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Who does your oil changes?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ydoow, Aug 19, 2009.

?

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. May 21, 2013 at 9:58 PM
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    Jimmyh

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    They have to stick to the schedule. They blew you off and you let them get away with it. I would make them look up the schedule and show me where it says 7500... That's right it doesn't.
     
  2. May 21, 2013 at 11:50 PM
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    elsenordave

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  3. May 22, 2013 at 4:13 AM
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    DoorDing

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    I don't see any OCI information, but I wonder what the Brake Fluid Change Deniers would make of that? BTW, if B. Turner bought an AT version, I'll be very disappointed.
     
  4. May 22, 2013 at 7:21 PM
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    Rich91710

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    No surprise.

    Before Toyota redesigned the dash displays to include the oil life 5000-mile countdown timer, my '03 Tundra called for 7500 normal or 5000 severe.
    That was with conventional. It's no surprise they are going back to 7500, assuming the FRS is getting synthetic.
     
  5. May 22, 2013 at 7:23 PM
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    cowgirlrideon

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    At this point the dealership does. I get em free for two years so might as well let them. After time expires I will be doin them though.
     
  6. May 22, 2013 at 7:55 PM
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    Rich91710

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    Use a paint pen to put an identifying mark discreetly on your oil filter to be sure they are doing the job.
    Had more than a few members do this and discover they were not getting the service they were paying for.

    Not just the dealership... goes for any time the oil is being changed by someone other than yourself.
     
  7. May 22, 2013 at 9:49 PM
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    cowgirlrideon

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    Lol I was stuck in the waitin room the whole time so I watch everything they did except for the free car wash. (i brought it to them covered in mud) :D
     
  8. Jun 7, 2013 at 4:53 AM
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    Dealership simply because it is paid for by Toyota for the first 2 years.
     
  9. Jun 8, 2013 at 3:59 PM
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    My cousin has changed the oil for the last 10 yrs at a small town 2 bay service station. :)
     
  10. Jun 8, 2013 at 4:19 PM
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    I have owned a lot of off road vehicles and cars, and my dad has owned even more. Out of Rovers (60's-2000's), Jeeps, BMW, Acura, Dodge, and Ford, the Tacoma by far has the best designed set-up for ease of use on oil change. Really smart and well thought-out. I will be doing all of my oil changes myself.
     
  11. Jun 8, 2013 at 6:27 PM
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    Me. Unless the weathers crappy.
     
  12. Jun 8, 2013 at 6:52 PM
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    DIY last time i went to do a change at jify lube they charged me like 65+ bucks for an oil change with semi synthetic and 5+ quarts. never again will i do that, i can do 3 changes for that as well as quicker than they did
     
  13. Jun 11, 2013 at 6:34 AM
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    hahah, thats awesome. You give them $275, and they take it to the Quick Lube around the corner...
     
  14. Jun 11, 2013 at 8:34 AM
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    Although the price is incredibly high, I'm sure Porsche dealerships do all of their oil changes in their shop. If an anal P car owner found The Precious at a Quick Lube, they'd scream, sue, and call in an air strike.
     
  15. Jun 11, 2013 at 2:29 PM
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    Couldn't agree more.
     
  16. Jun 14, 2013 at 6:08 PM
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    Finally, got my "first 4x4" in a Tacoma. Barcelona Red w/ JBL & Entune - Then traded it in on a Ridgeline.
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    IIRC ... ie... my old 1997 C4-S ... 993/911 ... took 12 qts. of synthetic and 2 separate oil filters and the stock units took the same.

    Some of the other heavier RUF conversions took as many and 18 qts. of synthetic and had 4 separate oil filters ... :eek:

    Plus Porsche charges a premium for everything from hourly labor to the stock parts. Small *"front wind blade" costs over $125.00 wholesale and it looked like a long windshield wiper. (*that small piece of rubber you tear on the front on curbs when parking too close)

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  17. Jun 14, 2013 at 6:14 PM
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    Oil cooling has its costs. Still crazy, though.

    I'd never buy a vehicle that required a lift and an assortment of Dr. Seuss inspired tools to work on it. I don't begrudge folks their Porsches, but they aren't for me.
     
  18. Jun 14, 2013 at 6:16 PM
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    Finally, got my "first 4x4" in a Tacoma. Barcelona Red w/ JBL & Entune - Then traded it in on a Ridgeline.

    If I had my choice again .... I would buy the Honda S-2000. ... but the C4-S did handle like a "slot car" ... another "slot car handling machine" was the ... 4WS (4 wheel steer) Prelude with the Vtec ... :D

    I used to drive some fancy cars but always concerned about scratching them ... my favorite vehicles were a 198-Something Subaru Wagon with cyclops eye in front ... early 1990s Honda 4WS Prelude and my Toyota Tacoma (which has the easiest oil change in the world) ... :D
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  19. Jun 14, 2013 at 6:19 PM
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    DoorDing

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    Another Honda failure, in my eyes. Beautiful car, but they did little to support it with development or promotion. Soichiro died and they went sideways.
     
  20. Jun 16, 2013 at 6:44 PM
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    I buy my only Mobil Ext & eather a Mobil filter or K&N & take it to the dealer for 15.00
     
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