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Old 03-12-2005, 06:37 PM   #1
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Default how much should a manual transmission oil change cost? $30 too steep?

that's what I was quoted. Seems a bit steep for taking out a drain plug and filling it up via tube. Or is this a good going price?
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Old 03-12-2005, 06:38 PM   #2
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Default how much should a manual transmission oil change cost? $30 too steep?

cost $15 at walmart. many gas stations also charge $20.
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Default how much should a manual transmission oil change cost? $30 too steep?

regular oil changes cost about 25-30 bucks at a shop too. Stop being a cheapskate.
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Old 03-12-2005, 06:40 PM   #4
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Default how much should a manual transmission oil change cost? $30 too steep?

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that's what I was quoted. Seems a bit steep for taking out a drain plug and filling it up via tube. Or is this a good going price?
i used to think that changing oil myself would save money, but i think of it this way now:

$5 for 4qts of oil
$5 for oil filter
$x for labor (getting hands dirty, disposal of oil, etc)

so based on walmarts $15 price, i don't mind giving up $x (which in this case is $5).
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Old 03-12-2005, 06:45 PM   #5
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Default how much should a manual transmission oil change cost? $30 too steep?

oil changes are easy for me the manual transmission oil change requires a tube of some sort as I've been told
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Old 03-12-2005, 06:48 PM   #6
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that's what I was quoted. Seems a bit steep for taking out a drain plug and filling it up via tube. Or is this a good going price?
i used to think that changing oil myself would save money, but i think of it this way now:

$5 for 4qts of oil
$5 for oil filter
$x for labor (getting hands dirty, disposal of oil, etc)

so based on walmarts $15 price, i don't mind giving up $x (which in this case is $5).
For me, it is the satasfaction of doing it myself. If i really need one done but I dont' want to do it, ill bring it in.
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Old 03-12-2005, 06:48 PM   #7
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i guess i'm just lazy
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Old 03-12-2005, 06:49 PM   #8
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i think half the people in the thread dont realize ur talking about tranny oil....

$30 does seem like a lot though....
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Old 03-12-2005, 06:51 PM   #9
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Default how much should a manual transmission oil change cost? $30 too steep?

manual tranny oil change in my car is about 300...

its a sealed system. Most of its labor.
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Old 03-12-2005, 06:56 PM   #10
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Default how much should a manual transmission oil change cost? $30 too steep?

It's a decent price, the 90weight oiil will be a little more expensive than the mutligrades and in general in the cars I've serviced the oil has to be refilled where you check the oil at and requires an exceptionally long funnel and lots of time to let that 90weight run down into the transmission.
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Old 03-12-2005, 06:57 PM   #11
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i think half the people in the thread dont realize ur talking about tranny oil....

$30 does seem like a lot though....
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Old 03-12-2005, 07:17 PM   #12
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Default how much should a manual transmission oil change cost? $30 too steep?

1st off, never go to wall-mart, seconed, $30 is steep (unless you require a special synthetic) I pay $16.99+tax, or I often do it myself for ~ $8.
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Old 03-12-2005, 07:24 PM   #13
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I do it myself. Seven dollars.
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Old 03-12-2005, 08:29 PM   #14
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Default how much should a manual transmission oil change cost? $30 too steep?

I still think most of these people are talking about motor oil...not Transmission Fluid.
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Default how much should a manual transmission oil change cost? $30 too steep?

What kind of vehicle??

A car with no drain plug is more work than simply drain and fill.
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Old 03-12-2005, 08:44 PM   #16
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it all depends if there is a drain plug. i have had experance with changing tranny fluid without one man never do it on ur own. go to a shop to do it. its like niagra falls
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it all depends if there is a drain plug. i have had experance with changing tranny fluid without one man never do it on ur own. go to a shop to do it. its like niagra falls
Ahh, come on, that's all the fun.
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Wal*Mart vacuums my car at no extra charge when I get an oil change, something I think is awesome
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$30 is fine.
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Default how much should a manual transmission oil change cost? $30 too steep?

It doesn't seem like too much if you require a friction modifier.....also depends on the brand of fluid you go with. I swear by GM syncromesh (my mechanic told me to)
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$30 is a fair price for gear oil (manual tranny). That stuff stinks and is a pita to get back in. You'll need your own pump. If it's rr wheel drive, get the rear changed at the same time. I used synthetic in my tranny and posi gear oil in the rear (because I have a posi rear).
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I love it when people CAN'T FVCKING READ.

My tranny fluid change runs about $100 on my automatic. Have no idea about a manual, but $30 seems about right.
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