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Do You Change Your Own Oil?

Fri Apr 12, 2002 8:10 am

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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RE: Do You Change Your Own Oil?

Fri Apr 12, 2002 8:40 am

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
 
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RE: Do You Change Your Own Oil?

Fri Apr 12, 2002 9:37 am



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.
 
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RE: Do You Change Your Own Oil?

Fri Apr 12, 2002 9:42 am

Why pay somebody $50 or more when I can do it myself?
 
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RE: Do You Change Your Own Oil?

Fri Apr 12, 2002 12:06 pm

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.
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RE: Do You Change Your Own Oil?

Fri Apr 12, 2002 4:18 pm

Pardon the ignorance, but how is changing the oil against someone's religion?
 
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RE: Do You Change Your Own Oil?

Fri Apr 12, 2002 5:15 pm

Close...I harrass my brother into doing it for me.
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RE: Do You Change Your Own Oil?

Fri Apr 12, 2002 5:49 pm

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.
 
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RE: Do You Change Your Own Oil?

Fri Apr 12, 2002 6:25 pm

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 !
 
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RE: Do You Change Your Own Oil?

Fri Apr 12, 2002 6:49 pm

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!)

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RE: Do You Change Your Own Oil?

Fri Apr 12, 2002 11:06 pm

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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RE: Do You Change Your Own Oil?

Fri Apr 12, 2002 11:38 pm

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.
 
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RE: Do You Change Your Own Oil?

Fri Apr 12, 2002 11:50 pm

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.
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RE: Do You Change Your Own Oil?

Sat Apr 13, 2002 12:23 am

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.
 
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RE: Do You Change Your Own Oil?

Sat Apr 13, 2002 12:47 am

On a BMW? No way!
I'll let someone else be liable when my engine blows!
 
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RE: Do You Change Your Own Oil?

Sat Apr 13, 2002 2:32 am

I never change my own oil!!!
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RE: Do You Change Your Own Oil?

Sat Apr 13, 2002 2:36 am

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.
 
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RE: Do You Change Your Own Oil?

Sat Apr 13, 2002 4:44 am

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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bruno
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RE: Do You Change Your Own Oil?

Sat Apr 13, 2002 9:16 am

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.
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RE: Do You Change Your Own Oil?

Sat Apr 13, 2002 10:41 am

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
 
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RE: Do You Change Your Own Oil?

Sat Apr 13, 2002 11:18 am

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.
 
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RE: Do You Change Your Own Oil?

Sat Apr 13, 2002 12:16 pm

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.
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RE: Do You Change Your Own Oil?

Sun Apr 14, 2002 3:45 am

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.
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RE: Do You Change Your Own Oil?

Sun Apr 14, 2002 5:16 am

Lube it or lose it! Big grin
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