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Do You Change Your Own Oil?  
User currently offlineLax From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 2290 posts, RR: 3
Posted (12 years 3 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1086 times:

In your vehicle, that is? Not your Fry Daddy.

Me? No. It's against a state law (and my religion) to do so.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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User currently offlineI Like To Fly From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1188 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1075 times:

It's only $9.95 up at a very good shop close to me, so why do it myself? It cost about that for me to buy the oil and filter + I still have to change it, lol. They handle all the repairs for all my vehicles and are always honest and reliable... so they don't mind doing the unadvertised cheap oil change for good customers. Big thumbs up

User currently offlineMls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3076 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 months 3 days ago) and read 1066 times:



I do. None of the places have the proper oil filter for my car, they substitute some off brand universal POS. It only takes a few minutes anyway.

We take the oil in for proper disposal.


User currently offlineSophiemaltese From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2064 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 3 days ago) and read 1063 times:

Why pay somebody $50 or more when I can do it myself?

User currently offlinePPGMD From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1048 times:

In my aircraft yes.

In my car no, it only takes ten minutes to get it done pain free at Jiffylube and its costs only about $10 more.

Would you also believe that the parts to change my oil in my car costs more than the same parts for the airplane.



At worst, you screw up and die.
User currently offlineKEWR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1038 times:

Pardon the ignorance, but how is changing the oil against someone's religion?

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29786 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1033 times:

Close...I harrass my brother into doing it for me.



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User currently offlineAir2gxs From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1031 times:

I havn't changed the oil in my car sice I started fixing airplanes. Too much hassle. $14.95 and its done in 15 mins.

User currently offline707CMF From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 8, posted (12 years 3 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1028 times:

I would do it if I was any good with mecanics (and then I would *not* throw away the used oil, because *that* is against the law in France) ,but then, I prefer to have it done by a professional. And I get a very good price for the filters where I do it !

User currently offlineIllini_152 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1000 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (12 years 3 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1028 times:

I'm of the belief that why should I pay someone to do something for me when I can do it cheaper (and usually better) myself.

My old car took 10W30 in all but the coldest weather and ran great on it; I lost tract of the ammount of times when I used to go to a quick-lube place that after I told them 2x and the oil filler cap said the correct weight, I'd get 5W30 in the crankcase and end up burning a quart every 750 miles.

If I can handle it myself for the same or comperable price why should I throw money away at it when I can do it myself. Besides, I enjoy working on my car, and you never know when you might have to make repairs in the field to get home (lord knows I have!)

-Mike



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User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (12 years 3 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1020 times:

I just poke a small hole in my oil filter. At about 3,000 miles it is nearly all leaked out. Then I just fill it with 5 quarts. No need to put the old stuff in a pan and dispose of it in the storm drain (which is bad for the environment). This is my contribution to pollution, so I write it off as a deduction.


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User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 11, posted (12 years 3 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1015 times:

I don't understand. Oil came from the Good Earth. Why not return it to the Good Earth?

Seriously though, I stopped changing my own oil years ago. For the same price as buying all the parts, I can have it done in half the time and my hands don't get dirty.


User currently offlineNUAir From Malaysia, joined Jun 2000, 1181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 3 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1007 times:

Its against the law in France????

Damn my roomate just did it in front of our place in Paris, but that was on his motorcycle. I think motorfuel is cleaner then the other crap (literally) on the streets of Paris. But thats what the little green men are for!


In the States I always did it myself. Its good to know how to do it and girls dig guys who can do basic things like that.



"How Many Assholes we got on this ship?" - Lord Helmet
User currently offline707CMF From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 13, posted (12 years 3 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1002 times:

NUAir >

it is indeed against the law to discard used engine oil in France. Because it is a major polluting factor (some people used to throw it in the rivers, others in a field - which is quite bad for the fertility of the field).

If you change you oil here, you have to bring the used oil to a garage who will do... whatever is to be done with it (which I don't actually know).

By the way, reguarding dog wastes in Paris, I heard a few days ago that people with dogs will now be required to pick up the dejections. I totally do agree with that.


User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (12 years 3 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 997 times:

On a BMW? No way!
I'll let someone else be liable when my engine blows!


User currently offlineJAL From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 5083 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (12 years 3 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 993 times:

I never change my own oil!!!


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User currently offlineFordlover From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 194 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (12 years 3 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 989 times:

Of course I do, I don't trust anyone else with my vehicles. I've changed entire engines, so the oil is a piece of cake. Not to sound to corny here, but you develop a real "bond" with your car by performing your own maintenance (and save some money). It's a beautiful thing, a man and his automobile.

User currently offlineStarship From South Africa, joined Nov 1999, 1098 posts, RR: 14
Reply 17, posted (12 years 3 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 983 times:

I've always changed my own engine and gearbox oil and done all other maintenance myself. This includes complete engine, gearbox and suspension strip-downs and rebuilds.

The old dirty oil gets drained into a special 15 litre convex-topped oil pan with appropriate vents to prevent blow back. The oil then gets poured back into the cans out of which it originally came and when I have collected about ten of them the old oil is taken to an oil recycling works, where it is filtered and used to coat steel bolts to prevent them from rusting.



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User currently offlineBruno From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 853 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (12 years 3 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 969 times:

Yes I do.

My F-350 Diesel gets the best motor oil and shops like to charge more for a diesel even though they use the same motor oil.



I support the women’s movement up and down!
User currently offlineRadarbeam From Canada, joined Mar 2002, 1310 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (12 years 3 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 961 times:

Talking about oil change... Today I brought my car to the garage, 15 mins and 22$ CAN later I was on my way. For the price I got 4 liters of Shell oil, one Mopar filter and good service.

Radarbeam


User currently offlineZeus01 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 744 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (12 years 3 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 957 times:

I take it to a place down the road for 20 bucks. And they check everything anyway, so no biggy. I could do it myself, but hey, my lifes busy enough. I wish thed put Red Line oil in it though. Really good stuff, but about $5 a quart.

User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6277 posts, RR: 34
Reply 21, posted (12 years 3 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 948 times:

I sure do change my own oil. Then I dump the used oil on the weeds in my yard. Kills 'em fairly well too.  Laugh out loud

Well.......maybe I don't really pour it on the weeds. I do change it myself though. It is a 45 minute drive to the nearest "SuperQuickJiffyWechangefor 19.96" location. Since I can do the job in just over 10 minutes while enjoying a cold beer, for USD $13.00, why would I do otherwise.



Quit calling an airport ramp "Tarmac" and a taxiway "runway".
User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5625 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (12 years 3 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 929 times:

I pay twenty bucks or so at a nearby quick oil change joint. At that price, it just isn't worth the effort of doing so myself.


"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
User currently offlineBruno From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 853 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (12 years 3 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 924 times:

Lube it or lose it! Big grin


I support the women’s movement up and down!
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