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Old 02-15-2008, 11:52 AM
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Who changes there own oil?

Who changes there own oil, and do you really save enough doing it yourself, and how do you do it?(not a trick ?) do you use the drain plug or suck it through the dipstick tube(also not a trick ?)
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Old 02-15-2008, 12:01 PM
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When I have a place to do it, I do it myself, typically about $45 - 50 depending upon oil cost, and if I buy Fleetgard filters from a Case dealer, I save a few dollars there also. Our local dealer charges $89.95 for this service with oil & filter. Just remember to pull out the grease gun while you're under there and grease that suspension up.
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Old 02-15-2008, 12:03 PM
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I change my own oil... Always have...
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Old 02-15-2008, 12:08 PM
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i always change my own oil i just don't trust the people at oil change places, order my filters from genos. i buy my oil by the 3 gallon case for 28 bucks at sam's club.
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Old 02-15-2008, 12:14 PM
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I always change my oil. Dont realy trust many other people to touch my truck. I got one of those petcock valves on my drain plug which works wonders!
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change my own too. always also. don't like someone else doin it That way I know what's goin on under my truck. Cost is a little cheaper.
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Old 02-15-2008, 12:21 PM
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Always have changed my own because i dont trust many other people touching my motor.. Quik lube is actually a lil bit cheaper than doing it at home... but i still would rather do it myself!
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Old 02-15-2008, 12:23 PM
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Change my own also. Cheap insurance. Plus it's a time saver.
By the time I would take my truck to an oil change place (dealer or otherwise), I could have it changed and saved a little bit of money.

For those that have somebody else change theirs. No biggee. It's all what a person is comfortable with. Somethings I tackle myself, and other things I leave to the professionals.

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Old 02-15-2008, 12:25 PM
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I change my own oil, the company trucks got the oil changed at the quickie lube place and they stripped out the transmission bolt and 2 drain plugs. Nothing like having someone under the vehicle and feeling the truck moving around and then hearing "whoops!!"...
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I would have no objection to a professional mechanic changing my oil for me, but I have yet to locate one of those in any quickie lube joint. On the other hand, I have found stoners, ex burger joint help, along with upsellers and other high pressure types. Not for me.

The dealer is too far, and besides, I prefer to do it myself.
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Old 02-15-2008, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by buddy26 View Post
do you use the drain plug or suck it through the dipstick tube(also not a trick ?)
Say What?

Change my own.
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Old 02-15-2008, 12:34 PM
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i change my oil not save money but so i know its done right.and i use the drain plug
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Old 02-15-2008, 12:35 PM
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Same here, do it myself because I don't trust anybody else to do it. Nobody cares about your stuff as much as you do. Can't answer about cost savings because its never been a consideration.
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Old 02-15-2008, 12:38 PM
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I change mine own on all my vehicles, I just don't trust anyone plus it gives me time to give the ole girl the once over. I buy gallon jugs and just dump all 3 gallons in so I don't have to worry about left overs and I've never had any problems doing so.

One trick I do is to take the air clener hose off so you can have a clean shot at the oil filter. Now, loosen the filter and then place a plastic bag (I use Wal-Mart bags) over the filter and then screw it off. This way, if any oil spills, and it will, there will be little mess.
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Old 02-15-2008, 12:40 PM
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I do all my own work. I use Amsoil also, so Its easier to get it all done at home
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