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  1. pinkshirtphotos

    pinkshirtphotos site moron

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    I need some input on what you guys think of this situation. Last night I went into a gas station to retrieve a gas cap the person who pumped my gas forgot to put on. As i pulled into the station (very) slowly i hit one of the raised covers. The cover for where they put the gas into the ground from the trucks. Well when i hit the cover it ripped off my oil pan. The car is at stock height, there is no sign for covers. The cost to fix it would be $500 and my insurance deductible is $500. Should the station pay for the damages they did to my car? Has anyone had experience with something like this before?


    **bcd** i am ordering a diesel geek oil pan in a week
     

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  2. Arkayne

    Arkayne I come bearing GIFs

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    Is your car lowered?

    A friend with a lowered Prelude ripped off his oil pan on a steel metal plate in the road. I don't think he sued the city. :)

     
  3. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    You can't hold the station liable for something YOU ran over. Next time, pay attention.
     
  4. Wingnut

    Wingnut Turbo Monkey

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    Sorry, I'm Canadian ..sorry...
    I don't see it as a vw car problem, though vw cars are a problem in themselves.

    What's the ride hight on a jetta? 4, maybe 5 inches?

    How high does this cover rise out of the ground? How "slow" is slow?
     
  5. pinkshirtphotos

    pinkshirtphotos site moron

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    slow is 1st gear no foot on the gas, maybe 5mph max and they have a sign saying 5mph on it. Car is at stock height.
     
  6. skinny mike

    skinny mike Turbo Monkey

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    i believe the mods need to change the title of this thread to vw driver problems.
     
  7. KavuRider

    KavuRider Turbo Monkey

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    Did anyone notice this part?
    :think:
     
  8. skinny mike

    skinny mike Turbo Monkey

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    for whatever reason, in new jersey it's illegal to pump your own gas.
     
  9. skunkty14

    skunkty14 Monkey

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    Well NJ figured since folks in Jersey can barely even drive, they shouldn't be allowed to pump their own gas since they might accidentally fill the truck or cupholder rather than the tank. IMO I think that if you can't handle pumping your own fuel, chances are you shouldn't be allowed anywhere near a set of car keys, but I digress.

    This isn't a dig at soley PSP, I'm an equal opportunity NJ hater.
     
  10. Greyhound

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    Yeah...no doubt.. First time I ever went to Jersey, I drove around looking for a self-serve gas station. After encountering station after station of full-serve, I finally gave in and asked Vinnie-the-greasy what the deal was. His response: "We ain't got enough time to worry about takin' the freakin' nozzle out--you got people running up and down tha freakin' parkway with nozzles hanging out their freakin' cahs. 'Jersey hadda invent a freakin' breakaway pump and pay some jerkoff to pump gas for every-freakin'-body."

    True story.


    My wife has a Jetta---I regularly rip off the lowermost spoiler because I get too close to the curb when parking. Spoiler flexes to go over curb, but when you back out-----RIIIIIIP!!! Doh! ......Sorry honey(again).
     
  11. johnbryanpeters

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    If you took out your oil pan by driving over something I think it should be on your nickel rather than the gas station's.
     
  12. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Same for Oregon. It creates jobs for tweekers.
     
  13. ultraNoob

    ultraNoob Yoshinoya Destroyer

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    Sure your ride height is 5 inches with you out of the car, but when you get in, it may sag an inch leaving you with a 4" clearance. If you tap the brakes, the front of your car will dip (proportional to the health of your shocks/struts).

    If you have a 4" clearance with you in the car and try to clear a 3" object while decelerating, you're likely to bottom out. Next time, preload your suspension and pop the front end before you try to clear that 3" object. Works on speedbumps and railroad tracks too.
     
  14. Jeremy R

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    "vw car problems"

    It would be easier on us all if we made this thread a sticky.
     
  15. Rip

    Rip Mr. Excitement

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    Operator error in this case.
     
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    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    Strangely all of the pieces are still attached to my Jetta.
     
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    At least it wasn't a crub or fents, eh?

    Your fault, dumbass. Pay the man. Don't run **** over next time.
     
