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    I know more than you do about cars. Mines in the parking lot waiting for me after work. Where's yours LOL? Do you have to take the bus now LOL. So you think Canadian Tire is at fault? What are you going to do about it? Go call head office, we really shake in our boots. There's nothing, nada, ziltch that you can do or prove that we damaged your car

    Maybe you should've had a 50 point inspection with the oil change LOL.
    Maybe you should have read my original post.Did I blame Canadian Tire?...NO,I asked the board if they have had any expierince on this matter and if so what was the outcome.In fact they have already provided me with a loaner car free of charge and have paid Petro Canada for their towing and inspection charge.So next time you do not understand how to interpert what someone has written on the board please ask someone else to read it for you,perhaps then you'll get it right!

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    Re: Ceased engine

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    Three weeks ago I had my oil changed at CT ... Last week I was driving along and my car just stalled ... the mechanic told me my engine block is [seized] ... due to lack of lubrication. ... this CT has done all the sevice on this vehicle.
    I have not had your exact situation but something similar with a mechanic.

    Are you a member of CAA? They have a “technical questions” line where you speak to someone about repair problems, and get some informed and independent advice.

    In my case, the rear bearings were incorrectly installed, and quickly burned out. The mechanical claimed that it was my fault because if something went wrong, I should have noticed. Or, that I must have done something afterwards that caused the problem.

    The advisor at CAA, as I recall, said that it was the mechanic’s responsibility to perform the work correctly, and it was not my responsibility to make sure they’d done the job right, and there was no proof that I had somehow damaged the bearings. I just drove it normally. And, had there been any issues with the car that would have affected its use, it was up to the mechanic to tell me.

    But, get some good advice for yourself - do not go just by what I say. I'm just an anonymous person on the internet.

    I wonder if you maybe should get another mechanic to verify that there wasn't a problem after CT serviced the car, such as a hole in the oil pan.

    Something to think about: if CT offers to cover the labour if you pay for the parts, you might not want to go along with that. Remember, they weren’t able to change the oil, let alone replace an entire engine.

    I've sure some CT stores have good mechanics, but there are so many stories like this one, that in my opinion nobody should ever trust CT with their vehicle.

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    Also, please ignore the strange behaviour of the Unregistered "LOL" poster. I suspect they are just trying to interfere with anyone who tries to help (ex) CT customers.

    P.S.: It's "seized".

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidLeR View Post
    I have not had your exact situation but something similar with a mechanic.

    Are you a member of CAA? They have a “technical questions” line where you speak to someone about repair problems, and get some informed and independent advice.

    In my case, the rear bearings were incorrectly installed, and quickly burned out. The mechanical claimed that it was my fault because if something went wrong, I should have noticed. Or, that I must have done something afterwards that caused the problem.

    The advisor at CAA, as I recall, said that it was the mechanic’s responsibility to perform the work correctly, and it was not my responsibility to make sure they’d done the job right, and there was no proof that I had somehow damaged the bearings. I just drove it normally. And, had there been any issues with the car that would have affected its use, it was up to the mechanic to tell me.

    But, get some good advice for yourself - do not go just by what I say. I'm just an anonymous person on the internet.

    I wonder if you maybe should get another mechanic to verify that there wasn't a problem after CT serviced the car, such as a hole in the oil pan.

    Something to think about: if CT offers to cover the labour if you pay for the parts, you might not want to go along with that. Remember, they weren’t able to change the oil, let alone replace an entire engine.

    I've sure some CT stores have good mechanics, but there are so many stories like this one, that in my opinion nobody should ever trust CT with their vehicle.

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    Also, please ignore the strange behaviour of the Unregistered "LOL" poster. I suspect they are just trying to interfere with anyone who tries to help (ex) CT customers.

    P.S.: It's "seized".

    Good luck!
    Thank You! At least there are some people who wish to help and thanks for the info,I will follow up on that.And that is a very valid point..."it's not up to the customer to make sure the mechanic has done the job properly "Everyone can make mistakes or get distracted hell we've all been guilty of that in our jobs at one point or another.
    P.SThanks for the spelling correction,really I'm not trying to be an idiot, it is appreciated

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    Quote Originally Posted by daisy2112 View Post
    Thank You!
    You are very welcome.

    Quote Originally Posted by daisy2112 View Post
    I'm not trying to be an idiot, it is appreciated
    I know; no problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daisy2112 View Post
    Thank You! At least there are some people who wish to help and thanks for the info,I will follow up on that.And that is a very valid point..."it's not up to the customer to make sure the mechanic has done the job properly "Everyone can make mistakes or get distracted hell we've all been guilty of that in our jobs at one point or another.
    P.SThanks for the spelling correction,really I'm not trying to be an idiot, it is appreciated



    You know, I originally thought that this was a legitimate post, but now I'm going to call bullshit on the entire thread. It's just too obvious that the unregistered poster is beyond normal for any retailer, and the response time between posts is just to close to make me think they are independent.
    It never fails to amaze me how much bull this DavidLer spews, but he is either the adminstrator looking to profit off of this site, or he is a former disgruntled employee.
    Something just doesn't add up.

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    That dumb woman deserved what she got. She took her baby to CT, of course it's going to die.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    You know, I originally thought that this was a legitimate post, but now I'm going to call bullshit on the entire thread. It's just too obvious that the unregistered poster is beyond normal for any retailer, and the response time between posts is just to close to make me think they are independent.
    It never fails to amaze me how much bull this DavidLer spews, but he is either the adminstrator looking to profit off of this site, or he is a former disgruntled employee.
    Something just doesn't add up.
    call bs on whatever you want

    and calling bs only works if there can be proof one way or another - rules of this site dont allow that

    the real problem is just don't like anybody who tells the truth about cts bad practices

    op has a typical ct horror story - no reason not to believe it

    postings are at least 30 minutes apart - they get closer together as a conversation forms - nothing suspicous to a rational person

    let along 'obvious'

    you still seem to be in the delusional state where everyboyd you dont like morphs into davidler - its never too late to seek help

    everything davidler wrote here sounds legit

    good for him for taking his time to help someone out

    the only person we know is spewing bull here is you.

    and you cant add

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    You know, I originally thought that this was a legitimate post, but now I'm going to call bullshit on the entire thread. It's just too obvious that the unregistered poster is beyond normal for any retailer, and the response time between posts is just to close to make me think they are independent.
    It never fails to amaze me how much bull this DavidLer spews, but he is either the adminstrator looking to profit off of this site, or he is a former disgruntled employee.
    Something just doesn't add up.
    I don't understand what you're talking about at all but it really doesnt matter because CT( here in Chateauguay Quebec FYI) has taken the high road on this one and has actually replaced my engine free of charge.I'm actually stunned and amazed.This could have gone the other way and I would have to battle it out.Turns out it's not the first time this particular employee has screwed up before,it's unfortunate but he no longer works there.
    This is defintely a case where the retailer acknowledged and more importantly, took responsibility for what happed and made it right.
    Big props to Canadian Tire for standing behind their responsibilities!

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    Re: Ceased engine

    Congratulations!

    It sounds like you didn't need my help after all, which is a relief.

    Ideally, they would pay to have the work done by a mechanic of your choosing, and not by one of their own people.

    Now that you've seen the kind of work they do, the reaction of the store manager, and the reaction of CT Rep's who post on this site, let me ask you:

    Where will you take your car for its next oil change?

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