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Old 09-02-2013, 02:02 AM   #1162
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Location: Cremona, Italy
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Some years ago at the (former) Ducati/Cagiva/MV Agusta/Husqvarna dealership in my town.

customer: Listen to the noise my engine it's making

dealer: You need new crankshaft and bearings

Customer then tried another (small) shop, owner and mechanic the same person (and a good friend).

customer: Listen to the noise my engine it's making

The mechanic just tightened the engine/frame bolts. Noise gone, no charge.

A bit OT.
I'm always surpised by the oil changes interval you are reporting.
Here in Europe (at least in Italy) for new cars, tightest change intervals are 15000km (~9500mi), normal intervals are 25000km (15500mi). Diesel or gasoline doesn't count.
Last service on my car, a Suzuki SX4 with 15000km, the dealer didn't even changed the oil, as the oil pollution meter on the dash said it would have lasted another ~20000km.
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'10 Husqvarna TE310 - '07 KTM 990 Adventure ABS (S'd) - '04 Husqvarna SM450R - '99 YAMAHA R6

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