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Old 03-16-2014, 06:03 PM   #1
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Did my first oil change ever, it was really fun. My grandpa usually just wants me to take it some where to get it done so I don't have to "deal" with it but I finally convinced him to let me do it. I loved it, it was fun and I learned a good amount. I won't be taking my oil to get changed anymore! The worst part was I seemed to let it slip my mind that the oil filter would have oil in it and spilled it all over myself. Guess I have new work clothes now haha. Just thought id let you guys know

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Old 03-16-2014, 07:06 PM   #2
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Did my first oil change ever, it was really fun. My grandpa usually just wants me to take it some where to get it done so I don't have to "deal" with it but I finally convinced him to let me do it. I loved it, it was fun and I learned a good amount. I won't be taking my oil to get changed anymore! The worst part was I seemed to let it slip my mind that the oil filter would have oil in it and spilled it all over myself. Guess I have new work clothes now haha. Just thought id let you guys know
You're on your way! Trans, transfer case, and differentials await. Same idea, different but not difficult, processes. You can do it!


P.S. Pick up a big jug of GoJo hand cleaner. You're gonna need it!

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This is one of the best posts I have read in a while. I think it's great and congrats. Every one of us remembers their first oil change fondly. BTW next time......consider removing the filter from the top of the engine instead of from the bottom
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Old 03-17-2014, 06:42 AM   #4
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P.S. Pick up a big jug of GoJo hand cleaner. You're gonna need it!
Great advice, but I prefer Fast Orange over GoJo
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:49 AM   #5
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Great advice, but I prefer Fast Orange over GoJo
Thought I was the only one. Good to know I'm not alone. All about the Fast Orange.
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Old 03-21-2014, 12:03 AM   #6
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Did my first oil change ever, it was really fun. My grandpa usually just wants me to take it some where to get it done so I don't have to "deal" with it but I finally convinced him to let me do it. I loved it, it was fun and I learned a good amount. I won't be taking my oil to get changed anymore! The worst part was I seemed to let it slip my mind that the oil filter would have oil in it and spilled it all over myself. Guess I have new work clothes now haha. Just thought id let you guys know
Great job!! Thats step 1 of a great hobby that lots of fun. Also, saves lots of money doing it yourself.

Check out the link in my sig below for some videos that can help you out

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Old 03-21-2014, 12:38 PM   #7
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Great advice, but I prefer Fast Orange over GoJo
I'll give Fast Orange a try. I got the big jug of GoJo at a flea market for $2. The guy had cases of the stuff. I'm sure they "fell off" the back of a truck! LOL!
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I started the exact same way about 6 months ago, and moved on to a full tuneup (got a kit off quadratec) it's a great way to start and build confidence that it really isn't that hard or intimidating...

Try doing your front brake pads too! (Don't try the rear brakes unless you have a lot of time patience, and don't mind feeling very, very, very intimidated.)
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We all started here as some point. I'm going to side with 87 Florida YJ and say that I remember the first oil change I ever did. Turning wrenches on your own stuff is a great hobby
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Congrats. I remember the first time I did an oil change as well. Then you just keep wanting to do more. I just finished a v8 swap on my 65 Mustang. It was a great time. Now that I have a jeep I'm looking forward to learning a lot of new things too.
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Funny how everyone starts feeling nostalgic about their first oil change.
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Great job! You'll save money and do a better job than someone who doesn't care about your jeep. I'm helping my grandson build a 65 dodge dart with a 360. Funny my own boys weren't interested in working on cars, but my grandson loves it. I wish more young kids would learn how to work with their hands ( other than work a cell phone or iPad)
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You're on your way! Trans, transfer case, and differentials await. Same idea, different but not difficult, processes. You can do it!

P.S. Pick up a big jug of GoJo hand cleaner. You're gonna need it!
Haha yeah I have a lot more to look forward to with the Jeep. But it'lll be fun

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This is one of the best posts I have read in a while. I think it's great and congrats. Every one of us remembers their first oil change fondly. BTW next time......consider removing the filter from the top of the engine instead of from the bottom
Hahah I was under the jeep to pull the plug and figured I could get two birds with one stone by just doing it all under the jeep..........learned my lesson

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Great job!! Thats step 1 of a great hobby that lots of fun. Also, saves lots of money doing it yourself.

Check out the link in my sig below for some videos that can help you out

Happy Jeeping!!
Thanks! I will definitely be taking a look at your videos! The more help the better

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I started the exact same way about 6 months ago, and moved on to a full tuneup (got a kit off quadratec) it's a great way to start and build confidence that it really isn't that hard or intimidating...

Try doing your front brake pads too! (Don't try the rear brakes unless you have a lot of time patience, and don't mind feeling very, very, very intimidated.)
My front brake pads I did and the rear I did also... it wasnt fun and i had someone come help but once i got done i was so happy that i did it. It was definitely one of the hardest jobs ive done. So far ive replaced the front and rear brakes, power steering pump, oxygen sensor, and an oil change. It has been time consuming but i love it. Oh and I replaced the spark plugs and wires, and the fuel filter. I can't tell if i feel like ive done a lot or little haha.

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Congrats. I remember the first time I did an oil change as well. Then you just keep wanting to do more. I just finished a v8 swap on my 65 Mustang. It was a great time. Now that I have a jeep I'm looking forward to learning a lot of new things too.
The jeep will teach me a lot of things and now i cant wait for more. I don't want things to break but i cant wait to fix them when they do
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Man. There is so much optimism here, I almost don't know how to handle it. Hold on to that. You'll need that the first time you're stranded on the side of the road. Lol.

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