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#312403 - 01/07/03 09:26 PM Boy Scout deed of the day at Wally World
frankenvette Offline


Registered: 01/04/03
Posts: 15
Loc: Asheville, NC
So there I am standing in the automotive isle at Wally World looking at the plethora of automotive oils and filters. I've been reading up on filters and oil via this forum and others for about a week trying to become an educated consumer. So I decided to share my new found knowledge with several customers who walked up while I was standing there. Two guys picked up Fram filters and placed them in their respective carts. I approached them and began my elementary discertation on Fram filters and why they should go with something else. They both ended up purchasing the Super-Tech brand. One of the guys was a Wally World employee. Before I could leave another customer picked up a Fram and ....well the story repeats itself again [Big Grin]

As a result of this forum in particular, I have decided that my 99 Grand Cherokee and 95 Volvo 960 will get Mobil 1 synthetic ($3.69/quart) and Bosch Premium filters. My old vette will continue with dyno because it has way to many oil leaks and a K&N filter.

Jim

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#312404 - 01/07/03 09:53 PM Re: Boy Scout deed of the day at Wally World
Patman Offline



Registered: 05/27/02
Posts: 19687
Loc: Oakville, Ontario
Good stuff!

As much as everyone on here knows I love to talk about oil, I've never struck up a conversation in the oil aisles with anyone yet. I've been tempted a few times though! [Smile]

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#312405 - 01/07/03 10:02 PM Re: Boy Scout deed of the day at Wally World
Patman Offline



Registered: 05/27/02
Posts: 19687
Loc: Oakville, Ontario
By the way, when I first read the title of this thread I thought it said Boy Scout found dead at WallyWorld! [Big Grin]

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#312406 - 01/08/03 01:54 AM Re: Boy Scout deed of the day at Wally World
Al Offline


Registered: 06/08/02
Posts: 17428
Loc: Elizabethtown, Pa
I did that once with Castrol. The guy just shrugged and walked off with the Syntech. So much for my Boy Scout career [LOL!]

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#312407 - 01/08/03 02:28 AM Re: Boy Scout deed of the day at Wally World
sprintman Offline


Registered: 05/27/02
Posts: 11006
Loc: Canberra ACT Australia
Same here. Couldn't help myself and politely suggested Mobil over Castrol and was told "everybody knows Castrol is the best". The Syntec was far more expensive too. Learnt my lesson.

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#312408 - 01/08/03 04:04 AM Re: Boy Scout deed of the day at Wally World
joee12 Offline


Registered: 07/04/02
Posts: 4106
quote:
Originally posted by Patman:
By the way, when I first read the title of this thread I thought it said Boy Scout found dead at WallyWorld! [Big Grin]

[LOL!] Same here!! [LOL!] -Joe

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#312409 - 01/08/03 04:28 AM Re: Boy Scout deed of the day at Wally World
OneQuartLow Offline


Registered: 08/23/02
Posts: 874
Loc: Pacific NW
So how many of us are planning on Lasik?

(hand raised) [Freak]

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#312410 - 01/08/03 05:14 AM Re: Boy Scout deed of the day at Wally World
Al Offline


Registered: 06/08/02
Posts: 17428
Loc: Elizabethtown, Pa
quote:
Originally posted by OneQuartLow:
So how many of us are planning on Lasik?

(hand raised) [Freak]

I'm getting the brin transplant first [Smile] [Off Topic!]

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#312411 - 01/08/03 10:13 PM Re: Boy Scout deed of the day at Wally World
MolaKule Offline


Registered: 06/05/02
Posts: 18315
Loc: Iowegia - USA
Hey, my insurance paid for my lobotamy! [Big Grin]

Don't knooowww ifint worked thow!

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#312412 - 01/08/03 11:56 PM Re: Boy Scout deed of the day at Wally World
Pablo Offline


Registered: 10/28/02
Posts: 47158
Loc: Duvall WA - Pacific NW USA
quote:
So I decided to share my new found knowledge with several customers who walked up while I was standing there
I don't generally do this......but it does depend on what she looks like..... [Embarrassed]

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#312413 - 01/09/03 12:05 AM Re: Boy Scout deed of the day at Wally World
mph Offline


Registered: 06/13/02
Posts: 356
Loc: Johnstown, PA
quote:
Originally posted by Pablo:
but it does depend on what she looks like..... [Embarrassed]

Can you really impress girls with your knowledge of lubrication? [stretch]

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#312414 - 01/09/03 12:18 AM Re: Boy Scout deed of the day at Wally World
frankenvette Offline


Registered: 01/04/03
Posts: 15
Loc: Asheville, NC
QUOTE]Can you really impress girls with your knowledge of lubrication? [stretch] [/QB][/QUOTE]

KY jelly...yes, 10W-30...no [Big Grin]

Jim

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#312415 - 01/16/03 03:44 PM Re: Boy Scout deed of the day at Wally World
Ray H Offline


Registered: 01/16/03
Posts: 4478
Loc: Southern California
Unsolicited free advice is worth exactly what the recipient pays for it. As my grandmother once told a helpful Boy Scout, "Back off, Jack, or I'll knock ya' on your can!" (Gramma made a mean apple pie, but she was anger management-challenged.)

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