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slidr Apr 9, 1:47am - #149348 

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Oil Change...

Planning on changing my oil tonight, and was wondering if I could just jack up both front sides and drain the oil that way, or should the car be perfectly flat?

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Speed4TheNeed Apr 9, 2:22am - #149349 

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a slight incline won't hurt...you'll still be able to drain you oil like it was normal conditions...but when FILLING your oild back up, it should be done on a flat surface so you can get a correct reading from your dipstick. thumbsup
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celicafourotwo Apr 9, 2:35am - #149350 

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^^ yup.

Originally Posted by pesho01
Question:
Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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slidr Apr 9, 2:36am - #149351 

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Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd

a slight incline won't hurt...you'll still be able to drain you oil like it was normal conditions...but when FILLING your oild back up, it should be done on a flat surface so you can get a correct reading from your dipstick. thumbsup
Yeah, I was gonna do that, just wondered where the draining point in the engine is. If it's towards the front of the car, and the car is tilted back, I was afraid that some of the old oil would still remain in the engine.

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hucke150 Apr 9, 2:42am - #149352 

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no the oil drain plug is to the rear of the oil pan, its just a pain removing the plastic from underneath the engine to get to it all.
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Speed4TheNeed Apr 9, 2:42am - #149353 

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Originally Posted by slidr
Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
a slight incline won't hurt...you'll still be able to drain you oil like it was normal conditions...but when FILLING your oild back up, it should be done on a flat surface so you can get a correct reading from your dipstick. thumbsup
Yeah, I was gonna do that, just wondered where the draining point in the engine is. If it's towards the front of the car, and the car is tilted back, I was afraid that some of the old oil would still remain in the engine.


it's more towards the rear.

a slight incline will leave a minimal amount of used oil...but it won't hurt at all (you can never get all of the old oil out anyway...even with a lift)
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Speed4TheNeed Apr 9, 2:43am - #149354 

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^^ huck beat me to it thumbsup
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Rocketman Apr 9, 4:31am - #149355 

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^^^^^
Beat me to beat me to it...
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