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terapined
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January 10th, 2021 at 8:19:56 PM permalink
Its almost Oil change time for me. Where do you guys go and how often. I got a 2016 F-150 thats only 6cy but its turbo. I really depend on it since its pulling my RV/Home. I'm houseless but not homeless. I live where I park.
I change the oil and filter every 5k. Engine works hard because its turbo so I figure 5k is good for the engine
I used to go to Jiffy Lube most of my life
Since I got the F150 2 years ago, been changing the oil at the dealer.
Dealers are getting fast and putting out coupons making the price competitive
I just feel more comfortable having somebody that works on F150's all day do the change. Its kind of a pain to change because there is a plate below that has to come off to access the drain and the filter is weird.
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Greasyjohn
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January 10th, 2021 at 8:25:45 PM permalink
I replace my own oil.

One important thing is that the oil should be hot (or at least very warm) when you drain the pan.

When you turn the engine off after youíve driven for a while all the oil drains down into the pan. If it is allowed to cool there will be a sludge at the bottom of your pan, some of which will not drain out.
Ace2
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January 10th, 2021 at 8:31:17 PM permalink
Many service shops do oil changes for 20 bucks especially if you buy a pack of them. If you did it yourself, it would cost significantly more than that just to buy the oil and filter.

I never change oil on cars though I do it for motorcycles.

If youíre always towing then 3 to 5 k miles is probably right. If youíre doing no heavy driving then you can go 10k.
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smoothgrh
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January 10th, 2021 at 8:39:49 PM permalink
I felt like a real man changing my own oil in my 20s.

Now there's no time/no desire to do it.

I've never gone back to Jiffy Lube since I saw L.A. investigative news reports about them not doing the things they said they're doing ó like changing your oil!
https://www.cheatsheet.com/money-career/how-jiffy-lube-got-a-reputation-for-ripping-off-people.html/

One time, my air was low and I figured I'd have them fill it up because that's on their list of things they say they do. Afterward, I checked the pressure and it was the same! So I always wonder if they actually changed my oil. Probably not.

I go to Oil Stop now. You sit in your car while they change your oil, and you can tell they're doing the work. They even show you the dip stick.
mcallister3200
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January 10th, 2021 at 8:48:44 PM permalink
Either national tire and battery because they check the battery and rotate the tires also, or take 5 because itís so damn quick, you sit in the car they show you the dipstick after. The upsell crap at jiffy lube and precision tune auto care is really annoying, I think most of the places do it on oil changes but I remember those two being really bad like recommended the filter change every single time even if you just changed it.

Past cars always just went with whoever had coupons/specials and could get $20-$25, but current car only recommends 0w-20 which is synthetic so never going to get the $20 change with that and only recommended every 10k miles (oil change place will never put over 5k on the sticker regardless), so 10k is a good number for the tire rotation included that comes with national tire/battery.
ChumpChange
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January 10th, 2021 at 10:33:13 PM permalink
If they can do a free inspection of your car, they may find you need new brakes and new tires too, like immediately.

My car dash AND the sticker both say change the synthetic oil in 6,000 miles, but there's a chance I could be more than a quart low before then so if the oil light blinks on, I keep a spare quart in the trunk.

Back in the old days, I'd have to add a quart of oil with every gas fill-up. Whatever happened to that?
rxwine
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January 10th, 2021 at 11:04:54 PM permalink
I've just been going to the Dealer with my current car. I don't think my dealer would fake the change. (but who knows) they charge a little more, If it's turbo, I'm sure it needs synthetic.
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AZDuffman
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January 11th, 2021 at 4:25:15 AM permalink
Quote: smoothgrh

I felt like a real man changing my own oil in my 20s.

Now there's no time/no desire to do it.



A real man should both know how to and have done it in his life.

But no reason to keep doing it forever. I am done wrenching. Will do simplest things like air filters and headlights these days. Oil just no longer worth it. I had them change my battery since it was free.
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AxelWolf
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January 11th, 2021 at 5:21:05 AM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

A real man should both know how to and have done it in his life.

But no reason to keep doing it forever. I am done wrenching. Will do simplest things like air filters and headlights these days. Oil just no longer worth it. I had them change my battery since it was free.

I know how to and have done it (plus much more) many times, however, I think saying "A real man should both know how to and have done it in his life." is obtuse.
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AZDuffman
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January 11th, 2021 at 5:40:03 AM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

I know how to and have done it (plus much more) many times, however, I think saying "A real man should both know how to and have done it in his life." is obtuse.



Why, exactly?
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