Tag Archives: Oil change

Check the Right Dipstick

Recently we had a customer come in because they checked their oil and didn’t see anything on the dipstick, so they added oil. Checked again, still nothing, so they added more. And again. Advertisements

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Toyota Oil Filter Wrench

I worked on Toyotas for almost two years, but now I work on Hondas. Despite this, I still use my Toyota oil filter wrench almost daily.

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Rounded Off Drain Plug

There are two things wrong with this picture, one may be more obvious than the other.

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Overtightened Drain Plug

Sometimes it seems like the last person to do an oil change must have used their full weight on a breaker bar to tighten the drain plug.

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My Car: Pre-Road Trip Work

I’m heading out on a road trip today, so over the last couple weeks I’ve gotten some work done on my car to get it ready.

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Self-Destructing Camshaft

I had a 2001 Nissan Altima in for an oil change, and I noticed a noise coming from the engine. It was little bit like a rod knock, but higher pitched and higher up in the engine.

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Pet Peeve: Messy Oil Changes

One of my frequent pet peeves is when the design of a car makes every oil change messy. Often times it’s the placement of the oil filter. Sometimes it’s just on the side of the engine, causing oil to run … Continue reading

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