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ib516

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Posted: 02/29/12 12:13pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There has been speculation that people pay $150 - $200 for a routine oil change for a diesel truck.

I'm taking a poll. Please state your make/model/engine in your diesel truck, and how much an oil change costs you out of pocket. Please also add if you DIY or the dealer or a lube shop does it.

Here's mine:

- DIY
- Oil $30 (dino) - $50 (Synthetic)
- Oil Filter (Fleetgaurd) $20
- 2007 Cummins 5.9L

Total: $50 - $70


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Posted: 02/29/12 12:16pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ib516 wrote:

There has been speculation that people pay $150 - $200 for a routine oil change for a diesel truck.

I'm taking a poll. Please state your make/model/engine in your diesel truck, and how much an oil change costs you out of pocket. Please also add if you DIY or the dealer or a lube shop does it.

Here's mine:

- DIY
- Oil $30 (dino) - $50 (Synthetic)
- Oil Filter (Fleetgaurd) $20
- 2007 Cummins 5.9L

Total: $50 - $70


The same - dino oil $50 and don't forget the Cummins extended mileage - 15,000 of normal driving - cheaper than my wifes 300c.

2006 Cummins 5.9

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2003 Silverado 2500 HD
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Oil, Filter and Lube
$79.00 at GM Dealer


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'07 F350 6.0
There was a time when I did my own. Now just let the Ford dealer do it. $97.46 for oil change. 5th oil change is free. So net per change cost is $77.97.
Worth the difference to me for the hassle of changing it and disposing of the oil.

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Posted: 02/29/12 12:35pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You don't really need a poll.. I think the 5.9L oil capacity is around 12L and it's the added fluids that is what costs. To compare, my hemi I think holds 6L.. So, simple calculation will tell you that to do an oil change on my old '06 5.9L was at least twice as expensive as my gasser in a DIY scenario. $150 - $200 seems like someone is getting taken to the cleaners for a "Routine oil change"

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ib516 wrote:

There has been speculation that people pay $150 - $200 for a routine oil change for a diesel truck.

I'm taking a poll. Please state your make/model/engine in your diesel truck, and how much an oil change costs you out of pocket. Please also add if you DIY or the dealer or a lube shop does it.

Here's mine:

- DIY
- Oil $30 (dino) - $50 (Synthetic)
- Oil Filter (Fleetgaurd) $20
- 2007 Cummins 5.9L

Total: $50 - $70



Ditto. I had the dealer do the first oil change on my 06' in late 2005. I think it was about $120. I have done all since then.

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five'er wrote:

You don't really need a poll.. I think the 5.9L oil capacity is around 12L and it's the added fluids that is what costs. To compare, my hemi I think holds 6L.. So, simple calculation will tell you that to do an oil change on my old '06 5.9L was at least twice as expensive as my gasser in a DIY scenario. $150 - $200 seems like someone is getting taken to the cleaners for a "Routine oil change"

This poll is in relation to another thread I didn't want to hijack. I'm well aware of what it costs to do an oil change on a 5.9L Cummins, been doing my own for going onto 7 years now...

In regards to the cost of a Hemi oil change vs a Cummins...Mine is due every 15,000 miles (~24,000 Km). What's yours? Asking because I have never owned a Hemi and don't know what they suggest for OCI.

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Cat 3126, 32 qts, 3 filters, chassis lube, tire pressure check, front hub check, fil, rear end check. Speedco.... $201 every 15k, using bypass filter also.

Jim

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6.7L Cummins. About 12 dollars a gallon for the oil plus 9 bucks for the filter. Total= $45.00


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Posted: 02/29/12 12:40pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

2006 6.0L PSD

14.2L of 15W/40 - $43(Rotella dino oil)
MotorCraft filter - $21

Taxes and stuff probably $65 and I take my oil up to the local HHW depot for disposal while making a junk run - allowed 5 gallons/20L at a time.

I've never taken her to the dealer for an oil change so not sure the price in my neck of the woods.


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