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Old 12-14-2005, 10:46 PM   #1
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Oil Extractor and Where to buy Oil??!!

First off, what type of oil extractor are you guys using? Where do I get it from for a really reasonable price? And where can I find Mobil 1 0w40 oil? And is that the correct oil if I live in the northern VA, southern MD area? Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-14-2005, 11:15 PM   #2
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i dont use one, but lots of people get theirs from griots garage http://www.griotsgarage.com/catalog.jsp?&SKU=10122 this one is $65...

good choice on mobil1 0w-40! around me they have it at lots of places, wal-mart, autozone etc...
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Old 12-15-2005, 06:28 AM   #3
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First off, what type of oil extractor are you guys using? Where do I get it from for a really reasonable price? And where can I find Mobil 1 0w40 oil? And is that the correct oil if I live in the northern VA, southern MD area? Thanks in advance.
I got my extractor from ebay for like 50 bucks (includes shipping). For the oil, I go to Walmart but if your Walmart does not carry 0W 40 then try autozone or advanced auto parts.
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Old 12-15-2005, 06:51 AM   #4
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I purchased my extractor from Tool Paradise - http://search.cartserver.com/search/...ywords=MIT7400

In Northern Virginia, you can buy Mobil 0W-40 at Advance Auto and Walmart.
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Old 12-15-2005, 10:22 AM   #5
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I use the Griot's Garage extractor and wouldn't get that one again, the capacity's too small to hold a full change. Get the one at the link above - it holds 7 quarts and is cheap to boot, and is made by the same manufacturer.

As for oil, I've used the BMW-branded synth from the dealer (with CCA discount) and Mobil1 0W40. Next change I'm tracking down the Castrol 0W30 german synthetic that people here say is good; I want a lighter oil for the remainder of winter.

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http://www.mytoolstore.com/astro/asthan11.html#7815
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Old 12-15-2005, 01:21 PM   #7
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That's the same one Griot's sells with their label on it. The capacity is too small to do an oil change without emptying it some part way through -- very annoying.

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Should I pour some oil in with the new filter to prevent a dry start? Also, do I have to unplug the TPS before changing the oil?
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