my first oil change - Chicagoland Sportbikes
Chicagoland Sportbikes
 
4 wheel forum THe spot for anyting with 4 wheels from yugo's to ferrari's

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 50 (permalink) Old 09-25-2012, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
tcmalker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Chicago
Posts: 840
Location: Chicago
Sportbike: FZ6
Years Riding: 2
How you found us: fz6 forum
   
my first oil change

so decided I would change the oil on my Accord. Been changing oil on my FZ6 so I didn't think it was much different. Got my supplies: oil filter, bolt washer, oil filter wrench, torque wrench, floor jack, jack stand, 5w-20 oil (5 qts), funnel, oil pan.

First problem I encountered was the floor jack. I bought the absolutely cheapest one I could find at Autozone for $39.99. Figure I don't need a higher end model. Turns out, it only jack up the car so that the wheel is barely half an inch off the ground. Couldn't go under the car, so back to Autozone.

Bought a higher end model $79.99. It's a SUV model, so I figure I could change my CRV too. Got back home and worked like a charm.

Next problem was taking the engine bolt off. I don't know the right technique, but when it came off, oil shot off and missed the oil pan, making a big mess. If anybody can tell me the right way to take the engine bolt off I would appreciate it a lot.

The rest of easy. Cleaning up was a little messy. I tried to pour the oil into the used oil container, but it spilled. Should have got the more expensive oil pan that can be capped. Pisssed off, I threw the used oil in the garbage. You all know how I feel about the environment. Tried to do the right thing and my garage gets messed up.

Afterthought. I really didn't need to go under the car to change the oil. It could have been done on the side. But since I already bought the expensive jack, I figure I could use it to rotate tires too.

Which now I have several questions regarding rotating tires. How often should I do it? I'm thinking every 5000 miles so it will be easy to remember. And should I criss cross? I know what my manual said, but I once asked a guy at Jiffy Lube why he didn't criss cross he said because that's the best way. I think he was just lazy to move the tires from one side to another. How do you guys do it?

Thanks in advance.
tcmalker is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 50 (permalink) Old 09-25-2012, 08:06 PM
DONATING MEMBER
 
Chicago Performance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Northlake, IL 60164
Posts: 25,074
Location: Northlake, IL 60164
Sportbike: Trackdayz "I" bike!
Years Riding: since last year
How you found us: In a fortune cookie
           

------->> Best motorcycle shop ever!

http://www.chicagoperformance.com/
Chicago Performance is offline  
post #3 of 50 (permalink) Old 09-25-2012, 08:07 PM
lust for bikes!
 
nouseforaname's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: a prostitute
Posts: 3,941
Location: a prostitute
Sportbike: a prostitute
Years Riding: a prostitute
How you found us: a prostitute
           

"Why are all these people here? There are too many people on this earth. We need a new plague…"

"Thats it, nobody gets out of here alive."

Quote:
Originally Posted by JRobbins View Post
I agree completely with Steve (nouseforaname)
nouseforaname is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 50 (permalink) Old 09-25-2012, 08:11 PM
DONATING MEMBER
 
Chicago Performance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Northlake, IL 60164
Posts: 25,074
Location: Northlake, IL 60164
Sportbike: Trackdayz "I" bike!
Years Riding: since last year
How you found us: In a fortune cookie
           

------->> Best motorcycle shop ever!

http://www.chicagoperformance.com/
Chicago Performance is offline  
post #5 of 50 (permalink) Old 09-25-2012, 08:14 PM
DONATING MEMBER
 
Chicago Performance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Northlake, IL 60164
Posts: 25,074
Location: Northlake, IL 60164
Sportbike: Trackdayz "I" bike!
Years Riding: since last year
How you found us: In a fortune cookie
           

------->> Best motorcycle shop ever!

http://www.chicagoperformance.com/
Chicago Performance is offline  
post #6 of 50 (permalink) Old 09-25-2012, 08:15 PM
Model citizen
 
Maynard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Rockford
Posts: 10,025
Location: Rockford
Sportbike: ktm
Years Riding: a few
How you found us: SBN
           
Tires rotate while you drive

Daddy mac. Mack daddy

Eric
Maynard is offline  
post #7 of 50 (permalink) Old 09-25-2012, 08:22 PM
PIKUACH NEFESH
 
STANIMAL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: G-VIEW
Posts: 6,900
Location: G-VIEW
Sportbike: Italian,British,Japanese,Czech
Years Riding: LONG TIME
How you found us: CRR
           
I guess you do need to be a rocket scientist to change your oil.

