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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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Norm1947
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2014 12:52:29 AM

no
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55Russ
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2014 12:03:54 AM

Not very often
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Gxpress
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 10:46:40 PM

nope
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Jackson126
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 7:24:50 AM

no
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 3:24:06 AM

Yes
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2014 9:43:16 AM

once upon a time
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47pickup
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2014 9:21:37 AM

No
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2014 9:08:54 AM

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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2014 8:23:38 AM

yes
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 1:06:15 PM

Always have, since day 1
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Gxpress
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 9:02:39 AM

Nah.....
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 9:50:22 AM

no, Ford does it for $20
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 9:24:19 AM

Yes, on my pickup truck.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 8:57:30 AM

no
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N
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no
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 6:32:54 AM

No..............
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 5:44:12 AM

No
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 6:38:01 AM

Yes, garages charge $75.00 for a Mobil 1 oil & filter change. Do it myself with an OEM filter & Mobil 1 for only $26.00
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 6:16:37 AM

Ussed to, but not any more.
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dchawk81
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 6:13:31 AM

Absolutely. I can get an Motorcraft filter and top tier synthetic for less than paying a place to give me a generic filter and bulk dino. Same goes for front, rear differentials and transfer case, transmission fluid & filter, etc.

I also do all those things listed in the OP and even put a new exhaust on the wagon the other week. The SUV will need a new exhaust as well here soon and I'll do that too.

I will do anything I don't need some kind of highly specialized (ie expensive) tool to do. In my driveway.

[Edited by: dchawk81 at 10/20/2014 6:16:40 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 8:13:47 PM

no
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 7:14:18 PM

yes
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 12:52:26 PM

no
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Not anymore.
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2014 12:31:07 PM

no
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sirreal1984
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2014 12:13:02 PM

I don't like to mess with disposal and cleanup of the oil, so no.
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2014 11:42:47 AM

No
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2014 6:20:41 PM

No, i don't have the equipment for nor the time.
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2014 5:33:23 PM

Always
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N
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no
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no
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 7:37:45 AM

No.............
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Y
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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2014 10:38:46 PM

Always
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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2014 10:15:54 PM

yes, all 3 cars, no shop is trustworthy here.
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No..........
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No
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2014 3:31:40 AM

No, used to, but not any more.
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Quick68
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2014 3:14:00 AM

Yes. Can't trust the garage to do it right.
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Yes
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Not much anymore
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Yes
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N
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 9:12:03 AM

not lately
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