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So I figured this morning would be great to change my oil at home (considering I have the time). Pulled the skid plate off, drained the oil, pulled the filter off (only used my hand :eyebrow: ) and to my discovery the quick oil station I went to last didn't even put on the right filter. Looks like it belongs in a VW bug. I don't even want to think of the oil they put in, especially since I said Mobil 1 and they charged me around $80 to do it. :flame:

Word to the wise - take an hour to change it yourself. You'll know you're getting what you paid for, and you'll feel better doing it on your own ( and TBH, the girl finds it sexy when I'm working on the T :teethmast)


Pic of new filter beside their POS:

 

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That's why I do my own.
 

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waooo thats defenetly why i do mine... but i use Amsoil 25k and Napa Gold filter..
 

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i do my own too, had a good friend in highschool take his to a jiffy lube. they forgot the lube....
burned up his engine and he was carless, jiffy didnt do a thing
 

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I do my own and use K&N filters ALWAYS.
 

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I brought my '93 4-Runner in to Jiffy Lube one time. Fast service since I was out of there in about 10-15 minutes. Next morning I wake up to a puddle of oil on my garage floor. Upon inspection, the f-sticks didn't tighten the drain plug. I was able to unscrew it by hand. After fixing the problem, I went back and complained to the manager. They denied the mistake every which way...even accused me of loosening it myself. Manager then offered me 2 free oil changes. :huh: Last time I ever trusted a shop.

The oil filter they use does look like the correct OEM size filter. I was surprised when I did my first oil change on the T. It uses the same size filter as my 2006 Frontier SE. The VK56 does use a [email protected]$$ filter.
 

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How do you find these women? My wife doesn't even find it sexy when I'm saving her $1,000 by doing the 90,000 maintenance on her car.
 

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What we have in the above photo is a number of accidents waiting to happen:
1. No safety glasses
2. No breathing apparatus to prevent inhalation of paint fumes and dust
3. The table saw is missing the blade guard
4. Long hair should be tied up to avoid being caught by power tools

And worst of all....
5. She's driving a Dodge.
 

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where do you see all that? all I see is a smokin hot chick!:teethmast
 

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I wish my girl would think it's sexy when I work on the T.... I just get something like this....:soap::flame::hellno::bang::flamed:
 

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Looks like oem filter. It's the same filter that my 2003 frontiers tiny 3.3L v6 used. Although there was two sizes you could use on the truck a smaller one if space wad limited or a bigger one if it wasn't. I think on some the supercharged ones something hung in the way. Sad part was my buddies 2000 cbr929 used the same size as my filter when I used the "space limited" one.
 

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So I figured this morning would be great to change my oil at home (considering I have the time). Pulled the skid plate off, drained the oil, pulled the filter off (only used my hand :eyebrow: ) and to my discovery the quick oil station I went to last didn't even put on the right filter. Looks like it belongs in a VW bug. I don't even want to think of the oil they put in, especially since I said Mobil 1 and they charged me around $80 to do it. :flame:

Word to the wise - take an hour to change it yourself. You'll know you're getting what you paid for, and you'll feel better doing it on your own ( and TBH, the girl finds it sexy when I'm working on the T :teethmast)


Pic of new filter beside their POS:


Actually, that is the correct filter, just the cheapest one possible. The longer one has a safety bypass valve to keep oil from reversing back through the filter, therefore keeping the oil above the filter which reduces wear on the engine during start up from lack of oil until the oil pump kicks in. The longer, more expensive filters do have the safety bypass valve built in to keep oil above the filter and not draining back into the oil pan. But, for spending $80, you would think they would have put in a filter with the safety bypass valve rather than that cheap piece of tin they call a filter.
 
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I use NAPA gold which is the same size as the one on the right. Been changing my own oil since day one.
 

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Agreed...it looks like the right filter. And you could have a sample of the oil tested if you want to be sure.
 

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Actually, that is the correct filter, just the cheapest one possible. The longer one has a safety bypass valve to keep oil from reversing back through the filter, therefore keeping the oil above the filter which reduces wear on the engine during start up from lack of oil until the oil pump kicks in. The longer, more expensive filters do have the safety bypass valve built in to keep oil above the filter and not draining back into the oil pan. But, for spending $80, you would think they would have put in a filter with the safety bypass valve rather than that cheap piece of tin they call a filter.
Nissan has a shorter filter for the 3.5 like on the Maxima, the longer filter is like the one the Titan and others uses. These jiffy lubes probably only carry the one filter which works for both. Why stock two filters? you wanted a cheap oil change, that's what you got. All nissan filters come with bypass vavles but are now made in china with cardboard caps.

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Last time I went to a local oil change shop was when I took my pop's montero sport there. It took about 30 min and I see a few people huddling around the engine pouring in bottles of something - not filling up with the hoses hanging from the ceiling. I finally ask what is going on and the guy tells me they accidentally drained the transmission fluid. How does that even happen? Didn't notice the oil looked a little red?
Thats what you do all day...drain oil...how do you mistake a trans for an engine.
The next day we leave for the mountains, we park on an incline and then there is no reverse because they didnt even fill it back up all the way. So I had to buy 2 bottles of $12 trans fluid to get it back to minimum.
 

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Yeah, but looking that hot, I could forgive an awful lot. Like to find the shop she works in...LOL!!
 
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