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Old 04-24-2012, 08:24 AM
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About the worst part of the oil change is the inevitable drips of oil coming from the oil filter housing when you remove the old filter. Have to spend a few mins with a paper towel wiping off the various frame pieces that get coated in oil.

In addition, I wear surgical gloves when changing the oil to minimize the cleanup afterwards.

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Originally Posted by bigbadwillie View Post
... and the tech said that all the Hemi's filters come loose after an oil change.
I don't think the kids at Jiffy Lube would even try that line...

Changing the oil on these trucks couldn't be easier, and by doing it yourself you'll -

know the oil was changed
know the drain plug wasn't stripped
know the oil filter is tight
know the correct (and preferred) oil is used

plus it gives you a chance to look around and make sure nothing else is leaking, coming loose, etc.
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Same thing just happened to me. The dealer offered me a free oil change because of it.

It seemed as if they just spun it up to the gasket and forgot to tighten it.
Same happened to me my last oil change from the dealer but it came lose enough to start leaking around 1,ooo miles after it was changed. Saw a puddle in the drive way and crawled under and the filter was real lose tighten it and the next day was lose again. Took it to dealer said was a faulty filter and did a free oil change. The Amount that was leaking out it just happened otherwise i would have been out of oil in a week or so.
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