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Old 03-04-2008, 10:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Oil Change - BYOO (Bring your Own Oil)

Does a service center allow you to bring your own oil for an oil change? I think my dealer way over charges for Mobile 1 oil.
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They will probably charge you the same as if they used their own oil.

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Old 03-04-2008, 10:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i just do my own oil. It's really easy
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That would suck. I expect the labor to cost the same but they shouldn't charge me for the oil.
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i just do my own oil. It's really easy
I fear jacks unless you can do it all from above and just slide a pan under there. I haven't really looked. Does it need a "special" oil filter tool?
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I fear jacks unless you can do it all from above and just slide a pan under there. I haven't really looked. Does it need a "special" oil filter tool?
Get yourself a set of Rhine Ramps, works great. To change the oil you need a low profile 1 1/4 or 32mm socket. The oil filer is sold at Wallyworld for about 5 or 6 bucks. The oil filter cartridge is located on the top drivers side behind the valve cover, you may have to move a rubber hose to see it.
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Get yourself a set of Rhine Ramps, works great. To change the oil you need a low profile 1 1/4 or 32mm socket. The oil filer is sold at Wallyworld for about 5 or 6 bucks. The oil filter cartridge is located on the top drivers side behind the valve cover, you may have to move a rubber hose to see it.
Thanks for the information. Rhino Ramps sound like a good idea and I think I will get them (because I fear jacks)

Doesn't sound too hard... I definitely don't want to pay them 90-100 bucks for an oil change again.

Thanks for the information, blue. Very much appreciated.
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Thanks for the information. Rhino Ramps sound like a good idea and I think I will get them (because I fear jacks)

Doesn't sound too hard... I definitely don't want to pay them 90-100 bucks for an oil change again.

Thanks for the information, blue. Very much appreciated.
It's cake with the ramps. I did mine for the first time last month. I like the filter design, comes out from the top of engine.
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You can get the Mobile 1 synthetic there also.
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Old 03-04-2008, 12:45 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Does a service center allow you to bring your own oil for an oil change? I think my dealer way over charges for Mobile 1 oil.
My Pontiac dealer told me he will allow me to bring in my own oil (Mobil One at WallyWorld-$21.00). I only pay labor and for the filter.
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Old 03-04-2008, 01:01 PM   #11 (permalink)
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^yeah, i can't believe the question wasn't answered in the whole post

I usually take my car to the firestone next to work. purchase the oil at walmar (as said $21.00 for 5qts of Mobile1) and just drop it off. $13(labor and filter) later and i'm set.

I do fun work myself; boring stuff can be done by the shop (if it's cheap).
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Old 03-04-2008, 01:08 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I have always brought my own oil and filter, never had a problem with it dealer just charges labor. Now I go to a friends shop and do the same, he charges me $20 and I get to go under the car while it is in the air and do an inspection, that's how I found the leaky shock, and the diff leak. It is well worth the $20 just to put the car on the lift, even if they didn't change the oil. I just bought some 2 piece plastic ramps because that was all I could find when I needed them, get the Rhino, the ones I have work but I like the Rhino ramps better. It is nice that after the car is on the ramps, you can remove the ramp part, but it isn't easy.
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Old 03-04-2008, 01:10 PM   #13 (permalink)
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My Pontiac dealer told me he will allow me to bring in my own oil (Mobil One at WallyWorld-$21.00). I only pay labor and for the filter.
Hey that's even better! I'll give my dealer a call after work and see what he has to say.

I couldn't imagine them saying "No, you can't, we want your money"

Thanks for the answers
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(PS I'm still going to get those ramps in case I need it )
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Old 03-04-2008, 01:12 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Yup! Mine actually told me it'd be cheaper if I bring my own oil.
Walmart was right across the street.
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Old 03-05-2008, 07:16 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I just had my first change done at my Dealer as they give "free" lifetime changes with all new car purchases. However, you have to pay for the filter. Well, after the upcharge for Mobil 1 (they were going to use some sort of crud made by Quaker State. ), it ended up being $43 out the door. They didn't have Mobil 1 at all, and made me come back after a few hours so they could run out to get it.

It's a bit more than doing it yourself, but you don't have to take the spent oil back for recycle. For me, it will just depend on the time involved. This first one took over an hour for them to complete it, and I know I can do it in 20 mins or less. More if I do it like my Father taught me as he waits for every last drop to finish dripping
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