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LOL now that's funny. I just talked to my co-worker that caused me to start this thread. SHE STILL HASN'T GOT AN OIL CHANGE. Her answer "It's $20 and I just have better things to do with that $20!". Yeah, hope you have $5,000 to do better things with then buy a new car.

oh and I see why your signature says

“If It Has **** Or Tires, It's Gonna Give You Problems” !!!

Imagine when you mix the two!

ya, we are no longer together, love her to death but some things she does :rolleyes: she is a major reason why i have that signature.
 






ya, we are no longer together, love her to death but some things she does :rolleyes: she is a major reason why i have that signature.

Totally understandable- Totally.
 






Where did you guys get your Fumoto valves? The dealer link on the website gives me a dealer in WI- I'm in Colorado.

I changed my oil for the first time (since I've owned it) last night. The mess the stream of oil made when it hit the lower control arm didn't exactly excite me.

Us 5.0 owners don't have that problem :D:p:
 












had a guy come in today with a crv... came in because of the check engine light... vtec code... 12000 miles on the oil

had a guy last week, 05 sentra, 20 k miles, oil was changed once at 8k

had another guy in an isuzu npr box truck... hit someshin busted up the pan, oil light came on, kept drivin.... started tapping, kept driving.... didnt stop till it stopped.

had another guy last week, blew the head gasket in a jeep 4.0, drove it till it stoped, bilowing smoke and all...

brakes grinding thill the pistons pop out is verry popular too...

people are to stupid to operate motor vehicles
 






Nice, maybe that's why some cars sound like a two stroke weed eater :D

And here I thought that was just a piss poor exhaust system...:rolleyes:

When I bought my 1999 Explorer the shop that had it got it from the previous owner who HAD NOT EVER CHANGED THE OIL FILTER!!!! The owner was female and the truck had plenty of trash still in it as well as other items such as clothing and jewelry... I do not want to know why panties and bras were stuffed under and behind 3 of the 4 seats in this truck...

This thing had the original Motorraft filter with the grease pencil markings from the assembly line and the date the engine got this filter...

When I opened the oil pan to replace the pump there was only enough space in the pan for the pump and the pickup...The rest of the space was taken up by sludge in the pan and the windage tray...I am surprised that I got 18k miles out of this engine before i replaced it...I guess I am equally surprised that the engine got to 151k miles before i got it...
 






Us 5.0 owners don't have that problem :D:p:

Either do 4.0 liter owners using the Fumoto valve...I even use a Fumoto valve on my transmission pan to drain it too...

I have no issues with fluids hitting any body or frame part...
 






Go to http://www.fumotousa.com/ for the valvers...

Where did you guys get your Fumoto valves? The dealer link on the website gives me a dealer in WI- I'm in Colorado.

I changed my oil for the first time (since I've owned it) last night. The mess the stream of oil made when it hit the lower control arm didn't exactly excite me.

Plus you can use a discount code of YM4 for a 10% discount when you buy a valve from Fumoto...

Using this valve will eliminate using a wrench for changing oil and cleaning up an oil mess on the control arm area...
 












I changed mine about every 5,000 miles, with the amount I drive that comes out to be about 6 months.

Time alone isn't neccessarily an indicator of when you need to change your oil.

Definitely. I change at 3,500 regardless of time, but this woman in question doesn't pay that close of attention, and I can pretty easily say she flew by 5,000 well before 7 months

had a guy come in today with a crv... came in because of the check engine light... vtec code... 12000 miles on the oil

had a guy last week, 05 sentra, 20 k miles, oil was changed once at 8k

had another guy in an isuzu npr box truck... hit someshin busted up the pan, oil light came on, kept drivin.... started tapping, kept driving.... didnt stop till it stopped.

had another guy last week, blew the head gasket in a jeep 4.0, drove it till it stoped, bilowing smoke and all...

brakes grinding thill the pistons pop out is verry popular too...

people are to stupid to operate motor vehicles

How else would you make a living??

Also, I use something akin to this...

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Alternatively, I think one of the problems is improper user "feedback" in that the check engine light is kind of an umbrella light to catch anything and everything that's wrong with the vehicle so its significance is kind of watered down since it covers pretty much everything. Maybe there should be a really loud beeping sound to accompany that light if one of the sensors reads something catastrophic, like low oil pressure -- because people can and do ignore a light on the dash but they'll definitely pay more attention if there's a loud piezo buzzer pulsing every second (like Toyota's traction control sensor).
 






