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Do you change your own oil?

Old 10-25-2018, 11:14 AM
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nope , I let the dealer do it especially when vehicle is under warranty so that way if they find some issues then I can get it fixed under warranty.

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Old 10-29-2018, 06:57 PM
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I enjoy changing my own oil,and I'm 67 . Although my 2000 Accord is the biggest challenge because of the filter location,when trying to get it out , the angle needed for removal cause spilt oil every time.
Old 10-29-2018, 07:01 PM
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Congrats man, I hope I am able to do that when (if) I get to 67. I haven't had that problem with my '02 Accord 4 cylinder though......I usually keep the oil in the filter during the change but I wish the filter was vertically screwed on.
Old 11-22-2018, 03:17 AM
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I change my own oil. I'm 75 years old and a lifetime car nut. I use Mobil1 or Mobile1 extended 0-20 in my CR-V.
Old 11-22-2018, 07:50 AM
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Originally Posted by avisitor View Post
I started changing my own oil when the guys at the garage over tightened the oil plug.
It started leaking after the oil change. Tried to tighten it up but the bolt would just spin in place.
So, I used Teflon tape on the threads and it worked for three years until I got rid of the car.
Still try to do my own oil changes.
they make a Teflon washer for that,or just buy a new plug that cuts new threads.
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