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Old 12-27-2009, 08:24 AM   #29
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anyone putting royal purple in their maro's?
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Old 12-27-2009, 08:29 AM   #30
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Strictly AMSOIL for me and all my vehicles/toys!
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Old 12-27-2009, 08:31 AM   #31
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I also wondered what you spent on your DIY oil change? I was told by the dealer the car doesn't come with synth oil, which did you use?
you were told wrong and I would reconsider having that dealership work on your vehicle, simpy read the owners manual. I use AMSOIL personally.
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Old 12-27-2009, 09:15 AM   #32
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Good post. Very handy to encourage the do-it-yourselfers so they can save $140 at the dealership. Thanks.

$140??? That is insane!
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Old 12-27-2009, 09:37 AM   #33
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Old 12-27-2009, 10:07 AM   #34
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I just buy the supplies I need from wal-mart with my 10% discount and then bring the car anywhere that changes oil and they do it for like $10-$15 when I give them the supplies. Total mobile 1 synthetic change costs me around $38-$46
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Old 12-27-2009, 10:16 AM   #35
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When I took my 1SS in to the dealer get the locknuts on the spoiler done, I got a survey to do. Guy gave me a certificate for a free (synthetic!) oil change....know where my next oil change will be!
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Old 12-27-2009, 01:07 PM   #36
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Try Mr Goodwrench

$84.00 at Gordon Chevy, Garden City, MI. How can you beat that? I don't know if that is a one-time price or typical dealer price, but I've never gotten a service discount without asking for it.
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Old 12-27-2009, 02:01 PM   #37
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Old 12-27-2009, 02:18 PM   #38
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never thought about putting nail through the bottom of oil filter to drain the oil in all the years I have done my own,nice hint.Also paid 72.00 on the last two oil changes from dealership (Reeder).
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Old 12-27-2009, 02:34 PM   #39
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never thought about putting nail through the bottom of oil filter to drain the oil in all the years I have done my own,nice hint.Also paid 72.00 on the last two oil changes from dealership (Reeder).
As long as you get 7.8 qts out, then OK. Just make sure nothing left in the pan.
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Old 12-27-2009, 03:12 PM   #40
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never thought about putting nail through the bottom of oil filter to drain the oil in all the years I have done my own,nice hint.Also paid 72.00 on the last two oil changes from dealership (Reeder).
Never thought about a nail. Iíve always used a center punch and a hammer to put a small hole in the side. I have only had my oil changed by someone else once, and it cost me 90 bucks for the Sky. That was the last and only time. I simply do not trust other people when it comes to my vehicles. That and Iíve seen too many mistakes made on oil changes.

Has anybody lubed their car yet? Iím due for an oil change soon, and I almost always grease it while Iím under there. Just looking for any hidden grease fittings that might be under there.
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Old 12-27-2009, 05:20 PM   #41
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I doubt you'll find any grease fittings. Most car manufacturers switched to sealed ball joints and other suspension parts years ago.
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Old 12-27-2009, 06:47 PM   #42
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all the suggestions that have been made are in the write up at some point, but thanks for the suggestions guys.

at my next change, ill be doing the transmission and rear diff fluids, so ill do another DIY for those along with a follow up on my filtermag and magnetic plug findings.
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