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Old 04-29-2008, 05:02 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by wjcollier07
Oddly enough...both the vehicles are due for changes, both having 6k on their current oil. Timing would be even more perfect if I could change the bonne'* myself
why can't you do your bonneville'*?

I think it is because he is in Florida and the Bonne is in Wisconsin. That right John
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I'm in California too. My dealership charges $29 for an oil change, lube, & filter. They will also drive to my house to pick up me or my wife and drive us back to the dealership to pick up the car. Going to the dealership for oil changes is also convenient for any incidental repairs that I may have them do. It isn't the least expensive way to do repairs, but it is often the fastest repair, since my wife and I both have busy schedules and two kids. And the repairs generally have the advantage of being done by a team of professionals who regularly repair the same type of repairs I need from them.

for anything unusual, i get my information from HERE and print instructions for my dealer to follow, if i'm not doing the repairs myself.

As for how to clean oil drips off your engine cover, you can use soap and water, or a degreaser like some diluted Simple Green.
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My dealer usually charges $35. They only reason why it added up to 52 is that I had them rotate the tires. (An extra $15) I don't have much room at my house to do an oil change thats why I usually have it done. In my town there are several garages. Many people go to WalMart (Which I never do but my dad does we have a horror story too) there is another garage my family likes going to but its not in the greatest part of town and I don't like going over there. (One nice thing about this shop is that the owner of the shop lets me use his scan tool since I trained him and his employees on it) and 2 GM dealers. At one GM dealer they charged us for something that didn't need replacing and the other is the one I go to.

Oh btw, I have done an oil change before. I did it on my mom'* 87 Mercedes-Benz. (Its nice that the oil filter is on the top but it can be a pain to remove)
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Originally Posted by thunderhand
and what does everyone do with their used oil ????
The city I live in has an oil and filter recycling station. Also does antifreeze.

I change my own. I use Red Line 10W30 with a K&N filter. Caught an Advanced Auto getting rid of the Red Line product for $1.50 a qt. Bought all they had left. This was 2 years ago and I still have some on the shelf.
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