Re: First oil change
I'd be pretty upset about that too but here's a story that might make you feel better. On my old pickup, I did my first oil change myself. When I got the old filter off, I didn't realize the gasket stuck on the engine and didn't come off with the filter. I put the new filter on, filled it up with oil and drove off. Got a couple miles down the road and my oil pressure dropped to 0. Turned the truck off, got out and had a gusher of oil coming out the fenderwell.
Luckily there was a quick oil change place right there so I went over and they found what happened, changed my oil again, steam cleaned the mess, and I was on my way.
I couldn't believe what a dumbass I was doing that to a brand new $45K truck. The good news though is that I put about 80K miles on it over the next 6 years or so and didn't have any trouble with it. I only got rid of it because the wife needed a new vehicle and I didn't need it for towing any more.
2007 - Titanium, 6 MT, Locker/A-Trac, TRD exhaust, Trail Gear Sliders, Ricochet Skids, Metal-Tech Bumper, Bilstein 5100s on 3rd notch, Warn 9.5ti, BFG ATs 285/70/17, ToyOutfitters LCAs
2011 - Black, 6MT, Locker/A-Trac, Toyota rock rails