Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
Hines Performance (HPE)
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > Engine | Drivetrain | Powertrain Technical Discussions > Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing

Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing Discussions on mechanical maintenance and servicing of your Camaro

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-21-2010, 12:53 AM   #1
driftertx
 
driftertx's Avatar
 
Drives: Camaro
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: fort worth texas
Posts: 10
1500mile oil change, need advice for service jack and jack stand

So I'm getting ready to change my oil for the first time in my 2011 LS coupe (first time to change oil for any car I've owned). I need some help on jack stands, I figured I'd buy Hein-Werner as they're USA made at 3ton capacity and they're expensive but not outrageous. Although I know the car is a little under 2tons i'd rather have the stronger steel for my piece of mind . I'm guessing when the jack stand says 3tons capcity that means each jack stand that I get (comes in a pair) can support 3 tons right?...because it wouldn't make any sense if each stand didn't support the full weight advertised or you wouldn't be able to put the next stand on jack? I ask this because I was looking at craftsman originally and I saw '4ton capacity...when used in a pair" which those would work but the whole " made in china" thing wigs me out when I'm going to be supporting a 3700lb vehicle that I would be laying under. With the calculation that sears had on their jack stands it makes it sound like their jack stands individually only supports 2tons each (very close to the limit and too close for comfort for me). I've included the link for the jack stands I intend to get:

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...9988_200349988

As for the jack itself, does anyone have any recommendations that are reasonably priced? the Hein-Werner ones are way out of my league (average 350-400$) and I figure I can go a little cheaper on the jack itself as it's only support the weight for 10-15seconds and I wont be under the car while that is happening just long enough to put the jack stands on...I saw a few videos of people changing their camaro's oil on youtube with a jack and having trouble with jacks like the craftsman being too big to fit, any recommendations on an economical (100~ range) "low profile" model jack?

thanks in advance.
driftertx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2010, 10:16 AM   #2
Michael_Js
SoCal C5 Family Member
 
Michael_Js's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro SS/RS - Black w/IOM; 6M
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: San Diego, CA, USA
Posts: 5,317
Send a message via AIM to Michael_Js Send a message via MSN to Michael_Js
Cool

Those jack stands look fine. Any low-profile service jack should work. I use ramps - very easy, no jack stands needed...

This one looks good: http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...6598_200326598

Get a jack puck too so it doesn't scratch the frame. I've lifted the entire front end of from the center beam under the car - then put my 2 jacks under.
Attached Images
  
__________________
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
2010 Black 2SS/RS; 6M; IOM, GFX, sunroof; ADM Race CAI; Zoomers CB; Viper Alarm; Pdaft F&R sways, Adj Endlinks, Rtrailing arms, Camber kit, strut brace, Front Trailing Arm Bushing; SLP Skip-Shift Elim; Tinted lights/windows; Hurst Short-throw; LoJack; Door & Dash ABL Mods; Subthump; JBA Shorty headers; AACStyle LEDs; Stillen DS rotors, Hawk Ceramic pads; Havoc Blk Chrome wheels: 20x9s; Lingenfelter Blk Al Pedals; RevXtreme Catch Can; Goodridge SS lines; Ported TB; RK Sport hood; Hotchkis chassis brace; KW V3 coilovers;
Michael_Js is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2010, 11:34 AM   #3
clg_98ta


 
clg_98ta's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 2SS
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 2,701
After years of using 80+ lb floor jacks, I finally got this Aluminum one from Harbor Freight and am happy with it so far:

http://www.harborfreight.com/merchan...lue-40105.html

You'll also save a ton on stands there as well. Tip: Google "Harbor Freight 20% off coupon", print and save more (even off sale prices).
__________________
Black 2SS ordered 1/4/2010, received 2/19/2010



clg_98ta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2010, 01:06 PM   #4
CamaroNewb
 
CamaroNewb's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Summit White Camaro 2SS RS
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Columbia, SC
Posts: 196
I have had that jack from harbor freight for 7 years now and it has done everything i have asked of it. Even somethings it prob should not have. I actually didn't pay anything for mine but I would not hesitate to buy one if the time comes. I also just used this to get under my car to put the pfadt springs on. It is low enough to get under there with it lowered as well.
CamaroNewb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2010, 02:39 PM   #5
Wild Bill
 
Wild Bill's Avatar
 
Drives: Camaro 2SS/RS IOM
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Long Island NY
Posts: 515
I bought this Rand floor jack on ebay. I have not used it yet, but I am impressed with the quality and the great price. The vendor shipped quickly.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Rand-...motiveQ5fTools
__________________
IOM 2SS/RS manual

1100 - 4/7/09
3000 - 5/27/09
6000 - 7/17/09 - AND
See my Thread in New York Metro Area.
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=33878

Last edited by Wild Bill; 09-21-2010 at 02:54 PM.
Wild Bill is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2010 Camaro V6 Oil and Oil Filter Change azamazonqueen Camaro DIY & HOW-TO instructions & discussions 102 07-18-2014 04:31 PM
DIY: Camaro Oil Change adub4185 Camaro DIY & HOW-TO instructions & discussions 180 04-23-2014 06:11 PM
My V6 oil change experience convert Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 38 04-08-2014 04:15 PM
Oil Changes Dave McFly Off-topic Discussions 6 05-18-2010 04:50 PM
Oil Change Ramp mjlash22 Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 17 01-21-2010 10:40 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.