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#5997913 - 09/13/17 11:20 AM Motor oil question
coonman220 Offline
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Registered: 03/23/08
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Loc: n.e, iowa
I'm getting my oil changed at this place an they always put citgo bulk oil in, it has a dark color to it an or brown color, it almost has a used motor oil look to it an is that what some new oils look like on dipstick


Edited by coonman220 (09/13/17 11:20 AM)

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#5997941 - 09/13/17 12:02 PM Re: Motor oil question [Re: coonman220]
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Registered: 05/16/16
Posts: 333
Loc: Maine
Diesel or gas? There is always some oil left in the engine after an oil change. If your oil is black when you change it it can darken your new oil. If your new oil is the same color as your old then they are not changing it. You could also mark your oil filter before the next change. Some irreputable places just wipe off the old filter to make it look new and swap the oil only. This leaves a bunch of old oil in the car.


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#5997955 - 09/13/17 12:23 PM Re: Motor oil question [Re: coonman220]
Matt28 Offline
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Registered: 11/13/13
Posts: 1087
Loc: Oklahoma
Is this the same place you went last time and said they didnt change your oil?

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#5998037 - 09/13/17 02:27 PM Re: Motor oil question [Re: coonman220]
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Registered: 02/24/11
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Loc: SE Kansas
This is like Groundhog Day.

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#5998081 - 09/13/17 03:35 PM Re: Motor oil question [Re: coonman220]
hippie Offline
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Registered: 02/22/10
Posts: 3744
Loc: pa
Originally Posted By: coonman220
I'm getting my oil changed at this place an they always put citgo bulk oil in, it has a dark color to it an or brown color, it almost has a used motor oil look to it an is that what some new oils look like on dipstick


I sell Wolfs-Head oils in my shop.

I can tell the difference between grades (10-30 compared to 5-20) just by the color. the 5-20 is alot darker, like your seeing in the Citgo oil, than the 10-30.

It's just the blend they are using.

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#5998195 - 09/13/17 07:09 PM Re: Motor oil question [Re: coonman220]
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Registered: 04/04/12
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Loc: Kansas
I would change my own oil if I was paranoid about what they possibly did or did not do.
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#5998264 - 09/13/17 08:05 PM Re: Motor oil question [Re: coonman220]
coonman220 Offline
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Registered: 03/23/08
Posts: 1718
Loc: n.e, iowa
Next time in 2500 miles I we'll have oil change at different shop an see what looks like afterward, the residue this time on drain plug an oil pan by plug an filter an below indicates they took out oil, I can't imagine someplace pouring used oil in , it is 5 w 30 is what takes,. It just looks dark brown color on dipstick an not clear, maybe it's color or darker metal on this dipstick compared to other pickup

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#6035023 - 10/24/17 07:57 PM Re: Motor oil question [Re: coonman220]
coonman220 Offline
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Registered: 03/23/08
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Loc: n.e, iowa
Had oil change at different place with cheaper prices,never had 3000 on it, Valvoline oil they use an same dirty used oil look on dipstick, oil change never neglected an must be cheap oil look

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#6035028 - 10/24/17 08:01 PM Re: Motor oil question [Re: coonman220]
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Loc: Central Oregon
Do you have a black colored dip stick ? The new oil will look black
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#6035080 - 10/24/17 08:41 PM Re: Motor oil question [Re: coonman220]
coonman220 Offline
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Registered: 03/23/08
Posts: 1718
Loc: n.e, iowa
It is cabel dipstick an metal where check is not dark or lite color but a lite dark, I found oil cap halfway on an lot oil slop an next time I do it myself an know it done right. U save a little money, these shop guys are just like anyone else an care less about there work

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#6035082 - 10/24/17 08:43 PM Re: Motor oil question [Re: coonman220]
coonman220 Offline
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Registered: 03/23/08
Posts: 1718
Loc: n.e, iowa
The new place is $11 cheaper than other place an $27 an cents with tax, I might be able change it myself with cheap super tech brand oil from Walmart for $17 an change, with filter, or spend more for more pricey oil


Edited by coonman220 (10/24/17 08:44 PM)

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#6035084 - 10/24/17 08:44 PM Re: Motor oil question [Re: coonman220]
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Yep do it yourself and save some money
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#6035088 - 10/24/17 08:47 PM Re: Motor oil question [Re: coonman220]
coonman220 Offline
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Registered: 03/23/08
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Loc: n.e, iowa
Some these guys in shops have attitude problem an bad tempers an just don't care about the job they do, I think there superviser tell them to concentrate an spend time on bigger money job an this free inspection u get with oil change is often not done, I had wheels pull off once to inspect an didn't say or care about leaking brake rear cylinders an I found oil all over

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#6035144 - 10/24/17 09:18 PM Re: Motor oil question [Re: coonman220]
Alec cumbie Offline
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Registered: 08/25/17
Posts: 10
Loc: Virginia
If you really want to save you need to pay more for your oil get a better product and go further cost more at purchasing but save in the long run you can be going 30,000 -40,000 miles on 1 oil change or futher look into it Royal oil products they have any oil to fill what ever needs you have

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#6035156 - 10/24/17 09:22 PM Re: Motor oil question [Re: coonman220]
coonman220 Offline
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Registered: 03/23/08
Posts: 1718
Loc: n.e, iowa
That sounds terrible at 30 to 40,000 oil change, your motor be done, I was told with double overhead cam an 16 valves on inline motor, that with more miles on motor that real good to change every 3000 an more going good for motor, I want as many miles as can go as I want stay away from new vechile payments as long as possible


Edited by coonman220 (10/24/17 09:23 PM)

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#6035266 - 10/24/17 11:11 PM Re: Motor oil question [Re: coonman220]
charles Offline
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Registered: 08/28/10
Posts: 3529
Loc: Asheville, NC
I go about 8 to 10 thousand miles on full synthetic. That can be an entire year for me.

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#6035278 - 10/24/17 11:22 PM Re: Motor oil question [Re: coonman220]
waggler Offline
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Registered: 01/11/08
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Loc: Alaska and Washington State
In my grandpas day you changed your oil every 3000 miles, of course auto shops would love people to still do that, but it's not necessary unless you like wasting money.
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#6035404 - 10/25/17 06:32 AM Re: Motor oil question [Re: coonman220]
EdP Offline
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Registered: 03/04/12
Posts: 779
Loc: meadowview, Virginia
I recently turned 63 and have never had my oil changed by someone else, and hope I never have to. It's something I check before buying a vehicle - make sure the oil change is reasonably easy to do. On the wife's `99 RAV4 I can change the oil in 20 minutes start to finish, including clean-up. It costs about $20 for the oil and filter. Why would I drive a 30 min round trip to pay more? My Jeep Wrangler is almost as easy. My 2500 Dodge Ram with the Cummins diesel is a bit harder but doesn't get changed as often. It's the stub shaft universal greasing required at each oil change that's the real PITA on the Dodge.

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#6035410 - 10/25/17 06:42 AM Re: Motor oil question [Re: coonman220]
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Registered: 12/31/06
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Loc: Minnesota
Cheaper you go on oil...the more you'll pay in the long run. Full synthetic here
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#6035447 - 10/25/17 07:25 AM Re: Motor oil question [Re: coonman220]
Chamacat Offline
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Registered: 03/01/07
Posts: 1287
Loc: New Mexico
Yep..So what happen with the coupon?
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