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« Reply #75 on: June 13, 2013, 02:06:04 am »
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    « Reply #76 on: June 13, 2013, 08:22:29 am »
    I have no idea what's currently in my car.  If I drain it all and say, I replace it with Mobil 1, it won't matter if the remnants get mixed in?

    No thats not a factor.

    Use the oil weight specified and change every 3k-5k

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    « Reply #77 on: June 13, 2013, 11:11:38 am »

    I love having a mechanic pit in my garage. That's actually the exact type of truck I'm looking for. How much did you pay, if you don't mind me asking. 
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    « Reply #78 on: June 13, 2013, 11:13:58 pm »
    I think it was in the $4500 range, maybe less.

    It's a pretty basic and spartan vehicle, but I can't complain.  It's a little gas guzzly, but whatev, I have my own wheels now.
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    « Reply #79 on: June 15, 2013, 07:27:45 am »
    As far as synthetic oils go, unless your owners manual specifically calls for it, or you have "hopped it up"(which puts more pressure/stress on things than they were originally designed for) to a healthy degree, I wouldn't really spend that kind of money on oil.  It's money better spent elsewhere. And I've noticed people think, "hey it's synthetic, I can go another 2,000 miles between changes."  Not so.  The filter media still gets full, and the additives still wear out/burn off. 

    Have I used synthetics?  Yeah, when I've built engines to run hard and well outside factory power levels.  My my daily drivers?  Nope.  Just changed the oil and filter every 3,000, and watched the odometer cross 200,000 plus on every single one of them I've ever had.......
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    « Reply #80 on: June 15, 2013, 09:03:42 am »
    As to the mixing oils, that was more true when synthetics first started hitting the market. These days, it's not as big an issue with the current formulations. Heck, most of them these days with the exception of a couple high end ones are just dino juice that's been  altered a wee bit to improve their function and longevity. Still always a good idea to use all the same type of oil for a change, but if you need to top it off between changes it isn't going to hurt anything to use a different oil. And the little bit left in the engine during an oil change really isn't going to make any difference.

    As to the length between changes most oils, synthetic or not, are good to 5k/6months with modern additive packages. Synthetics for 7.5k-10k/1yr. Change at 3k if you like, but it's not really needed with modern oils. Your best bet is look at the owners manual, use the proper weight of oil it recommends, and change it at the recommended interval in the owners manual.  Don't go by how it looks, get it changed at the proper interval. More so than just break down or it being "dirty" the additives wear out, and a host of chemical things (acidity, minor changes in it's properties, etc) start to happen. Most of this isn't going to be visible to the naked eye and it only really measurable in a lab. So just go with the proper change intervals or within a reasonable time frame that's close to them. As to filters, same thing. Keep on top of the regular maintenance and change fluid at the proper intervals and they are designed to last just fine. All of this is, of course, assuming you use quality stuff and not the cheapest store branded stuff at the auto parts store.
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    « Reply #81 on: June 15, 2013, 02:16:42 pm »
    Oh and keep your truck the fluff away from a jiffy lube
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    « Reply #82 on: June 15, 2013, 02:32:02 pm »
    Oh and keep your truck the fluff away from a jiffy lube
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    « Reply #83 on: June 16, 2013, 01:29:35 am »
    Oh and keep your truck the fluff away from a jiffy lube

    What happens there?  What's the matter?
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    « Reply #84 on: June 16, 2013, 01:39:08 am »
    Bargain basement auto maintenance - or the illusion thereof.   Your car expertly(?) cared for by the lowest bidder.  Highly trained (?), minimum wage technicians make absolutely sure your car does not stay in the facility longer than twenty minutes no matter how badly they screw things up. 
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    « Reply #85 on: June 16, 2013, 01:54:50 am »
    The problem is right now I am in an extended stay hotel because we're not in a house.

    I locally moved 3 weeks ago, and we're waiting to move into a new house.  All tools and stuff are packed away and in storage; also, we have no jackstands.

    I think I may have to take it in (as much as I want to do it myself, especially since I have nothing to do tomorrow).
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    « Reply #86 on: June 16, 2013, 08:07:28 am »
    Let me repeat do not take it to jiffy lube.
    If anyone from jiffy lube so much as looks at your truck shoot them. In the face.

    Unless you like s___ like crossthreaded pan bolts, crossthreaded oil filters, starting the vehicle without oil, wrong oil, etc.

    Take it to a dealer or other place with a rep for higher quality if you must take it in.



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    « Reply #87 on: June 16, 2013, 08:47:39 am »
    I happen to know about a successful lawsuit against a local lube shop (don't know for sure if it was JiffyLube, but it was a similar chain competitor if it wasn't).

