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View Poll Results: Who changes their own oil?
I enjoy getting dirty and doing it myself 184 80.70%
Screw that, I'll pay the extra $8 to keep my hands clean 31 13.60%
You mean you have to CHANGE the oil??!!??! 13 5.70%
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Old 06-27-2004
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Man theres nothing like the satisfaction of pouring in 4.5qts of Mobil 1 full synthetic and knowing you're taking care of your baby yourself.
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Who changes their own oil?

i used to get it changed but starting next change i am doing it myself.
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My dad is teaching me how to do it. So far I havent been able to do it with out a little help. But Im getting there!
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i wont trust anyone other then my own hands to change my oil seen some pretty nasty things happen at a oil change place
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LOL hey look its part of my truck...

Nice avatar Eric!
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i wont trust anyone other then my own hands to change my oil seen some pretty nasty things happen at a oil change place
Yep, between double-gasketed filters leaking all over and drain plugs torqued on with an air-gun so tight they'll never come off again, I've seen enough out of Jiffy-Lube type places to never trust them with my truck. Besides, for the cost of a generic filter and generic oil at Jiffy Lube, I can put on a Motorcraft filter and Mobil 1 full synthetic.
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I used to pay EzLube to do it, but then I got cheap and started doing it my self.

I like that Avatar too... theres a little piece of my truck in there also...
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I like to know whats really sloshing around in there. I have seen too many people have their oil changed and come to find out that they... put in too little or too much oil, failed to change the filter, left the filter or drain plug loose and it leaks, etc and just assume do it myself..
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I've never let anyone touch my truck unless it was warranty work or something i didnt have the capability to do it....
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All these years I've been doing it my self! But now with the new truck, I let Ford do it. I watched them carfully and not let them do something rash like not respecting my vechile and all!!! lol
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penzoil oil and fram oil filters have not let me down yet... i got 300,000 miles out of my 92 and it was still running when i sold it
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I've never let anyone touch my truck unless it was warranty work or something i didnt have the capability to do it....
DITTO...no one touches my baby.
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I know full well how to change my oil, and could do it easily if I had some of the things I'd want, but mostly, I'm just too bloody lazy.
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i decided to learn how to change oil when my uncle told me they had trained monkeys to do it. i wont let a monkey show me up. although i did get lazy once and pay a bargain price for some new shop to change the oil in the torino. short story, i needed a new oil pan. never again. once you learn how to do it and do it fast, its easy. i changed the oil in my truck, jannettes truck, and the torino in 30 mins last weekend. there is a certain satisfaction in knowing you did it yourself, and knowing that you have some good oil and a good filter on there.
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I had the dealership give me 5 free oil change coupons when I bought my truck. Still got one left. I know it's done right because I check the dipstick for new oil, and my oil filter has a permament marker X on it. Once you work for a firestone, or any other lube place, the novelty of doing your own oil change takes on new meaning.
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i usually change my own oil had the dealer do it a few times when it was in for service or in the cold months where i aint laying on the frozen ground
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i do it my self. i buy a case of oil and two oil filters and it cost the same as one change at one them fast lube joints. i only have them change it when iys way over due and i dont have time. thats it.
ubnless i take it to the familys mechanic and then i no its right
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I have always changed my own oil...but here is my question...does anyone else use the Motorcraft filters...i had to back to back with bad seals on them so i have started paying premium and use Bosch filters only now....
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My truck has had Mobil One filters since the second change (not sure who makes them, but they had the Mobil logo on them) This last change I went with the K&N because it is the only one that has an Anit Drain back valve that actually works.
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use mobil 1 for oil and a mobil 1 syn. filter too, usually costs bout $30
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the last two times has been jiffy lube. but only cause my parents said they'd pay for it so i figured id save myself a little money.

Andrew
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Nothing but the best for my baby. My two hands, Royal Purple and Motorcraft.
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i always change my own oil, though ford has done it like 3 times. i won't let them do it though ever since the screwed up the filter once. i went to change my oil after the previous time they did it and i turns out that whoever changed it couldn't tighten the filter so somehow they crushed the bottom sides of the filter in!!! i never had a problem with it luckly, but if i did then ford would have paid for it!!!
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I started changing the oil myself after a local shop forgot to add the extra qt of oil for the filter on my old saturn. I changed the oil on my 1998 myself everytime Mobil 1 syn and Fram filters. The 04 is not due for a change till Oct and I got a coupon from the dealer so I'll let them do it just that time the 2nd change will be with Mobil 1 syn and my 2 hands .
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I voted twice, for me doing it, or for the guys across the street here at work, doing it. it depends on the weather, i don't want to be down on the ground at -2 below 0, with snow, changin oil, ain't my lifestyle ... NOW me driving through that snow, at -2 degrees out, thats a different story :-D
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