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Old 09-02-2004, 02:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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...it was actually fun.
I could not believe how simple it was, and the feeling knowing you did it yourself and it was done right.
After reading some horror stories from some of the unlucky ones who had terrible experiences with quick lube places, I will be sleeping good tonight!


http://www.consumeraffairs.com/autom...jiffy_lube.htm
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Old 09-02-2004, 02:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Details please...........and where did ya get the extractor from???
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Old 09-02-2004, 02:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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http://www.bmw325i.net/maint_oil_extractor.shtml

http://www.griotsgarage.com/catalog.jsp?&SKU=10122

Its all there, I ordered the extractor then almost cancelled my order after talking to some friends who laughed at the idea of using such a tool.
Turns out it took all the oil out with no mess, without having to jack up the car.
Resetting the lights is easy too.
Good luck to you.
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Originally posted by 2001BMW330iRob@Sep 2 2004, 02:42 PM
...it was actually fun.
I could not believe how simple it was, and the feeling knowing you did it yourself and it was done right.
After reading some horror stories from some of the unlucky ones who had terrible experiences with quick lube places, I will be sleeping good tonight!


http://www.consumeraffairs.com/autom...jiffy_lube.htm
Robb,
I dont usually lurk on this list, but I wold strongly irge you in the ame of doping things right not to use the oil extractor. The problem with it is it leaves trhe worst stuf, the sludge and sediment and all the heavy crap behind in the bottom of the oil pan, only to be immediatly re-introduced into your new fresh oil.... It really is not a big deal to scoot under your car a couple of times a yer to do the oil change the right way. I know you have your car's best interests in mind so at least consider whati am saying
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Old 09-02-2004, 02:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I understand your concern and it was mine too.
You can hear the tube sucking when you get to the end and you push it to the oil pan floor and nothing else comes up.
Do a search on the web, you actually get more oil out with the extractor.
Just change the oil when it is hot, not too hot though and the particles will be suspended in the oil.
Also most of the crap is trapped in the old filter.
As well I only use Synthetic oil.
I was going to return it before even trying it out then said what the hell, I could not believe how easy it was!
The Oil filter is on top of the engine too so no need to raise the car.
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