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Old 01-15-2002, 05:13 PM   #1
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do most of u do ur own oil changes or goto the dealership and do it? just wondering, feel kinda iffy going to the dealership....
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Old 01-15-2002, 05:53 PM   #2
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Subarus are the EASIEST cars to change the oil on. No ramps, no jacks, the oil filter and oil pan bolt are within arm's length of the front of the car...you don't even have to crawl under. Cake.
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Old 01-15-2002, 06:11 PM   #3
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Make sure you replace the drain plug crush washer each time.

They're less than a buck each from Subaru.
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Old 01-17-2002, 05:17 PM   #4
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Thumbs up definitely do it yourself!

It's really easy to change the oil in a Subaru. Plus, if you take it to the dealer they are going to over charge you and have the least experienced guy in the whole shop doing the work. Plus, there's a good chance they will take you for a "sucker" and try to extract money out of you for unnecessary work.
Color me skeptical, but that's the way I see it...
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Old 01-18-2002, 07:49 AM   #5
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It's worth having the dealer do it for me. I trust my dealer (Metric, LI, NY), so I like having him take a look around for any trouble. It's also such a hassle to get rid of waste oil. What do you guys do with the waste oil?
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Old 01-18-2002, 09:08 AM   #6
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The town I live in collects waste oil and used oil filters at a collecting station. 5 gallons max each time.
Also, autopart store should collect waste oil too (I think there is some kind of law that mandates them to do that because they sell oil. I am not really sure though).
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Old 01-18-2002, 10:45 AM   #7
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Every auto parts store here in Cali collects oil. You buy your oil and filter and bring your drain tanks at the same time.
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Old 01-19-2002, 10:25 AM   #8
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I flush my old oil down the toliet. It is alot easier than carting it to the auto parts store and risk a spill.
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Old 01-19-2002, 10:29 AM   #9
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J/K I take mine to the Advanced Auto about 2 miles from my house. Did you know that ONE quart of oil will poison 1 millon gallons of water? The said part is people DO flush their old oil.
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Old 01-19-2002, 10:38 PM   #10
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Default walmart auto center broke my car

Yea took my new 2001 Legacy GT to walmart for its first oil change, 18.99 and they vacuum, great deal ?? NO ! they broke the door that opens to the oil filter and didnt even say anything.
Later driving with the window down I heard a scraping noise, got out to find the door part dragging on the ground!! Turns out they had to pay the $143 !!! to fix it and , now Im only getting the oil change at the dealer.
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Old 01-22-2002, 04:39 PM   #11
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What do you guys do with the waste oil?
Green Valley, my garbage company, will take it for free if I put it in a screw top plastic container (which they will provide). They even take the oil filter if you put it zip tied plastic bags.
I can see how it would be a total hassle if you didn't have this convenience. I'm with HIHO - just flush it down your toilet!
Just kidding - I would not do that nor would I condone it.
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Old 01-22-2002, 05:24 PM   #12
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Hey kids, let's not give potential terrorists a new idea.
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