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A New DIY'er here

Howdy guys,
First time into this forum and as always a wealth of information.
With the dealership wanting upwards of $250.00 to do a motor oil and fuel filter change, I have decided to learn how to do these things myself.
I was wondering who "ya all" go to to buy filters and oil for your rigs.
I know, it is a pretty broad question.
I would actually like to use a vendor that supports this outstanding web site if at all possible.
Any help would be appreciated:bow:
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Howdy guys,
First time into this forum and as always a wealth of information.
With the dealership wanting upwards of $250.00 to do a motor oil and fuel filter change, I have decided to learn how to do these things myself.
I was wondering who "ya all" go to to buy filters and oil for your rigs.
I know, it is a pretty broad question.
I would actually like to use a vendor that supports this outstanding web site if at all possible.
Any help would be appreciated:bow:
~Mike~

Jiffy lube... They do all my oil changes, $90.00 and I am out the door. Hands clean, oil clean and my back doesnt hurt...:sofa

But when I change the oil on the wifes X (because for some reason I cant get the company to pay to change her oil...) I go to Wal-Mart and get rotella and a Motorcraft filter...

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Do dealerships really get $250 for a LOF and fuel filter ??????

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it wouldn't surprise me. Chevy dealer here in tow charges $130 They say they HAVE to use synthetic. .

Next town over charges $58. Synthetic unnecessary.

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Its the truth guys. My dealer wants to explain to me how "complicated" these new vehicles are, and that it takes a schooled, qualified tech to do most of everything on the truck including services .
Rotella and Walmart. There I go:
~Mike~

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Mike call around to other dealers and see what kind of prices you get.

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Rotella and Walmart. There I go:
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Thats what I'm doing.

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Russ, you look a lot different now.....
Ya better be hiding around thanksgiving time this year:
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Thats my "victim" this spring. :evil:

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