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DRich
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January 12th, 2021 at 8:38:02 AM permalink
On my most recent BMW's they recommend changing the oil every 10,000 miles. My last one I turned in after a two year lease and never changed the oil as it only had 9000 miles on it.
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January 12th, 2021 at 8:46:06 AM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

Yeah, those men in the 1800s just took the car to get the oil changed.

Per google such a man is a person who has wide interests and is expert in several areas.

Considering how important cars are to life I would say a renaissance man needs to know about cars. Or are you going to tell me that renaissance man just uses uber because he no longer needs a car?

Feel free to look up monderday examples as well, I bet it won't list oil changes or brake jobs as an achievement.
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January 12th, 2021 at 10:48:16 AM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

Feel free to look up monderday examples as well, I bet it won't list oil changes or brake jobs as an achievement.
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Why on earth does it bother you so much that someone says a man should know how to change his oil and how car brakes work?
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January 12th, 2021 at 10:52:40 AM permalink
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A real man has henchlings and minions to do the menial stuff. Can you imagine
James Bond changing his own oil?



No, but he could taste it and tell what oil well it came out of, and what year it was produced.
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January 12th, 2021 at 11:10:10 AM permalink
I'll put myself in the penalty box for 2 minutes for instigating.

I was musing on the outdated notion that working on mechanical devices and getting dirty denotes masculinity. But of course everyone should know how things work, how things can be maintained and repaired, and how to flex one's fine motor skills. That doesn't include jamming a screwdriver through something!
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January 12th, 2021 at 11:46:18 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

A real man has henchlings and minions to do the menial stuff. Can you imagine
James Bond changing his own oil?

The James Bond character was largely based on a homosexual British intelligence officer. Not sure if that qualifies as ďa real manĒ
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January 12th, 2021 at 11:51:17 AM permalink
Since I use synthetic oil in all my vehicles and they mostly require more than 5 qts. It's around $50 for a local shop to do it with a decent coupon.

I get synthetic oil for ~$3/qt. and filters are ~$4 each for my vehicles, delivered to my door. Their are cheaper ones available but that's for bosch,mahle or OEM. It costs me $24 to change my own oil and it literally takes 8 minutes start to finish on my car. On my SUVs it's probably under 5 because I can get under them without getting the ramps out, and they have the screw-on style filters so I don't have to muck around with o-rings.

I'm all for paying other people to do a job I don't want to do if it saves me time or frustration but in this case it's much quicker to do it at home than drive to the quick lube place, wait around and then drive back. Plus, I don't really trust them not to screw it up.
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January 12th, 2021 at 11:51:50 AM permalink
Quote: Ace2

The James Bond character was largely based on a homosexual British intelligence officer.


I was a big fan of the books which are far different then the movies
Most of the movies have absolutely nothing to do with the book except borrow the title
Reading the books, I always assumed they were based on a fantasy version of Ian himself since he was a Naval Intelligence officer
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January 12th, 2021 at 12:13:58 PM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

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?



First two reasons that come to my mind:
-It comes across as though you are in desperate need of validation.
-It declares there is weakness in having variation among a group of people, which is the exact opposite of what is true.

My theory on oil changes: just under double the recommendation is best. If they say every 3,000 miles, do it just before it gets to 6,000. Don't search for bargains deals, find a place that is reliable and a good value for all other services and just go there every time and ask if they have any discounts.
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January 12th, 2021 at 12:26:00 PM permalink
Quote: TomG

First two reasons that come to my mind:
-It comes across as though you are in desperate need of validation.
-It declares there is weakness in having variation among a group of people, which is the exact opposite of what is true.



In need of validation? I am not the one arguing against it to the end of the earth. I just made a common point. As usual people here cannot handle a general statement.
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