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NWJeeper 12-16-2009 04:22 PM

Do you change your own oil?
 
Do you change your own oil? Some do, some don't. I have always done all my own oil changes on my vehicles as well as much of the other maintenance and I have always subscribed to the old saying "If you want it done right, you have to do it yourself" It also gives me the chance to roll around under the rig and inspect for damage or worn components.

NDJollyMon 12-16-2009 04:51 PM

No, but my wife says I'm a dipstick!
hahahahahaa
Just kiddin'
I used to change the oil in our vehicles, but now in my middle years...I let someone else get dirty! I still do small engines and such though.

powerboatr 12-16-2009 08:58 PM

yes
however now that I am falling apart a fast rate,
last one was at the dealer
the rv will also be done now by my local ford dealer that is cutting me a break on labor
i buy the 25 plus qts and filters and he greases the chassis and swaps out fluids for a 100 buckaroos

NWJeeper 12-16-2009 09:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by powerboatr (Post 36766)
yes
however now that I am falling apart a fast rate,
last one was at the dealer
the rv will also be done now by my local ford dealer that is cutting me a break on labor
i buy the 25 plus qts and filters and he greases the chassis and swaps out fluids for a 100 buckaroos

That price is hard to beat for an oil change on a DP!

brittsnbirds 12-18-2009 01:43 PM

Once a year, with AmsOil and filter!! Cost around 70 or 80 bucks.

tonyz 01-21-2010 03:18 PM

Always have and always will. My father made all of the kids learn basic maintenece on our family vehicles (4 + 2 tractors - us boys learned it around age 11 or so) before we were allowed to get our License, and when it came time for oil changes, I loved seeing my sisters pissed off and oil filled hands! The boys had to go I step further and learn how to rebuild an engine, tear down and rebuild the walk behind tiller.

I remeber asking Dad for a go-cart when I was about 12, he said yes and I was soooo excited! He then came home a couple days later from work with a small engines book from the library, a non working 5hp B&S engine, and all the metal I would need. He told me if I was ablt to get the engine running he would get me new wheels and tires and the rest of the parts, and the neighbor down the road wa willing to show me to arc weld if I helped tear off the old roofing on his shop.

Things like this were the norm growing up (teach a man how to fish mentality), it was long summer, it was a beast, but I built me a go cart and learned a hell of a lot of things!

tmmar 03-12-2010 03:26 PM

I know the poll is closed but I usually change my own oil and filters. I just can't bring myself to spend about $600 here on Long Island, NY for what I can do for about $150. If there were a more reasonable price available, I might opt for having someone else do it.


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