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Old 02-19-2007, 09:45 AM   #41
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Re: Change own oil in your car?

Ugh...jiffy lube is bad news. Took an suv there for a couple of years running until the steering felt tight to said it hadnt been lubed in years. Jiffy lube said that according to their computer, there are no grease points on the car. Several large, very obvious zerks right there in plain view of the guy in the pit.


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Re: Change own oil in your car?
Old 02-19-2007, 09:45 AM   #42
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Re: Change own oil in your car?

Originally Posted by Cute Fuzzy Bunny
Oh man, that brought back a memory.

Changing the oil in my girlfriends '69 plymouth 1980ish. "I'm just gonna throw an oil change into it before we go over to your parents house" (that was around 9am).
Maybe t was something abot tht vintage of Chrysler. I had a '72 Dodge Polara (huge road monster). I wanted to change the oil before a big trip (9:00 on a Sunday night) and ended up stripping the oil drain plug. All auto parts stores were usually closed, but (as good fortune would have it) the Chief store was having a Midnight Madness sale and I got the oversize drain plug I needed. Same car, different day: I didn't notice that the old gasket had stayed on the car. When I put on the new filter the two gaskets probably got up cross-ways. When I started it up, it looked like the Exxon Valdez had docked in my driveway.

(P.S. For the EPA watchdogs: I got every speck of that oil up and bioremediated.)


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