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    vtjim Beware of Milo & Otis

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    I find this line amusing.
     
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    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    :rofl:

    i was surprised that this thread wasn't a sticky.
     
  20. Jeremy R

    Jeremy R <b>x</b>

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    See post # 14.

    I am noticing a trend here.:biggrin:
     
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    KavuRider Turbo Monkey

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    I didn't know that.
    Crazy!
     
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    zahgurim Underwater monkey

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    Sounds like you need to put a lift in your car, as well as a skidplate.
     
  23. blue

    blue boob hater

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    How is the cost to fix $500? OEM oilpans from MJM are $225+maybe another 20 bucks for the gasket (if you get raped). Just because you want a fancy oilpan doesn't mean someone else should pay for it.

    http://www.mjmautohaus.com/catalog/...EM_VAG_021103601L_Oil_Pan_OEM&products_id=568

    VR6 A chassis oilpans hang notoriously low, it's not the stations fault your car was designed by a pack of retarded llamas with good design taste.
     
  24. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    Tell the truth PSP, was one of your goats distracting you?
     
  25. pinkshirtphotos

    pinkshirtphotos site moron

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    i dont want a fancy oilpan. I had mobil 1 with less then 1k miles on it all gone now. I plan on puttin a skidplate on the car asap. Last time the oil pan broke (when dad drove it) it cost abotu $500
     
  26. Arkayne

    Arkayne I come bearing GIFs

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    Whoa, so this happened before?

    Motor squirrel is displeased!
     
  27. blue

    blue boob hater

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    Owning a VW and living on a farm, you should really learn how to work on your car.

    Installing an oilpan should take you 30 mins tops, including filling it...
     
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    pinkshirtphotos site moron

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    i know how to work on my own car, i can do just about everything myself on it because i used to work in the auto shop across the street from my house. the owner likes me because he has been there since i was really little, he lets me use the lift, tools, and whatever pretty much when i need it. doing the work myself will save me a little money but not much.
     
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    Arkayne I come bearing GIFs

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    If you have access to a lift then it'll be even easier. It's probably just a bunch of 10mm screws. I say you do the work yourself and the money you save can go to your expensive synthetic oil. C'mon, what's 30 mins of your time?
     
  30. Jeremy R

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    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    Still find it a travesty that I am forbidden to make fun of this kid. I dare say that it is travestous.....
     
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    I just need to keep this for posterity...
     
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    Was the station driving your car?


    And you know synthetic oil+old motor isn't always a good idea, right?
     
  34. blue

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    Given the temps a VR runs at, it is. Just Seafoam every 50k miles if you think it's an issue...
     
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    We're talking about pulling into a parking lot, not boosting doubles at the jump park.
     
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    Interesting. I was bicycling in Burlington this afternoon and watched someone drive a sedan over one of those fill caps at what looked like a reasonable speed. He or she bottomed out as they went over.
     
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    kotex gold.

    there were shirts made from that thread if i recall.

    If you realy want to piss money away and your car is a VR6, rumor has it the R32 oil pan will bolt up and gives an extra 1/2 inch of clearance.
     
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    those caps can be deceptively taxing on the suspension, often times they have at least two in a row right next to each other, giving the suspension little time to rebound and bottoms out the car. If a car hits one it's likely to hit another one very soon afterwards, the car would be riding much lower than usual.

    Kinda like riding an RST through a rock garden.

    but the thought of PSP riding in a Jetta with skid plates and a dirtbike n top makes me shiver, and it ain't cold here.
     
  39. pinkshirtphotos

    pinkshirtphotos site moron

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    ok so the oil pan has a crack in it, hit pretty hard. I am going to epoxy it and it should work. The first oil pan got the same treatment, then it got hit a second time. I am going to look into an R32 pan, if it does mount up the same way and gives more clearance. I am getting a diesel geek skidplate asap. I had brand new synthetic motor oil in the car. When the car is fixed im going to drain out the old and put new mobil1 in.
     
  40. Arkayne

    Arkayne I come bearing GIFs

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    "I am going to epoxy it..."



    I say do it right the first time and be done with it.