ok guys, i drove to the dealership where i bought my car today for an oil
change (since i have 30k miles of free oil changes w/ mobil 1). after they
were done i signed the paper, got my keys back, and drove home (50 miles).
i park the car and went in cause i had stuff i had to do around the house.
a few hours later, i went out to the garage and pop my hood, with the intent
of resetting my ecu and cleaning my engine up (they always spill a little oil
on the valve cover). whats the first thing i notice? my oil cap is not screwed
on. in fact, it is sitting wedged right in front of the coilpack. not only is
there oil on my valve cover, but there is oil on the bottom of my hood, my ignition wires, my pcv lines, etc. needless to say im pretty pissed since i
drove 50 miles home without an oil cap on. god knows what kind of crap
could have gotten into my engine (dust, dirt, moisture, bugs, etc.). of course
by the time i realize this, the service department is closed for the day. before
now ive never had any problems with this dealership. today was my sixth oil
change to have done there. anyway, i found the invoice, and i plan to leave
a message for the service manager tonight so he will get it when he gets
there in the morning. im going to have him call me tomorow afternoon so we
can discuss possible damage and consequences that could result from this.
im gonna have him record the incident in my file, so that if anything does
happen with my motor there will be no question about where the fault lays.
fyi: if i had had stock wires instead of msds, the cap would not have stopped
where it did and it would have landed on the turbo and melted. i think im
gonna bring that up to the service manager too, i want the idiot who did this
fired. what do you guys think?