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Old 07-03-2009, 07:30 AM   #11
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i can tell when my ute need oil - it stops blowing it out the back. Oil is natural so the environment is safe

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Old 07-03-2009, 02:25 PM   #12
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I had my oil done once by someone else they put the full 5 qts of oil in .... To bad the car only took 4 Glad I checked it before leaving they ended up dumping the oil and refilling it to the proper level.

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Old 07-03-2009, 02:37 PM   #13
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I've always changed my own oil except when I was in college. It doesn't take long and you get to give your vehicle a pretty decent once over every time you do it. I don't save much money at it, but I save a pile of time. I can do it just about as fast as the guys at the Jiffy Lube and there's no drive, no wait, and my driveway is open 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week.

Wherever you buy your oil should take the old back. I keep a Homer bucket in the garage and take back ~5 gal at a time.

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Old 07-03-2009, 03:05 PM   #14
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I change my own, because it is cheaper, and gives me an excuse to be in the garage drinking a beer.

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Old 07-03-2009, 03:07 PM   #15
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This is why everyone should be driving 2-strokes

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Old 07-03-2009, 03:27 PM   #16
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When checking the oil before leaving a mechanic, keep in mind how much the engine was run and if it had time to sit before checking the oil. If for some reason the engine wasn't run, the oil could look overfilled because it hasn't filled up the filter yet. If the engine was run, it could look underfilled because it takes about 30 min. to for the oil to settle out of the engine and get a semi-accurate level reading. These volume differences are fairly nominal, but worth considering.

I'm picky about how much oil goes in my cars. I had a car overfilled before by one of the oil-change chain shops... which can be more dangerous than underfilled.

I try to do as much as possible to my cars as I can... oil changes, tire rotations, spark plugs, etc., etc. I've even changed out my own radiator after a mechanic supposedly "discovered" a leak on TOP of the radiator that I know wasn't there when I took it in. Perhaps he dropped a tool on it?

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Old 07-03-2009, 04:21 PM   #17
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I always change mine. I've had friends get their bolt stripped on the pan from them using air ratchets, same with lug nuts.

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Old 07-03-2009, 04:33 PM   #18
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$32 here in Brattleboro for the works, including vacuum (but a PITA as I always have to ASK, or they somehow forget. I agree with check the oil every gas up ..

Metal against metal just doesn't work !

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Old 07-03-2009, 04:46 PM   #19
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I used to change my own, but it's worth the small difference in price to me to not have to get under the truck and get used oil on me.

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Old 07-03-2009, 04:53 PM   #20
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If you didnt hear it right after you got your oil change there is a good chance you are burning oil, and if your burning oil you wont always smell it or see a puddle. Also clicking noises coming from an engine are rarely a good sign. Definately give your mechanic a call and I hope every turns out for ya.

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