Agreed. I have only let the dealership change the oil in my van once and though it was a good price I have not and will not use them again. When I pay for a oil filter lube I expect to have all of that done and not be told that today's suspension joints don't need to be lubed.This was NOT the mechanics fault but, I still wouldn't let these idiots work on my car anyways
X2. Very common issue with GM 3.8's. The fuel was probably leaking so bad (and this can happen at any moment) that it filled the intake with fuel and the engine backfired on startup and CABOOM!! For the fire recall GM should have recalled the fuel pressure regulators instead of removing the front spark plug wire bracket and replacing it with clips.^^ Sorry but, that is not correct. It was a faulty Fuel Pressure Regulator that was leaking on top of the lim. And likely a split/cracked spark plug wire set it off. Lack of preventative maintenance and gm's screw up on the fpr (common issue).
Edit: And yes idiot mechanics that prob smelled it and didn't look for anything. You can tell by their body expression they don't care about their job. Then leaving the car running, yeah that's smart! Not to mention using compressed co2 on a warm engine (maybe it wasn't, idk). If the engine was warm I guarantee they have a cracked uim, lim, or heads, now. Should have used room temp water. But, who is really thinking about that when you have an engine engulfed in flames?
This was NOT the mechanics fault but, I still wouldn't let these idiots work on my car anyways