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Well I just did my own oil change using a Liquivac. I bought 9 qts. Mobil 1 0W40 and a MB oil filter for $80. I am wondering two things: Is a shop oil change better (letting the oil drip) compared to sucking it out of the pan? Also would the cost of changing oil at the shop be less than $80? Maybe I need to return the Liquivac and just do the oil changes at the local shop.
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I just ran into a new problem. I can't seem to unscrew the oil filter cap using the oil-filter-removal tool I bought from Lappens. It seems that the cap is screwed on too tight. A dealership told me they don't have the tool but can order it for me for around $30. What's the exact name of this tool and can I buy it online?
 

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Buy the tool, it'll be worth it in the long run. As for the Liquivac. I've been using one for three years and have had no problems. As a matter of fact, it was the parts manager at the MB dealership who told me about it when I told him I didn't like having to remove the the lower shield to get to the drain plug.
 
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