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amtemp
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Oct 17, 1:04am - #301867 
would you trust

Walmart to do your Oil Filter change? Its 50% cheaper than if you want toyota dealer to do it for you.

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Oct 17, 1:13am - #301868 
i wouldn't...they might use cheap oil on ur car... thumbsdown

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Oct 17, 1:14am - #301869 
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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Oct 17, 1:18am - #301870 
I mean if I give walmart my own Oil Filter and my own oil to use, is that any safer?

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Oct 17, 1:22am - #301871 
nope thumbsdown thumbsdown thumbsdown


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Oct 17, 1:28am - #301872 
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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Oct 17, 1:30am - #301873 
Thanks for the heads up. I was close to bringing my car there.

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Oct 17, 1:55am - #301874 
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

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Oct 17, 1:57am - #301875 
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

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Oct 17, 2:10am - #301876 
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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Oct 17, 7:45am - #301877 
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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Oct 17, 9:44am - #301878 
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

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Oct 17, 9:54am - #301879 
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.

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Oct 17, 10:14am - #301880 
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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Oct 17, 11:13am - #301881 
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

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Oct 17, 11:41am - #301882 
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??

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Oct 17, 5:04pm - #301883 
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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Oct 18, 1:53pm - #301884 
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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Oct 18, 2:05pm - #301885 
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

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Oct 18, 2:12pm - #301886 
I dont trust my parents with my car. Just do it yourself.

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Oct 18, 3:22pm - #301887 
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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Oct 18, 4:02pm - #301888 
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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