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Re: How Men And Women Change Oil

Post by skier » Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:18 pm

i overfilled my car a little last time i did it(mabie a 1/4 of a litre), but 1.5 litres :shock: how do you even do that #-o
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Re: How Men And Women Change Oil

Post by vicaphit » Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:33 pm

too much oil is almost as bad as too little.
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Re: How Men And Women Change Oil

Post by skier » Fri Feb 01, 2008 3:06 pm

right now it's EXACTLY at the full line 8)
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Re: How Men And Women Change Oil

Post by kappage » Fri Feb 01, 2008 9:33 pm

skierkid450 wrote:i overfilled my car a little last time i did it(mabie a 1/4 of a litre), but 1.5 litres :shock: how do you even do that #-o
thats not 1.5L its 2.5 he over filled it by....

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Re: How Men And Women Change Oil

Post by skier » Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:22 pm

kappage wrote:
skierkid450 wrote:i overfilled my car a little last time i did it(mabie a 1/4 of a litre), but 1.5 litres :shock: how do you even do that #-o
thats not 1.5L its 2.5 he over filled it by....
:rolleyes: #-o i dont know how i messed that(it must be that i was in a trance from looking at all the contest posters posts)
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Re: How Men And Women Change Oil

Post by stev » Sat Feb 02, 2008 3:05 pm

vicaphit wrote:Step 11 always gets me...it is either dropping the damn plug in the oil, or getting hot oil all over your hands. You can't avoid both.

I use a wire-mesh strainer to get the plug without dropping in the bucket or getting hot oil on the hands. O:)

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Re: How Men And Women Change Oil

Post by The gonz » Sat Feb 09, 2008 6:03 pm

Priceless. I can't count how many times I have dropped the plug in the oil pan.
Something about doing it myself is more satisfying. Like I am sticking it to the man or something. HA

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Re: How Men And Women Change Oil

Post by Amy » Tue Feb 12, 2008 3:17 pm

Topher wrote:Dude! What woman do you know that actually gets their oil changed every 3000 miles?
Everyone I've ever met would drive the vehicle into the dirt until the oil is about as thick as molasses and black as pitch.
*ahem* *raises hand* Although, the Prius only needs it every 5000 miles...My father was very good at making sure we girls (my sisters and I) learned the importance of car maintenance. Heck, I even change my own tires ...

BTW, has it even occured to any of you to let the car cool before beginning the oil change?

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Re: How Men And Women Change Oil

Post by markkleb » Tue Feb 12, 2008 3:26 pm

Amy wrote:
Topher wrote:BTW, has it even occured to any of you to let the car cool before beginning the oil change?
The reason it is supposed to remove more of the sluge/oil when hot. (at least thats what I tell myself to justify my burnt fingers) :rolleyes:
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Re: How Men And Women Change Oil

Post by skier » Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:24 pm

Amy wrote:Heck, I even change my own tires ...

BTW, has it even occured to any of you to let the car cool before beginning the oil change?
you should talk to my sister, all she does is get gas, and fill the wiper fluid(sometimes), all the rest just happens magicly(by me and/or my dad)

and yeah, you have to have the car warm at least, otherwise, i believe the oil would take forever to drain
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Re: How Men And Women Change Oil

Post by vicaphit » Wed Feb 13, 2008 3:35 pm

skierkid450 wrote:yeah, you have to have the car warm at least, otherwise, i believe the oil would take forever to drain
Yep, I drive my car about a half mile and back, then change the oil. Even that amount of driving is enough to heat the oil up pretty well.
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Re: How Men And Women Change Oil

Post by The Black Pumpkin » Wed Feb 13, 2008 10:21 pm

I know that diesel oil in particular has to be heated up before draining, or it is sllllloooooowwwwww.......
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