MOTO AND MOTOR
1906 TECHNY RD.
NORTHBROOK IL 60062

SALES*SERVICE*PARTS
847-790-4848
STANIMAL is offline  
post #8 of 50 (permalink) Old 09-25-2012, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
tcmalker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Chicago
Posts: 840
Location: Chicago
Sportbike: FZ6
Years Riding: 2
How you found us: fz6 forum
   
no serious responses. I bet 98% of you don't change your own oil, even on a motorcycle. PATHETIC! Be a man.
tcmalker is offline  
post #9 of 50 (permalink) Old 09-25-2012, 08:26 PM
lust for bikes!
 
nouseforaname's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: a prostitute
Posts: 3,941
Location: a prostitute
Sportbike: a prostitute
Years Riding: a prostitute
How you found us: a prostitute
           
karma for being a fucking homophobe. just deal

"Why are all these people here? There are too many people on this earth. We need a new plague…"

"Thats it, nobody gets out of here alive."

Quote:
Originally Posted by JRobbins View Post
I agree completely with Steve (nouseforaname)
nouseforaname is offline  
post #10 of 50 (permalink) Old 09-25-2012, 08:28 PM
bwa
Boom
 
bwa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Kalispell, MT
Posts: 13,320
Location: Kalispell, MT
Sportbike: None :(
Years Riding: not long enough
How you found us: Crazeinc
           
Quote:
Originally Posted by tcmalker View Post
no serious responses. I bet 98% of you don't change your own oil, even on a motorcycle. PATHETIC! Be a man.
Real men don't ask stupid fucking questions. Or buy a jack, that you probably have laying next to your spare tire in your Accord (which you don't even need)
bwa is offline  
post #11 of 50 (permalink) Old 09-25-2012, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
tcmalker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Chicago
Posts: 840
Location: Chicago
Sportbike: FZ6
Years Riding: 2
How you found us: fz6 forum
   
Quote:
Originally Posted by bwa View Post
Real men don't ask stupid fucking questions. Or buy a jack, that you probably have laying next to your spare tire in your Accord (which you don't even need)
it's a FLOOR JACK, so it raise the entire half of the car So you DO need it. How else are you going to rotate the tires einstein?

DOH!
tcmalker is offline  
post #12 of 50 (permalink) Old 09-25-2012, 08:37 PM
bwa
Boom
 
bwa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Kalispell, MT
Posts: 13,320
Location: Kalispell, MT
Sportbike: None :(
Years Riding: not long enough
How you found us: Crazeinc
           
Quote:
Originally Posted by tcmalker View Post
it's a FLOOR JACK, so it raise the entire half of the car So you DO need it. How else are you going to rotate the tires einstein?

DOH!
You bought it for oil change, just to later realize it was pointless for it, and use the tire rotation as excuse for it's use.

And lifting "entire half" of the car is really gonna help you rotate the tires using any of the 3 most common tire rotations:

bwa is offline  
post #13 of 50 (permalink) Old 09-25-2012, 08:38 PM
PIKUACH NEFESH
 
STANIMAL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: G-VIEW
Posts: 6,900
Location: G-VIEW
Sportbike: Italian,British,Japanese,Czech
Years Riding: LONG TIME
How you found us: CRR
           
You're right , non of us have changed oil in our cars and bikes.

MOTO AND MOTOR
1906 TECHNY RD.
NORTHBROOK IL 60062

SALES*SERVICE*PARTS
847-790-4848
STANIMAL is offline  
post #14 of 50 (permalink) Old 09-25-2012, 08:46 PM
Eat a bag o' dix!
 
trkyleg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 8,018
Location: Oklahoma
Sportbike: ratty one
Years Riding: a few days
How you found us: Uncle Bad Touch
           
fuk rotating tires, I only buy two at a time.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Loki047 View Post
As long as their tits are bigger than their dicks, im in.

-"You will meet your destiny on the road of avoidance."

-"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift. That is why we call it the present."

