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Old 02-02-2010, 10:26 AM
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I change mine EVERY time! I just dont trust anyone to do it. I may ask for motorcraft and they might put something else in it and still charge me for motorcraft. Get what I'm saying! I put all of the fluids in her so i know how much comes out, and how mcuh/what goes in.
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Old 02-02-2010, 04:59 PM
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i always change my own oil, i dont trust anyone else to work on my stuff. i use Mobil1 with a motorcraft filter.
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Old 02-02-2010, 05:06 PM
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i always change my own oil, i dont trust anyone else to work on my stuff. i use Mobil1 with a motorcraft filter.
once and a while I let my Wife work on my "stuff"....but most of the time i do it myself
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Old 02-02-2010, 05:17 PM
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I always change my own oil (4 vehicles).I'm like the others and don't trust those oil change places.
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Old 02-02-2010, 05:29 PM
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ive had 2 many places strip my oil pan bolt and over tighten my oil filter. so i always do it myslef now. and your a brave man to let your wife change your oil modelageek. i wouldnt let my fiance change my oil she would prolly forget to add oil back into it or something crazy. after saying that she has helped me rebuild a couple of motors and she did a decent job she just needs to work out some to help me do some of the heavy lifting like heads and such
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Old 02-02-2010, 05:34 PM
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Old 02-02-2010, 06:13 PM
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i do the oil changes on my trucks and all our cars, i do pretty much all the maintenance actually

interesting thing i noticed: on my 98 4x4 3.0 the factory funnel was nice and kept the oil under control, i found it was easiest to pull the filter out from the top, also have 99 3.0 2wd, funnel isn't there, i assume a previous owner took it out, but i can't get the filter out the top on that one, fits better coming out the bottom, and even though the funnel is gone, it doesn't drip at all when i pull the filter

i usually use either a fram or mobil 1 filter, i use valvoline high mileage 5w-30 in my trucks and my dads explorer, the other cars usually get quaker state, i'll be using napa gold filters on the 5.0, they are made by wix
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Old 02-02-2010, 06:32 PM
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Mine is easy to change on the 97. I never have issues. I don't use a wrench either. I just make sure it's hand tight as far as I can get it. It's to easy to over tighten the plug but also the filter. You're only supposed to put the pan bolt in and torque it to I think (I'm not for certain) 15 ft lbs. If I have trouble getting the filter off I punch a hole in it with a flathead screwdriver and a rag to catch the oil. As for the oil splashing I have that occasionally happen but I usually line the area in spill pads or rags to catch any oil that spills out.
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Old 02-02-2010, 07:36 PM
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I always change my own oil.

EASIEST I've ever done are my two Chevy Blazers. The oil filter was accessable through the top. All I had to do was unscrew it and viola. It was positioned so that the oil wouldn't spill out when you remove the filter.

The HARDEST would be my sister's old Ford Tunderbird. What a PITFA!!!!!
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Old 02-03-2010, 01:54 AM
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im with yal on changeing my own. but takeing your truck to a lube shop can be good, they left an oil filter wrench (the chanel lock type) in there for me. other than that i will never go to a lube shop again. they striped my beloved oil plug of 4 years. how is it i can use the same one for that long and the "professionals" cant do it right once.
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Old 02-03-2010, 02:07 AM
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did mine earlier. nearly ended up with a face full of dirty oil.
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Old 02-03-2010, 02:23 AM
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Add another to the do it yourselfers. Done mine and the parents since I was like 10. Got the burn marks from changing oil in the bikes too...10 year old burns FTW.


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did mine earlier. nearly ended up with a face full of dirty oil.
dirty, chunky oil?
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I never have changed my own oil. Ever.

Fail.
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Old 02-03-2010, 12:22 PM
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dirty, chunky oil?
no i thought it would be chunky aswell but it wasnt.


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Old 02-03-2010, 12:29 PM
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I have been using WIX filters and Amsoil. Anyone else?
I was wondering, i have the chance to get some WIX filters for like $3 a piece (My boss has a whole box of them where he worked for Dana), should I? I just always use motorcrafr iol and filter. Is it worth it?
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