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After making a lot of phone calls I was able to track down the The regonal manager for oil express. He was nice to me and said that they will fix the car. I will bring the car in to be fixed tomorow. With a little luck, I hope it will go ok. I will keep you posted.
 

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Thats Great

Glad to hear you got to talk to someone who had some sense:thumbsup: :rockin:
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Are they going to fix it or take it to a qualified mechanic? Not to worry you but I would have taken it to a certified mechanic and
gave them the bill. If they refused then on to small claims court.
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I got the car back last night, they had to pull the oil pan. The guy that owns the chain of oil express in my area also owns some car-x shops and that is where the car was repaired.
 

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Yep, Chief I thought about that. I am happy that I did not have to go to court for this because the time I would loose from work would have not made it worth the while. I was prepared to go though as a matter of principle.
 

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Ed, It is a lot bigger project to pull the pan. I am hoping that they cleaned the pan gasket mating surfaces on the engine and pan and replaced the gasket.
Alot of engines in the modern car they have to raise the engine to get clearance. The most common areas of leaks will be at the corners and where the pan meets up to the front and rear of the engine next to the crankshaft ends. Really keep a eye on it for the next couple of weeks and if no leaks you are ok.
 

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I talked to the guy that did the work. At least he talked like he knew what he was doing. Said he had to drop the cross member to get to it. I have been under this car while oil changes (in warm weather) and it is tight under there. I will watch for leaks..... That is about all I want to do on this on.... it is a 2001 Nissan Sentra
 

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I sure hope the guy torqued the cross member bolts to at least 200 foot pounds of torque with a torque wench. In December of 2001 my car was side swiped by a florist van and it twisted the frame slightly. Well the body shop put the car on the frame jig and straightened it. Last month I had the car in to have the transmission replaced and the mechanic caught the fact that the sub frame bolts on the right hand side were loose. I kept chasing a clunk in the right front for quite a while and it was the bolts. As soon as the bolts were torqued the clunk went away. The morons at the body shop denied they even touched the sub frame bolts, Oh course they know better then me and my mechanic. But my insurance company found out about this body shop from me and it has 30 some complaints about it and are pulling it certication from the body shop. I say just keep a close eye on everything but I doubt you will have any problems.
 
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