-"It's not considered premarital sex if you don't plan on getting married."
trkyleg is offline  
post #15 of 50 (permalink) Old 09-25-2012, 08:51 PM
DONATING MEMBER
 
Chicago Performance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Northlake, IL 60164
Posts: 25,074
Location: Northlake, IL 60164
Sportbike: Trackdayz "I" bike!
Years Riding: since last year
How you found us: In a fortune cookie
           
Who the hell rotates tires anyways? I got 335s on back and my fronts are toed in like a mofo plus they are matched perfect and staggered special so they WILL HOLD.

------->> Best motorcycle shop ever!

http://www.chicagoperformance.com/
Chicago Performance is offline  
post #16 of 50 (permalink) Old 09-25-2012, 08:56 PM
Eat a bag o' dix!
 
trkyleg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 8,018
Location: Oklahoma
Sportbike: ratty one
Years Riding: a few days
How you found us: Uncle Bad Touch
           
Turn 4 on the outside

Quote:
Originally Posted by Loki047 View Post
As long as their tits are bigger than their dicks, im in.

-"You will meet your destiny on the road of avoidance."

-"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift. That is why we call it the present."

-"It's not considered premarital sex if you don't plan on getting married."
trkyleg is offline  
post #17 of 50 (permalink) Old 09-25-2012, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
tcmalker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Chicago
Posts: 840
Location: Chicago
Sportbike: FZ6
Years Riding: 2
How you found us: fz6 forum
   
Quote:
Originally Posted by bwa View Post
You bought it for oil change, just to later realize it was pointless for it, and use the tire rotation as excuse for it's use.

And lifting "entire half" of the car is really gonna help you rotate the tires using any of the 3 most common tire rotations:

of course it will, I lift up the front end, put the jack stands on, move to rear and lift that up. Voila! All four tires off the ground. All in under a minute. Imagine using the stock jack that comes with the car. LOL.
tcmalker is offline  
post #18 of 50 (permalink) Old 09-25-2012, 10:12 PM
bwa
Boom
 
bwa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Kalispell, MT
Posts: 13,320
Location: Kalispell, MT
Sportbike: None :(
Years Riding: not long enough
How you found us: Crazeinc
           
Quote:
Originally Posted by tcmalker View Post
of course it will, I lift up the front end, put the jack stands on, move to rear and lift that up. Voila! All four tires off the ground. All in under a minute. Imagine using the stock jack that comes with the car. LOL.
Guess you're lacking imagination. Scissor jack with a electric or air drill, and it lifts it in a matter of seconds.
bwa is offline  
post #19 of 50 (permalink) Old 09-25-2012, 11:08 PM
Registered User
 
JRSMAIL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Johnsburg, Il
Posts: 9,428
Location: Johnsburg, Il
Sportbike: A weed wacker
Years Riding: Just started today as a matter of fact..
How you found us: A dream I had once
           
Send a message via MSN to JRSMAIL
You shouldn't be changing oil let alone rotating tires...

Jon
MSF Instructor


<---- Useless

Always Stand For What You Believe In... Even If Means You Stand Alone...
JRSMAIL is offline  
post #20 of 50 (permalink) Old 09-25-2012, 11:36 PM
Armed law abiding citizen
 
Dave13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Middleburg, Florida
Posts: 19,055
Location: Middleburg, Florida
Sportbike: '74 Yamaha RD350
Years Riding: idk
How you found us: Google
           
So much fucking fail, where to begin...

The jack. What are you using to support the vehicle while you are underneath it? I didn't see any mention of jack stands. Nice way for your family to find you if the jack slips or fails.

Throwing out used oil. Recycle the shit. You went to the store twice to get a jack, but won't go once to recycle your oil? Lame.

Not buying an expensive oil collector. I use containers from the hospital (think dollar store quality), that hold enough used oil to do an oil change. Then dump that into a 5 gallon bucket and put the lid on. When the 5 gallon bucket gets full, bring it in to be recycled while buying new oil and a filter. To keep your car clean while transporting the bucket, put it in a trash bag, and put it in the passengers site floorboard.

Only a handful of Jiffy Lube shops rotate tires due to insurance reasons. And if you are changing your own oil, why are you at a jiffy lube?

My daughter learned at 8 years old how to do an oil change without making a mess. You are simply "special".

How should you rotate your tires? Check your owners manual, or contact the dealer.

