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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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Doesn't Ford use a semi-synthetic oil?

Also how may people put magnets on their filters to trap any metallic particles? If you're giving your baby the best, then you might as well be trapping and discarging any metal shavings that will appear no matter what oil you use.
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Ford and the guy across the street (neighborhood mechanic) do my oil changes. I'm too freakin' busy to do stuff like that, nor do I have the space or resources. They get real pissed at you if you start working on your truck in the parking lot of your apartment building.. Ask me how I know! :|
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I've always changed mine, atleast in the past 3 vehicles I owned. Including the Edge. Before than my Dad changed it.

I don't trust those places either. I've heard too many horror stories. Actually, I changed my oil this past weekend, and also the fuel filter.

Justin
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New Truck for me...opinions?

i cost me $13.95 to have a shop do it for me, they use castrol and that change your oil, filter and all this other stuff that do...
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I started changing my oil myself when the local shop forgot to refill my friends car with oil after changing it for him once.
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Does the Ranger have any bushings or joints that require lube?
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As funy as this sounds.. My truck has 20k miles now.. Its had 1 oil change at 4900 miles..

My problem is.. I dont have an engine in long enough without it dickinup or blowing up to change the bloody oil
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do you really have to change your oil??? i thought that was what dad did when he drove the truck ................ kidding i actually changed mine this weekend
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I change it myself everytime except for once after I had surgery. Had the local quik lube change it. (its run by 1 old guy the owner) I almost never got the oil filter off again too much leverage when you have a pit to stand up in.

Anyway I use the motorcraft filters.. Too good a buy at 2.97 (walmart)
Never had a bad one yet. The oil I use changes widely though.

Ford dealer pissed me off. I had 500miles on m1 syn and they dumped it for some bulk CRAP that was black in about 500 miles when they did the timing chain replacement/update.
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Hell yeah, I change mine!

I even changed the Skyline. That was different...
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WOW!!

Holy OLD topic!
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I change mine as well, John-boy made sure I knew how to do it, well he just was on the phone and told me what to unscrew! And I can change my own tire as well.
~Candice
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Good to see you back on, Candice. Long time no talk. We sure had some good times. Hope all is well for you.
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ive changed my oil in all of my vehicles... more than one, ive had three vehicles. keeps getting easier and easier.

ive also changed brake pads and rotors, thermostat, tires, etc.... nothing else has broken yet...
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I change it every time myself, ford changed it once when i brought it in for scheduled maintence
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wheres the option that i have free oil changes for life from my dealer and im lazy so i just bring it there
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heh u guys are lucky...i not only have to change mine, but my moms, my dads and i help with sarahs...

thats like 12-15 oil changes a year...my weekends get very busy, heh...

i changed the erl in my truck since i bought it. was doin my dads since i was 12 and just recently did my moms xploder. her old taurus was to low so i avoided it. and the ranger we are going to do ourselves since the freebies are over with...

plus i used to work at a shop changin erl, like 7-10 a day...
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Our family has six vehicles and I change oil in all of them myself. Each car/truck has the filter number, oil capacity and drain plug size written on the rad support so i don't have to figure it out every time.
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I change mine myself and only use amsoil or mobile1
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ford changes mine.
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my garage looks like a shop, we have enough supplies to change the oil in my truck, my dads and my moms xploder 5 times...
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The only time I haven't changed my own was when I had a 4 cly, FWD car, with the filter on the back of the motor, with a large K-member under it, that made it nearly impossible to grab without the car on a lift. I paid for changes on that until I traded it on the 02 Edge. As for lifetime oil-changes at the dealership.. its probably fine, but when I see that oil being pumped out of the huge tank, I couldn't help but wonder (outloud, once, to a bunch of employees:) So if they bring it in in a tank-truck, how do you really know that its Motorcraft oil? Their responses generally agreed that it probably was NOT motorcraft oil, but whatever they could buy cheapest in bulk. Even if it was Motorcraft, the various cars all call for different grades, but they all get the tank oil, whatever it may be (unless you buy your own oil and provide it, in which case theres a 98% chance it will actually end up in your car.)
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Amsoil Series 2000 -- I change my oil once a year and get it tested. Generally it's NOT worn out, just getting thicker. Every 6K or 8K I throw a new filter and 1/2 quart to a quart in to top it off. Simple.

I'm on my 3rd year of one year oil changes.
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oil

i dont change my own oil,its changed every 3,000 without fail at fords, i also add slick 50 every time.Im on 110,000 with no problems so i must be doing something right!
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NO ONE touches my truck but the alignment guy and i dont even trust him....!!!!!!!!
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