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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 blackcar Forgot I had this pic. It's the black piece that is all bent up and has ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackcar View Post
    Forgot I had this pic.

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    It's the black piece that is all bent up and has the white marks on it. Hopefully yours looks better.
    Could you tell me how this happened? Looks unfortunate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    I know your situation....it was a jokie joke.
    gotcha, but it's still funny tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allbaugh_04 View Post
    Could you tell me how this happened? Looks unfortunate.
    It will be close

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackcar View Post
    K-member installation?



    Not really a frame to put them one. I put mine where the lower control arms bolt into the K-member. In your pic look just to the left and right and you will see the head of the bolt. In my pic you can see where I put the jackstand.

    But to me it is easier and safer to pull up on a set of ramps.
    How do you get your car on ramps???

    I can't get my Camaro on them because I'm too low..

    I'm also not lowered either..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    How do you get your car on ramps???

    I can't get my Camaro on them because I'm too low..

    I'm also not lowered either..
    Drive it up on a stump first.

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    How Many do their own oil? What's your procedure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackcar View Post
    What's the rest of the damage, what did u end up doing?

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    I'll update my thread instead of jacking this one anymore

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    I have weld in SFC's here. I lift mine with using the SFC's. Once it can sit on a jack I then use the frame to lift with.

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    Rhino ramps fit under my 02 without any problems. Stock height.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z28_Driver View Post
    Rhino ramps fit under my 02 without any problems. Stock height.
    Thanks for the info..

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    I drive up on 2X4's to get the extra height I need to get a floor jack under it.
    DAMNIT!! that's a good idea! damn y couldn't I figure that out? LOL I ruined that plastic pce. that's drops down on both sides of the car bc of my stupidity and trying to jack it up there. thought it was metal Welp that sucks for me!!! & no comments I now know it was a newb thing to do and prolly expensive. F' me!!! lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by blackcar View Post
    Drive it up on a stump first.

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    How Many do their own oil? What's your procedure?
    That's pretty cool..

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    Race Ramps. They're a composite type ramp with a non-skid coating, a little pricey, but they work on my lowered SS. California Car Cover Co. sells them.

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    I also built my own starter ramps with 2x4's and plywood to get high enough to use a jack. Pretty much everything I drive is to low to get a jack under.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z28_Driver View Post
    Rhino ramps fit under my 02 without any problems. Stock height.
    Same Here, and I've got the Y3F Package that hangs low

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    Built some ramps out of 2x10's. Two levels. Work great.
    I rarely used the K-member to jack the car up though. Always used the subframe on the side.
    With SFC's it is REALLY easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FMBL View Post
    I also built my own starter ramps with 2x4's and plywood to get high enough to use a jack. Pretty much everything I drive is to low to get a jack under.
    When I'm changing my oil I only use my ramps. They raise the car just over 5" and that is just enough to get under and do what you need. When I change the oil in my truck I use my homemade ramps aslo. My store bought ones are so tall I'm think too much oil will puddle in the back of the pan.

    If I'm doing any kind of major work I will jack it up and put it on jackstands.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Built some ramps out of 2x10's. Two levels. Work great.
    I rarely used the K-member to jack the car up though. Always used the subframe on the side.
    With SFC's it is REALLY easy.
    Me to. Boxed sfc ftw.

    My first Camaro I could get my jack under the sfc no problem. But I noticed the other day on my new one (it is lowered) I couldn't. 2x4 trick worked great.

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    The old way: Drive up on a couple of 2x12s and using long arms to reach everything. Occasionally a little sloppy, depending upon the influence I may be under.

    The new way: Drive up on a set of low profile composite ramps. Leaves plenty of room to easily and cleanly reach everything necessary regardless of influence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    1. Drink a beer
    2. Drive car up on 2x12
    3. Drink a beer
    4. Use small jack under frame rail to lift car a few inches
    5. Drink a beer
    6. Put low profile jack under K-member and raise
    7. Drink a beer
    8. Put jack stands under car
    9. Drink a beer
    10. Get oil, filter, rags, and filter wrench ready to go
    11. Drink a beer
    12. Remove oil drain plug
    13. Drink a beer
    14. Drink a beer
    15. Drink a beer
    16. Remove filter
    17. Drink a beer
    18. Put drain plug in and new oil filter on
    19. Drink a beer
    20. Put oil in car
    21. Drink a beer
    22. Get car off stands and back onto ground
    23. Ask wife to drive to store to get more beer.
    now that is the correct way to do it

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    I dont have a lift and I dont use a jack or jack stands to change any of my vehicles oil.

    My garage has a concrete walkway in front of it about 4 feet long that slopes down about 2". After that my driveway slopes down rougly 8" or so (possibly more). I back in to my garage and pull out on to ramps. This puts my car almost 100% level. My process is much like others.

    1. Back the car in to the garage and pull out on to ramps and let run for a few minutes. 2. Let the car cool down for a while (not cold though).
    3. Drain oil and remove filter.
    4. Clean drain plug and drain plug area (threads).
    5. Clean filter area.
    6. Fill filter with oil and screw on.
    7. Put drain plug back in place.
    8. Fill with oil.

    Not sure about you guys but when I put in 6 quarts it seems a bit low on the dip stick so I almost always put in a little extra. My GTO seemed like it took 6.5 quarts instead of 6 as well. Funny thing is that my Hemi Jeep says it should take 7. Someone wrote "8 quarts of oil" on the inside of the engine back and it looks factory. Thing is, when you put in 7 quarts it only goes up to the bottom of the checkered portion of the dip stick. I run and extra 1/2 quart in that as well.

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