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Old 06-05-2003, 01:01 PM
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If you know what a wrench is and can remove a bolt, you can definately change your own oil. The fact that the oil filter is SO conveniently located makes the job THAT much easier. You don't even need to jack-up the car to get to the oil drain plug (bolt) least us skinny guys don't

Save yourself $20'ish and try it one time.

As for the overfilling, the only thing I can think of is that the shop is not allowing a complete drain of the oil. OR, your engine is one that takes a smaller amount of oil for some reason (pending that your dipstick is reading correctly).

'85 300SD
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