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Do your own oil change?

I was wondering how many of you out there do your own oil changes?
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yes always its two simple and cheap not too. hell i dont even have to jack our trucks up so i mean just crawl underneather and do it...
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It was easier on my Ranger because it was lifted, but I still do it myself on my Explorer. Although with the rain we've been having lately (24 days straight), and my regular oil change interval coming up.... I almost don't want to do it myself (no covered shop).
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I would much rather do it myself than spend the money. besides I dont really like anybody messing with my truck... I only get shops to do what I can't. I am really **** about my truck. I think I can count on on hand the amount of times my my parents have driven it in over 2 yrs., I am that picky.
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i get it done at a friends shop..pretty cheap..12 bucks..but i help them out alot
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im still "being taught" you could say, changed my oil for the first time like 3 weeks ago and it was adventure getting the stupid oil filter on... other then that to its really simple...
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im still "being taught" you could say, changed my oil for the first time like 3 weeks ago and it was adventure getting the stupid oil filter on... other then that to its really simple...

i dont have any problem getting the filter on... its getting it off without pouring oil all over the starter that i have problems with... stupid 3.0
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My truck is so high I can almost sit up under it!
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I use mobil 1 synthetic, so it's "ALOT" cheaper to do it myself...LOL

The local oil change shop wants $65 to change the oil using mobile 1 fully synthetic. I'm not paying that much.



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i change mine myself. but i think ive only done it 7 times since i got my truck. now at 57k miles.

its nice to have synthetics. mobil 1 here.
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hows the moble 1 working? how many miles till you change?

im going to be switching to that my next change i wanted to see what its like...
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I usually do it, but with the winter here, and no garage, I just pay Mr. Ford to do it for $15. Good enough for me. Sure its every 3k, but when the temp climbs above 50, I'll crawl under.
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Me, I change it...
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hows the moble 1 working? how many miles till you change?

im going to be switching to that my next change i wanted to see what its like...
i do it ever 10-15k whenever i get around to it. works good for me. i use the 5w-30 extended life stuff.

also use the mobil one filter.
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I change my own oil with Mobil 1 every 5,000 miles. It's such a pain to do because I'm bagged now.
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yep sure do, on all 3 cars
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i had an experience with meineke almost 2 years ago with an oil change that helped me to realize that i dont wanna trust anyone else to work on any of my cars EVER again. especially if its an oil change.
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I had a local dealer leave the drain plug loose.....now THAT was interesting.
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what more interesting is my buddys boss at his shop he works at told me my truck only requires 4 quarts of oil. yet the manual says 5. engine damage anyone? so yes, i have 8 cases and i change my own.
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^^ that works. haha. i do my own. whatevers on sale at murrays for oil and only fram for filters

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Its to easy not to, plus thats when i get to take a loot and see whats going on under my truck...i pretty much inspect the underbody while its draining.
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i change mine.i can almost stand under it.
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If you use regular oil, can you automatically switch to some sort of synthetic right off the bat, or do you have to do something before?
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I dont do it myself, but since money is tight these day looks like I will start. I want to learn how to change all the fluids. engine, tranny, gears.
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I do it. Too many horror stories from Jiffylube and the like not to!

Speaking of which, it's almost time for me to change it again...
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