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Unread 11-08-2013, 05:46 PM   #31
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It cost me less than 40$ to do an oil change on my jeep. And I do it at my dads shop on his hoist and he takes care of the oil too.

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Unread 11-08-2013, 06:16 PM   #32
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There should be a ban on the word "kewl" on this forum and a jeep owner pledge not to use that word....

I generally use 10w30 and recently started substituting a quart of oil for Lucas oil.
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Unread 11-08-2013, 08:06 PM   #33
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telling someone not to say a word is like an invite and is the reason everybody is saying it.
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Unread 11-08-2013, 08:23 PM   #34
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telling someone not to say a word is like an invite and is the reason everybody is saying it.
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Unread 11-08-2013, 10:12 PM   #35
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It cost me less than 40$ to do an oil change on my jeep. And I do it at my dads shop on his hoist and he takes care of the oil too.
$40?!??!??

I can get the oil and Purolator Pure One filter from Advance for 21.99 when its on sale, which is like every week. I don't put my Jeep up on a hoist either, just leave it on the driveway, and it takes me 20 mins at the most. I think you're paying too much. Aren't most JiffyLube oil changes around $20?
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Unread 11-08-2013, 10:20 PM   #36
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The govt regulates the oil here so every one pays the same. And I said LESS than 40$ and we dont have a jiffy lube my caliber was 20-25 $ for 5 liters of oil and roughly 10 $ for the filter.
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Unread 11-08-2013, 10:33 PM   #37
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and that was for 5w 20 which is i believe more than 10w 30
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Unread 11-09-2013, 02:34 PM   #38
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You got it straight. I choose to let someone else do it. Cheaper to pay for it to get done than the cost of materials alone for me here. Told ya it's weird but it's how I've rolled for years. Don't think I've changed oil myself in about 7 years or so.
guess that makes sense. occasionally we get a coupon from Mopar for my mom's patriot for a 20 buck oil change and tire rotation, so we just let the dealer do it.
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Unread 11-09-2013, 02:38 PM   #39
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Aren't most JiffyLube oil changes around $20?
theyre so cheap because sometimes they forget to put new oil in


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Unread 11-09-2013, 02:51 PM   #40
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The govt regulates the oil here so every one pays the same. And I said LESS than 40$ and we dont have a jiffy lube my caliber was 20-25 $ for 5 liters of oil and roughly 10 $ for the filter.
Oh sorry, didn't realize you weren't USA. Guess that explains it.
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Unread 11-09-2013, 03:09 PM   #41
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Yea. Ive never seen oil go on sale here ever and its still cheaper to change it myself then for someone else to do it.
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Unread 11-12-2013, 12:54 PM   #42
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guess that makes sense. occasionally we get a coupon from Mopar for my mom's patriot for a 20 buck oil change and tire rotation, so we just let the dealer do it.
Yeah, the avg. oil change runs me $27 I believe, with a coupon. I do almost everything else myself, so it's nice to take a break with the small stuff. I own a filter wrench but don't even have an oil drip pan Used to borrow them when I did it myself.

I will say, when you lose oil to the degree I do on occasion (especially during hotter months), it makes it very easy to tell when oil is put in by an oil jockey at a Firestone or JLube, as the dipstick reads well above add & is nice n honey colored when done I've even sharpied my filter before just to make sure it got changed with a new one. Never had a problem but a supervisor would get a ****ing earful if I ever ran into someone trying to cheat me on an oil change.
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