Anyone get their vehicle's oil changed lately?

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  1. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    The cost is up nearly 30%!

    I have never fallen for the oil change business's "3000 mile oil change" mantra instead opting for the manufacturer's recommended intervals.


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    I forced all my regular customers to switch to synthetics. It took a bit of coaxing to get them to pay the extra $$ but I show them that my personal car runs on synthetic motor oil and I push it to 10,000 miles per service and save money in the long run. Haven't had any problems at all. I just remind them that even though they can go 10k between oil changes, they still have to check their oil at least every month.
     
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    Thats why I do it myself. Its one of the easiest things you can do to a car, of course thats if you can get it in the air. Mobil One oil has been on sale all month at advance auto. Buy their 10000 mile formula and you basically only have to change it once a year. $30 bucks well spent.
     
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    I hate getting rid of the oil though.
     
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    Yeah i bought an oil collection pan. Im pretty sure its state law in VA and MD that if you take oil to a service station they have to take it from you so its no biggie. I know what you mean though I think i have a couple 5 qt jugs full of used oil that ive been meaning to take somewhere but keep forgetting.
     
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    It's bad enough trying to return my bottles and cans let alone messy oil. I always like changing my oil but anymore I just don't have the time it feels like.
     
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    I change my own. I stock up on oil and filters when it's on sale.

    I store the old oil in a 5 gal bucket and dump it at the local collection station.
     
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    You guys must have teh suck for recycling. I toss all my bottles and cans in with my other recyclables in the can and my oil goes into the old oil cans and gets picked up at the curb.

    The city went to mixed bins about a year ago and it's been great. Only oil and glass go separate.
     
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    It's $.05 a can/bottle here, but I got sick of storing them until it was worth it. Plus I don't like to put crap in my wifes car. Hauling a bag a beer bottles on the motorcycle would be funny if it were someone else.
     
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    I just feel if you don't return the bottles it's one more way the Government taxes you. When you don't return them you just bend over even further for the Gov.
     
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    I hate competing for space at the machines with bums, I don't return them either
     
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    I found an OLD coupon the other day for a $10.99 oil change. No expiration date on it, so only a bit of discussion before they caved in and gave me the oil change for that - freakin sweet. I can't even do it myself for that cheap!
     
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    I started running Synthetic in my '06 GMC at around 9000 miles. I was going 3000 on a change before that.
    I was told by the oil change place I could now go 6000 miles but the first two I did at around 5000 to be safe.
    On the third change my "Change Oil" light came on at about 4500 miles.
    What I have read and been told is if your vehicle has a built in oil moniter(?), and mine does, to go by that.
    I have never had it come on between changes until the last change. And like I said before it was only 4500 and WITH synthetic.
    What gives?
    PS, I do have them reset the oil change light after every change.

    I do drive my truck sort of hard. It has some power and I like to enjoy it.
    But never off road (dirt). Traffic for me on a regualr basis is like slowing down to 35mph on the freeway for about 500 yards only on the way home.
    Maybe some bumper-to-bumper, stop and go on an occasion but not regularly.
     
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    Mileage, engine heat and other data are what is used to determine when the light goes on, not actual oil condition.

     
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    I don't know about BMW, but on most cars you would still have to get under the engine to get to the filter.
    Unless you invested in a remote filter system?
     
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    I was told that these are not so good at getting the sludge off of the bottom of the oil pan.
     
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    Don't forget to pump grease in your Zerks when you change your oil, people!
     
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    I haven't had mine changed in over 50,000 miles, and it's not synthetic either.
     
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    i havent been able to put enough miles on my car between cracking oil pans to replace the oil when needed.
     
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    Im glad this thread was here, it reminded me to put a reminder on my phone to get my oil changed :)
     
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    I bought a new Civic in 92, put 114,000 miles on it without ever changing the oil. Ran like new in 98 when I sold it.

    Just sayin'.
     
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    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    I've got one of those jobs. It works really well IF you have an accessible oil filter. In my 325 it sits right on top of the engine so its easy to change. My rodeo you had to get under the car and remove a panel to get to it.
     
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    It's an automatic indicator that trips every 4500 miles regardless of how dirty or worn out your oil is.

    Me thinks his car leaked or consumed about a quart a month. By virtue that he had to keep adding oil on regular basis, he prolly thought he didn't need to change it as it was in a perpetual state of 50% clean.
     
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    The oil filter eventually gets so dirty that it fails and dumps everything it has collected back into the motor. Owie.

    I've heard some commercial trucks use a reverse osmosis system to remove broken down oil. All you got to do is change the filter and top em up.
     
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