    Guy took his crotchrocket in for an oil change. He picked it up, rode it out of the lot, down the street, hit the freeway onramp to merge onto the interstate and got on the throttle. Multiple witnesses stated that he was on the throttle but not horsing around, he was just going from stopped to freeway speeds in a short distance. Suddenly, he was down, low-sided off of his bike.

    The monkeys at the lube shop had failed to tighten his oil pan drain plug, and when he got on the throttle it was forcibly ejected, along with 95% of his oil...  right onto the ground in front of (and all over) his rear tire. The tire lost traction, skidded, spilled him and dumped the bike. The bike then remained running and the engine seized.

    Screw that. I'll do my own oil.

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    « Reply #88 on: June 16, 2013, 12:57:54 pm »
    The problem is right now I am in an extended stay hotel because we're not in a house.

    I locally moved 3 weeks ago, and we're waiting to move into a new house.  All tools and stuff are packed away and in storage; also, we have no jackstands.

    I think I may have to take it in (as much as I want to do it myself, especially since I have nothing to do tomorrow).
    Do a little online research and find a local ford dealer or mechanic that has a decent reputation and take it there then.

    Avoid quick lube places like the friggin plague. Even Firestone shops and the like are a step up.
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    « Reply #89 on: June 16, 2013, 02:32:20 pm »
    Also avoid WalMart (though I have not been able to convince my wife of this  :-\ ). They double gasketed my Honda and nearly killed it.

    Check engine light came on as I was pulling into the neighborhood, pulled into the driveway, popped the hood, and there was oil dripping from the underside of the hood.

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    « Reply #90 on: June 19, 2013, 03:37:28 am »
    I got the oil change taken care of tonight.

    The last person to change it prior to my ownership overtightened and stripped the edges of the drain plug.  We had to use vise-grips to get it to turn at all and now it is REALLY fluffed up.  In my next 5K, I'll be getting a new drain plug.

    Otherwise we had no incident, except for when the oil came out.  I wasn't expecting that much to come out that fast.  I did get 95% of it in the drain pan though, so it's all good.  The rest got on my hair.  :P JK

    I just used a new Motorcraft FL820S and some 5W-30 Mobil 1 I bought at the local Mal-Warts last night.
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    « Reply #91 on: July 09, 2013, 01:02:00 am »
    I got the oil change taken care of tonight.

    The last person to change it prior to my ownership overtightened and stripped the edges of the drain plug.  We had to use vise-grips to get it to turn at all and now it is REALLY fluffed up.  In my next 5K, I'll be getting a new drain plug.

    Otherwise we had no incident, except for when the oil came out.  I wasn't expecting that much to come out that fast.  I did get 95% of it in the drain pan though, so it's all good.  The rest got on my hair.  :P JK

    I just used a new Motorcraft FL820S and some 5W-30 Mobil 1 I bought at the local Mal-Warts last night.

    Good deal. At least you know now that they didn't strip the actual threads of the oil plug, crossthread the oil plug, screw up the filter mount, etc.

    All of which I've seen done by oil change places.




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    « Reply #92 on: July 09, 2013, 02:11:13 am »
      I wasn't expecting that much to come out that fast.  I did get 95% of it in the drain pan though, so it's all good.

    The first time is always soooo much fun.   :rotfl :rotfl

    My first oil change I got it full in the face, it was nice and warm, and went right past the pan.   :shocked
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    « Reply #93 on: July 09, 2013, 10:36:45 pm »
    Glad you weren't doing the "hot oil dance" while trying to strip off your shirt.  Ask me how I know about that one sometime.   :facepalm
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    « Reply #94 on: July 09, 2013, 11:48:13 pm »
    I got the oil change taken care of tonight.

    The last person to change it prior to my ownership overtightened and stripped the edges of the drain plug.  We had to use vise-grips to get it to turn at all and now it is REALLY fluffed up.  In my next 5K, I'll be getting a new drain plug.

    Otherwise we had no incident, except for when the oil came out.  I wasn't expecting that much to come out that fast.  I did get 95% of it in the drain pan though, so it's all good.  The rest got on my hair.  :P JK

    I just used a new Motorcraft FL820S and some 5W-30 Mobil 1 I bought at the local Mal-Warts last night.

    Welcome to the "change your own oil" fraternity.  I see that you passed the oil in your hair initiation ritual!  Great choice on the filter.  The synthetic oil is overkill for your application, but a great oil.  Save some money next time with a regular name brand oil in the same viscosity.
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    « Reply #95 on: July 11, 2013, 09:09:12 am »
    Welcome to the "change your own oil" fraternity.  I see that you passed the oil in your hair initiation ritual!  Great choice on the filter.  The synthetic oil is overkill for your application, but a great oil.  Save some money next time with a regular name brand oil in the same viscosity.

    I went and got it at Walmart and it was cheaper than I expected it to be.  I mean, the 5 qt thing was only $22 and change plus a four dollar Motorcraft filter.  Not bad, IMO/
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