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9 April 2013 - 1:08pm

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The other day I was changing the oil in my car for the first time (my wife and I had two cars, but we didn't really need both, so we traded them in and got one pretty decent car, which ends up taking full synthetic oil, of which an oil change somehow costs $90).

Everything was going pretty well until my possible PLS disease kicked in and I had a spasm as I was loosening the oil plug. Needless to say I somehow shifted as the plug came out and ended up moving the oil pan... AND GOT A STREAM OF DELICIOUS DIRTY OIL ALL OVER MY FACE.

Ugh, I was so disgusted. I was so mad and the oil got in my mouth a little bit.

Was it worth only spending $30 to change my own oil but having oil get all over my face? I don't know, but lesson learned: Don't have a spasm while you are doing auto work.

Has anything like this happened to you?

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10 April 2013 - 1:10am
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"Delicious Dirty Oil" does not sound good at all, 'Slim. I am so sorry this happened to you. What horrible timing for a spasm.

I can't recall any of my own experiences off the top of my head, but I am sure I have experienced many "blunders" in my lifetime. Maybe I have blocked them all out? I don't know lol

Better luck in the days to come!

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10 April 2013 - 3:50am
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Slim that sucks! Now if you were playing one of the casino games where you struck oil, that would be fun. I think $90.00 for an oil change is outrageous. My boyfriend can't change our oil due to all of his injuries, so we pay to have it done. I don't think I would do it myself even if I knew how. The thought of getting under a car and lying on the ground is not something I want to do.

I had a spasm while walking yesterday. My ankle kept feeling like it was not working. Glad I wasn't too far away from the car. I know I"ve had other things happen at bad times, but nothing comes to mind at the moment.

Are things pretty much staying the same for you, or are you starting to notices some changes like with the spasm during the oil change?

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10 April 2013 - 12:15pm
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If you intend on doing the oil changes yourself, you might want to consider investing in oil change suction pump! Wink

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10 April 2013 - 1:14pm
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Slim that sucks! Now if you were playing one of the casino games where you struck oil, that would be fun. I think $90.00 for an oil change is outrageous. My boyfriend can't change our oil due to all of his injuries, so we pay to have it done. I don't think I would do it myself even if I knew how. The thought of getting under a car and lying on the ground is not something I want to do.

I had a spasm while walking yesterday. My ankle kept feeling like it was not working. Glad I wasn't too far away from the car. I know I"ve had other things happen at bad times, but nothing comes to mind at the moment.

Are things pretty much staying the same for you, or are you starting to notices some changes like with the spasm during the oil change?

They are pretty much the same for now. I have to go to the University of Michigan Medical Center next week to get looked at by a second team.

The spasms are random, but they put me on 30 mg of Baclofen 3 times per day to help with them. It feels better, but I still get them occasionally.

On the plus side, the oil did get changed and I saved about $60 by doing so. I have learned a bit in the last couple of years and can now:

Change my oil
Change my brake pads
Change my spark plugs and plug wires
Change my tires
Replace an alternator

I am getting to be a pretty proficient mechanic! Smile

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10 April 2013 - 5:33pm
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Glad the meds are helping at least some, 'Slim.

Good for you being your own mechanic! Wish you lived closer, because you might charge less than my mechanic, lol. I only know how to check air in my tires, add antifreeze, oil, and windshield wash, lol, power steering fluid (cuz I have a slow leak, lol) and change a tire. That is pretty much it and all I know about cars. And my poor sons had to learn everything they know about cars from me. lol

My dad never worked on his own cars either, so I guess I never had that opportunity to learn.

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11 April 2013 - 1:13am
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Hope, I even have trouble putting air in the tires. I know it's simple, but my eyesight is not the greatest. We have one friend who is a mechanic (which you may remember) who helps us out from time to time. We always pay him for the work he does, but it's at a greatly discounted price. We do favors for him too, so it works out.

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11 April 2013 - 1:15am
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Slim, That's a lot of money to save actually. Sounds like you have learned a lot. At one time, I wanted to learn to work on cars. I wish I knew how to do that now.

I'm glad the Baclofen has been helping. Let us know what the second team says if you don't mind sharing. My wishes for improved health for you. Smile

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11 April 2013 - 2:09pm
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barbadosslim93 in glad your ok! but for future reference when they say texas tea they dont mean the kind you drink! but yes i did that the first i changed my oil its no fun!!!!!!

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You forgot to attach your photo...

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15 April 2013 - 2:57pm
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Yep. That was me!

I didn't earn my nickname "The Hip Tickler" by accident you know.

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lmao ed that was great! speaking of oil changes i need to do mine this weekend!!!!!!

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16 April 2013 - 8:13am
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Yep. That was me!

I didn't earn my nickname "The Hip Tickler" by accident you know.

haha, that was funny. Have you thought about getting a trim Slim?

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16 April 2013 - 3:16pm
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LuckyMe, that is most definitely NOT my picture. I may not have hair on my head, but I sure don't have a gnarly beard.

If I had to compare to anything I would say I more look like this:

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You forgot to attach your photo...

ROFL~!!! lol

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17 April 2013 - 2:09am
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oh wow this thread is getting deep! poor guy changes his oil and were teasing him.....damn sounds just like my place of work in here lol.....thank god we all love joking lol

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17 April 2013 - 6:41am
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Ah so this is you then Mr Gargamel...

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18 April 2013 - 2:31am
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hahaha that is way to cl ed!

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18 April 2013 - 3:48am
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LuckyMe, that is most definitely NOT my picture. I may not have hair on my head, but I sure don't have a gnarly beard.

If I had to compare to anything I would say I more look like this:

Love the shoes. Do you click your heels often? Smile

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19 April 2013 - 1:05am
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yea but my question is how hard is it to change the oil wearing the black robe? i mean being on the ground crawling around lol!!!!!!

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19 April 2013 - 2:51am
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I have to say that my car is the easiest oil change I have ever done. The filter is up on top and is a cartridge, and the oil is down below but on the bottom.

Now that I know what I'm doing and where not to take the dirty shower (sounds like another porno slot title), I should be able to change it in the time it takes to drink only one beer.

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19 April 2013 - 9:18pm
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Joking hilarious photos..!! I have not done oil changes myself and that's one of the many reasons why I married my guy for 20+ years now and counting!

Y'all take care.. =^. .^=

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lol just becareful next time Smile just glad u are ok from this last one Smile

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