Oil change vacs

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Re: Oil change vacs

Postby Rettax3 » Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:06 pm

I am with ifixalot on this one -the drain plug is best removed to lose any debris that may have settle to the bottom -that is also a good argument for changing cold oil that sat overnight, as opposed to nice hot oil that actually flows well, but that is a different subject, I guess. I also agree that 2900 miles is really early for quality synthetic, but if you are pre-charging your filter, you are doing more good and no harm to your engine. The top-suckers probably work fine for what you are doing though, especially with that few miles on the oil, and if it is really that difficult to just get it done, it might be worthwhile -maybe have a shop do it every fifth oil-change or something just to clear-out the bottom of the pan...

Our shop charges $35 for a semi-synthetic oil-change, we use NAPA Gold filters (which are rebranded WIX), and if a customer wants to supply their own oil and/or filter, we charge less. We don't do it to make money, we do it as a courtesy to our customers, and yes, to look for other legitimate problems. I can't believe there isn't a decent, honest shop somewhere around you that could do the work for $20 or $30... Try talking to the little independents, instead of the corporate pirates. Good luck.

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Re: Oil change vacs

Postby CorvetteBeretta » Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:06 pm

Why don't you put one side of the car up on a curb and slide under


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Re: Oil change vacs

Postby Asylum » Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:21 pm

And if I got up on the curb over a sewer drain that would solve another problem now wouldn't it?

40 years ago we actually did stuff like that!! :(


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