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      04-08-2013, 06:11 PM   #1
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How many of you change oil yourself?

I am thinking of getting my car an oil change myself, but it will be better if other guys plan to do so.
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      04-08-2013, 08:04 PM   #2
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Do it all the time. It super simple to change your own oil.
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      04-08-2013, 08:42 PM   #3
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I always do it myself. I just don't trust oil change shop monkeys to Do it correctly.
Dealer is too expensive.
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Its really easy to do especially with the location of the filter being so easy to get to compared to a filter mounted on the side of the block. By far the easiest vehicle I have ever changed the oil in
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Its 79.99 at my dealership. It ends up being exactly that or more for an oil change for me myself.
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Where you guys get those oil change kit?
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      04-08-2013, 09:29 PM   #8
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Its 79.99 at my dealership. It ends up being exactly that or more for an oil change for me myself.
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I get my oil (Mobil1 0W-40) from Autozone and I get points through their reward program. After $100, you get $20 certificate. Go in and buy 6 qts for $9/qt and I can take $20 off the total. I go so often for my oil there. It's just so much easier to do the change on the N54/N55 too.
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Is Mobil 1 better than the BMW OEM brand?
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I get my oil (Mobil1 0W-40) from Autozone and I get points through their reward program. After $100, you get $20 certificate. Go in and buy 6 qts for $9/qt and I can take $20 off the total. I go so often for my oil there. It's just so much easier to do the change on the N54/N55 too.
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Its easier, cheaper and faster to DIY! mobil 1 synthetic oil ONLY
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      04-08-2013, 10:27 PM   #12
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I normally get too lazy to do it.
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Im not sure if your being a smart ass or not but your essentially saving 3.00. You have to dispose of your own oil as well and get dirty.
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Where did you get the $79.99 oil change from what dealer?
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Im not sure if your being a smart ass or not but your essentially saving 3.00. You have to dispose of your own oil as well and get dirty.
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Its 79.99 at my dealership. It ends up being exactly that or more for an oil change for me myself.
^^This^^ Not even worth my time or trouble.
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I have extended maintenance. However, since they change it every 15-17k miles, I decide to do it halfway and let them do the free one. Besides, it's always better to do it yourself. You get to know your car a little better and you know that the oil change was done correctly.
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Your time. My dealer takes 30 minutes to do it and I go look at the cars while I wait. It would take longer to do it yourself and drive and dispose of the oil....

Sorry I'm from Chicago and at a local dealer Bill jacobs BMW.
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I sit in the lounge sipping lattes and playing with my phone, while they deal with it!
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I've always done my own
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Im not sure if your being a smart ass or not but your essentially saving 3.00. You have to dispose of your own oil as well and get dirty.
I ment to say I agree with u buddy I get my oil change at BMW Ontario ca for the same price I'm with stupid lol
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Im not sure if your being a smart ass or not but your essentially saving 3.00. You have to dispose of your own oil as well and get dirty.

"and you get dirty".... haha really? that's part of it. I like doing work on my own car rather than just having someone else do it, regardless of if it costs the same.
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Is Mobil 1 better than the BMW OEM brand?
believe it's a recommended oil besides the castrol
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