Originally Posted by deebarjay
... what a deal.....and you don't have to get rid of the used stuff....if they offer to change the fuel filters [ there are two and cost about 50-55 from amazon]....for a few more bucks you'd be getting yourself out of a messy job.....on your back under the truck getting fuel over yourself....why !!
Because you know that it is done right when you change the oil and all of the filters instead of a dealer! Youi can also see if the undercarriage has any issues or the engine has a slight oil leak.
Most quick lube racks at the dealers are not equipped to grease the items that require greasing on our trucks. Such as the front CV joint and any steering linkage components. The racks are set up for cars and the 1/2 ton light duty trucks that don't require greasing not the heavy duty trucks that we tow with.
Another issue at least with the Cummins is the dealers do not let the engine drain long enough to remove most of the used engine oil in them. Every time I had the dealer change my oil when I first bought the truck the engine was overfilled with oil.
Also dealer will not take an oil sample for you. My engine oil is sampled every 5,000 miles. Plus my oil changes are about 40 to 50 dollars cheaper than a dealer charges.