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Old 06-12-2017, 11:12 PM   #81
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on my new cars I go by the computer or by time.. when the computer says or I go every 6 months.. the dealer on my silverado said I can go a year in it or when the comoputer says.. the computer seems programmed for about 9000 miles or so.. I have done every 6 months which has been about 3000 miles ironically.. (its 2 years old and only 12k miles)

my Jeep wranglers I always did by the computer which was usually close to 7500 bvut it varied.. the computers monitor driving habits, average RPMS how hard you drive it etc..

My roomate had a honda Fit (09) and he drove it 100k in 3 years and went by the comoputer and had Zero issues out of that car.. he then gfot a Civic and drove it about 95k (2012) in 3 years and no issues going by the computer..

the 3k rule came about when engines were carbeurated and less efficient.. the chances of heavy carbon deposits and also unburned fuel in the oil was very high.. which detoerioated the oil much quicker.. plus many of todays cars are using synthetic blends as recommended by manufactuers.. the blends tend to last longer, couple with cleaner burning engines means not necessary to go 3k..

but if it makes you most comfortable to do 3k then I say do it...

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on my new cars I go by the computer or by time.. when the computer says or I go every 6 months.. the dealer on my silverado said I can go a year in it or when the comoputer says.. the computer seems programmed for about 9000 miles or so.. I have done every 6 months which has been about 3000 miles ironically.. (its 2 years old and only 12k miles)

my Jeep wranglers I always did by the computer which was usually close to 7500 bvut it varied.. the computers monitor driving habits, average RPMS how hard you drive it etc..

My roomate had a honda Fit (09) and he drove it 100k in 3 years and went by the comoputer and had Zero issues out of that car.. he then gfot a Civic and drove it about 95k (2012) in 3 years and no issues going by the computer..

the 3k rule came about when engines were carbeurated and less efficient.. the chances of heavy carbon deposits and also unburned fuel in the oil was very high.. which detoerioated the oil much quicker.. plus many of todays cars are using synthetic blends as recommended by manufactuers.. the blends tend to last longer, couple with cleaner burning engines means not necessary to go 3k..

but if it makes you most comfortable to do 3k then I say do it...

-Christopher
up to now I went every 3k because thats what most people said. i didnt really put much thought into it until now that I plan to start doing it myself.

Seems like I'll go full synthetic and just change it based on the computer for the honda fit 2010.
I dont think the 2005 toyota corolla has that feature.
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Old 06-18-2017, 09:54 PM   #83
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So is there a possibility that I might kill myself welding with this thing?
Planning on playing around with small projects.

https://www.amazon.com/Goplus-Welder...s=welding&th=1
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Just be careful not to inhale the fumes if you're welding anything galvanized and you'll be fine.
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You can get a hobart for as little as $250. I'd stay away from the chinese stuff and if you do go cheap, get it from HF so its at least somewhere close if it doesn't work.
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Old 06-27-2017, 07:02 PM   #86
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First oil change

Noob alert !

So I compared cost on amazon vs my local autozone; about the same.
so i just went to the store near my house and bought stuff to do my first oil change.
$100 total ( ramps, oil, oil filter, air filter, filter wrench, oil pan)

We'll see how thing go tomorrow...
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NICE, congrats!
What are you changing the oil on?
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NICE, congrats!
What are you changing the oil on?
2005 Toyota corolla 65k miles.
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Don't be surprised if that filter wrench does you no good. Most of the time getting your hand on it is all you get.
NEVER put the filter ON with a wrench. Hand tight only, and always smear a lil dab of oil on the new filter's rubber gasket.
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Don't be surprised if that filter wrench does you no good. Most of the time getting your hand on it is all you get.
NEVER put the filter ON with a wrench. Hand tight only, and always smear a lil dab of oil on the new filter's rubber gasket.
well, the wrench was only $5, I was thinking about buying the $20. good thing i didn't then.
So hand tight the oil filter, and dab oil on rubber gasket.

Should I fill the filter with oil before putting it on as well ?
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