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5.3 Oil Change

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by diehrd, Jan 31, 2007.

  1. diehrd

    diehrd Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 199

    Was a bit bored so I pulled into a vavoline instant oil change..I walk in and ask how much to change oil he looks at Tahoe and says 33.95 plus an extra qt plus tax ..

    I look at him and say do i get an exotic body rub with that oil or ya just gonna refill my truck with it ! ! ! ! ! !

    And a woman sitting on the first bay who was watching this whole thing starts laughing so hard she had to roll her window up like she was hiding LMAO...
  2. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,796

    Lol, thats why we do our own oil, costs us like $5.50 a time or something
  3. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    6 qt of 5-30 stock spec oil and 1 filter. not that hard. get a good filter. wix is about #1 on the list these days. and napa and car quest filters are wix. dont skimp on the oil also. get some name brand not that walmart tech 2000 or equivilent junk.
  4. diehrd

    diehrd Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 199

    ha i got it done at Monroe Muffler...Internet special 15.99 ..
  5. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,617

    Then You Complain When You Get Low-balled
  6. diehrd

    diehrd Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 199

    Please i never complain if ya can do it cheaper then me do it...Business is a numbers game not me vs you
  7. Proscapez LLC

    Proscapez LLC Senior Member
    Messages: 293

    I like my engines!
    If I can't or dont want to change my own oil, I have the dealer do it.
    At least when I leave, I have peace of mind knowing the job was done correctly., IMHO
    They charge $28.95 and sometimes I would rather pay then to freeze my a55 off.
    when I do it It cost about the same as I use mobil 1.
  8. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,617

    Sorry... I did not explain myself correctly, since I don't know you, I don't know if YOU complain, But I do know a LOT of complaining goes on in here (plowsite.com) about low-balling.

    same shoe different foot.
  9. diehrd

    diehrd Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 199

    thats ok,,,I been in business 20 years,,,,win some lose some , and really when Vavoline instant oil change is 300 feet from a Monroe muffler that uses vavoline oil they should wake the hell up LMAO..
  10. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,796

    we use the generic on sale oil, always have, always have had no problems (380,000+ combined miles on 2 motors run on generic oil) im not sure wat we use for filters, dad picks those up normally. so far we have had good luck with cheap oil and gm small blocks so we are going to stick with it.
  11. 'Rude Dog

    'Rude Dog Member
    Messages: 56

    changing oil brands is not good for the longevity of the motor, as different brands use different additives- granted, sbc's are virtually indestructible, but when you buy cheapo oil, you could end up with "re- refined" motor oil ( recycled, few additives added in) I stick with napa motor oil ( valvoline) and napa filters( wix) - different additives will actually fight against each other , and can cause premature wear- usually, for just a few pennies more- you can get napa or parts master oil ( both valvoline) and KNOW what you are getting. 'Rude Dog
  12. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,912

    i can understand the not wanting to do it yourself part but not the piece of mind part! i dont trust anyone with my vehicles. i remember when i was younger my grandmother stopped at a victory lane which is a local quick change oil shop, anyway she pulled out of the shop after it was done then pulled out into the turn lane of a 5 lane road and her car died in the middle of the road. they forgot to put her plug back in so all her oil drained out :dizzy: :nono: :mad:
  13. Bad Luck

    Bad Luck Senior Member
    Messages: 741

    I use Mobil 1, which I am currently getting at 34.68/ case. Plus a Delco or Pure One oil filter which costs $3-5.00 depending on the store I get it from. Because of the miles I drive the oil gets changed "about" once every 60-90 days or 5,000 miles.
  14. lodogg89

    lodogg89 Senior Member
    Messages: 412

    you say dont skimp on oil, but the super tech brand (walmart) ranked number two on the list for oil. Right behind mobil 1
  15. lawnMaster5000

    lawnMaster5000 Senior Member
    Messages: 105

    on the list? What list?
  16. Boondox

    Boondox Senior Member
    Messages: 146

    Mobil 1 is great stuff. $26 per case at Costco