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Who changes your oil?

  • Change my oil myself

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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:D :D
 

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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....... :D

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.

Homer

OOPs.
$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. :2: 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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Halo said:
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. :2: 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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CVeeT said:

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? :p
 

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Halo-

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!!

-njjoe
 

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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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Re: I'll try changing my own oil.

Cheapest method of buying filters is to purchase a bunch of them at the same time - most dealers will sell them for between $5 and $6 if you buy, say, 10 at a time. Yeah I know that is a lot.

Its not a bad idea to warm up the engine before draining the oil, but if you are doing it yourself, even cold oil will drain thoroughly if you give it a little bit of time.

My local Sams Club has mysteriously stopped selling Mobil One 5w30, but they do have 10w30. They switched instead to Castrol Syntec 5w30, which doesn't quite have the positive reputation that Mobil One has (i.e. its not factory fill on any car I know of).

TheGymKid said:
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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mgthe3 said:
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.
Really.... come on... really??? Anyone else notice this with Mobil 1... I could be swayed to use it.
 

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2K on the Mobil1? They probably drained that oil and put it into their own car! What a waste. One of the main advantages of using a full synthetic is that it doesn't have to be changed as often. 2K is really too soon except maybe if you just ran the Baja 1000 twice.

Costco sells cases of Mobil1 5W30 (well, they did last time I checked).

In case the :2: was missed, no I do not dump used oil down the drain, that was sarcastic humor.
 

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Re: Re: I'll try changing my own oil.

Eric L. said:
Cheapest method of buying filters is to purchase a bunch of them at the same time - most dealers will sell them for between $5 and $6 if you buy, say, 10 at a time. Yeah I know that is a lot.

Its not a bad idea to warm up the engine before draining the oil, but if you are doing it yourself, even cold oil will drain thoroughly if you give it a little bit of time.

My local Sams Club has mysteriously stopped selling Mobil One 5w30, but they do have 10w30. They switched instead to Castrol Syntec 5w30, which doesn't quite have the positive reputation that Mobil One has (i.e. its not factory fill on any car I know of).

Very very helpful... much appreciated.

Is 5w30 used all year round... or is it for the summer, and the 10w30 the winter per say?
 

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TheGymKid said:
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.
GymKid-

Don't forget the copper crush washer for the oil pan bolt.

And most importantly.... GO YANKEES!!

-njjoe
 
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