Originally Posted by dj wayne
$75 replacement set of jack stands; hey the colors have to match!
$200 Impound and towing fee
That is a cheap DUI...It's like 5k after everything is said and done here.
I'd say it goes like this for most guys...
-Go to the auto store
-Buy 1 five gallon jug of oil, a tg2 equivalent oil filter, just for ***** buy a drain plug for those just in case moments
-Let truck cool down for 10 mins while you grab your tools that you need. (because it's nice to organize your tools so you know where they are when you need them.)
-While your at it grab your drain pan that you were smart enough to buy that isn't just an open drain container. It just has a few small holes so nothing can fall into it.
-Pop hood, pull oil cap off motor so it can ventilate while your draining the oil.
-Get under the truck with your gloves, socket, ratchet and new oil filter if it's 4x4
-If it's to low for you to get under then you should have pulled onto the ramps. (because jacking it up and jack stands are a waist of time for just doing an oil change.)
-Put drain pan under where the oil is going to land.
-Loosen and remove drain plug. Wait till it is just dripping.
-Take off oil filter. Let that little amount drain. Place oil filter upside down of drain pan.
-Check drain plug and gasket on drain plug. If all is well screw back in/on and tighten it.
-Take one glove off and new oil filter out of box and unscrew lid to new oil.
-Take finger and insert into new oil container. Apply small amount of oil onto oil filter gasket/seal.
-Screw oil filter on and tighten.
-Grab all that crap under the truck and pull it out.
-Dump new oil into the motor.
-Look under truck to make sure nothing is leaking
-Put cap back on and jump under the truck and make sure everything is tight.
-Turn truck on and let it sit a min or two.
-Put tools and everything away and drive truck around the block to make sure all is well.
-Clean up your little mess on the ground with whatever. Dirt, sand...Steal your gf's cat littler. (Get yelled at.) lol
-Then sweep that crap into the bushes and tell yourself that the birds will eat it instead of mother nature.
All in all with making the trip to the store around 45 mins.
-Knowing it was done right and not buy some stupid kid at jiffy lube...Priceless. lol