Our shop policy is that we will always "at least" drain the engine
oil and refill after the intake manifold gasket has been replaced.
If under warranty, the customer will usually not want to pay for
an oil change, GM will not pay for an oil change, so we eat it.
But it's a cover you butt type of thing.....and we happen to
believe in it.
What's the reason for changing it?
I just put $25 worth of Mobile 1 in my car less than 500 miles ago;
should I really change it when I finish replacing my intake manifold
On Mon, 21 Mar 2005 03:45:29 GMT, "shiden_kai"
Reason for changing. Debris from the old intake gasket falling down
the passages, leaked coolant in the oil, other pollutants from the
shop getting where they shouldn't be.
Cheaper to change the oil than to change...(pick an item).
My previous statement (no line item appears on the work order) was based
on what the service department CSR told me over the phone.
You might want to check on that last one.
I finally got the copy of the work order. An oil change and oil filter
replacement were listed as warranty items as part of the overall job to
replace the lower intake manifold gasket.
That's good....it's important to change the oil. As far as
I know....GM won't cover the oil and filter when doing
that job under warranty. But.....many different dealers
have all sorts of ways of putting through warranty claims.
When they get audited.....they might end up paying for
the oil and filter anyway. And all dealers eventually get
audited. Our service manager is quite proud of the fact
that at the last audit....all GM could ding us for was
$7000. Anyone who knows how dealerships work
knows this is chump change.
I would change the oil just to be sure. Those leaking intake gaskets
result in coolant getting into the oil. Bad thing that is!
DIY oil change runs me around $12 using a good filter and good oil. If you
don't want to DIY, pay someone the $20-$30 cost of a change.
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