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Old 10-31-2009, 01:23 PM   #1

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Foor Jack Location For Oil Change

Anybody know where to put floor jack to safely lift car to change oil? What about the cross member underneath engine?
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Old 10-31-2009, 01:29 PM   #2
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Make a little 2x10 ramp out of two 2x10x10 pieces of wood...less than $20 and safer than a jack...
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Old 10-31-2009, 01:30 PM   #3
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Depends on how the jack profile is..low or high. I have a high profile 4 ton and had to go in at the front left or right. I did go behind wheel well with one oil change. I did use a 1/2" piece of plywood for the cup as to not marr the under carriage.

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Old 11-01-2009, 06:05 AM   #5
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You can do some damage by lifting in the wrong place. I jacked near the front close to the factory point but would not do it again. I have some (LONG) ramps designed to clear a C3 Vette and they worked fine. I don't like the ramps but what are ya gonna do?

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I still prefer to run her up my race ramps for easy access
I use my floor jack just to change tires & such...
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