Speedco Pricing me out

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by JonJon78, Jan 16, 2020.

  1. thaistick

    thaistick Road Train Member

    Dec 7, 2014
    I thought the X15 required the 10w30 semi synthetic????
    If you're trying to save money do the Cummins extended program, 80,000 mile intervals, free oil samples every 10k.
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  3. SteveScott

    SteveScott Road Train Member

    Nov 10, 2015
    I have one and it was barely registering, but I took a load to the burning man festival in the black rock desert, and that alkali dust was just sitting in there slowing getting sucked through the filter into my engine. When they pulled it out of the housing, it was like smoke rolling off of it. Not sure why it wasn't restricting the air flow more than it was showing.
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  4. PE_T

    PE_T Road Train Member

    Pretty much those three you mentioned are the most common, and they’re nationwide. If you cannot bobtail, Walmart’s with an Auto Care Center can also take your used oil. Their limit may be 3 gallons, though.
  5. PE_T

    PE_T Road Train Member

    I just bought myself another gauge recently. It could be yours isn’t working anymore. I watched a video, by the way, that mentioned that you may not see anything on the gauge until after 50k miles.
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  6. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    Gas stations. Grocery stores. Don't accept used oil.
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  7. Studebaker Hawk

    Studebaker Hawk Road Train Member

    Oct 18, 2010
    NW Indiana
    If I go to a Speedco, I do the basic oil change. Oil and Oil filters. DO NOT TOUCH ANYTHING ELSE, not even the windshield washer fluid. I watch them very carefully. Usually $150 less than the standard full service with lubrication and fuel filters. They never grease it right, and they usually spin the filters on too loose or too tight. The only reason I do it at all is problems getting rid of the old oil.
  8. mhyn

    mhyn Road Train Member

    Dec 29, 2008
    Northridge, CA
    no greasing, no new fuel filters.... just oil change with new oem oil filter.
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  9. The Biggest Dawg

    The Biggest Dawg Light Load Member

    Oct 16, 2019
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    Every Walmart around here accepts used oil, they sell groceries and gas.
  10. Gumper

    Gumper Road Train Member

    Jan 7, 2018
    Butte, MT
    My dad had the oil changed in his N14 powered motorhome, and the shop charged him $750. I told him that’s outrageous, and to let me do it for him next time.

    Next time, with about 4000 miles on the oil, he had the same shop do it.

    Do your own oil changes.
  11. spyder7723

    spyder7723 Road Train Member

    Mar 31, 2013
    sarasota, fl
    Put a 50 gallon drum in your garage and dump the old oil in it. Call up a local guy to come pump it out when it's full. They won't make a special trip for 50 gallons, but wil gladly stop in their way back from pumping out a shops tank. If you don't want to keep a drum in your garage, then id just pr it back into the oil jugs and run them up to any shop or auto parts store. They will all take it. It's free money for them.

    Also you don't need a fancy expensive oil drain pan. Get a cheap cooler at Walmart with a drain plug.
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