Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Who ever said changing oil was EASY???
Ok! If you are a Mechanic, go ahead and laugh now, But GEES! So. My brother in law says that "even Eth can change his own oil" This is usually not meant as a compliment but translated:" Even an untrained monkey with a missing right paw can change his own oil!" Well, I'm here to say that I have proven something that is idiot proof, I have found a better idiot! I followed the directions, I drained the oil without a hitch, but I could not get the oil filter off. "Oh! It's only hand tight!" they say. RIGHT! Well, having never changed my own oil before, I didn't feel any need to buy a $10 single purpose tool that really was not required. Am I not just the biggest fool! Well, at least there is new oil in the car, but the old filter remains until my next attempt. I guess I can buy a cheaper 'oil filter remover tool' for the future, or just pay Valvoline to do it for me. OH! My lovely wife was nice enough to get some pics for my blog. I look more like a run over pedestrian than an auto mechanic. For today's purposes, I pretty much felt that way.