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Old 09-06-2012, 12:15 PM   #1
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Oil change on jack or ramp

So I usually change my oil using the jack and stands, I was thinking of getting a ramp so I don't have to jack the car and save some time.
my questions is, using a jack or a ramp, will this affect the oil change process, I mean if the car is not flat while changing the oil, will this affect anything, or it's ok for the car to be jacked or ramped while doing this, or maybe jack it on one side better than the other side?
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I change my oil on ramps its alot easier wont make any difference as long as u get the car on the ramps correctly. Just one thing in my mustang i have two drain bolts and if u do also the one in the back is going to have most of the oil and the front one will only have a little
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I've always used jacks and jack stands and never had a problem with the oil draining properly. Well, with the exception of my Ranger, it was tall enough and I'm skinny enough to fit under it without jacks.
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I change my oil on ramps its alot easier wont make any difference as long as u get the car on the ramps correctly. Just one thing in my mustang i have two drain bolts and if u do also the one in the back is going to have most of the oil and the front one will only have a little
Yes I'm planing to get a ramp, it's much easier than jacking up the car!
I'm not sure if I got two! I'll check the next time I change the oil.
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I've always used jacks and jack stands and never had a problem with the oil draining properly. Well, with the exception of my Ranger, it was tall enough and I'm skinny enough to fit under it without jacks.
Dude I'm looking to buy a Ranger, I found a 98 sport with 120k on it, hopefully it's still available!
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Dude I'm looking to buy a Ranger, I found a 98 sport with 120k on it, hopefully it's still available!
Mine had over 200k when I sold it. I just don't have the tools to do a brake job or change out the clutch. It had some electrical problems I wasn't willing to spend the time or money to trace and fix either so it was just easier to sell it, but the engine still ran great.
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Old 09-08-2012, 10:16 PM   #6
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The ramp would be better.
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Old 09-09-2012, 11:16 AM   #7
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The ramp would be better.
This is what I'm planning to get, just waiting for my next oil change to get it.
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I've got a set of rhino jack stands and they're awesome. Make life so easy. Slide under and done.
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Re: Oil change on jack or ramp

Id get a set of the plastic ramps. They grip alot better and dont slide while driving ip them.
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Id get a set of the plastic ramps. They grip alot better and dont slide while driving ip them.
I found this rhino set for 49.99
I think it's a good price!


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Re: Oil change on jack or ramp

Yeah thats about what i paid.
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Re: Oil change on jack or ramp

Some may think, over kill. I like to think of it as "Living Insurance!" First and Foremost, I live in Southern California. Earthquake Capital! So, I rarely pull into my driveway, I back in. With that in mind, I prefer my metal ramps. But, I have to use bricks to drive up on those. Which I do. Secondly, our home is on a slope, as is our driveway. Because of that, I must use Jack stands to even out my car. Oh! I must not forget my trusty Rubber Wheel Chock! Work's for me!
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Mine can't make the incline of ramps, to close to the ground with the front lip.
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Mine can't make the incline of ramps, to close to the ground with the front lip.
Know what you mean, I have to drive up onto a couple red clay bricks first then I can make it up the ramp.
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Mine's not that incredibly low, but I've got to put it on jacks just to get the lift arms under it!
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So if I don't have a front lip, do you think I should be good?
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:13 PM   #17
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Look what I found here, DIY ramps, I think it's good only if you have enough space in your garage!

http://www.mustangworld.com/ourpics/...amps/index.htm
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I used to change oil myself....now I am old and retired....Ford will do an a. Works OLF and tire rotation for $30.00...I don't mess with it anymore.
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I used to change oil myself....now I am old and retired....Ford will do an a. Works OLF and tire rotation for $30.00...I don't mess with it anymore.
I know what you mean, for me I like to do it at my free time, I enjoy do stuff to the car.
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