Please, troll somewhere else.
Dave13 is offline  
post #21 of 50 (permalink) Old 09-25-2012, 11:56 PM

 
1shadyninja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Joliet Area
Posts: 1,436
Location: Joliet Area
Sportbike: ZX9R
Years Riding: 10+ years
How you found us: Gixxer Tony
           
Garage
Send a message via AIM to 1shadyninja
I help/teach my customers how to do oil changes all the time . I even wrote a basic how to thread for bikes.as for used oil , I put it in milk /washer fluid jugs and give it to a buddy at napa where they are able to sell it to a oil recycling company.

For future reference. Drive on ramps are way safer for a beginner than using a jack with out stands.

Our Company Facebook ==> http://on.fb.me/TYp7jw
First Place Oils
Check out what AMSOIL has for your bike!
See this post ----> https://www.chicagolandsportbikes.com...1&postcount=16
Click here for our CLSB SPECIAL!" https://www.chicagolandsportbikes.com...68#post2010368
1shadyninja is offline  
post #22 of 50 (permalink) Old 09-26-2012, 12:13 AM
Registered User
 
LockDownMike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Chicago
Posts: 345
Location: Chicago
Sportbike: 2012 Ducati M696
Years Riding: 8 years
How you found us: Scout 67
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1shadyninja View Post
I help/teach my customers how to do oil changes all the time . I even wrote a basic how to thread for bikes.as for used oil , I put it in milk /washer fluid jugs and give it to a buddy at napa where they are able to sell it to a oil recycling company.

For future reference. Drive on ramps are way safer for a beginner than using a jack with out stands.


I thought you were going to throw in a personal plug like...


When you want to do an oil change do it right, do it with AMS OIL. Proven to be the #1 leading motor oil in Serbia for 3 years in a row. Lasts up to 600 miles long, 600 miles strong. Your car will smoke more, misfire more, and lose serious MPG like a boss! Use Ams oil contact number is

555-BLO-HARD

LOL!

Just kidding. AMS OIL is legit.
LockDownMike is offline  
post #23 of 50 (permalink) Old 09-26-2012, 01:35 AM
Registered User
 
ThirdgenTa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Aurora
Posts: 1,512
Location: Aurora
Sportbike: 2001 zx6
How you found us: Search
           
Send a message via AIM to ThirdgenTa
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1shadyninja View Post
I help/teach my customers how to do oil changes all the time . I even wrote a basic how to thread for bikes.as for used oil , I put it in milk /washer fluid jugs and give it to a buddy at napa where they are able to sell it to a oil recycling company.

For future reference. Drive on ramps are way safer for a beginner than using a jack with out stands.
The place I recycle my oil at told me not to use milk jugs. They said the oil breaks down the plastic, especially by the handle. They ended up giving me a thicker jug to use.

Also, did you make sure to oil the gasket on the oil filter?
ThirdgenTa is offline  
post #24 of 50 (permalink) Old 09-26-2012, 08:11 AM

 
1shadyninja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Joliet Area
Posts: 1,436
Location: Joliet Area
Sportbike: ZX9R
Years Riding: 10+ years
How you found us: Gixxer Tony
           
Garage
Send a message via AIM to 1shadyninja
Quote:
Originally Posted by ThirdgenTa View Post
The place I recycle my oil at told me not to use milk jugs. They said the oil breaks down the plastic, especially by the handle. They ended up giving me a thicker jug to use.

Also, did you make sure to oil the gasket on the oil filter?
He has a 275 gallon tote that he pours it in .doesn't stay in the jug that long.
Wiper fluid jugs are thicker.I also have some "chemical proof"2.5 gallon jugs I got when I worked for ExxonMobil. I recycle about 10 gallons of oil a week.

Our Company Facebook ==> http://on.fb.me/TYp7jw
First Place Oils
Check out what AMSOIL has for your bike!
See this post ----> https://www.chicagolandsportbikes.com...1&postcount=16
Click here for our CLSB SPECIAL!" https://www.chicagolandsportbikes.com...68#post2010368
1shadyninja is offline  
post #25 of 50 (permalink) Old 09-26-2012, 08:37 AM
DONATING MEMBER
 
Chicago Performance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Northlake, IL 60164
Posts: 25,074
Location: Northlake, IL 60164
Sportbike: Trackdayz "I" bike!
Years Riding: since last year
How you found us: In a fortune cookie
           
Isn't an oil change at Jiffy lube like $20? Has the world come to not enjoying simple luxuries like watching a grease monkey do dirty shit to your car while you watch? This is pathetic.

