How Many do their own oil? What's your procedure?
This is a discussion on How Many do their own oil? What's your procedure? within the Camaro / SS forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Originally Posted by mammoth713 well i have a low profile jack that fits under pretty low cars, I was wondering ...
01-12-2011, 08:19 AM #21
BTW I got the MDF for free. Also, if anyone wants to build a set I will help you out. I can post pics, go in to more detail, and let you know some things I would change (these were the first ones I built).
01-12-2011, 08:21 AM #22
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I drive mine up on Rhino Ramps, drain the oil, then put the drain plug on, but not tight, then jack the front up, remove the ramp from the drivers side, let it down and then let it drain some more.. Helps get more oil out of the pan.. Then put it back up, change out the filter, fill her up and drive off.. I also fill my new oil filter up before I put it on the car, some say it helps with the dry start, can't hurt..
01-12-2011, 08:38 AM #23
If you try to jack it up by the fender tads (like a front wheel drive) it will ruin them chrushing the fender flange with it..
I see a lot of f-bodies on here that have the front fenders bulging @ the front quarter rocker panels.
In the area between the wheel well and the bottom front of the doors because they were likely jacked up wrong once or so..
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01-12-2011, 09:59 AM #24
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01-12-2011, 11:21 AM #27
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yeah i put my jack stands where the k-member meets the LCAs
oh and I've started pre-filling my filter too.....seems like it couldn't hurt.
01-12-2011, 12:13 PM #28
If I understand what you're saying, you put a jack under the very front of the car and jack in the center of the car, lifting the whole car up in one motion from the front?
Could you please explain to me where in this picture you place the jack so it doesnt damage anything:
01-12-2011, 12:23 PM #29
01-12-2011, 12:25 PM #30
When you crawl under there and look you can't miss it. It's black and looks like a big metal flat plate.
01-12-2011, 12:32 PM #31
Forgot I had this pic.
It's the black piece that is all bent up and has the white marks on it. Hopefully yours looks better.
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01-12-2011, 01:40 PM #34
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01-12-2011, 03:33 PM #35
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01-12-2011, 09:47 PM #37
So just jack it up under that flat piece of metal with the white written on it
then place 2 jack stands under each side of the car under the frame..
Thanks! I will try this in spring and need it for changing the front sway bar too.
As a side note, I would suspect this method puts much less strain on the car..? When you jack up one size of the car at a time, the whole body is being flexed temporarily until you have the other side up. When I had to do some brake lines on my 93 lesabre, I had one side of the car jacked up so I could access the brake lines and I couldnt open the door to get in the car..LOL The whole body flexed so badly. (granted the car is 17 yrs old and has 17 yrs of rust eating at it)
01-13-2011, 05:29 AM #38
But to me it is easier and safer to pull up on a set of ramps.
01-13-2011, 09:39 AM #39
I perfer to use a lift
01-13-2011, 09:55 AM #40
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