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Old 10-22-2013, 12:10 PM   #15
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I utilize a large truck garage for oil changes.

I have the oil changed when I have my yearly PA state inspection done. I also have the chassis lubed and tires aired at this time.

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Old 10-22-2013, 12:14 PM   #16
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We are F/T. No place to do it myself.
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Old 10-22-2013, 12:33 PM   #17
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X2 I once worked in this industry; and the loser dropout kids who do oil/lub changes, are only doing the oil change thing because they failed the MacDonalds burger flipping requirements.

There is absolutley no way I intend to let one of these little creeps anywhere near my rig, torquing my oil drain plug to 150 ft/lbs!!
Tell us how you really feel about these kids I rely on these kids to do my oil changes and they do a good job . Usually speedco.
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Old 10-22-2013, 12:49 PM   #18
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oil changes

I have always done my own oil changes and any other maintenance including any repairs.I just like to know its done right.I dont trust anyone else to do it. I have heard about to many bad out comes .you learn best by doing it yourself if possible.
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Old 10-22-2013, 01:08 PM   #19
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I have always changed my own oil, belts, brakes & fluid and thanks to the internet several things I thought I would never do. I am sold on amsoil. I use their filters and only change it once a year
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Old 10-22-2013, 01:18 PM   #20
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Well, DIY is fine for the gasser owners, usually pushers do not have enough room underneath when the air bags are deflated for catch-pans capable of holding 22-40+ quarts of oil. Then getting multiple catch-pans comes into play, and you must switch them as you drain the oil, all in 12-14" of height. Back when I was working as a lube guy(1956-59) that would have been easy, now at 71, what was easy, is painful and clumsy. Speedco is close and worth the money for what is received.
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New to dp. Always changed the oil in gas coach and will on my 300 Cummins when it comes time. What is amsoil?
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New to dp. Always changed the oil in gas coach and will on my 300 Cummins when it comes time. What is amsoil?

Amsoil is a synthetic oil. AMSOIL - Synthetic Oil, Motor and Engine Oil, Lubricants, Air Filters, Oil Filters and Greases
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I do my own work. I placed a value on my oil pan that a hose connects to and drain to an 5 gallon gas can. I take to the recycle place when completed. Had by axle seal replaced twice by professionals, only lasted a season. Did my self last time 5 years ago. If you can do yourself. If not watch em.
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I would use Speedco but they are not allowed to enter a customers MH so they cannot change the oil filter. Rats!
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I like going to a truck shop and having the mechanic walk thru my coach with his greasy shoes leaving tracks right up the middle. Sitting in a dirty truckers lounge for half a day seals the deal for me.
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Just had my DP done at speedco 214.00 oil rotella filters grease job Very easy in out and did a good job checked all fluids greased u joints and every zerk in the book Put in washer fluid steering fluid and had me look in book to verify what to use...


Dont have bucket big enough to hold all 30 + quarts of old oil.
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Just had my DP done at speedco 214.00 oil rotella filters grease job Very easy in out and did a good job checked all fluids greased u joints and every zerk in the book Put in washer fluid steering fluid and had me look in book to verify what to use...


Dont have bucket big enough to hold all 30 + quarts of old oil.
x2 speedco does it right and is reasonable.
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I do my own changes along with lubricating the chassis. I'm sure there will come a time down the road though that I'll likely be having it done.
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