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Who does your oil changes?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by ydoow, Aug 19, 2009.

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Best place to get your oil changed at ?

  1. The dealership

    21.4%
  2. Jiff Lube type place

    6.8%
  3. Your self

    71.8%
  1. Aug 19, 2009 at 1:13 PM
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    ydoow

    ydoow [OP] Active Member

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    Who does your oil changes? The dealership,or a jiffy lube type place, or do you do your own , and why?
     
  2. Aug 19, 2009 at 1:15 PM
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    97Blk_one

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    DIY (my self) So I know what I put in,plus take better care then those guys
     
  3. Aug 19, 2009 at 1:15 PM
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    Dark Knight

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    this is the easiest vehicle in history to change the oil. Why pay someone???
     
  4. Aug 19, 2009 at 1:15 PM
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    ozmon420

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    stealership
     
  5. Aug 19, 2009 at 1:18 PM
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    97Blk_one

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    Agreed, On mine I don't even jack it up,all I have to do is get under the truck,viola...less then 20 minute...
     
  6. Aug 19, 2009 at 1:20 PM
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    PIZZLE

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    DIY! Very Easy!!
     
  7. Aug 19, 2009 at 1:20 PM
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    GeoTaco

    GeoTaco the town is back that way

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    Have not had to do it yet (just hit 4k), but im going to try it myself.....well see how it goes. Not to steal the thread, but what all do you need to DIY?
     
  8. Aug 19, 2009 at 1:21 PM
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    bb609

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    I don't trust anyone to change my oil. Dealers are no better than the Jiffy Lubes of the world.
     
  9. Aug 19, 2009 at 1:22 PM
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    97Blk_one

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  10. Aug 19, 2009 at 1:27 PM
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    paintdiddy

    paintdiddy Machine gun shits

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    i do it myself cuz i dont ever trust anyone to touch my truck.
     
  11. Aug 19, 2009 at 1:31 PM
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    beastlytaco

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    i always do this by me self.

    except the time my filter vapor locked and i had to take it to a shop to get them to take it off. that was a pain in the ass.
     
  12. Aug 19, 2009 at 1:33 PM
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    I don't trust most of the quick change places. Seen and heard of too many people having bad experiences at them. If my truck ever happens to be in the shop of a reputable mechanic that I trust, and it needs an oil change, then ok sure why not. Otherwise, I just do it myself. I enjoy the time I spend working on my truck.
     
  13. Aug 19, 2009 at 1:34 PM
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    smallcandle

    smallcandle The clown has no penis...

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    I always do my own oil and filter changes because, like most everyone else, I don't trust anyone else to do it properly.
     
  14. Aug 19, 2009 at 1:36 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    Just take it off after draining from the pan... then it's vented. Worst case senario, screwdriver and a hammer always works lol (best to avoid but, if you have to you have to).

    I always do it, it's such an easy basic task, and on this truck it's a joke. Oil, filters, and 30 min (re-oil the k&n drop in takes time to clean and dry). Also, I've yet to replace that 'crush' washer on the drain plug, never had a leak. I know the same goes with several members as well.
     
  15. Aug 19, 2009 at 1:37 PM
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    Krazie Sj

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    Myself, now that I know not to drain my transmission.
     
  16. Aug 19, 2009 at 1:38 PM
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    I knew this guy work at this" Automative Service" He forgot to put back the oil,and the drain plug after the oil changed...They got sued for some serious moolas...
     
  17. Aug 19, 2009 at 1:40 PM
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    beastlytaco

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    oh really? man am I a dumbass. ive been doing it the opposite way ive been taking the filter off first then draining it. next time im gonna try that see if it makes a difference. its just i use(d) napa gold wix filters. and those damn things have such a good seal on em. i guess when i tightend it last time, the pressure caused it to seal like a sumbitch. but i got it off. and i now have switched to purolater filters
     
  18. Aug 19, 2009 at 1:43 PM
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    97Blk_one

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    Say what? If anyone that have oil filter that hung below, to keep it clean use a plastic ziplock bag over the filter and then removed it, clean...so you don't have to wipe those drip down...
     
  19. Aug 19, 2009 at 1:52 PM
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    mws4ua

    mws4ua I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter.

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    Haven't read above, so might be a repeat...

    I change my own oil, so I know EXACTLY what comes out and goes in. Besides, it's cheaper. I can go full synthetic for what it'd cost to get Express Oil to do Dino.
     
  20. Aug 19, 2009 at 2:07 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    Also when you put it back on, just hand tighen is all you need. The vacuum from the engine running will make it very tight, it's supposed to. Myself I run k&n filters, I like the 1" nut welded on top, makes taking it off a joke with a socket wrench.
     
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