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Old 08-07-2004, 10:21 AM
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Anyways simple question: does your car have to be completely level on 4 jackstands to change oil, or can u just use the front 2 jackstands where the car is not level?

I tried to go to jiffy lube, oil express, etc., they wouldnt let my car go onto the pit(too low).
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I doesn't have to be, but in order to completely drain the oil, i jack it up, take off bolt to oil pan, drain it, take out filter, let that drain, then lower the car down (make sure oil catch pan is still under it ) then when its done draining, jack it back up and finish it up, if its jacked up, not all the oil ill drain
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Old 08-07-2004, 10:24 AM
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you can just jack up the front.
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you can just jack the front up but it has to be level when you drain the oil out of the car
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Old 08-07-2004, 11:10 AM
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why jack car and put on stands? Get some ramps. It will drain better with front only up being that bolt is in the back of the pan.
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by murtnabila &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">why jack car and put on stands? Get some ramps. It will drain better with front only up being that bolt is in the back of the pan.</TD></TR></TABLE>DUH!!! guys ...why would it be better if it was level, given the fact tha the bolt is in the back?? you guys crack me up....just jack it in the front and you will be fine
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Actually most bolts are on an angle on the lower back of the oil pan at a 45' angle meaning they planed on most ppl just jacking up the front of the car using ramps ext. cause not everyone is gonna goto the dealer to have them do it. So just jack it up and let it drain out that way the little bit that stays there isent gonna hurt jack. Think about it when you drain all your oil do you think it all drains down off of the rockers ext? No it dosent some stays up there by design so when you start the car it isent running with no oil besides the seals absorbe a tiny amount some sits on the rockers in dimples inperfections in the steel ext. Point is not all the oil has to drain out when doing an oil change open it up, go take a smoke break or something for 20 minutes the better part of the oil will drain out which is more then if you take it somewhere, When you go somewhere they just open if once it starts dripping they plug it back up and leave up to .25 qts in there. There all about getting you in and out as quickly as possible to get the next car in so they can make money............


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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by gezer &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">DUH!!! guys ...why would it be better if it was level, given the fact tha the bolt is in the back?? you guys crack me up....just jack it in the front and you will be fine </TD></TR></TABLE>

i agree

the bolt is in the back on our cars, jacking it up from the front seems most logical. however leaving it flat will also get the job done.

nissans however i know the bolt is on the front so some people like to jack the rear up to let the oil drain out that way.

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