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Sounds about right to me :lol:

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Oil Change instructions for Women:

1) Pull up to Jiffy Lube when the mileage reaches 3000 miles since the last oil change.

2) Drink a cup of coffee.

3) 15 minutes later, write a check and leave with a properly maintained vehicle.

Money spent:

Oil Change: $20.00
Coffee: $1.00

Total: $21.00

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Oil Change instructions for Men:

1) Wait until Saturday, drive to auto parts store and buy a case of oil, filter, kitty litter, hand cleaner and a scented tree, write a check for $50.00.

2) Stop by 7/11 and buy a case of beer, write a check for $20, drive home.

3) Open a beer and drink it.

4) Jack car up. Spend 30 minutes looking for jack stands.

5) Find jack stands under kid's pedal car.

6) In frustration, open another beer and drink it.

7) Place drain pan under engine..

8) Look for 9/16 box end wrench.

9) Give up and use crescent wrench.

10) Unscrew drain plug.

11) Drop drain plug in pan of hot oil: splash hot oil on you in process. Cuss.

12) Crawl out from under car to wipe hot oil off of face and arms. Throw kitty litter on spilled oil.

13) Have another beer while watching oil drain.

14) Spend 30 minutes looking for oil filter wrench..

15) Give up; crawl under car and hammer a screwdriver through oil filter and twist off.

16) Crawl out from under car with dripping oil filter splashing oil everywhere from holes.. Cleverly hide old oil filter among trash in trash can to avoid environmental penalties. Drink a beer.

17) Install new oil filter making sure to apply a thin coat of oil to gasket surface.

18) Dump first quart of fresh oil into engine.

19) Remember drain plug from step 11.

20) Hurry to find drain plug in drain pan.

21) Drink beer.

22) Discover that first quart of fresh oil is now on the floor. Throw kitty litter on oil spill.

23) Get drain plug back in with only a minor spill. Drink beer.

24) Crawl under car getting kitty litter into eyes. Wipe eyes with oily rag used to clean drain plug. Slip with stupid crescent wrench tightening drain plug and bang knuckles on frame removing any excess skin between knuckles and frame..

25) Begin cussing fit.

26) Throw stupid crescent wrench.

27) Cuss for additional 5 minutes because wrench hit bowling trophy.

28) Beer..

29) Clean up hands and bandage as required to stop blood flow.

30) Beer..

31) Dump in five fresh quarts of oil.

32) Beer..

33) Lower car from jack stands.

34) Move car back to apply more kitty litter to fresh oil spilled during any missed steps.

35) Beer..

36) Test drive car.

37) Get pulled over: arrested for driving under the influence.

38) Car gets impounded.

39) Call loving wife, make bail..

40) 12 hours later, get car from impound yard.

Money spent:

Parts: $50.00
DUI: $2500.00
Impound fee: $75.00
Bail: $1500.00
Beer: $20.00

Total: $4,145.00 ... But you know the job was done right!
 

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:bust: :bag:

But I will say that I only spent 20 minutes looking for the oil filter wrench.
 

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I have long learned to skip step 14 and go straight to 15.

Also, as we Canadians make our beer properly, I have to limit myself to two beers before completing the project or I'll end up putting all the old parts back and recycling the new stuff. :doh:
 

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That's hillarious!

But I was just thinking that while my truck is still under it's extended warranty, and I get free/dicounted oil changes from my dealership for a year (free if I chose to keep regular oil in the engine, but since I switched to Synthetic, I pay the difference in price for the synthetic, and the rest is free), I will take advantage of that. After it's out of warranty, I will do the oilchanges myself, which usually takes about 30-40 minutes (includes a drive on the highway to get the engine oil hot, so it drains easier, and so the filter and the oilpan drainplug are easier to remove).

This also reminded me of when I changed my lightbulbs last week...those plastic covers SUCK to put back on in the dark, and I busted my hands up pretty good doing the job...lol!
 

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lmao
 

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thats the reason my wifes car goes to the dealer. that and it only cost me 32 bucks lol. to do it myself cost me 26 plus i got to climb under the car.
 

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This doesn't factor in how much the women pay for air filters, wipers, and brake pads, all which mysteriously go bad at every oil change. Once in a while their tires suddenly go bald too. :calvin:
 

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my wife always asks why I dont just go to jiffy lube. My answer is that they use impact guns to put on the drain plug. They did my fathers Ford E-250 and stripped out the oil pan! I'd rather do it myself and know its done right. She still thinks Im silly.
 

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i remember there being online videos and news a few years back about jiffy lube. they marked their oil filters and they said they changed it and they actually didnt, they caught it all on tape numerous times. and they talked to the manager and he just like walked off and threatened to call the cops on the news crew. thats why you dont go to jiffy lube
 

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The thing to remember here is that all these shops are franchised. The majority of chain "quick lube" places do horrible work, but once in a while you get a manager who runs the shop right.
 
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