Oil change at home

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  1. gto19

    gto19 Silver Member

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    Hey guys
    Any of you doing oil changes at home .i don't have a lift so that's out of the question.so how are you guys lifting the car? Or Maybe I just have to go to my buddies shop with a lift
     
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    I do. Dealership isn't touching my car unless its a warranty claim... I just use a low profile jack and jack stands with wheel chocks.
     
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    Hellcat16 that's cool
    What jack do you use?
     
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    Saw that thanks!

    I'm just wanting to know what low profile jack people are using,where there jacking it up and where are the jack stands being placed
     
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    Get a nice set up ramps, give you plenty of height as well
     
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    I take all my cars to one of them quick change places where they know me. Supply my oil and filter and they do the work and let me down in the pit to check other things out. Charge me 50 bucks

    Used to do everything myself, but if you take into account time from start to finish, you are approaching a couple hours, getting dirty, spilling a bit on floor, disposing of the oil and containers - it wasn't worth it anymore
     
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    FreightTrain Comfortably Numb

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    i take my oil n filter to my dealer.. they are a performance dealership plus only charge me $19 to change it... plus, they do a multi point inspection and any update or service call it may need while there.. for me $19 bucks is a bargain to not have to deal with the 14 or so clips and bolts holding the belly pan on... i use the PUP 0w40 with the Viper 041 filter... i have no problems trusting them, n hand them the red key... im sitting right outside and can go into the service areas at any time.. i also take them gourmet doughnuts each time ;)
     
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    I can't remember the name of it right off but I picked it up at O'reillys. It works really good for lower vehicles. I also thought about getting ramps as some others have suggested.
     
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    Thanks
    Where are you jacking it up?
     
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    Get yourself one of these :

    JackPads/MagPads : Dodge Challenger Premium JackPads #1833

    I believe they are a vendor here. You simply slip it in the pinch weld right behind the front wheel, and jack it up with just about any low profile jack (mine is from Harbor Freight). Once up in the air, I simply slide a ramp under the tire, let down the jack, and repeat on the other side. ( driving up on the ramps is a bit too close to the splitter for my taste, and I'm always paranoid of either putting undue wear on the clutch easing it up the ramps, or going up too fast creating a disaster).

    If I'm doing brakes or anything involving removing the wheel, I do the same thing only use jack stands under the front cradle instead of the ramps. instead of the ramps.

    In the rear, there are small rubber or urethane pads that I use as a jacking point instead of the pinch welds.
     
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    I use 56" Race Ramps. Well worth the price
     
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    They are nice but why don't you just put the jack directly under the pinch weld? My jack has indents in the cup that fits perfectly.
     
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    Do a search on "jack stands". Lots of previous posts.

    I use these...


    4 of them plus an OTC racing jack is approximately $900.00 but it works perfectly and stores in a very small space.
     
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    I guess I'm just paranoid. My concern is cracking the plastic sill covers. My jack must not fit quite as well as yours, because as soon I start lifting the car, you can see the pressure being put on the sill guards.

    A friends of mine with a 2011 SRT has the race ramps that he told me I can borrow anytime. This spring I'm going to take him up on his offer, and if they work well, I'll end up with a set of them.

    Good news is the jack pads work great on the wife's Acura, as well as the VW diesel Swagger Wagon (when I'm not out melting baby seals by driving it). So it won't be a wasted purchase.
     
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