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Ranger Tim

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Posted: 10/17/19 10:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Easy-peasy. All you need is a pan and a wrench...


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I know our local MR LUBE has pits as well. No hoist is used. They tech has a separate stairway entrance off to the side where they go down to access the underside of the vehicles. Call around, they must have some locally where you are. Any of the quick oil change places should have them. Normal garages would only have hoists most likely.

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Seems every shop, oil change place, dealer, tire store or most other places that do oil changes have tall doors. What was the question again?


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azdryheat wrote:

Or wait till you get home and then have it done.

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How many miles on current change, and what is your change interval?


What does the miles and interval matter? If the owner thinks it is due, it is due, and it needs done.


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Or go to a Walmart or other parking lot and change the oil yourself.


Somebody that does not do their own changes is likely to make a mess in a parking lot.
Speedco has always done good work for me, and most truckstops that have a shop could do the work. Before you get in line, check they have a filter. If not, ask if they would use your spare...

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The one time I had to have a change on the road, I carried the oil and special filter with me (to save the trouble of finding my particular brand on the road). Then I just found a small garage that was willing to do the change by hand with me watching. Since I had every thing he needed to do the job, he only charged $10, though this was back in 2005 but it was inside Yellostone NP.


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How many miles on current change, and what is your change interval?

Over 5,000 and the computer notification was "Change oil soon" -I kept driving it and it now reads "Change oil now"

Called around and found a Walmart that does RV's. Will try them today. Blue Ridge Mountains are next.


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I'm not sure about Ford but that seems a little early to me . My old GMC it's about 7500 to 10000 depending on use . Are you sure you reset the light after the last change ? Modern engines and oils are good for a lot longer than they use to be .


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One of the reasons I use Amsoil and their oil filters is that I can go 15k between oil changes, if necessary. The longest I have ever gone was 11k in one year.

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Oil changes do not require a lift on a diesel truck.

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Walmart. We tend to put on a lot of miles with friends and family scattered around so we have done 8-10 changes while traveling. We call ahead to check, only a couple have said no and one in Prescott wanted $50. Every other Walmart has done it for $20 except one that charged about $30. We provide our own oil and filter. If they carried what I wanted I would buy from them as a courtesy. Of all the ones we called only one older store did not have a high door and pit to drive over. One note though, the book says three gallons and that’s what they want to put in our truck. Our truck does not drain oil fast so unless I inform them and watch them they have a tendency to overfill.

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