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02-28-2019 03:12 AM
MBi
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Originally Posted by Ozmurc View Post
Some think I'm frugal because I do my own oil changes on my Aston Martin, Lamborghini and Maserati (had to have one four door I guess). But the reality is I use a better quality of oil than the dealer (in the USA think of redline oil; I use a European competitor to this, but same type of group 4 ester synthetic oil, not the cheap group 3 "cracked" mineral oil the dealers call synthetic). The oil I use costs far more, but is far better quality.

The biggest issue is though, I take care & time on every job on my car.... which the dealers (or other garages) tend not to, unless you're very lucky... it was a number of botched jobs on my Lamborghini that made me decide to do my own maintenance, even though I had not done so since my university days...
I agree with some dealers not taking care and time. Sending back your car after something was "fixed" or service was done and now your brakes squeak past the break-in time is frustrating. Even if getting the car picked up is free in the summer that valuable time to enjoy your car is worth a lot. Do you have a lift or ramps for your oil changes?
02-10-2019 01:33 PM
Ladp Little less then $100.00 20 min to change and I'm out the garage and running down the road. It's just not that hard.
02-09-2019 03:28 PM
Cdn17Sport6MT Yes, the available time one has comes into it... but I think of it as taking the time to "commune" with my car(s). You definitely get a chance to see the undercarriage and see what's starting to leak, or is partways distressed, or is loose /sloppy or is partially worn-down. Then do pre-emptive, anticipated service as needed. Then breakdowns or unanticipated mtce. are often much rarer occurences.
02-09-2019 02:16 PM
Ozmurc
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Originally Posted by Brian Miller View Post
Makes sense. Some people have more money than time too. I realize and respect that. I'm just too frugal to pay someone a dollar more than what I can do the same for myself. Goes not just for my cars. I'm take frugality too far sometimes lol
Some think I'm frugal because I do my own oil changes on my Aston Martin, Lamborghini and Maserati (had to have one four door I guess). But the reality is I use a better quality of oil than the dealer (in the USA think of redline oil; I use a European competitor to this, but same type of group 4 ester synthetic oil, not the cheap group 3 "cracked" mineral oil the dealers call synthetic). The oil I use costs far more, but is far better quality.

The biggest issue is though, I take care & time on every job on my car.... which the dealers (or other garages) tend not to, unless you're very lucky... it was a number of botched jobs on my Lamborghini that made me decide to do my own maintenance, even though I had not done so since my university days...
01-20-2019 02:23 PM
Brian Miller
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Originally Posted by SeanFulop View Post
OK that's interesting. The fact is, the price of an oil change is probably the cheapest thing they ever do at my shop. I have them do it while the car is there for a usual multitude of other checks and fixes. Doing my own oil change would be like telling my gardener to not trim one particular shrub. I am certainly capable of trimming it. But while he is doing the whole yard, he might as well.
Makes sense. Some people have more money than time too. I realize and respect that. I'm just too frugal to pay someone a dollar more than what I can do the same for myself. Goes not just for my cars. I'm take frugality too far sometimes lol
01-19-2019 03:52 AM
SeanFulop
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Originally Posted by Brian Miller View Post
No, you just drain the tank and the engine sump, change the filter and that's it. Check while running hot.
OK that's interesting. The fact is, the price of an oil change is probably the cheapest thing they ever do at my shop. I have them do it while the car is there for a usual multitude of other checks and fixes. Doing my own oil change would be like telling my gardener to not trim one particular shrub. I am certainly capable of trimming it. But while he is doing the whole yard, he might as well.
01-19-2019 02:47 AM
Brian Miller
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Originally Posted by SeanFulop View Post
My understanding is that some expertise is needed to change the oil in a dry sump engine, you have to pump it out or something no?
No, you just drain the tank and the engine sump, change the filter and that's it. Check while running hot.
01-18-2019 08:53 PM
timado404 Advance Auto $74 for the oil, $52 filter from Ferrari and Maserati of Roswell, my garage, 30 mins of my time... $126

quite literally the easiest car I have ever changed oil in....
01-18-2019 06:16 PM
SeanFulop My understanding is that some expertise is needed to change the oil in a dry sump engine, you have to pump it out or something no?
01-18-2019 06:15 PM
Uberfeldwabel Just picked up Multa Bella ,(2013 Gran Turismo Sport) I supplied the Shell Helix Ultra, sourced from ECS tuning and oil filter,additionally my indy did the 16000 mile inspection, $115.
01-18-2019 12:14 PM
swestm3
Pennzoil

The oil is $5.80 a quart at Advance Auto Parts
01-18-2019 11:46 AM
swestm3
Advance Auto Parts

Advance Auto Parts is a franchise Auto Parts store, I believe nation wide. Can buy in store or internet
01-18-2019 11:27 AM
Brian Miller Well then, if I pay myself what my employer thinks I'm worth tack on 5 bucks! Lol
01-18-2019 10:17 AM
SeanFulop
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Originally Posted by Brian Miller View Post
-two 5.1qt Walmart full synthetic $31.96
-maserati oil filter off ebay $30
-my labor= FREE.99

TOTAL=$61.96
Haven't you heard, Einstein proved that time = money.
01-18-2019 04:26 AM
Brian Miller -two 5.1qt Walmart full synthetic $31.96
-maserati oil filter off ebay $30
-my labor= FREE.99

TOTAL=$61.96
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