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View Poll Results: Best place to get your oil changed at ?
The dealership 593 21.36%
Jiff Lube type place 189 6.81%
Your self 1,994 71.83%
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Old 08-19-2009, 06:24 PM   #41
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Doing it yourself ensures the oil AND filter are good quality. Don't forget that filter quality matters too. Believe it or not, Walmart's generic oil filters are great quality...better than most name brands.

I swear the "oil" used by Jiffy Lube and maybe the dealerships is shit-colored orange juice.
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Old 08-19-2009, 06:51 PM   #42
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I only take it to the dealer cause for $10 a month for the term of my auto loan I will get free oil changes for life from any lithia stealership. But so far the have over serviced it twice now. Not happy. If they do it again, im going to just do it myself from then on.
FYI... if you're paying $10/month, it's not free.
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Old 08-19-2009, 06:57 PM   #43
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Another vote for DIY.
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Old 08-19-2009, 07:02 PM   #44
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My humble opinion is that it is asinine to pay for oil changes. It's not rocket surgery.

Anyway, I have Krazie SJ do my oil changes.
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Old 08-19-2009, 07:02 PM   #45
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I like doing my own oil change so I know what goes in. My wife does her own oil change as well
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Old 08-19-2009, 07:03 PM   #46
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Chris4x4 was the last person that did it and he was showing me the ropes so I will be doing it next time...
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Old 08-19-2009, 07:31 PM   #47
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My humble opinion is that it is asinine to pay for oil changes. It's not rocket surgery.

Anyway, I have Krazie SJ do my oil changes.
I got him to show me the first time... Now I can do my own with just a blowtorch and three tow straps.
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Old 08-19-2009, 07:33 PM   #48
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I like doing my own oil change so I know what goes in. My wife does her own oil change as well
That's hot.
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Old 08-19-2009, 09:52 PM   #49
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Myself, now that I know not to drain my transmission.
lol. I almost did the same thing. Put my socket wrench on the nut, began turning and then said...."wait a minute...."
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Old 08-19-2009, 10:09 PM   #51
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I got him to show me the first time... Now I can do my own with just a blowtorch and three tow straps.
Did you remember to deflate all 4 tires too?

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lol. I almost did the same thing. Put my socket wrench on the nut, began turning and then said...."wait a minute...."
Yeah I just cranked it and said, wait a minute...followed by actually waiting a minute, then I capped it again and checked my hands for the colour and said "Fuck me with a stolen dick."

This was quickly followed by much mocking on TW.
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Old 08-19-2009, 10:10 PM   #52
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because it costs $90 at jiffy lube and the stealership doesn't use synthetic
The cheapest I found them for at a shop was for $70. Well I called up Chris4x4 and he showed me what to do. Cost about $30-35 total to do the oil change.
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Old 08-20-2009, 03:51 AM   #56
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I just did mine at 10,000 miles. The best part was the catch pan slid right underneath with about 1/2" to spare, so it caught every last drop. I chose to do my own because when I bought the truck 2 months ago as a demo with 7,900 miles, there was no history of the oil change written in the book, but they ASSURE me that it was done. This is the same dealership that delivered the truck with 45 PSI in the rear tires, and 42 in the fronts, clearly over-inflated even by the sidewall standards. The "ultimate oil change" thread is all you need, and the drip hose under the filter (4.0) is awesome. One question- all the filters at my FLAPS were about 3/4" shorter than stock- any problems with this?
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Old 08-20-2009, 04:12 AM   #57
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Do mine in the garage along with my gf's, moms both sisters and grandmother...think i need a sign on my garage. Express oil change wants $45 for a 4 qt honda oil change reg 10w30 and $90 for the taco with synthetic BLEND
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Old 08-20-2009, 05:22 AM   #58
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I enjoy doing my own oil and filter changes. I put on the Fumoto drain valve. Could not be any easier.
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DIY, on all the vehicles I've had. Why waste the money?
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Old 08-20-2009, 06:26 AM   #60
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Got my case of Amsoil 0w-30 and my new Wix filters yesterday. Going to go after it this weekend.

I am planning on doing a tire rotate as well. I am taking it somewhere for the tire rotation as I am going to switch the white letters around to black wall.

I am right at 5000 miles, is there anything else I need to do on the first service besides oil?
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