How much does your Oil Change cost? - Nissan Murano Forum
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#1 Old 05-02-2006, 07:57 AM
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How much does your Oil Change cost?

Two parter....

1 - Do you change your own oil or do you have it changed for you?

2 - How much does it cost you ? (For each part and what kind do you chose to use if you do it yourself?)




- My last time, I went to STS and paid $24.99. (I trust them there, my wife and parents use this place for a lot of car troubleshooting.) If it is much cheaper to do it myself, I would give it a whirl. How much is a filter and how much oil does it take?
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Change it myself.

5 qts Mobil One EP 5w30 ~$20
OEM Nissan Filter ~$5

So it costs about the same as a cheapie oil change, except I get a factory filter with anti drainback valve and top of the line synthetic oil.

Fumoto valve makes oil changes a breeze - no mess.

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Do it myself.

Mobil1, 5-30W - $21
Mobil1 oil filter - $11
Total - $32

More expensive than most places. However, i enjoy it, get quality oil and oil filter and I still trust myself!
Cost is secondary here.

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I change it myself.

This was my first time ever using Mobile 1.

Nissan OEM filter - $7.50
crush washer - $1.16
5 qts Mobile 1 (5W-30) - $28.95

Total - $37.61

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Change it myself every 85-100 hours

4.25 Qts Mobil 5000 $10 (purchased 5 qts use 4.25)
OEM filter $5.00

Not some mch about $$ but rather to ensure its done correctly and it quicker than having it done at the garrage. The MO is soooo easy. No ramps.

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Change it myself
Mobil 05-30 from wally's world $34.25
New oil filter Nissan $5.25 and copper washer free

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Use local Penzoil joint after starting out doing it myself as usual.
Gotten to the point where I have no problem getting under the car and draining the oil. However I need the emergency squad to get back out and up.......

Besides, I intend to sell/trade the car with less than 100K.
The engine is famous for doing 200K miles plus.
I no longer let the engine live at 5,000 RPM.
Sooooooo;

Bulk Dino from Penzoil (5w-30) is fine.

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$24.95 with filter.

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I supply my oil and have dealer change it:

Mobil-1 5-30W $28 @ Costco
Change: $16 @ dealer, includes filter and washer
Total: $44 every 5,000 miles or 125 hours

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I put whatever is on sale 5W30, usually around $5 for the oil
Factory filter and washer: ~$7

I do the S2000 at the same time although she gets Mobil1 and even there it's overkill for how frequently I do the changes.

Then I dump the used oil down the stormdrain and give the used filters to my little daughter to play with. Kidding, I drop off all the nasty carcinogenic mess triple bagged at the local auto parts place, double gloved the whole time.
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I put whatever is on sale 5W30, usually around $5 for the oil
Factory filter and washer: ~$7

I do the S2000 at the same time although she gets Mobil1 and even there it's overkill for how frequently I do the changes.

Then I dump the used oil down the stormdrain and give the used filters to my little daughter to play with. Kidding, I drop off all the nasty carcinogenic mess triple bagged at the local auto parts place, double gloved the whole time.
Then I dump the used oil down the stormdrain

You are not serius, are you. In VA here you go behind bars for doing that. Please take it for recycling and be a responsible MO owner.
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Then I dump the used oil down the stormdrain

You are not serius, are you. In VA here you go behind bars for doing that. Please take it for recycling and be a responsible MO owner.
Uhhhh, did you read the entire post?

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Amusing post. I like how CVeeT was more appalled with you for dumping the used oil down the storm drain than with giving the used filters to your little daughter to play with!!

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Uhhhh, did you read the entire post?
Not really ! Apologies, after I read the trigger line, that just halted me in the tracks.
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started out letting the dealer do it--my maint is covered for free.
BUT, I changed it myself last time and noticed a big difference with mobil 1.
This last time however, the dealer decided to change it themselves with only 2k on the mobile 1, I am noticing more engine noise.
I'll probably change it once again back to mobil 1. With mobile 1 I couldn't hear it idling with the door open--I can now.

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I'll try changing my own oil.

Okay... so I'll give it a try myself next time.

It looks like I need to purchase...

5 qts of Mobil1 EP 5w30 and an OEM Nissan Filter.


Do I buy the filter from the Nissan Dealership? The oil I assume I buy where ever I can find it cheapest... like an auto parts store or Sam's Club, right?

I don't need a lift, right? I can just slide under the Murano as is. Do I warm the engine up a little before I do it or do it while the engine is totally cold ? I would think a little warm to heat up the oil and losen it a little... but what do I know.
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