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would you trust #301867 Oct 17, 12:04am Oct 17, 12:04am
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would you trust
Walmart to do your Oil Filter change? Its 50% cheaper than if you want toyota dealer to do it for you.

Re: would you trust [Re: amtemp] #301868 Oct 17, 12:13am Oct 17, 12:13am
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i wouldn't...they might use cheap oil on ur car... thumbsdown

Re: would you trust [Re: amtemp] #301869 Oct 17, 12:14am Oct 17, 12:14am
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No way in hell, not if they did it free. Don't do it, nor Sears or anything like that. They don't give a rats ass about your car. I had a friend that took a 00 S2000 in and they broke his oil pan bolt, stripped it in the oil pan. thumbsdown

Cost him big to get it fixed and Wal-Mart won't pay for it, he filed a complaint and they offered him 5 free oil changes.

Yeah like that would do it for me, all I can say if anyone messes my car up I'm bitch slapping then for sure, just to start, then I'm going off on them. slap


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Re: would you trust [Re: iggy] #301870 Oct 17, 12:18am Oct 17, 12:18am
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I mean if I give walmart my own Oil Filter and my own oil to use, is that any safer?

Re: would you trust [Re: amtemp] #301871 Oct 17, 12:22am Oct 17, 12:22am
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nope thumbsdown thumbsdown thumbsdown


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Re: would you trust [Re: iggy] #301872 Oct 17, 12:28am Oct 17, 12:28am
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I bet you anything that if you go to Walmart for an oil change, your plastics underneath your car will not be placed back correctly.


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Re: would you trust [Re: Chelica815] #301873 Oct 17, 12:30am Oct 17, 12:30am
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Thanks for the heads up. I was close to bringing my car there.

Re: would you trust [Re: amtemp] #301874 Oct 17, 12:55am Oct 17, 12:55am
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Oilchange is easy enough to do yourself mate, just get yourself a washing up bowl or two to catch the oil under the car and you're away! thumbsup
Might want to have a look at this stuff while you're at it.. http://www.simplan.co.uk/index.html

Re: would you trust [Re: Akita] #301875 Oct 17, 12:57am Oct 17, 12:57am
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Toyota isn't even a safe place to have your oil changes done. In one shot, they overfilled my engine, gave me the wrong Oil Filter, and forgot the drain plug gasket, so I had a small oil leak the day after. thumbsdown I did my own oil changes from then on. smile

Re: would you trust [Re: Blue_Bomber] #301876 Oct 17, 1:10am Oct 17, 1:10am
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if the dealship can't even do an oil change right.. what more other things wtf

yah change the oil yourself or have a friend that knows what they're doing do it for you.. a nice way to get to know your car grin


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Re: would you trust [Re: Erick] #301877 Oct 17, 6:45am Oct 17, 6:45am
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I agree, better to change the oil yourself...

might not have a choice but to do it yourself if your car is lowered with a body kit cool


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Re: would you trust [Re: darkduwende] #301878 Oct 17, 8:44am Oct 17, 8:44am
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and should you do it yourself.. here's some help/guides happywink


Oil And Filter (Engine) - Inspection & Replacement
https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_1869888683_0_collapsed_2__1.html

How to change oil
https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_57325_0_collapsed_2__1.html

and another guide
https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_57343_0_collapsed_2__1.html

and remember to dispose of your used oil and oil fiter properly. Some auto stores take it as well.. happywink

Don't just toss it in the trash thumbsdown

Re: would you trust [Re: Erick] #301879 Oct 17, 8:54am Oct 17, 8:54am
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do it yourself thumbsup if your lowered, I use my stock jack to lift the car enough to get my floor jack underneath the car and go from there.

Re: would you trust [Re: celiwhite] #301880 Oct 17, 9:14am Oct 17, 9:14am
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Originally Posted by celiwhite

i wouldn't...they might use cheap oil on ur car... thumbsdown

I go there, only because I know a guy who works there and make sure they use mobil 1 synthetic. I always watch them to. I never had a problem yet. thumbsup


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Re: would you trust [Re: Maka] #301881 Oct 17, 10:13am Oct 17, 10:13am
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if you take your celica to walmart for the oil change, im gonna hunt you down and beat you with a rubber hose. haha na, just dont do it bro.. not safe at all. you have guys in there that are used to cutting trees and eating possum meat. dont do it thumbsup

Re: would you trust [Re: 2003cbgts] #301882 Oct 17, 10:41am Oct 17, 10:41am
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i got one oil change there... never again, i got a tire rotation too, they rotated them, but never did the check, then i got a flat and my dad was pissed... now we either do the changes at home, or take them to ford...

lol ya ford is more reliable then toyota for us... in service atleast...


I got a question though, is it true that the celica has some problem with the oil check light?? apparently last time i had my oil changed they said the oil was low, but i never had a check light come on... should i just upgrade to an oil gauge??

Re: would you trust [Re: CelicaRacer05] #301883 Oct 17, 4:04pm Oct 17, 4:04pm
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just get yourself some Rhino Ramps or any car ramps which make oil changes a breeze. its better then jacking your car up. thumbsup


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Re: would you trust [Re: Zero] #301884 Oct 18, 12:53pm Oct 18, 12:53pm
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If its a SuperTech filter than they work great. I use either those or the Tuffguards. The efficiency is the same but the price isnt.


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Re: would you trust [Re: FastCelicaGT22] #301885 Oct 18, 1:05pm Oct 18, 1:05pm
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if i were u, then i would take it to walmart. they are a huge company, ask them wut oil they are gonna put in the car. they are probably gonna put the same oil independent shops will. inexperience is found everywhwere, not just walmart. dont you think toyota dealership mechanics do some dumb shits like that too?
if you really want it to be done perfectly like you want it, then you gotta do it urself. if walmart guy is not gonna give a rat ass about ur car, neither toyota dealership guy will

Re: would you trust [Re: stefanoc] #301886 Oct 18, 1:12pm Oct 18, 1:12pm
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I dont trust my parents with my car. Just do it yourself.

Re: would you trust [Re: KickScrew] #301887 Oct 18, 2:22pm Oct 18, 2:22pm
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changing the oil yourself yields two results. one, you are absolutely certain you have the highest quality synthetic oil in your engine. two, even with the most costly brand of oil, it is still cheaper.

just don't drop your car on your head when loosening the drain valve...

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Re: would you trust [Re: CelicaRacer05] #301888 Oct 18, 3:02pm Oct 18, 3:02pm
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Originally Posted by CelicaRacer05
i got one oil change there... never again, i got a tire rotation too, they rotated them, but never did the check, then i got a flat and my dad was pissed... now we either do the changes at home, or take them to ford...

lol ya ford is more reliable then toyota for us... in service atleast...


I got a question though, is it true that the celica has some problem with the oil check light?? apparently last time i had my oil changed they said the oil was low, but i never had a check light come on... should i just upgrade to an oil gauge??
Your oil check light will only come on when your oil pressure falls below a certain level. Low oil will rarely trigger it.


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