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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 6:24 PM
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    seligman

    seligman Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  2. Aug 19, 2009 at 6:51 PM
    #42
    mws4ua

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

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    FYI... if you're paying $10/month, it's not free.
     
  3. Aug 19, 2009 at 6:57 PM
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    Hootbro

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    Another vote for DIY.:)
     
  4. Aug 19, 2009 at 7:02 PM
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    jandrews

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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.
     
  5. Aug 19, 2009 at 7:02 PM
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    CyberTron

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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 :D
     
  6. Aug 19, 2009 at 7:03 PM
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    cmack

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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...
     
  7. Aug 19, 2009 at 7:31 PM
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    mws4ua

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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.
     
  8. Aug 19, 2009 at 7:33 PM
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    seligman

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    That's hot.
     
  9. Aug 19, 2009 at 9:52 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard

    dysfunctnlretard Hi

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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....":p
     
  10. Aug 19, 2009 at 10:03 PM
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    Kelson

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    because it costs $90 at jiffy lube and the stealership doesn't use synthetic
     
  11. Aug 19, 2009 at 10:09 PM
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    Did you remember to deflate all 4 tires too?

    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.
     
  12. Aug 19, 2009 at 10:10 PM
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    cmack

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    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.
     
  13. Aug 19, 2009 at 10:16 PM
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    I do both of our trucks
     
  14. Aug 19, 2009 at 10:19 PM
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    Kelson My Truck is Cuter than Yours

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    yep 6.1 quarts of synthetic can add up at a shop. lol

    nah oil changes are a breeze once you get the swing of things. i just take awhile cause i work really really slow.
     
  15. Aug 20, 2009 at 2:41 AM
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    I have 3 vehicles and do the oil changes myself. Plan to do the first one on the Tacoma at 1000 miles.
     
  16. Aug 20, 2009 at 3:51 AM
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    Deuxdiesel

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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?
     
  17. Aug 20, 2009 at 4:12 AM
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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
     
  18. Aug 20, 2009 at 5:22 AM
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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.
     
  19. Aug 20, 2009 at 6:20 AM
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    DIY, on all the vehicles I've had. Why waste the money?
     
  20. Aug 20, 2009 at 6:26 AM
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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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