None mechanic do an oil change?

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  1. Baldnut

    Baldnut SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    Hi guys, reluctant to leave my car with a garage especially for an oil change. just hitting 4000+ miles so think I will do it soon.

    Is there any guides to doing this oil change, can I do it without a ramp, any special tools needed and is there any "gotchas" I need to know about?

    Thanks in advance :)
     
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    You will never be able to do it without ramps or lifting the car some other way. I used 52 inch two piece Race Ramps. Most brands of ramps have the spoiler hit or can slide.
     
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    Baldnut SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    looks like it will need to go to a garage! :( Thanks for the info anyway.
     
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    The cost of a decent set of ramps will be more than offset by the money you will save after a couple of oil changes, by doing it yourself.

    In the words of Rob Schneider: "You can Do Eeet!!!"
     
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    A jack and jack stands will work also. I use ramps but put jackstands under the car also for extra measure of safety.
     
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    Baldnut SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    Yeah your probably right, I am getting a storage garage built inside my industrial unit but the ceiling is only 2500mm (2.5m) high so will take a look at what types of ramps I can get that will fit in it.
     
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    Baldnut SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    Baldnut SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    This one?

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  12. MuscleGarageLA

    MuscleGarageLA SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    My dealership took a little under 2 hours and I was sitting in the comfortable confines of the waiting room with tv and refreshments..Lol. Just something to consider in case you are skeptical about leaving the car overnight or for a prolonged period of time.

    Schedule an appointment and don't just land there. Specify that you would prefer to wait.

    Edit:::: Just noticed you are based in the UK. Faux pas...lol. Hopefully these wonderful folks out here help you with what you are looking for.
     
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    Those are the ones I have I believe
     
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    bigsursteelhead SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    I've always been a do it yourself type but the older I get the more I agree with MuscleGargageLA - sit in the waiting room with AC on and wait for the car! Yes appointments are good idea otherwise they may ask to keep the car overnight. If you do it youself - keep all receipts for oil/filter and keep the service records up to date..
     
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    Need some of those!
     

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