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Old 07-02-2011, 02:32 PM   #1
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First DIY Oil Change Today

Did my first at-home oil change this morning. Hengst oil filter and Mobil 1 0W-40 Euro Formula. Took 30 minutes. Saved $40 from what my indy shop charges.
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Old 07-02-2011, 02:38 PM   #2
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bravo, that is money well saved. I have literally never brought my car to a mechanic and have saved $$$$$ on my bmw. now you are ready for fuel filter, spark plugs, coolant, etc...
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Old 07-02-2011, 03:06 PM   #3
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Contrasts dude, you are officially a real bimmer guy now!

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Old 07-02-2011, 03:38 PM   #4
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Well done! Just make sure you torqued (and not OVER torqued) your drain plug...

I've done it....
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Old 07-02-2011, 04:06 PM   #5
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Old 07-02-2011, 04:28 PM   #6
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DIy is for poor lol
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Old 07-02-2011, 04:33 PM   #7
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Diy is for enthusiasts

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Old 07-02-2011, 04:34 PM   #8
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Oil change is too dirty of a job for diy to be honest.
It's a cheap job for a mechanic. Just $15 and you bring your oil and filter.
No need to get your hands, driveway, clothes dirty just to save $15. Not to mention the old oil, risking spilling it all over the place.
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Old 07-02-2011, 04:42 PM   #9
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Oil change is too dirty of a job for diy to be honest.
It's a cheap job for a mechanic. Just $15 and you bring your oil and filter.
No need to get your hands, driveway, clothes dirty just to save $15. Not to mention the old oil, risking spilling it all over the place.
But that's why changing your own oil is so fun. It makes you a man. I actually witnessed 3 chest hairs grow from my chest after i changed my 330's oil. It was fantastic.
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Old 07-02-2011, 04:55 PM   #10
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Oil change is too dirty of a job for diy to be honest.
It's a cheap job for a mechanic. Just $15 and you bring your oil and filter.
No need to get your hands, driveway, clothes dirty just to save $15. Not to mention the old oil, risking spilling it all over the place.
I'd pay $15 for a mechanic NOT to change my oil.
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Old 07-02-2011, 06:00 PM   #11
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Oil change is too dirty of a job for diy to be honest.
It's a cheap job for a mechanic. Just $15 and you bring your oil and filter.
No need to get your hands, driveway, clothes dirty just to save $15. Not to mention the old oil, risking spilling it all over the place.
Location: Canada

I'm seeing a trend.
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Old 07-02-2011, 06:10 PM   #12
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Damn, I'm impressed. Do you wipe your own butt as well, or do you still have your nanny do that for you too?
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Old 07-02-2011, 06:32 PM   #13
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Damn, I'm impressed. Do you wipe your own butt as well, or do you still have your nanny do that for you too?
Last time I asked my nanny to change my oil and she ended up dead covered in oil.
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Old 07-02-2011, 06:39 PM   #14
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Damn, I'm impressed. Do you wipe your own butt as well, or do you still have your nanny do that for you too?
That's very nice. Does it make you feel good being a dick?
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Old 07-02-2011, 07:07 PM   #15
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i'd pay $15 for a mechanic not to change my oil.
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Old 07-02-2011, 07:29 PM   #16
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Changing your own oil is an easy DIY and very satisfying. It surprises me how many people have no idea how to do this on their own vehicles. Hopefully this will give you confidence to research and tackle other DIY projects in the future.
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