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I changed the oil in my LT Sunday. I was oh so careful and had drained the oil, removed the old filter and put everything back together with just a couple of very small drops of oil on my garage floor.

I started filling with new oil. I turned around to get a drink of water and when I turned back I managed to kick over an open oil container, spilling about a quarter of it all over the floor. Rats, I was doing so well.

Some day I'll get all the way through an oil change without spilling a drop. It's not a big dream, but it's my dream. :p
 

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I changed the oil in my LT Sunday. I was oh so careful and had drained the oil, removed the old filter and put everything back together with just a couple of very small drops of oil on my garage floor.

I started filling with new oil. I turned around to get a drink of water and when I turned back I managed to kick over an open oil container, spilling about a quarter of it all over the floor. Rats, I was doing so well.

Some day I'll get all the way through an oil change without spilling a drop. It's not a big dream, but it's my dream. :p
BTDT - small aid: next time you're in Wal-Mart, stroll down the canine aisle and pick up a 24 ct package of puppy training pads. One of those under the bike, and another nearby to place open containers on - if you spill anythang, just fold up the pad and toss in the can. No mess during, or afterwards.

Another tip - a pair of Nitrile gloves keeps the paws clean while changing fluids. They're better'n latex gloves; are pre-powdered; and have better tactile feel for bolts and nuts and stuff (gawd, outta the gutter Steve!! :D ).
 

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THIS SHOULD PROBABLY BE IN THE HUMOR SECTION, (might already be there)BUT IT SEEMS APPROPRIATE AS A RESPONSE:
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Oil Change instructions for Women :

1) Pull up to Jiffy Lube when the mileage reaches 3000 miles since the last oil change.

2) Drink a cup of coffee.

3) 15 minutes later, write a check and leave with a properly maintained vehicle.

Money spent:

Oil Change: $20.00
Coffee: $ 1.00
Total: $21.00



Oil Change instructions for Men:

1) Wait until Saturday, drive to auto parts store and buy a case of oil, filter, kitty litter, hand cleaner and a scented tree, write a check for $50.00.

2) Stop by 7/11 and buy a case of beer, write a check for $20, drive home.

3) Open a beer and drink it.

4) Jack car up. Spend 30 minutes looking for jack stands.

5) Find jack stands under kid's pedal car.

6) In frustration, open another beer and drink it.

7) Place drain pan under engine.

8) Look for 9/16 box end wrench.

9) Give up and use crescent wrench.

10) Unscrew drain plug.

11) Drop drain plug in pan of hot oil: splash hot oil on you in process. Cuss.

12) Crawl out from under car to wipe hot oil off of face and arms. Throw kitty litter on spilled oil.

13) Have another beer while watching oil drain.

14) Spend 30 minutes looking for oil filter wrench.

15) Give up; crawl under car and hammer a screwdriver through oil filter and twist off.

16) Crawl out from under car with dripping oil filter splashing oil everywhere from holes. Cleverly hide old oil filter among trash in trash can to avoid environmental penalties. Drink a beer.

17) Install new oil filter making sure to apply a thin coat of oil to gasket surface.

18) Dump first quart of fresh oil into engine.

19) Remember drain plug from step 11.

20) Hurry to find drain plug in drain pan.

21) Drink beer.

22) Discover that first quart of fresh oil is now on the floor. Throw kitty litter on oil spill.

23) Get drain plug back in with only a minor spill. Drink beer.

24) Crawl under car getting kitty litter into eyes. Wipe eyes with oily rag used to clean drain plug. Slip with stupid crescent wrench tightening drain plug and bang knuckles on frame removing any excess skin between knuckles and frame.

25) Begin cussing fit.

26) Throw stupid crescent wrench.

27) Cuss for additional 5 minutes because wrench hit bowling trophy.

28) Beer.

29) Clean up hands and bandage as required to stop blood flow.

30) Beer.

31) Dump in five fresh quarts of oil.

32) Beer.

33) Lower car from jack stands.

34) Move car back to apply more kitty litter to fresh oil spilled during any missed steps.

35) Beer.

36) Test drive car.

37) Get pulled over: arrested for driving under the influence.

38) Car gets impounded.

39) Call loving wife, make bail.

40) 12 hours later, get car from impound yard.

Money spent:
Parts: $ 50.00
DUI: $2500.00
Impound fee : $ 75.00
Bail: $1500.00
Beer: $20.00
Total: $4,145.00

But you know the job was done right!
 

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Dick said:
BTDT - small aid: next time you're in Wal-Mart, stroll down the canine aisle and pick up a 24 ct package of puppy training pads. One of those under the bike, and another nearby to place open containers on - if you spill anythang, just fold up the pad and toss in the can. No mess during, or afterwards.

Another tip - a pair of Nitrile gloves keeps the paws clean while changing fluids. They're better'n latex gloves; are pre-powdered; and have better tactile feel for bolts and nuts and stuff (gawd, outta the gutter Steve!! :D ).
HEY !!!!! what did I do?????? :eek:
 

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I had a very similar experience when I did the oil change on my LT too.

Managed not to spill any old oil even though I chose to drain through the cover plate and not use the drain plug (as recommended by many).

That went just fine. But when pouring the fresh oil in, the funnel didn't stay in the oil port so some oil dribbled down the side of the engine and inside the tupperware too. :brick:

I haven't made such a mess in 25 years of oil changes. :cussing:

Hopefully, the next one will go better.
 

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I drained the oil out of my car once, went to get the new oil from trunk and realized it was in the wife's car. I had to pour the dirty oil back in to drive to store and buy more oil!
 

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Dick said:
BTDT - small aid: next time you're in Wal-Mart, stroll down the canine aisle and pick up a 24 ct package of puppy training pads. One of those under the bike, and another nearby to place open containers on - if you spill anythang, just fold up the pad and toss in the can. No mess during, or afterwards.

Another tip - a pair of Nitrile gloves keeps the paws clean while changing fluids. They're better'n latex gloves; are pre-powdered; and have better tactile feel for bolts and nuts and stuff (gawd, outta the gutter Steve!! :D ).

Agree on both points....saves your cement and your sanity.


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....DUI:$2500.00 Impound fee: $ 75.00....
WTF?! DUI ONLY $2,500?! Impound ONLY $75.00?! :confused:

....Brag to friends about how cheap your oil change was! :cool:
 

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Great advice. I like the idea of the doggie pads. So many great ideas on this site.

Super story, I just forwarded it to several friends. Needed a laugh today. Thanks.
 
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