View Poll Results: How do you change your oil?
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Do it yourself
Quicky Lube (Lube only shop)
Dealer or your mechanic
What? The oil has to be changed?
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07-08-2009, 08:42 PM #21
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- Norwalk, Ohio
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I take mine to NTB all the time, because i have lifetime oil changes, tire balancing, 4 wheel alignment, and rotation so why wouldn't I? We have a four post car lift and all of the tools, but the time just isn't there for that kind of thing.2004 Chevy Colorado
LS1 5.7 swap/TBSS rear axle swap
07-08-2009, 08:46 PM #22
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- May 2009
perks of being a mechanic is that i get to do my own with a hoist and able to check everything over on company time
07-09-2009, 12:50 AM #23
been takin it to a place in town and after every change i crawl under to check their work.no dissapointments so far but first screw up ill be back to doing it myself-Dylan
2004 Silverado 4x4
1986 K5 Blazer
8" Superlift w/39.5 super swampers
1992 GMC Jimmy "Blue Bomber"
07-09-2009, 01:58 AM #24
do it yourself is the only way. plus you save money!
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07-09-2009, 02:44 PM #26
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- Jul 2009
- Grand Rapids, Michigan
yeah here in grand rapids there was a place doing oil changes for 15. i brought my old honda passport there and like 1500 miles later the oil was like black water. havent done those cheap deals since.
07-09-2009, 02:59 PM #27
Yeah the oil change places are cheap until you start adding the upgraded oil, filter etc. then that 15 quickly becomes 40+. Do mine myself.David
2004 Silverado 2500 Crew Cab 4x4, AMSOIL EA air filter, Granatelli MAF sensor, Throttle body spacer, Magnaflow exhaust (true dual to 2 in 1 out muffler), 6" ProComp lift (add a leaf and 5" superlift rear block), Bilstein shocks, 35's (Cooper Disoverer ST) and 4.10 gears, Rhino Liner, EGRUSA fender Flares and widow visors, extended stainless steel brake lines, firestone airbags w/onboard air compressor, Pioneer Avic X940BT navigation, Accel backup camera.
1960 Land Rover Series II 88
2001 Pontiac Sunfire
2013 Toyota Avalon Limited (Wife's Car)
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07-09-2009, 11:02 PM #28
There is nothing I cant do or havent done to my truck. I do it myself. But, thanks for the offer.1988 GMC Jimmy 4x4
Rear axle swapped to 12 Bolt
True Duals with FlowMasters
5 inch Susp. Lift
Dual Shock setup
35 inch BFG's
Full Auto Everything
Sony Head Unit and sound
Springfield XD .45 in Console
Axe Handle in back
07-13-2009, 01:15 AM #29
wow thats pretty sad if it takes you an hour to change ur own oil. im done in less the 30 min and have done it enough times at the age of 20 to know how to keep the mess to a minimum. at a local quick lube they charge $95 for the mobile 1 extended performance oil and filter. i get the same thing at autozone for less then $35 and have the satisfaction of Knowing I Put A Quality Oil in my truck. i dont know about yall but i dont have $60 dollars to just throw away like that. not to mention its not a bad thing to do a little work every once and a while.
07-13-2009, 04:04 AM #30
Pay Germany GM dealership $160 US dollars or do it my self?
Living in Germany comes at a cost. Especially when it comes to maintenance on my '09 Silverado. Just out of curiosity I took my truck to the local Opel dealer (part of GM) and showed them the maintenance schedule for 10,000 Miles. He returned with a bill of over $400. I kindly thanked him for his time and went by the parts store on base to get the things I needed. The great thing about living in Germany is I have hooked up with a Germany family who ONLY works on GM products. They curse all German owned brands and only work on Opels. Considering I drive the pennical of Amercian utility, the have graciously accepted me as part of the family. Along with that comes 2 fully stocked garrages, with lifts, pnumatic tools, and gathering crowds to whatch the truck on the lift.
** Do it your self. Its much more fun...at least in Germany!**JR
2009 Silverado Z71, 5.3
Under bottom coating
Rhino Cat-back exhaust
AEM Brute Force CAI
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