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How much do you spend for an oil change?

  • Approx ~$15: DITY Oil and Filter

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  • Approx ~$25: DITY Synthetice and Filter

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  • Less than $25: Std Dealer/Service Oil Change

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  • $25-$40 Std Dealer/Service Oil Change

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  • + $40 Std Dealer/Service Oil Change

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  • Less than 50: Synthetic Dealer/Serv Oil Change

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  • +$50 Synthetic Dealer/Service Oil Change

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  • And, I do not change oil for my vehicle(s)

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  • And, I DITY oil change for my vehicles(s)

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Here is a poll to identify how much we pay for an oil change on our wings and to see if we service our oil changes or not.

There are a few other questions so multiple entries are allowed.

Jiffy Lubes here do not serviceMCfor oil changes.

Poll to run 10 days.
 

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first oil change was done by the dealer. 2ond oil change I did myself. For me, it was easy and I will continue to do it myself and spend the extra money I save for trinkets on the bike:D
 

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I'm the one that picked the dot - (.)

By the time I buy a jug of Rotella, and a filter - I'm well over $15.00.

(I don't let other folks work on my equipment)
 

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Well, I can't decide which to select. I just changed my own oil, taking advice from the latest oil threads here.

Four quarts Mobil 1 synthetic motorcycle oil, with tax: about $39

One Honda OEM oil filter from stealership: $16

You have to write your own time off as valueless, but it's far from that. Still, I've got $55 in my personally performed oil change, using what I decided were the best products to take care of the bike that takes care of me and my bride. Lots of money, and I'd love to find less expensive sources for the above products. I've looked and asked, then just pulled out my wallet.
 

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I do the oil and filter on the bike but can't come in anywhere near the $15 to $25 mark. In general I buy a gallon of non-synthetic Honda oil from the stealership and a NAPA filter.
 

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I enjoy tinkering so I always change it myself. It is getting harder to dispose of old oil though. What do you guys do with it?
 

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Actually, less than $15, thank you Wal*mart....
 

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I put the used oil back in the 5 qt container and take it to the county recycling center. Auto parts stores will generally take it also.

I've always used Valvoline 10/40 car oil and Fram filters from Walmart. Yes, I'm cheap but it works just fine.

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I enjoy tinkering so I always change it myself. It is getting harder to dispose of old oil though. What do you guys do with it?
 

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I enjoy tinkering so I always change it myself. It is getting harder to dispose of old oil though. What do you guys do with it?
Anyplace that sells new oil should accept used oil. CA might be more strict but I always take it to an auto parts store. I suggest invest in a quality drain pan/carry-jug.

What is DITY? I voted for the under $15 category but wondering about the DITY. I'm assuming it means something along the lines of DO IT YOURSELF but the T is something I haven't seen before.

Happy New Year and many more oil changes!
 

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mikef wrote:
Actually, less than $15, thank you Wal*mart....
Yep. Delo-400 and Super-Tech filter together < $15 at WalMart.

Good stuff and works better than a charm.
 

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What is DITY? I voted for the under $15 category but wondering about the DITY. I'm assuming it means something along the lines of DO IT YOURSELF but the T is something I haven't seen before.
I guess the proper term would beDIY. DITY is more common with the military and maybe more appropriate with aPCS DITY move. Do it yourself - move vs GBL - Gov Bill of Laden.

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Maybe mycosts are off... becauseI have not changed oil in quite a while, doh!

Actually, I was hoping one of ya'll wouldpost the cost of an oil change at the dealer. I know we here are more of abiased sample group and tend to perform more maintenance and oil changes, but surely there is a busy man (lazy man) among us that routinely and religiously gets his oil changed at the shop. +90 percent of the people I know go to JiffyLube. What does the dealer charge in your area?
 

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I use a small local shop that charges $31 for the car or truck.

Oil
Filter
Grease


Washes front windshield
Checks air in tires
Vacuums the front
Tops off all fluids
Checks for lights working
 

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I change all my own oil/filters...and I give the drain oil to a guy who uses it to heat his auto-trans business shop thru the winter. :goofygrin: Free heat, but I doubt the USEPA would approve...:shock:
 

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My last change I went to Amsoil 10/40 + Amsoil filter. I change it myself, and it was still $56. Unless it's warranty work, I use a trusted local independent for everything else.
 

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Oh, it cost you, alright.....:cheeky1:
 

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my local independant shop charges $60 for 4qts of pensoil conventional motorcycle oil 10w40 & a fram filter if they do it.

i can get 5qts of shell conventional (car) 10w40 & a proline (pep boys brand) auto filter for $10 package deal. the honda odosey (& most of the honda autos) use the same filter & it fits the gl1500 even though there is no official cross reference stating the auto filter fits the gl1500.
 

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Wouldn't work for me. I'd be in there every 4 days or so........:cheeky1:
 

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It's working good, here. Last time I went in, they changed out my rear end oil for free. One time I wanted to order something and pay for it when it got here. They told me the only way they would do that, was if there was an existing PO for job in progress. Ok........oil change!

You'd think they would be getting a little 'tired' of this. Not so. Couldn't care less. Can't wait to see what happens when I pull this on another dealer.
 
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