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If I don't have a membership to Sam's Club or Costco where's the best place to buy Mobil 1 5W-30? It looks like it'll be about $32 from Advanced Autoparts for 6qts.
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I was looking for places other than Costco or Sam's.

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Re: Topside Oil Changer

I just picked up the Mityvac topside oil changer. I'll report how it goes when I get around to using it.

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Re: Topside Oil Changer

the cheapest place to mobile 1 is wallmart for like $26.

As far as using the Mityvac i think it would be good to use for a cheapy tranny flush. But for a a engine oilchange i dont think it will have aenought press to get the thick sludgey stuff on the bottom of an oil pan.

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Re: Topside Oil Changer

That's why they recommend to have the vehicle running beforehand. To help get all the oil warmed up and moving through the system.

I did the oil change last night with the Mityvac. I ended up going to Walmart to get the oil as it was about $26. Normally I avoid Walmart but I thought I'd give it a try. I believe the oil change was successful, but as it was my first time ever doing an oil change I can't be certain. You could really feel the warm oil going through the tubing during the pumping. I obtained just over 5L of oil. I put in 5 quarts back into the system at which time the dipstick read full so I'll let the oil run through everything today, fill up the huge oil filter (Mobil M1-301) and then take another reading to see if I need to up the last 1/2 quart in. Overall a painless process and next time I won't spill any oil (lost a small amount when removing the oil filter). At the same time I cleaned out my aFe intake and installed the aFe throttle body spacer.

My only question at the end was if there was a torque spec for installing the new oil filter? And do people try to clean out the Mityvac or just leave it as is when they're done?

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I tightened to "tight enough" . When I'm done with it, I just wipe it down.


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I tightened to "tight enough" . When I'm done with it, I just wipe it down.
Same here, with a lubed up filter gasket I get it snug and then give it another 1/3 to 1/2 turn if I can BY HAND, but not too tight. NO TOOLS to tighten the filter.

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I know what you're saying, but I can't agree. I grew up rebuilding my own engines and I've seen lots of crap collect in places. No one would ever flush anything it that were true. JMHO.. Ron
From all of the oil I have seen come out of a car, I would have to say half of the "left over particles" at the bottom of the pan are metal. It might remix with the new oil, but I'm not sure thats a good thing.
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From all of the oil I have seen come out of a car, I would have to say half of the "left over particles" at the bottom of the pan are metal. It might remix with the new oil, but I'm not sure thats a good thing.
That's why a strong magnet stuck to the side of the oil filter is a good thing.

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