------->> Best motorcycle shop ever!

http://www.chicagoperformance.com/
Chicago Performance is offline  
post #26 of 50 (permalink) Old 09-26-2012, 09:20 AM

 
1shadyninja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Joliet Area
Posts: 1,436
Location: Joliet Area
Sportbike: ZX9R
Years Riding: 10+ years
How you found us: Gixxer Tony
           
Garage
Send a message via AIM to 1shadyninja
Here is food for thought



I prefer to do my own, That way I know the drain plug will not fall out.
I only change my oil one time a year, so dedicating 10 min a year to a oil change is not that big of deal

and Jiffy lube uses a very inexpensive conventional oil.

Our Company Facebook ==> http://on.fb.me/TYp7jw
First Place Oils
Check out what AMSOIL has for your bike!
See this post ----> https://www.chicagolandsportbikes.com...1&postcount=16
Click here for our CLSB SPECIAL!" https://www.chicagolandsportbikes.com...68#post2010368
1shadyninja is offline  
post #27 of 50 (permalink) Old 09-26-2012, 09:25 AM
DONATING MEMBER
 
Chicago Performance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Northlake, IL 60164
Posts: 25,074
Location: Northlake, IL 60164
Sportbike: Trackdayz "I" bike!
Years Riding: since last year
How you found us: In a fortune cookie
           
For every report of issues at professional service shops, there are at least 4000 cases of people screwing their own shit up. I change at least 3 oil pans per year from people "saving money" doing their own oil changes.

------->> Best motorcycle shop ever!

http://www.chicagoperformance.com/
Chicago Performance is offline  
post #28 of 50 (permalink) Old 09-26-2012, 10:07 AM
Registered User
 
JRSMAIL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Johnsburg, Il
Posts: 9,428
Location: Johnsburg, Il
Sportbike: A weed wacker
Years Riding: Just started today as a matter of fact..
How you found us: A dream I had once
           
Send a message via MSN to JRSMAIL
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chicago Performance View Post
Isn't an oil change at Jiffy lube like $20? Has the world come to not enjoying simple luxuries like watching a grease monkey do dirty shit to your car while you watch? This is pathetic.

You trust a 18 year old doing work on your 30K car..


Quote:
Originally Posted by Chicago Performance View Post
For every report of issues at professional service shops, there are at least 4000 cases of people screwing their own shit up. I change at least 3 oil pans per year from people "saving money" doing their own oil changes.
Common sense isn't so common.

Jon
MSF Instructor


<---- Useless

Always Stand For What You Believe In... Even If Means You Stand Alone...
JRSMAIL is offline  
post #29 of 50 (permalink) Old 09-26-2012, 10:43 AM
You got the talkin' done
 
jrock's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Alaska, WI
Posts: 15,711
Location: Alaska, WI
Sportbike: 2016 Honda Africa Twin & 1979 Honda CB750F
Years Riding: long enough to have fallen off a few times - glad I wear a helmet!
How you found us: Loose Lips Sink Ships, Loose Wires Cause Fires
           
If you are using a floor jack, you better be using jack stands along with it.

If you ain't with us, then it's just bad news.
jrock is offline  
post #30 of 50 (permalink) Old 09-26-2012, 10:49 AM
Slower Traffic Keep Right
 
stkr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Kenosha, WI
Posts: 3,755
Location: Kenosha, WI
Sportbike: '06 Suzuki GSXR-750 (Track); '11 HD Electra Glide (Road Sofa)
Years Riding: 30+ yrs total
How you found us: A friend at NESBA
           
This is all I've got for this...


Midwest Track Day CR #130
NESBA 130-Control Rider (Former Midwest Region)
STT "A" 130
Track: 2006 GSXR-750
Street: 2011 H-D Ultra Limited (Road Sofa)

www.MidwestTrackDay.com / www.MidwestTrackDay.motorsportreg.com / www.facebook.com/midwesttrackday

http://militarysignatures.com/signatures/member6419.png
stkr is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Chicagoland Sportbikes forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome