The x is still perfect.

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My truck came with platinum plugs new. They are spec'ed in my manual. I think in 2009 (?) they swapped to the iridium plugs. My maintenance manual states to change out plugs at 105K. I plan on doing it at 100K. Will probably stick with platinums.
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My truck came with platinum plugs new. They are spec'ed in my manual. I think in 2009 (?) they swapped to the iridium plugs. My maintenance manual states to change out plugs at 105K. I plan on doing it at 100K. Will probably stick with platinums.
I just put NGK iridium to my 2005 OR with 104,000 Miles a couple of days ago. It's running great. It's my understanding you can go up to radium from platinum's and since I'm sticking with NGK I figured it would be fine. Everything is good so far.

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