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Just an update........

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    Just an update........

    First of all I would like to thank all of you for your help on this forum....As some of you may know I had a "system too lean" issue after getting my car tuned.......I returned to the tuner this weekend, he triple checked everything, he even put the stock tune back in........while the stock tune was in he noticed that I had a horrible miss on cylinder 5......he said that is probably what is causing the lean issue.......we return to his shop and he pulls the plug and it wasn't even the right plug!!!! Turns out the dip shit that did my tune up middle of last year had put in 4 right plugs (drivers side) and 4 wrong ones (passanger side) he replaced all 8 plugs with NGK and the car runs like new.........no more Service Engine Soon light and no more System too Lean..............comments and suggestions are welcome~Chris
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    So, I assume, you have to relearn to drive with all the power at the ready now?


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    Quote Originally Posted by cammed goat View Post
    So, I assume, you have to relearn to drive with all the power at the ready now?
    LOL yep.......it is amazing what the right plugs can do for a car.....

    Quote Originally Posted by 1 RedHot TransAm View Post
    It's the same guy that rebuilt my transmission....make a long story short I will be making a little visit, to his shop tomorrow morning it's not going to be good...I had to get the Better Business Bureau involved to get him to fix my trans that he f'ed up

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    Wow. Sounds like my dealings with the previous owner..

    glad you got it fixed man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshieDoom View Post
    Wow. Sounds like my dealings with the previous owner..

    glad you got it fixed man!
    me too thanks man
    Quote Originally Posted by RedVertTA View Post
    Go there and
    I plan on doing it after work today......should I ask them to reemburse me for the other mechanic fixing it or just let it go?....it has been quite a while!
    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
    The lesson I take from this....never let someone else touch my car...
    if it wasn't for the transmission i would have done it myself.....just shows you can't trust anybody these days....

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    Quote Originally Posted by clg82 View Post
    should I ask them to reemburse me for the other mechanic fixing it or just let it go?....it has been quite a while!
    There are 2 options, don't ask and get nothing in return, or ask with the possibility of getting a return or not. You can't lose anything by asking and its a perfectly reasonable thing to do after what happened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedVertTA View Post
    There are 2 options, don't ask and get nothing in return, or ask with the possibility of getting a return or not. You can't lose anything by asking and its a perfectly reasonable thing to do after what happened.
    what he said

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    i figured the miss would cause it to run rich on account of not burning the injected fuel
    but glad its fixed, i had a similar problem and it was a spark plug wire that wasn't even attached.

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    Quote Originally Posted by egod View Post
    i figured the miss would cause it to run rich on account of not burning the injected fuel
    but glad its fixed, i had a similar problem and it was a spark plug wire that wasn't even attached.
    They said that 4 wrong spark plugs, could account for a million things to go wrong............

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    Quote Originally Posted by clg82 View Post
    They said that 4 wrong spark plugs, could account for a million things to go wrong............
    Yeah 4 wrong plugs can make a car sluggish. When I bought my TA I noticed that some lazy a** didnt feel like changing both sides so 4 of my plugs were stockies

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    I would definatly go and ask for some cash. he didn't even do the job you paid for. You paid to have all your plugs changed(using the right plugs is part of that job). I would ask hime to atleast refund the money you paid him for the job he didn't do properly. Sometimes mentioning that you will be reporting him to the BBB if the problem can't be resolved. It may change his mind or he may just be a hack who doesn't care.
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    thats sucks bro! i would be so pissed too! Glad to hear you got it fixed though.

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    I took the car back to him this afternoon and he repayed me for the amount he charged me for the tune up when he did it.......he was more pissed at his workers then anything else....

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    Good to hear it.

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    Least you got your money back for the work they never did.

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    Thanks guys! I appreciate it..........

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