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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2013 2:10:45 PM

Motorists in Michigan should be aware of substandard motor oil and transmission fluid that could cause major engine damage to vehicles, according to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

The MDARD is the agency that includes the state's Department of Weights and Measures, the body that regulates various petroleum standards.

Today, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) issued Stop-Use and StopRemoval Orders for motor oil and transmission fluid manufactured, packaged, and/or distributed by City Petroleum (dba City Star) of Dearborn and Star Petroleum of Detroit after finding the products did not comply with the Michigan Weights and Measures Act, 1964 Public Act 283...

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honda0105
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2013 5:56:51 AM

tommy: probably nothing that will happen, either in MI or IL.
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Tommyguns45
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 8:47:54 AM

Illinois should check into this brand too.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 5:51:58 AM

jowa: I have a feeling, the company won't have to pay. Probably already in the dumps.
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priver
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2013 10:58:11 PM

woops!
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angieoke
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2013 6:10:24 PM

okay
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2013 5:59:58 AM

rjh: b/c it's a PD blog?
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2013 5:59:30 AM

SFG: probably not.
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jowa
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2013 12:42:57 AM

are they going to make this company pay for damage to vehicles caused by this product?
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stopforgas
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2013 2:54:36 PM

Are they going to make them reimburse consumers that bought the defective product?
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2013 12:55:55 PM

So why keep bumping it up?
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2013 12:03:46 PM

another old story
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2013 11:39:54 AM

Crude becomes crud.
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2013 10:45:51 AM

Somebody's watching!!
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2013 10:19:33 AM

good
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rerun
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2013 10:15:33 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2013 10:13:02 AM

Old news
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2013 10:12:18 AM

Old "news".
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2013 10:12:00 AM

Is this going to be on all week. Most should know about it by now!
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2013 10:11:55 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2013 10:11:02 AM

Ouch. Class action lawsuit?
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2013 10:09:33 AM

old
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2013 10:09:13 AM

older
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2013 10:09:07 AM

enough already....
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2013 10:08:59 AM

old news
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2013 10:07:49 AM

Old news.
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2013 10:07:08 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2013 10:06:57 AM


Still going, is it?
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2013 10:06:28 AM

Old article.
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2013 10:06:02 AM

be safe
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2013 10:05:12 AM

Old.
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2013 10:05:12 AM

Seems like I have seen this article before.
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2013 10:02:50 AM

Old article
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Old
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2013 10:01:22 AM

Time for a new article. Another repeat.
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2013 10:00:38 AM

I rely on my mechanic.
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2013 10:00:31 AM

just terrible
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2013 9:59:39 AM

shop around...
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2013 9:59:35 AM

This is double utterly ridiculous that this post also has stayed up this long.
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2013 9:59:27 AM

A garage changes mine, hope they are using the "good stuff".
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2013 9:59:21 AM

Mich. officials issue motorists warning on motor oil sold in state. Motorists in Michigan should be aware of substandard motor oil and transmission fluid that could cause major engine damage. The products did not comply with the Michigan Weights and Measures Act, 1964 Public Act 283.
MDARD discovered the products Do Not contain the amount of product claimed, the motor oil does not meet the viscosity labeled on the container, when products do not meet viscosity levels it can cause lasting damage to vehicles.
The products were sold at discount and party stores? Party Stores? Why is motor oil and transmission oil sold there? Is this some cheap foreign imported crap that does Not meet motor or transmission oil regulations here? Motor and transmission oil sold in deep discount stores? ***That same oil or something like it could be in a store near you!
Always buy products from reputable stores and reliable businesses. All major retail and department stores have no problem when buying products from them.
Look for the many US quality seals printed on the container, there are more than one.
***Much like the ethanol crap added to fuel, it can cause lasting damage to engines!***
Drive vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2013 9:58:29 AM

very old news
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2013 9:58:13 AM

Ok.
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2013 9:56:26 AM

Buy name brand motor oil, avoid specials.
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2013 9:56:19 AM

Your hard earned tax dollare at work.......
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2013 9:55:58 AM

old news
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2013 9:55:47 AM

I always stick with "name brands" of oil. They have a reputation to uphold. And a dollar or two more, is worth it.
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2013 9:55:00 AM

This article is getting long in the tooth.
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2013 9:54:50 AM

old news but still shows how everyone for the most part is out to chesat you
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2013 9:53:25 AM

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