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My dealer now charges $100.72 for an S2000 oil change.

Old 04-26-2012, 12:53 PM
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My dealer now charges $100.72 for an S2000 oil change.

I like my dealer, but have to admit that it's a little steep.
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Old 04-26-2012, 01:03 PM
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Is that dinosaur or synthetic? Synthetic DIY oil changes cost me $45 and I get the satisfaction of looking under stewie's skirt!!!
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Old 04-26-2012, 01:13 PM
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Criminy! Thats a lot. Mine cost around 75. But I just got some low profile raps so I can do it my self now. I like changing my oil. The ramps were $58 so I should make that cost up pretty quickly lol.
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Old 04-26-2012, 01:14 PM
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$100 is too steep. Having said that my place will charge a little more for a S2000 oil change (about $50) because 10w30 is not purchased in bulk and we pour from 1 quart bottles.

Are you sure they're not quoting an oil change plus inspections, topping off fluids, battery check?
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Old 04-26-2012, 01:17 PM
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$100??? $30 for 10W30 around here.
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Old 04-26-2012, 01:18 PM
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Is that dinosaur or synthetic? Synthetic DIY oil changes cost me $45 and I get the satisfaction of looking under stewie's skirt!!!
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Old 04-26-2012, 01:19 PM
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Criminy! Thats a lot. Mine cost around 75. But I just got some low profile raps so I can do it my self now. I like changing my oil. The ramps were $58 so I should make that cost up pretty quickly lol.

Whats with people and the ramps? I think jackstands are just as easy. People get so lazy when it comes to jacking their cars up...
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Old 04-26-2012, 01:23 PM
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Is that dinosaur or synthetic? Synthetic DIY oil changes cost me $45 and I get the satisfaction of looking under stewie's skirt!!!
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Old 04-26-2012, 01:24 PM
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Criminy! Thats a lot. Mine cost around 75. But I just got some low profile raps so I can do it my self now. I like changing my oil. The ramps were $58 so I should make that cost up pretty quickly lol.
Where did you get them and what brand?

I always feel a bit more secure under a car that is on ramps vs. jack stands...getting old I guess...used to crawl under huge cars on a bumper jack.
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Old 04-26-2012, 01:38 PM
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Dayum that's alot! I do my own too (even though it's not that fun on a lowered S). My Subie's is super easy.

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Old 04-26-2012, 01:43 PM
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i do my own on the s. synthetic every 3-5 k and they usually cost about 35 bucks
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Old 04-26-2012, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Marioshi View Post
Whats with people and the ramps? I think jackstands are just as easy. People get so lazy when it comes to jacking their cars up...
The jack I have doesnt fit under the car until I put ramps under it lol. There is the S2K jack but... like you said, lazy.


0w30 is about 40ish + the filter so I save around 20 doin it myself.

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Old 04-26-2012, 02:11 PM
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The jack I have doesnt fit under the car until I put ramps under it lol. There is the S2K jack but... like you said, lazy.


0w30 is about 40ish + the filter so I save around 20 doin it myself.

If you are good, you can do it without lifting the car at all...assuming you arent lowered to the point where a catch can wont fit under.

Are you lowered? I have an el-cheapo jack that fits...barely.
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Where did you get them and what brand?

I always feel a bit more secure under a car that is on ramps vs. jack stands...getting old I guess...used to crawl under huge cars on a bumper jack.
Evasive Motorsports. They were on sale for 58 shipped a few weeks ago so I jumped on it. They're perfect.

http://www.evasivemotorsports.com/mm...00-ACCESSORIES

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If you are good, you can do it without lifting the car at all...assuming you arent lowered to the point where a catch can wont fit under.

Are you lowered? I have an el-cheapo jack that fits...barely.
Yeah but not much. The H Techs lower it about .6. Then I have knois and they sit a tiny bit lower. Im probably a little under an inch lower.
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:58 PM
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you people are silly....I ADD oil, 'n sometimes a filter if the mood strikes.


sidenote: don't ever buy a car that I'm selling.


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sidenote: don't ever buy a car that I'm selling.
side sidenote: don't ever buy *anything* jagg is selling.

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Old 04-26-2012, 06:07 PM
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Damn! I just got my first oil change for her 10w 30 full check up filter for 40 bucks..
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:13 PM
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Are you guys using an original Honda filter? I'm at home now but the OEM filter and gasket is around $10.00 plus 5.5 liters of synthetic oil at $10.00 each and you're already at about $60.00 without labour, so I figure my dealership would be around $75.00. Not cheap but you've got the Honda warranty behind you.
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gasket for what ?
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:39 PM
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Drain plug gasket
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:44 PM
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really ?

this is not an item prone to failure.....it's designed to be re-used many times. why change it if it doesn't leak ?
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Evasive Motorsports. They were on sale for 58 shipped a few weeks ago so I jumped on it. They're perfect.

http://www.evasivemotorsports.com/mm...00-ACCESSORIES



Yeah but not much. The H Techs lower it about .6. Then I have knois and they sit a tiny bit lower. Im probably a little under an inch lower.
OK I looked at the ramps...do you use them just to get a jack under them? I use the Honda jack to jack it up to get the floor jack under it now.
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Old 04-26-2012, 07:03 PM
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^^Also known as a crush washer. Costs .15 cents, so toss and use a new one, make sure no leaks from the drain plug.
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:38 PM
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Just bought everything for a royal purple oil change. Oil filter:$16 oil:$51 drain plug washer $.76.
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Old 04-27-2012, 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Marioshi View Post
If you are good, you can do it without lifting the car at all...assuming you arent lowered to the point where a catch can wont fit under.

Are you lowered? I have an el-cheapo jack that fits...barely.
i can never get enough leverage on the ratchet to loosen the bolt from above. always slips off.
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really ?

this is not an item prone to failure.....it's designed to be re-used many times. why change it if it doesn't leak ?
^x2

used the same drain plug washer every oil change. bought car with 32k and it now has 103k on it. wipe it down, make sure there's no dirt on it, and have at it.
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Dang, changing my own oil with Mobil 1 racing oil doesn't cost that much!
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:13 PM
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Bring your own oil to your dealer to save some money, but I would recommend an OEM Honda filter everytime. I've seen all kinds of things happen with non-Honda filters and when the customer goes back to "iffy-lube" they might give you your money back, not replace your engine.

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Old 04-28-2012, 06:51 AM
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Peeps...DO IT YOURSELF! And leave the jacks & ramps in the shed.

I too can't get enough leverage with a ratchet, so I use a piece of 1" PVC as a cheater bar.

Lowered?? Drive up on 2x4s. Your pool babe will thank you for saving money.

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Just bought everything for a royal purple oil change. Oil filter:$16 oil:$51 drain plug washer $.76.
royal purple sucks. Don't feel bad, though: I use to believe the hype when I first got my s2000, too.
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I have always used royal purple in everything and never had issues. I like it.
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Old 04-29-2012, 06:41 PM
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I supply my own oil and I paid $30.00 for labour and filter and to let someone who knows a whole bunch more about cars than me have a look around
Seeing what's at stake a real bargain!
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:53 PM
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that sucks. Thats why every car ive ever owned i changed my own oil
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