Alternatively, I think one of the problems is improper user "feedback" in that the check engine light is kind of an umbrella light to catch anything and everything that's wrong with the vehicle so its significance is kind of watered down since it covers pretty much everything. Maybe there should be a really loud beeping sound to accompany that light if one of the sensors reads something catastrophic, like low oil pressure -- because people can and do ignore a light on the dash but they'll definitely pay more attention if there's a loud piezo buzzer pulsing every second (like Toyota's traction control sensor).

Yea, having the same CEL when you forget to put the gas cap on all the way as when you have no oil pressure doesn't really make sense.

Of course, having them all have the same weight "could" drive people to get every little thing checked out. Of course, using the same logic people could also just ignore something big too thinking it is something small.

~Mark
 






Yep that's my point, if its something really important and has catastrophic consequences, then throw the CEL and the buzzer. If its something not so significant and the vehicle will probably make it home w/o destroying the drivetrain, then just throw the CEL but not the buzzer, and maybe throw the buzzer for 2 seconds next time the vehicle is started just as a reminder that the CEL is on.
 






Not that I would go over on the Oil changes..do it every 3K miles..but as soon as an oil change is needed on the jeep it chimes after you turn it on and a message pops up on the screen. Its annoying to me and makes me want on asap
 






Back before I bought the ex I was out car shopping. One thing I always look for is oil change stickers on the windshield. I was checking out a 99 j**p Cherokee limited for 2800 bucks with 77k on it. It had minor body damage which is why the price was decent. I noticed the sticker said due for an oil change at 63k. It was 14k miles over due, meaning the oil hadn't been changed in 17,000 miles! It should have had 5 oil changes in that time period. I know the girl who owned it definitely did not change it herself, she didn't even have a driveway.
 






This thread is too funny. I was talking to my brother last night about it, and I thought to myself—it also drives me crazy when people have nicer cars, but yet knows nothing about them.

He has a 2001 Mustang GT. Loves the car to death. Has Flowmasters on it from the previous owner. Brother knows nothing about the car past changing oil (atleast he does this). Says he cares to learn, but when I try to show him, he finds something better to do with his time and I end up doing all the work myself alone.

His friend has a 2002 Roush mustang. Full out everything- long tubes, MAC H pipe, Flowmasters, supercharged, NOS, ect ect… but he doesn’t know how to change oil. Daddy bought it for him. I had to tell the kid what he has because he knew nothing about what’s “under the hood”. Makes me sad. Makes me real real sad.

Then, you have the people who try to chime in on a “car conversation” when they know nothing about cars. That’s another story.
 






Alternatively, I think one of the problems is improper user "feedback" in that the check engine light is kind of an umbrella light to catch anything and everything that's wrong with the vehicle so its significance is kind of watered down since it covers pretty much everything. Maybe there should be a really loud beeping sound to accompany that light if one of the sensors reads something catastrophic, like low oil pressure -- because people can and do ignore a light on the dash but they'll definitely pay more attention if there's a loud piezo buzzer pulsing every second (like Toyota's traction control sensor).

We put a shut down kit on every forklift that we sell. It taps into the oil pressure and coolant temp switches. An alarm will sound if it has low oil pressure or overheats. It will then shut the engine down after 30 seconds.
 






Yep that's my point, if its something really important and has catastrophic consequences, then throw the CEL and the buzzer. If its something not so significant and the vehicle will probably make it home w/o destroying the drivetrain, then just throw the CEL but not the buzzer, and maybe throw the buzzer for 2 seconds next time the vehicle is started just as a reminder that the CEL is on.

Im waiting for the day my car just tells me what’s wrong so I don’t have to guess.

“Fuel filter is clogged, change it”
“The fuel pump is about to go, change it quick!”
“The tie rod end on the driver side is busted. Fix that thing”

And so on…and life would be easy
 



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Where did you guys get your Fumoto valves? The dealer link on the website gives me a dealer in WI- I'm in Colorado.

I changed my oil for the first time (since I've owned it) last night. The mess the stream of oil made when it hit the lower control arm didn't exactly excite me.

I have a 97 OHV and changing the oil in it is the easiest of any vehicle I have done. Oil drain Plug didn't cause any mess landed right in the pan underneath. Filter was easy to get to and also didn't make any mess being that it is mounted Vertically and not Horizontally like on my Ranger.

My Fiance is a rare Girl. She is quite knowledgeable on car Maintenance. Where a good friend of mine (guy) once drove 500 miles on a transmission 4 qts low on fluid.
 






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