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This is a discussion on jack up my car to change oil? within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Get a pair of Rhino Ramps...

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    Get a pair of Rhino Ramps
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    Quote Originally Posted by idipskoalmint View Post
    Get a pair of Rhino Ramps
    He may be too low for them.

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    I have my stock suspension and Rhino ramps. For me to get on them I either have to take off my stock lip or jack the car up to get the ramps under them. :P

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    "New Zealand: Phil needed to make repairs to the underside of his car. But when he jacked it up, there wasn't enough room for him to work. So he removed the car's battery, placed the jack on top of it, and set to work again, this time with plenty of elbow-room.

    Unfortunately for Phil, car batteries are not designed to carry much weight. The battery collapsed and the jack toppled, trapping him beneath the car. Unable to breathe due to the weight on his chest, he quickly expired in a pool of battery acid.

    This incident is illuminated by two additional facts: First, Phil's occupation was Accident Prevention Officer at a large food processing plant. And second, ten years previous, he had been working under a car when the jack collapsed, trapping him and breaking one of his legs. Some people just don't learn -- even from their own mistakes."
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    Quote Originally Posted by DUB
    He may be too low for them.
    Fair enough - I like them to jackstands, though (I'm lazy)

    I don't have any issues getting up the ramps, but there's not much clearance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by idipskoalmint View Post
    Fair enough - I like them to jackstands, though (I'm lazy)
    Me too. It is way less effort for a job that doesn't require removing wheels.

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    I like using ramps, but first I have to lay down some 2x6s, then bricks, then the ramps, and even then it'll scrape a little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DUB View Post
    OMG! Is that news from the future?

    Seriously though, did you google "car falls jack crushed death" in the context of your own situation? What, did you want to see if there was any instances of said crushing to death in the public record?

    Actually, I was googling for the video of a kid that goes to hide under a car that's up on a jack and the car falls on him. I couldn't find the video, but I did find a couple of news articles. Someone was actually crushed to death the day before yesterday when their car fell off a jack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MainFrame View Post
    Actually, I was googling for the video of a kid that goes to hide under a car that's up on a jack and the car falls on him. I couldn't find the video,
    A kid getting crushed by a car? I'm glad you couldn't find the video.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DUB View Post
    A kid getting crushed by a car? I'm glad you couldn't find the video.


    it didn't kill him.. it just falls, then the person with the camera lifts the car and somebody else pulled him out. I thought it was funny because the look on his face when they got him out, not to mention all the grease that was smeared all over him.

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    Well, I found a good place to park on the curb to change the oil. But I can't get the damn drain plug off!!! I'll just end up striping it if I try anymore. Looks like I'm going to have to take it to a mechanic to change the oil after all.

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    Are you using a 17mm 6 pt socket and turning it counterclockwise?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DUB View Post
    Are you using a 17mm 6 pt socket and turning it counterclockwise?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DUB View Post
    Are you using a 17mm 6 pt socket and turning it counterclockwise?

    No, I'm using some adjustable POS wrench I picked up at the auto parts store. My metric 6 point socket set is at my parent's house. I was turning it the correct direction, but it's tight as hell, and it is impossible to get a good grip on it with the wrench I have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MainFrame View Post
    No, I'm using some adjustable POS wrench I picked up at the auto parts store. My metric 6 point socket set is at my parent's house. I was turning it the correct direction, but it's tight as hell, and it is impossible to get a good grip on it with the wrench I have.
    Oh, really? I was half way joking. Yup, that sounds like a recipe for a stripped bolt head to me.

    Man, you are really having a tough go of it with this oil change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DUB View Post
    Man, you are really having a tough go of it with this oil change.


    Pffft.. that not even the half of it..

    need help - boost problems

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