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Old 07-26-2012, 10:18 PM   #1
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Changing oil without a ramp

I am 59 and fat but I think I can get under to change the oil without a ramp. Only problem is I can't get the drain pan under the right spot. I hate to have someone change my oil. Anyone else tried this?
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Drive it up on a curb?
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Won't the oil roll away from the drain?
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I had the same problem I baught a open top very shallow pan only holds 5 gallons but gets the job done and has a filter drain can be found at O'riely or napa
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How are you gonna get to the filter fat guy? (just kidding)
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Lol my car is so low I can barely.get a jack under it.
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Won't the oil roll away from the drain?
No?
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I am Fat but pliable! Filter doesn't look too bad.
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Lol,you can make some DIY ramps from home depot. They will even cut them for you,then you just have to nail them together.

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Lol,you can make some DIY ramps from home depot. They will even cut them for you,then you just have to nail them together.
Thanks, I built some before but I have run out of storage space.
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Wood up boss, 2×4's are magic when no ramps, 4 pieces, 2 on each side, place em like steps with a good enough distance on the first one, about 1 n 1/2-2 tire length then the next one. Luck good boss big
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Re: Changing oil without a ramp

Thanks all. I am going to check the curb out.
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Re: Changing oil without a ramp

looks like they gave you my 2 ideas; homemade ramps, or try the curb (i tried that once and was a pita! and i'm only 'stocky')

only other thing i could think is go to(or call first!) your local a.z. or o'reilly store, and see if they have drive up ramps to 'borrow'(might help if you buy the oil/filter, or some air fresheners). i frequently see people working on their cars in parking lots there.

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How are you gonna get to the filter fat guy? (just kidding)
$H!T... just scrolled, back and you made me laff!
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I'll just pay for an oil change. Intending to sound like a ***** in 3... 2... 1... It is not cost effective for me to change my own oil. My time is worth more then the savings vs my dealer doing it for me. I don't even wait on it. They take me home and pick me up when it's ready. But usually I don't have them pick me up. I'll come get the car when I feel like it.
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I'll just pay for an oil change. Intending to sound like a ***** in 3... 2... 1... It is not cost effective for me to change my own oil. My time is worth more then the savings vs my dealer doing it for me. I don't even wait on it. They take me home and pick me up when it's ready. But usually I don't have them pick me up. I'll come get the car when I feel like it.
I don't do my own oil changes either, I've gone to the same grease monkey for years and they only charge my like $30 including oil, so def not cost effective for me.
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I don't do my own oil changes either, I've gone to the same grease monkey for years and they only charge my like $30 including oil, so def not cost effective for me.
what kind of oil & filter?
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I'll just pay for an oil change. Intending to sound like a ***** in 3... 2... 1... It is not cost effective for me to change my own oil. My time is worth more then the savings vs my dealer doing it for me. I don't even wait on it. They take me home and pick me up when it's ready. But usually I don't have them pick me up. I'll come get the car when I feel like it.
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I don't do my own oil changes either, I've gone to the same grease monkey for years and they only charge my like $30 including oil, so def not cost effective for me.
I have to be cool and be the one to say I do my own,, gives me the satisfaction of doing the transfusion
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I have to be cool and be the one to say I do my own,, gives me the satisfaction of doing the transfusion
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I have to be cool and be the one to say I do my own,, gives me the satisfaction of doing the transfusion
that and i know for me my girl is extremely greatful for me changing her cars oil. so yea.....
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that and i know for me my girl is extremely greatful for me changing her cars oil. so yea.....
Even better on the points,, nice
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True dat.
THIS!

I have known those that had their old oil filter gasket left in place(talk about main artery leak) and their power steering over flowing.

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Try driving one side up on a curb
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be careful ,dude
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Car jack would be a good idea
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THIS!

I have known those that had their old oil filter gasket left in place(talk about main artery leak) and their power steering over flowing.

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So true, almost a victim once.
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what kind of oil & filter?
Just some basic 5w30 and I don't even know what filter, something cheap. I haven't had to change the oil in the stang yet, the old owner changed it right before I got it.
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Re: Changing oil without a ramp

Pulled up on the curb and there is a lot of room! Thanks for input. Will change next week.
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