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aal65

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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2003 9:13:33 AM

I know I do. I change the oil of both my truck and my wife's car every 3000 miles, rotate the tires every other change oil, check the brake pads, drive belts, air filter, etc everytime I get down and dirty. Also I change my engine coolant once a year preferably before summer. A lot of work, but a lot of savings in the long run....
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Dineh
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 3:09:08 AM

Yes
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BigHorne1
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 1:55:46 AM

not anymore with prices per quart so high.
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Big Dan
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 1:44:44 AM

Yes
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Norm1947
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 1:03:30 AM

no
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 1:01:48 AM

No, it's been a while.
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 4:13:06 AM

no
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Big Dan
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 2:14:58 AM

Yes
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 1:13:39 AM

No.
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Norm1947
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 1:10:12 AM

no
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2014 2:52:10 PM

No
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noblegiant
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2014 1:33:43 AM

Not Anymore
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MeTaBall
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2014 7:41:47 PM

No
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Big Dan
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2014 1:56:26 AM

Yes
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VWDeeZel
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2014 1:35:34 AM

On all vehicles. That way I know the job was done right.

I've also never had a stripped oil drain in my oil pan, unlike my neighbors who take their cars in for an oil change.
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Norm1947
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2014 12:46:13 AM

no
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2014 9:48:07 PM

No, not any more...
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Dineh
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2014 3:28:31 AM

Yes
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Norm1947
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2014 1:02:03 AM

no
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2014 12:29:00 AM

No
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Dineh
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2014 8:47:28 PM

Yes
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2014 8:23:18 AM

No
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Norm1947
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2014 1:17:50 AM

no
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2014 6:31:07 PM

Yes
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2014 2:47:26 PM

no
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2014 2:46:00 PM

yes
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2014 8:36:37 AM

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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2014 8:52:45 AM

no
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2014 8:44:41 AM

Yes
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2014 8:12:33 AM

yes
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2014 12:52:18 AM

no
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2014 3:18:47 AM

Yes
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2014 6:41:10 AM

no..........
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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2014 6:24:56 AM

Yes, $75.00 for a synthetic oil change is a bit much at the shop.
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2014 5:04:19 AM

no chance of an unskilled grease monkey over torquing or stripping the drain bolt... and i lube the o-ring and tighten the filter correctly as well!
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2014 2:17:31 AM

No
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55Russ
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2014 2:00:39 AM

Sometimes
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Yes
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2014 12:58:21 AM

no
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2014 9:40:54 PM

Yes. My car doesn't let anyone else touch her private parts.
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yes
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2014 4:17:22 PM

No, I am past that now too.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2014 2:03:56 PM

No.... not with either vehicle....always at the dealership......
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probedude2
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2014 2:46:07 AM

Yes I do
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Big Dan
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2014 1:09:55 AM

Yes
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JimiHatt
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2014 9:38:11 PM

Always. Seems like everybody I know has a story about a shop screwing up an oil change one way or another.
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Norm1947
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2014 1:07:33 AM

no
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BartandLisa
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2014 8:35:31 PM

Yes, have always done so
Did 1 last Saturday.
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Big Dan
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2014 2:01:12 AM

Yes
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