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DIY oil change prices?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by FlightMedic178, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Jan 6, 2014 at 9:37 AM
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    FlightMedic178

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    I recently bought a used 2.7l double cab with 65000 miles. My "maint required" light came on for the first time today and I was planning on doing my own oil changes.
    I called the dealership for a quote on all the stuff I would need to do it:
    -7qt 0w-20 oil
    -oil filter
    -washer
    The quoted price was $78!
    He transferred me to the service department and there quote to do it for me was $39.99.
    This is my first time considering self oil changes thinking it would be cheaper.
    Can anyone point me in the right direction for parts that would be less than $39.99?
    Thanks!
     
  2. Jan 6, 2014 at 9:40 AM
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    Dark_Taco

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    I do mine for about 30bucks using Mobil 1 and a Toyota filter.
     
  3. Jan 6, 2014 at 9:53 AM
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    Where do you buy it? Autozone lists mobile 1 at 8.99 per quart.
     
  4. Jan 6, 2014 at 9:56 AM
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  5. Jan 6, 2014 at 10:00 AM
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    WallyMart for the Synthetic, Toyota for the filter ($5.41), total, about $30 or less...


    The dealer will charge through the arse for a synthetic oil change and filter, and I don't trust them anyway, if you are not there to verify, you may get conventional at synthetic price.........
     
  6. Jan 6, 2014 at 10:03 AM
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    kingston73

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    I used to be a firm believer in DIY for oil changes but the price for a quart has gone up so much it's just not worth it anymore IMO. My toyota dealer does it for $25, $40 if I want synthetic but since I always stick to the 5000 mile interval I go with standard oil. At my local autozone it will cost at least $40 to buy everything. Just check things over before you leave the dealer and you should be good, but if they ever screwed up it's on them to fix it.
     
  7. Jan 6, 2014 at 10:03 AM
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    Walmart for the 5 qt jug (Mobil 1 syn) and an extra qt. for less than $30. Got a case of 10 Toyota filters plus drain plug gaskets for $40 (free shipping) from a Toyota dealer on ebay.
     
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    169.254.255.201

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    The service price they do it for is right, but the parts/materials are way off. Just the way of a dealer.
    I get my oil at walmart (one of the bigger jugs, then a smaller jug that is a quart I think) and the filter at toyota for 3 bucks or something
     

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