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#4491590 - 08/18/17 05:59 AM someone else changed my oil
Shannow Offline

Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 38463
Loc: 'Stralia
Colorado service today.

Am stuck with the lease and Holden's fixed price service...

I've personally drained every drop out of my own vehicles since 1985, and my families car before that...

It feels weird to trust people.

#4491600 - 08/18/17 06:23 AM Re: someone else changed my oil [Re: Shannow]
simple_gifts Offline

Registered: 07/26/04
Posts: 11809
Loc: Middlesex County CT

It feels weird to trust people.

BITOG membership compliance states you dont. Make sure you check the oil level and the filter,drain plug for snugness

Edited by simple_gifts (08/18/17 06:23 AM)
2004 Prius; 85K ASL
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Was driving an ox cart; Now on the USS Enterprise

#4491602 - 08/18/17 06:26 AM Re: someone else changed my oil [Re: simple_gifts]
4WD Offline

Registered: 09/21/10
Posts: 5584
Loc: Texas/International
Dealer might be better - but when folks comment that quick lubes never caused an engine failure - yeah me too - but when they ruin a complete rear end in a 1500 series pickup - that was not cheap and I wound up with an older unit ...
2017 Tahoe 5.3L 4WD
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#4491612 - 08/18/17 06:45 AM Re: someone else changed my oil [Re: Shannow]
mrsilv04 Offline

Registered: 12/08/06
Posts: 8092
Loc: Illinois
I'm in the same boat as you.

The guy who is changing the oil for me, is the same guy who worked three days to put the new engine in.

So I trust him. I'm going to let him change the oil in it for the first year, as he's also looking everything over while he's underneath it.

But it is odd. No one has changed my oil for me in decades.

#4491615 - 08/18/17 06:47 AM Re: someone else changed my oil [Re: Shannow]
demarpaint Offline

Registered: 07/03/05
Posts: 29142
Loc: NY
Having someone else change your oil must be a horrible feeling. I feel bad for you.
God Bless Our Troops

#4491636 - 08/18/17 07:24 AM Re: someone else changed my oil [Re: Shannow]
ozdrrider Offline

Registered: 08/10/17
Posts: 24
Loc: South Oz, Australia
I know how you feel mate, I had my Paj serviced last week, (30k service) they managed to cross thread a cover bolt.

Makes me worried if they bothered to pre-fill the oil filter, never mind carefully checking the valve clearances....... I supplied the oil (Shell R4X and saved $130 on dealer oil, which I think is Castrol Magnatec Pro?)

I will do my own changes again from the next service: I don't want the worry of extended "dry" no pressure starts on any vehicle I own..they can adjust more $ off the "pre-fixed" price again. Most dealers will let you do it, just ask.
15 Pajero 3.2 Shell Rimula R4X 10w40 30K km
08 Honda Accord 140K
17 Suzuki DR650: Penrite full syn 10w40
83 350 Chev powered Ski Boat: Nulon 15w40

#4491679 - 08/18/17 08:28 AM Re: someone else changed my oil [Re: Shannow]
Claud Offline

Registered: 02/11/14
Posts: 498
Loc: Margate England
For a BITOGer having someone else change your oil is probably akin to another guy handwashing your wife/girlfriends underwear...


#4491690 - 08/18/17 08:36 AM Re: someone else changed my oil [Re: Shannow]
Garak Offline

Registered: 12/05/09
Posts: 23754
Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
I don't know if I could do it. wink If a vehicle has an idiotic oil change system (i.e. a filter that requires an octopus to get to and a bag of rags to clean up after), it's off my list of consideration at the outset.
Plain, simple Garak.

2008 Infiniti G37 - Shell ROTELLA T6 Multi-Vehicle 5w-30, NAPA Gold 7356
1984 F-150 4.9L - Quaker State GB 10w-30, Wix 51515

#4491693 - 08/18/17 08:38 AM Re: someone else changed my oil [Re: Shannow]
motor_oil_madman Offline

Registered: 11/29/09
Posts: 4644
Loc: Houston, Texas
Who cares it's a lease. lol
2007.5 dodge cummins 6.7 liter. Chevron Delo400 15w40. 7000 mile or 250-300hr intervals.

#4491709 - 08/18/17 08:58 AM Re: someone else changed my oil [Re: Claud]
Virtus_Probi Offline

Registered: 06/25/15
Posts: 3464
Loc: New England
Originally Posted By: Claud
For a BITOGer having someone else change your oil is probably akin to another guy handwashing your wife/girlfriends underwear...


This made me think of a TX slowpitch state tournament I played in...I think our last game on Saturday finished at 11pm and we had an 8am start on Sunday. We were just a bit too far away to head home (Ft Worth to Dallas), only had one hotel room reserved for the whole team (nobody thought we would make it to Sunday!), and most of us didn't even bring a change of clothes. One of the guy's wives (really nice person and a gorgeous gal) stayed up all night washing our socks and jocks in the bathroom sink so we wouldn't be completely filthy on Sunday.
I had two thoughts about this at the time...
1. That lady was a SAINT, and
2. I don't know what her husband was thinking having her in a hotel room with 10 or so other guys, much less letting her handle all of our filthy underwear.

The sad part was that we won a few more games on Sunday and then lost to the same team that knocked us down to the loser's bracket in our first game on Saturday (double elimination by one team). The annoying part was some jackwagon pulled the fire alarm in our hotel before 5am and cost us a bit of much needed sleep...we just grabbed our stuff and left when we were finally allowed back in.
2014 Forester XT, 75300 miles
Last Change;
Pennzoil Gold 5W30 d1G2
Tokyo Roki 15208AA170 filter

#4491752 - 08/18/17 09:33 AM Re: someone else changed my oil [Re: Shannow]
AirgunSavant Offline

Registered: 07/22/15
Posts: 3588
Loc: MD
I feel your pain.
If you ever go to an oil extraction unit you will worry for two days that you don't remember if you put the drain plug back in.
Really. It works on your brain because if you have an easy to get to oil filter you're confused on how you did it so fast with such little effort and skipping steps makes your head spin for days smile

#4491764 - 08/18/17 09:41 AM Re: someone else changed my oil [Re: Shannow]
merconvvv Offline

Registered: 07/10/16
Posts: 682
Loc: il usa
I have had some good experiences with these rapid oil change places. I usually visit the place prior to work done on a day they are not busy. I talk to their main guy that also has some certifications. Then i only have him work on the car. They let me go down in dungeon where they show me what they are doing.

i never have good feelings when i cant see what they are doing.
1988 Mazda RX7 na PP 10w30 Noack 4.7
1994 Chrysler Concorde 3.3
1999 Ford Expedition 4.6 QSUD 10W30 NOACK 5.0

#4491780 - 08/18/17 09:56 AM Re: someone else changed my oil [Re: Shannow]
HerrStig Offline

Registered: 08/24/11
Posts: 9560
Loc: Boston, MA
Trust ..... but verify. RR

#4491789 - 08/18/17 09:59 AM Re: someone else changed my oil [Re: HerrStig]
AirgunSavant Offline

Registered: 07/22/15
Posts: 3588
Loc: MD
Originally Posted By: HerrStig
Trust ..... but verify. RR

At this point, what difference does it make?? HRC.

#4491817 - 08/18/17 10:34 AM Re: someone else changed my oil [Re: Shannow]
OneEyeJack Offline

Registered: 09/14/10
Posts: 7345
Loc: S California
Oil changes are important but they are treated as if it's something to be left to the low man on the totem pole. It's exactly the same with tire pressures. Messing up either one can become a real problem.

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