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  1. #11


    Quote Originally Posted by chris8408 View Post
    +1. i use royal purple
    i use pennzoil full synthetic

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  2. #12
    Sr. Mechanic ChevyHD's Avatar
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    Mobil 1 Full synthetic with a Fram filter and I always change it myself.
    2004.5 CCSB Duramax
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  3. #13


    I think doing it yourself is the only way to go when it comes to oil changing. with all the scams out there, especially the one with jiffy lube, you really cant trust anyone but yourself to get it right. plus its a good thing to know how to do anyway...and in oklahoma is helps pass the time lol
    2010 Silverado Z71 Crew Cab
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    Gibson dual split exhaust
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    285/70/17 bfg km2 with atx slot wheels

  4. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by Coach24 View Post
    Just out of curiosity I wonder who uses synthetic , semi synthetic or just plain old oil.
    Do you let someone else change your oil?
    Oil? My truck uses oil?

    Seriously, oil changes are one of the few things I DO NOT do on my truck. I have a mechanic (that our family has known for years) do it. My reason is simple -- I like a tire rotation with every oil change and I can't lift my own wheels/tires (back issues). If I'm going to pay someone to do something I can't do, myself, I might as well have him do a few other things for not much more cash ... and spare myself the pain.

    If I didn't have back problems I'd do it myself ... along with my tire rotations.


    P.S. I like plain old oil.

  5. #15


    I hear ya on the back issues. That's why I buy that Discount Tire service agreement. They take care of all my tire needs except baths.
    Good to know that some folks are unable to do it themselves. But finding a trusted shop or mechanic is crucial to reliablity
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    Master Mechanic Jimmeh's Avatar
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    I do mine with Castrol Syntec oil and AC Delco filter. So far I have had 0 problems. Winter time, I just throw on my bibs and old carhardt, and just tough it out. and AC Delco filter
    2005 Chevy Silverado W/T
    4X4|4.8 with some mods (has only slightly more pull than a 5.3)|Auto|4 door ex cab|Cooper Discoverer AT/3's in 285-75/17's on Helo 842's|Cooper Discover M+S 265-75/17's on Devino DV349's|Flowmaster 40 Single in Dual out with custom bent pipe from the end of the cats back|2" Procomp leveling kit|Custom made center console|Custom dyno tunes|Air Raid CAI|Air Raid Throttle Body Spacer|Apex brand topper|Kenwood Head Unit with Kenwood speakers|Painted mirrors/grille|Debadged except front emblem|Bilsteins front and rear
    Planned mods not in order
    2 inch lift|Custom front/rear bumper|hitch tire carrier|roof basket on topper, bars on cab|finish center console build|install Midland CB|Power options|Tint|Custom made raised bed in the bed of the truck|Lund LunarVisor
    Also have a 1992 Ford Ranger with a lot of stuff done to it. Currently waiting for a bit of a rebuild.

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  7. #17


    Always do mine every 4000kms with synthetic.

  8. #18


    Castrol syntec do it all myself
    "If it ain't one thing, it's a mother******g nother"

  9. #19


    Mobil 1 and I do it myself. Don't trust anyone else with my old girl

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  10. #20

    Default it myself when the oil life monitor says to...seems about 10-13k between changes using the oil life monitor. I put a Fumoto valve on vehicle I have ever owned right from the start---makes changing oil easy
    2009 Silverado Z71 4x4 Ext.Cab
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