only i would wait until 7500 miles before changing the oil
You wrote on Sat, 8 Mar 2008 14:41:42 -0800:
IC> 1) Pull up to Jiffy Lube when the mileage reaches 3000 miles since the
IC> last oil change.
IC> 2) Drink a cup of coffee
IC> 3) 15 minutes later, write a check and leave with a properly maintained
IC> Money spent:
IC> Oil Change: $20.00
IC> Coffee: $1.00
IC> Total: $21.00
IC> Oil Change instructions for Men :
IC> 1) Wait until Saturday, drive to auto parts store and buy a case of
IC> oil, filter, kitty litter, hand cleaner and a scented tree, write a
IC> check for $50.00.
IC> 2) Stop and buy a case of beer, write a check for $20, drive home.
IC> 3) Open a beer and drink it.
IC> 4) Jack car up. Spend 30 minutes looking for jack stands.
IC> 5) Find jack stands under kid's pedal car.
IC> 6) In frustration, open another beer and drink it.
IC> 7) Place drain pan under engine.
IC> 8) Look for 9/16 box end wrench.
IC> 9) Give up and use crescent wrench.
IC> 10) Unscrew drain plug.
IC> 11) Drop drain plug in pan of hot oil: splash hot oil on you in
IC> 12) Crawl out from under car to wipe hot oil off of face and arms.
IC> Throw kitty litter on spilled oil.
IC> 13) Have another beer while watching oil drain.
IC> 14) Spend 30 minutes looking for oil filter wrench.
IC> 15) Give up; crawl under car and hammer a screwdriver through oil
IC> filter and twist off
IC> 16) Crawl out from under car with dripping oil filter splashing oil
IC> everywhere from holes. Cleverly hide old oil filter among trash in
IC> trash can to avoid environmental penalties. Drink a beer.
IC> 17) Install new oil filter making sure to apply a thin coat of oil to
IC> gasket surface.
IC> 18) Dump first quart of fresh oil into engine.
IC> 19) Remember drain plug from step 11.
IC> 20) Hurry to find drain plug in drain pan.
IC> 21) Drink beer.
IC> 22) Discover that first quart of fresh oil is now on the floor. Throw
IC> kitty litter on oil spill.
IC> 23) Get drain plug back in with only a minor spill. Drink beer.
IC> 24) Crawl under car getting kitty litter into eyes. Wipe eyes with oily
IC> rag used to clean drain plug. Slip with stupid crescent wrench
IC> tightening drain plug and bang knuckles on frame removing any excess
IC> skin between knuckles and frame.
IC> 25) Begin cussing fit.
IC> 26) Throw stupid crescent wrench.
IC> 27) Cuss for additional 5 minutes because wrench hit bowling trophy.
IC> 28) Beer.
IC> 29) Clean up hands and bandage as required to stop blood flow.
IC> 30) Beer.
IC> 31) Dump in five fresh quarts of oil.
IC> 32) Beer.
IC> 33) Lower car from jack stands.
IC> 34) Move car back to apply more kitty litter to fresh oil spilled
IC> during any missed steps.
IC> 35) Beer.
IC> 36) Test drive car.
IC> 37) Get pulled over: arrested for driving under the influence.
IC> 38) Car gets impounded.
IC> 39) Call loving wife, make bail.
IC> 40) 12 hours later, get car from impound yard.
IC> Money spent:
IC> Parts: $50.00
IC> DUI: $2500.00
IC> Impound fee: $75.00
IC> Bail: $1500.00
IC> Beer: $20.00
IC> Total: $4,145.00
IC> But you know the job was done right!
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