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#1 (permalink) Old 09-30-2004, 08:38 AM
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here's the deal.

Need oil change but i called the dealership and they quoted me 120.00 to get it done, then i called a another place that will do it and they said they would do it for 54.00 plus a new oil filter. then i would have to take it to the dealership to get the light reset for 10.00...

SHould i just take it to the dealership or the other place to do it.? I would do it myself but i have absolutely no time..

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you can do it yourself in the time it takes them to do plus the time it takes for you to get there and back. The filter costs around $7. Call it 20 oil, filter, and tax. Also, if you look in the FAQS, you will learn how to resent the light yourself for free.

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Actually, where are you?

For some reason I'm thinking you in the NYC area. Bring it to me and I'll do it for $45.

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Actually, where are you?

For some reason I'm thinking you in the NYC area. Bring it to me and I'll do it for $45.
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im from syracuse, ny.. so long way.. but what do you think i should do?

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Do it yourself. I always have but had it changed when it was getting the bushings done last week. $60 for oil. Thats crazy. You take off 2 screws.

There is also a pump that you put in the dipstick tube and it will actually siphon the oil out without having to get under. I plan on investing in one of those since I can't get under the car easily at my new place.

Suck out the oil, change the filter, put in new oil. Drive away.

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Do it yourself. I always have but had it changed when it was getting the bushings done last week. $60 for oil. Thats crazy. You take off 2 screws.

There is also a pump that you put in the dipstick tube and it will actually siphon the oil out without having to get under. I plan on investing in one of those since I can't get under the car easily at my new place.

Suck out the oil, change the filter, put in new oil. Drive away.
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is there a special filter i need ,, if so do you know where i can get it?

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another quick question,, what kind of synthetic should i get?

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I go to the dealer for filters. Quality parts.

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Mobil 1 0W-30

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What part of syracuse? Manlius, fayetteville, liverpool...

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What part of syracuse? Manlius, fayetteville, liverpool...
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i just did my first change last nite, was pretty easy once u jack the car up and put it on stands...gota work on resetting the light now.
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