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#4714768 - 04/03/18 05:50 AM I've lost it
Bambam Offline


Registered: 12/16/03
Posts: 901
Loc: Monroe,CT
Truck needed new shocks, so I brought it to "my Guy", told him to give it a once over and lube the front end, he asks, need an oil change? I was due in a few hundred miles, so I said, yeah go ahead, synthetic he asks, I say nah, just dino please. So I now have an unknown 15w40 circulating through my Duramax, unknown filter and I'm not the least bit curious or concerned.. The wife's Rav 4 just popped the message that it's time for maintenance , so we rode the factory fill for just about 5,000 miles. Dealer is going to do it, using Toyota synthetic whatever. I've lost "the oil fever" I guess. hmmmmmm, didn't think I'd see the day !!!!! ???
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#4714773 - 04/03/18 05:55 AM Re: I've lost it [Re: Bambam]
Miller88 Offline


Registered: 04/09/08
Posts: 12741
Loc: Onondaga County
I still enjoy working on stuff and changing my own oil, but I'm losing manual fever frown
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#4714775 - 04/03/18 05:56 AM Re: I've lost it [Re: Bambam]
demarpaint Offline


Registered: 07/03/05
Posts: 29976
Loc: NY
Sorry to hear you've lost it. I hope I never see that day!
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#4714776 - 04/03/18 05:57 AM Re: I've lost it [Re: Bambam]
LoneRanger Offline


Registered: 07/02/07
Posts: 4095
Loc: Midwest USA
Last week I called the dealership and got a price quote on timing belt change and coolant flush, and even requested a brake pad inspection since it's free.

What's it coming to when not just DIYer's but BITOG DIYer's start callin' up the dealership for service?

Just to be safe, checked with my pastor and confirmed hel1 hadn't frozen over.
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#4714778 - 04/03/18 06:01 AM Re: I've lost it [Re: Bambam]
alarmguy Offline


Registered: 07/10/12
Posts: 2170
Loc: South Carolina
Pretty much agree.
I choose oil on API rating, oils all do the job they are supposed to, most everything else is marketing.
In the old days that wasnt true, it is now as even concedes Consumer Reports who decades ago would be able to show large differences in oil but no longer.

Add to that the clean burning engines of today and the OCI is pretty much written in stone compared to the old days.

I do still enjoy changing my own oil, its actually easier and faster for me then taking it to a place, sitting in a chair waiting and paying more for whatever brand of cheap oil they put in.
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#4714780 - 04/03/18 06:05 AM Re: I've lost it [Re: Bambam]
hatt Offline


Registered: 01/03/12
Posts: 4396
Loc: Florida
Oh man. This is a sad story.
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#4714784 - 04/03/18 06:18 AM Re: I've lost it [Re: Bambam]
Bud Offline


Registered: 06/04/02
Posts: 1755
Loc: Texas
This will pass.
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#4714814 - 04/03/18 07:16 AM Re: I've lost it [Re: LoneRanger]
Drosselmier Offline


Registered: 03/12/15
Posts: 185
Loc: Ontario Niagara region
Originally Posted By: LoneRanger
Last week I called the dealership and got a price quote on timing belt change and coolant flush, and even requested a brake pad inspection since it's free.

What's it coming to when not just DIYer's but BITOG DIYer's start callin' up the dealership for service?

hel1 hadn't frozen over


Their hockey team lost last night.

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#4714839 - 04/03/18 07:47 AM Re: I've lost it [Re: Bambam]
otis24 Offline


Registered: 10/30/05
Posts: 1659
Loc: South Dakota
Now that I have an automobile with an OLM, I just set it and forget it. I recently had a UOA done on Pennzoil Ultra Platinum. It held up really well for a 10k OCI, which is when my OLM seems to trigger. I will continue with PUP or Valvoline MaxLife Full Synthetic. PUP is no longer stocked at my Wal-Mart. So, unless I can find good deals online with shipping, it is VML.
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#4714841 - 04/03/18 07:47 AM Re: I've lost it [Re: Bambam]
wemay Offline


Registered: 04/04/12
Posts: 8986
Loc: Southeast Florida
CONGRATS !!
You've outlasted the grips of this addiction.

thumbsup
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#4714848 - 04/03/18 07:51 AM Re: I've lost it [Re: Bambam]
Bambam Offline


Registered: 12/16/03
Posts: 901
Loc: Monroe,CT
Now I need to get past this food addiction !
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#4714886 - 04/03/18 08:22 AM Re: I've lost it [Re: Bambam]
Kira Offline


Registered: 08/19/10
Posts: 5406
Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
The "it" in your OP is no big deal especially when you have a trusted guy to do what you ask.

Dealing with a food addiction, you say? Try eating nothing you haven't made yourself.

Replace cereal with oatmeal. Eat tuna salads instead of sandwiches. Cook anything for dinner rather than eating out or "box mixes".

That'll get you started.

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#4714899 - 04/03/18 08:38 AM Re: I've lost it [Re: Bambam]
KGMtech Offline


Registered: 10/17/14
Posts: 976
Loc: SW Ontario Canada
For some of us, we mellow as we age, like a wine? or scotch?
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#4714908 - 04/03/18 08:49 AM Re: I've lost it [Re: Bambam]
ARCOgraphite Online   content


Registered: 05/17/09
Posts: 12014
Loc: N.H, U.S.A.
I stopped changing my Wife's oil. So she gets so-so service at the Subaru dealer and so-so Idemitsu 0w20 "water" for oil for about 300 buck. You should hear that (relatively NEW) boxer engine at the end of a 70 mile highway run. Horrendous clatter.

Id have Valvoline or QSUD in there with a Champ Labs filter. Then she'd hum.
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#4714922 - 04/03/18 09:07 AM Re: I've lost it [Re: Kira]
Bambam Offline


Registered: 12/16/03
Posts: 901
Loc: Monroe,CT
Originally Posted By: Kira
The "it" in your OP is no big deal especially when you have a trusted guy to do what you ask.

Dealing with a food addiction, you say? Try eating nothing you haven't made yourself.

Replace cereal with oatmeal. Eat tuna salads instead of sandwiches. Cook anything for dinner rather than eating out or "box mixes".

That'll get you started.


I'd be dead in a week ! grin
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