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Old 02-02-2003, 11:03 PM   #1
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griotsgarage!

How many of you do your own oils change? I was browsing around and happened to remember griotsgarage. What do you guys think about that oil/liquid extractor? Is it worth getting?

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Old 02-02-2003, 11:04 PM   #2
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I don't do my own oil changes cause I dont wanna deal with dumping the used oil...but from what I have heard and seen on the DIY's this is the tool to have...it's supposedly very easy and clean...
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Old 02-02-2003, 11:07 PM   #3
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I have the griots oil extracter. Works great! Just dump oil in to milk containers and drop them off at your local automotive store. I think they charge around $3. If you don't want to pay you can always leave it in front of pepboys or somthing after hours jk
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Old 02-02-2003, 11:14 PM   #4
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thanks! cool i think i am going to order one then. How hard is it to get to the filter? And i guess i have bmw reset the light then?

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Old 02-02-2003, 11:15 PM   #5
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I think most Jiffy Lubes take your used oil for free. At least the one by my house does.
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Old 02-02-2003, 11:21 PM   #6
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Auto Zone stores will take your used oil and recycle it for free!!!

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Old 02-02-2003, 11:26 PM   #7
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I agree with Danny . The oil extractor is great and practically minimized the hassle of gettin oil all over the place. I bought mine used of course I live in WAshington where there HQ is located. I paid them a visit and saw it on the used sale rack bought it for 35 bucks out the door. Works great, recommend it.

Here's a test I will perform pretty soon to see how much oil is still left after my extraction. I'll extract all the oil I can with the griot's unit and thenI'll put my car on a lift and pull my drain plug to see how much I can drain from there I'll have results ina few weeks.

Oil filter isn't hard to find at all, it's in front of you basically when you pop your hood.
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Old 02-02-2003, 11:32 PM   #8
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nice.. thanks for all the replies.

Hamann99 - please post reply back on your little experiment on what is left when pulling the plug.


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I dont mean to sound like a jerkoff or anything, but if I were doing my own oil changes I would just dump the old oil into like a sewer or something???
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Old 02-03-2003, 12:39 AM   #10
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why don't you get a oil pan and drain the oil from the bottom like a real man..........j/p........it would cost less, and it's not that hard to do.
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Old 02-03-2003, 12:43 AM   #11
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I dont mean to sound like a jerkoff or anything, but if I were doing my own oil changes I would just dump the old oil into like a sewer or something???
Ummm...that would be bad. Very, very bad.

For your sake and your childrens sake, don't poison the earth we live on and in, just to save yourself 10 mins to drive to the proper place and drop it off for recycling.

I think of it as a great opportunity to drive my nice car with it's new oil in it. It always seems to drive better when you do something nice to it.

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Old 02-03-2003, 01:05 AM   #12
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I dont mean to sound like a jerkoff or anything, but if I were doing my own oil changes I would just dump the old oil into like a sewer or something???
Not a good idea. Eventually, one way or another, it all comes back in your drinking water. You're just kidding right?
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Old 02-03-2003, 01:30 AM   #13
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They work great and you can carry the whole unit with the used oil in it to a place that sells oil and they will take the used oil for no fee. (at least around here they do). You can do the entire job in 15 minutes with no mess at all and no driveway oil spots.

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