Changing my oil

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Comin up on 3200 miles since my last oil change. I got the idea in my head that instead of paying someone else to do it, I would learn to do it myself. Feed a man a fish... something to pass along to my son (if I ever have one)... ya know.

Does anyone here know of a place where I can learn to change my oil? I've actually asked a lot of my friends if they change their own oil or knew how, but no luck. So I turn to the enormous expertise of TCG.

Thanks,
Aaron
 

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what do u drive, its really not all that hard, u find the drain plug on ur oil pan, undo that, let oil drain out, put plug back in, unscrew oil filter, put new filter on, then out the oil in
 

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What are you driving and where do you live would be some things folks would need to know in order to help you out.
 

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Yep, that's basically it!

The hardest part of this job would probably be finding/taking out the oil filter if it's your first time. You'll need an oil filter wrench (I use the craftsman one, works great!) to take off the filter and to put it back in, just hand tighten it good as hell.

I also lube up the top of the new oil filter but don't think that's necessary, just the way I learned it. Good luck with it!
 

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Yep, that's basically it!

The hardest part of this job would probably be finding/taking out the oil filter if it's your first time. You'll need an oil filter wrench (I use the craftsman one, works great!) to take off the filter and to put it back in, just hand tighten it good as hell.
oil filter wrench is only required if someone put your filter on too tight, it should be abl eto be removed by hand, to add to what was said above, some cars have a drain on the tranny pan too, make sure you're draining the engine oil, not the trans fluid.......

I also lube up the top of the new oil filter but don't think that's necessary, just the way I learned it. Good luck with it!
It is usually necessary to put a little oil on that o-ring that is at the top of the filter, it makes for easier assembly, and ensures a good seal to the mating surface
 

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Dude, weren't you still in class with me when I presented "how to do an oil change"!? lol I had two other classmates that later came saying that they actually learned from me. It's really easy, just google it up or have someone do/show you. If I'm out in the burbs one of these days I can help you out. A lot easier than people think.
 

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who doesnt know how to change their own oil?

doesnt ANYONE do their own work anymore?
 

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#1 I hope this is a joke. Do you need me to show you how to fill the air in your tires too?

#2 If, and I hope you don't change your own oil, you better and I mean better dispose of the used oil and filter properly.

It is just easier to take it somewhere for the 35 bucks.
 

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Captain planet right here. What do you think he's going to do, dump it in a storm drain? Autozone takes up to 2 of those 5 qt jugs at a time.
 

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Captain planet right here. What do you think he's going to do, dump it in a storm drain? Autozone takes up to 2 of those 5 qt jugs at a time.
Well damn buddy, if he doesn't know how to change the shit how the hell will he know how to dispose of the shit. I bet he was thinking of putting it in milk jugs and tossing it out in the weekly garbage. And I am not the first person the run and hug trees but come on.
 

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hahahaha just messing with you.
 

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who doesnt know how to change their own oil?

doesnt ANYONE do their own work anymore?
Plenty of people don't change their own oil {expletive deleted}.
But this guy asked and wants to learn so stop {expletive deleted}, I guess you knew how to change your oil while you were still in the {expletive deleted} right {expletive deleted}.
 

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I go to the beach, dig a hole, and dump used oil, coolant, and lithium ion, alkaline, and car batteries in it. Then I set it on fire.
 

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I go to the beach, dig a hole, and dump used oil, coolant, and lithium ion, alkaline, and car batteries in it. Then I set it on fire.
that must be one awesome fire
 

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Plenty of people don't change their own oil {expletive deleted}.
But this guy asked and wants to learn so stop {expletive deleted}, I guess you knew how to change your oil while you were still in the {expletive deleted} right {expletive deleted}.
not sure what your trying to say. but i was taking care of my own transportation starting when i was like 6 years old, started with putting extra batteries in my powerwheels. i BUILD my first car('67 gto that i bought in pieces) when i was 14.

:hsugh:
 

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not sure what your trying to say. but i was taking care of my own transportation starting when i was like 6 years old, started with putting extra batteries in my powerwheels. i BUILD my first car('67 gto that i bought in pieces) when i was 14.

:hsugh:
We're happy for ya! :)

I was trying to say it's the complete opposite time to dig into a guy that WANTS to learn and even quotes a f'in Bible story about teaching/learning, just so you can talk tough and make yourself feel better. None of us was born with automotive knowledge.
 

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well, its just hard for me to understand how someone can be a automotive hobbiest and have absolutly NO clue about doing work their self.
 

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