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    Thread: DIY Fiat 500 Oil Change

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      05-14-2012 06:32 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by alfafan View Post
      Maybe, that's how you did it on my Alfa 164.

      Op, how many miles has she put on the car that she can't take it to the dealer for free?
      Maybe OP offered to do it for her so he and the owner can knock green-laced-sneakers together.

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      05-14-2012 06:41 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by SoCalDubber View Post
      I've permanently removed my air box and engine cover to make room for my RRM intake... So it's easier for me

      BUT it's a lease and has 36 months of included maintenance... So I plan to NEVER know what it's like.
      Who the hell needs an engine cover anyhow? I'm sorry but I don't want to pay for extra BS I rarely look at or care about.

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      05-14-2012 07:01 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by 71DubBugBug View Post
      wow, thats a bit too much work to get to the filter

      only 4l HA!
      kinda makes us that have 8/9 l requirements jealous

      how often does one need to change the oil in one of these?
      Well, for Canada, since it's considered 'severe service' it's every 5000kms with conventional oil. Probably 7-10 with synthetic, but I'd have to check to confirm.
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      05-14-2012 07:03 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by hipster. View Post
      Maybe OP offered to do it for her so he and the owner can knock green-laced-sneakers together.
      I hope not.
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      05-14-2012 07:06 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by 2.0T_Convert View Post
      Looking at the position of the oil filter.... wouldn't that be easier to access by just removing the front wheel?
      I'll take a look next time, but I doubt it. If using a socket, the ratchet would hit the frame rail, and or inner wheel cover. Maybe if you had a 27mm wrench ...
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      05-14-2012 07:07 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by alfafan View Post
      Maybe, that's how you did it on my Alfa 164.

      Op, how many miles has she put on the car that she can't take it to the dealer for free?
      Because Canada.

      (only 15,000 or so kms, but no free oil changes are offered up north)
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      05-14-2012 07:07 PM #32
      Ridiculous. I'd just take it to the dealership and pay them the hundred bucks or whatever. Not going to take half the car apart just to change the oil.

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      05-14-2012 07:15 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by Roboturner913 View Post
      Ridiculous. I'd just take it to the dealership and pay them the hundred bucks or whatever. Not going to take half the car apart just to change the oil.
      it's really not that hard, it's a few extra bolts over most older cars, but a lot of the newer, modern cars require removing a ton of plastic covers.

      Stop acting like this is the most absurd thing ever, I'm sure you can do it without having to take so much apart, or moving different pieces. I've often used swivels and let **** fall just to shove it back up from the underside.
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      05-14-2012 07:24 PM #34
      Who came up with the idea of the cross member below the drain plug?... Oh yes, this is FIAT, nevermind...

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      05-14-2012 07:30 PM #35
      to be honest, if that car was already not appealing enough now it is just terrible.

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      05-14-2012 07:36 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by hipster. View Post
      Maybe OP offered to do it for her so he and the owner can knock green-laced-sneakers together.
      nope!
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      05-14-2012 07:38 PM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by Roboturner913 View Post
      Ridiculous. I'd just take it to the dealership and pay them the hundred bucks or whatever. Not going to take half the car apart just to change the oil.
      It's really not that much work. This is the second time I've done it now, takes me about 30 mins to do
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    13. 05-14-2012 07:43 PM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by xombiesarelove View Post
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      05-14-2012 07:59 PM #39
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      05-14-2012 08:19 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by 2.0T_Convert View Post
      I don't like her shoes.

      I like them, but:

      1- that is a lot of steps to change oil
      2- I would leave the skid plate and engine cover off.
      3- if you have a drop-in filter LEAVE IT ON TOP! (ETA. Manufacturers should design engines this way)
      4- torque specs fur filter cap and drain plug? Dolan Plz....

      It took me six minutes to change the oil on my TDI (skid plate and engine cover left off.)

      ETA my T&C with 222,000 miles has been going on the oil I bought it with at 218,000. I might let it
      go another year before I change it.

      Second edit: will actually be changing every fluid in the fall, with new brakes and struts before I turn it over to the newly licensed kid.
      Last edited by lojasmo; 05-14-2012 at 08:25 PM.

    16. 05-14-2012 08:24 PM #41
      Her teeth match the car color...


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      05-14-2012 08:27 PM #42
      call me weird, but id hit it.

      as for changing the oil, seems pretty straight forward. i think its funny when people get freaked out by things like 4 extra bolts. that comment is for the car BTW.
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      05-14-2012 08:35 PM #43
      What a pain for an economy car.

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      05-14-2012 08:44 PM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by cockerpunk View Post
      call me weird, but id hit it.
      You should turn in your license, you are obviously drunk, or blind.
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      05-14-2012 08:48 PM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by KahviVW View Post
      When it rains it pours.
      or in the OP's case it poors. I believe I am too pour to poor piss out of a boot
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      05-14-2012 08:51 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by cockerpunk View Post
      I'm desperate, so id hit it.
      FTFY.

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      05-14-2012 08:56 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by Nourdmrolnmt View Post
      Her teeth match the car color...
      She has teeth?
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      05-14-2012 08:57 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by hipster. View Post
      FTFY.
      naw, she looks like fun. i'll take enthusiasm over looks any day of the week.

      also not desperate, been cleaning up recently actually.
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    24. 05-14-2012 09:03 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by ATL_Av8r View Post
      She has teeth?
      how can you not see them with her horse smile?

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      05-14-2012 09:14 PM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by cockerpunk View Post
      naw, she looks like fun. i'll take enthusiasm over looks any day of the week.

      also not desperate, been cleaning up recently actually.
      She looks enthusiastic about watching Buffy marathons while having tea and a good cry with a "safe" friend afterwards with her cats

      You should definitely see about getting your cardigan out of storage.

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