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#11: 01-15-2013, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by 3.6rrrrrmatey View Post
I can't do an oil change cheaper than the shops and it's really the only part of the maintenance i'd do in my garage with ramps.
Yeah they may be cheaper.. but they usually mess something up. When I didn't have a garage, I would take it in for changes in the winter and it was astonishing how often they would mess something up. They always over tighten the oil filter, and when I asked them to not do it so damn tight, they put it on too loose and it started leaking on me. They also checked my radiator fluid and got some paper towel caught in the cap and it was spraying coolant everywhere.. They almost ruined my wife's engine by not using a gasket on the oil filter houseing (mini cooper). Ugh I hate those quick service lube shops. Those 17 year old's really don't know what is going on.