Originally uploaded by mikeysklar
It is embarrassing for me to say this, but I've never changed my own vehicles oil. I've always paid mechanics to do it. Only in recent years have I even learned to swap out a flat tire. Today I picked up some hose adapter and proceeded to fail sucking out the old oil. I had a drill pump that was not self priming so I had to order a new one which will take a few days to arrive. Once the new pump arrives and is working wendy and I will change the oil both of our diesels (her VW and my Mercedes). I also picked up the oil filters which I'm not at all looking forward to replacing since I have a coolant line running right over my filter canister. Working on our own cars has already proven to be a massive cost savings. Sometimes it can even be fun.