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While there is nothing wrong with the dealer changing the oil, I like doing it myself. I let it drain for 45 minutes or longer. Doubt the dealer will do that, maybe, but probably not. I know it was done right the first time. Most of the oil change techs are just that, they know how to change oil and not much more. The more knowledgeable mechanics are doing actual repairs that are above the skill set of changing oil.
I do understand that some don't want to change oil. Some due to age, or schedules or work, or physical limitation that may prevent them from doing it, and that is fine also. When I first took ownership of my '12, I asked the dealer for oil changing pricing. Was quoted approx. $120 or so. I can change my oil for $55.00 give or take. The extra that I save I can spend at Geno's Garage for filters and the such. However, may way ain't right and the other fellas way is not wrong either.
2012 SLT 3500, CCLB, HO, SRW 4x2, 4.10s, 68RFE, Mineral Grey, Pacbrake air springs, Fumoto oil valve, Cat/Cummins Dual Filter kit, Edge CTS Monitor.
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