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Old 09-06-2011, 10:11 PM
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Hats off to you! My first 993 oil change was very similar to your experience. I was too embarrassed to step forward to share my experience on the forum. I now humbly take my 993s in for the oil change.

Thanks for the humorous write up.
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Old 09-06-2011, 10:21 PM
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Been there, done that. Didn't you love it?
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:26 PM
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Originally Posted by mts View Post
Ultimately I think one of my issues is I couldn't bring myself to sacrafice that live rooster mentioned in 1) part way through the procedure as the instructions specified. Maybe next time.
You may want to re-read the instructions, I'm pretty sure it mentions choking the chicken - not sacrificing the rooster. Or do they mean the same thing? Either way I can't see how either will make your oil change go any faster... or cleaner.
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Old 09-07-2011, 12:18 AM
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Originally Posted by efong View Post
Best and most accurate write up on a first oil change I've ever read!
Agreed!
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Old 09-07-2011, 12:52 AM
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We couldn't laugh if we haven't live through it ourselves... we did. Still funny. None of us had the guts to post it though, so now you know how we think, lol. Our embarrassing moment didin't happen, lol.

You do get better at it. Next time, if your experience is like mine, you'll only spill half the oil. After that, you'll get better. 13 oil changes later, you'll be down to a quart spilled or so.

I'm not sure you ever get to zero though. If you do, please let us know.
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:42 AM
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I've learned to do it at a friend's house. That way the cleanup is soooooo much easier. Heck, that way I can go ahead and bleed the clutch slave while I'm under there.
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:56 AM
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Those $200 oil changes seem like a great value after reading that!
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:21 AM
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funny, funny, funny. Got the Rooster, now is it 10 new dimes I need....
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Old 09-07-2011, 11:40 AM
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Great writeup! Thanks for posting!

I must admit that 7 years into 993 ownership, I've yet to change my oil (I mean change it myself! Man that sounded wrong ... I don't want the Rennlist "Child Services" coming after me). Anyway, despite all the humorous (and not so humorous) horror stories, I still want to give this a shot at some point.

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Old 09-07-2011, 12:20 PM
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That is too damn funny.

I can pull the engine out of my 65 GTO and replace clutch quicker than I can change the oil in my 96 cab - and use less tools.

Great work!
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Old 09-07-2011, 01:09 PM
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Great write-up, and many thanks for the morning laugh!
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Old 09-07-2011, 01:57 PM
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Awesome!
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:33 PM
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Originally Posted by BSL View Post
Great write-up, and many thanks for the morning laugh!
I'm still laughing.Thanks for sharing.

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Old 11-18-2011, 04:37 AM
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intoxicanting write!!!
keep on reading!
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:20 PM
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Very funny having just finished my first change and feeling really bad about the 1/2 quart spilled. Changed oil on a lot of cars over the years. This one wins the prize. And for spark plugs.

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