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Future oil change method #4495779
08/23/17 03:46 AM
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Not sure if this has been posted : http://www.motortrend.com/news/your-next-car-might-change-its-own-oil-technologue/ : Not enough info to really evaluate this system. Initial impression : Seems incredibly bulky, expensive, weight distribution seems wrong. I'm sure theirs more to it then what's listed in the article. Got me thinking though. How about just getting rid of the "archaic" task of having to get under the vehicle for service. It Wouldn't be that expensive to engineer a way to change the oil & filter from the engine bay.

Re: Future oil change method [Re: Ammofirst] #4495780
08/23/17 03:49 AM
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I don't get under to change the oil in my Benz. Filter up top and suck oil through tube.


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68 Charger R/T / Supercharged 440 VR1/DBL7349
07 Ram 3500 4x4 / Cummins 6.7 /DBL7349
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Re: Future oil change method [Re: Ammofirst] #4495798
08/23/17 05:20 AM
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Yes, many folks don't get under their vehicle when changing their oil. Certain Mercedes, Subaru, Toyota and other vehicles have their oil filter up top and in addition, use a suction pump(putting the hose down the dipstick tube) and pump out the oil. Me? I still crawl underneath the vehicle! smirk


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Re: Future oil change method [Re: Ammofirst] #4495802
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Originally Posted By: Ammofirst
Seems incredibly bulky, expensive, weight distribution seems wrong. I'm sure theirs more to it then what's listed in the article. Got me thinking though.

Its first application is in the Aston Martin Vulcan, which is a factory-special race car. I'm sure it doesn't mess with the weight distro that badly.


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Re: Future oil change method [Re: Ammofirst] #4495811
08/23/17 05:45 AM
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It was posted here a while back, not sure when though.


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Re: Future oil change method [Re: Ammofirst] #4495832
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At 73 years of age I find it pretty amazing that some people have a problem crawling under their car twice or fewer times a year.


2004 Corolla 124831
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In: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
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Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 74705 4-22-18
Re: Future oil change method [Re: Ammofirst] #4495848
08/23/17 06:58 AM
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At 79 years old, I changed my oil & filter yesterday, under my Mazda CX5. I would admit, it is not as easy as it was 30 years ago :-)) Ed


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Re: Future oil change method [Re: Eddie] #4495863
08/23/17 07:22 AM
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Originally Posted By: Eddie
At 79 years old, I changed my oil & filter yesterday, under my Mazda CX5. I would admit, it is not as easy as it was 30 years ago :-)) Ed


At 83 with one knee recently replaced and the other going bad, its now someone else's turn to get under! LOL


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Re: Future oil change method [Re: tc1446] #4495881
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Originally Posted By: tc1446
Originally Posted By: Eddie
At 79 years old, I changed my oil & filter yesterday, under my Mazda CX5. I would admit, it is not as easy as it was 30 years ago :-)) Ed


At 83 with one knee recently replaced and the other going bad, its now someone else's turn to get under! LOL


It sounds like you have a grandson or great grandson or daughter that needs to be in your training program. Yep grand daughters need this experience too!


2004 Corolla 124831
Out: VML 5w-30 TG4967 OCI 5007 Miles
In: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
2006 Duramax 74277
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 74705 4-22-18
Re: Future oil change method [Re: JohnnyJohnson] #4495921
08/23/17 08:24 AM
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Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
Yep granddaughters need this experience too!


I think everyone should do it once in order to get a driver's license!


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(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Future oil change method [Re: Linctex] #4495929
08/23/17 08:40 AM
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Originally Posted By: Linctex
Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
Yep granddaughters need this experience too!

I think everyone should do it once in order to get a driver's license!


Is this a gag?
What does changing oil have to do with knowing how to drive?


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Re: Future oil change method [Re: Ammofirst] #4495930
08/23/17 08:41 AM
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How to search for stuff already discussed here on BITOG:
google.com
type in "nexcel site:bobistheoilguy.com" in this case, since nexcel is the key, unique word.

Re: Future oil change method [Re: Virtus_Probi] #4495942
08/23/17 08:49 AM
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Originally Posted By: Virtus_Probi
Originally Posted By: Linctex
Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
Yep granddaughters need this experience too!

I think everyone should do it once in order to get a driver's license!


Is this a gag?
What does changing oil have to do with knowing how to drive?


To operate a piece of equipment properly, you should know how it works.

Made my wife change the oil on our car, she even serviced the brakes.


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Re: Future oil change method [Re: mightymousetech] #4495947
08/23/17 08:54 AM
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Originally Posted By: mightymousetech
Originally Posted By: Virtus_Probi
Originally Posted By: Linctex
Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
Yep granddaughters need this experience too!

I think everyone should do it once in order to get a driver's license!


Is this a gag?
What does changing oil have to do with knowing how to drive?


To operate a piece of equipment properly, you should know how it works.

Made my wife change the oil on our car, she even serviced the brakes.


Yes I'm amazed they don't make you demonstrate you know how and are able to change a tire as well.


2004 Corolla 124831
Out: VML 5w-30 TG4967 OCI 5007 Miles
In: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
2006 Duramax 74277
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 74705 4-22-18
Re: Future oil change method [Re: mightymousetech] #4495956
08/23/17 09:00 AM
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Originally Posted By: mightymousetech
To operate a piece of equipment properly, you should know how it works. Made my wife change the oil on our car, she even serviced the brakes.
I would settle for just having any driver know what to do if they see an Oil Pressure Low light (pull over when safe). And certainly the importance of checking oil level once a month at least & looking for oil puddles/drops under the engine routinely.
Then there is the importance of pre-ride walk-arounds to look at tires and maybe check pressure.

Actually working on the car (changing oil, etc.)??? Not necessary at all.

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