I did make sure the oil was changed.
Trust me, I pay more attention to my car then I should. Which is why I am surprised that it is low on oil and that it is gunky. It has not looked like that before.
Oil gets 'dark' from use, but not like that. And my car has never ever burned almost 2 quarts. Generally about 1/2 a quart or less. It has always done that so I never thought it was an issue. 2 quarts?? thats happening in the last 7,000 miles. About when I change my oil.
Now that it is technically older, I will drop down to less than 5,000 oil changes. Especially with the sight of this gunk.
Even with the oil change, my engine still feels a bit rough.
Im going to have my oil changed every 2,000 at least 3 times to help clear out that build up.. if that is what will do it?
And chai has a big point.
Of all people, I love love love love love love love to be able to do something with my car. Love it beyond normal human behavior
But, before now I lived in an apartment and no room to do so. Now, no tools to do so and no disposal system other then 30 miles away. By the time I pay for all of that my oil change cost is over 25.00.
At Quicky Lube right now, 14.99 oil + filter. 20.00 with tire rotation some other places AND both inspect all fluids and my brakes.
Im leaning to the lazy with this one
The spark plugs, wires, cap and other things are to be done by me though. I refuse to pay shop prices for simple stuff like that. Including labor, one place quoted me almost 400 dollars including parts to do just those things. I about died laughing.
I understand that is how shops stay in business and pay their employees, but there are enough people out there afraid to open their own hoods that they can make their money on. not me