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Apr 8, 6:47pm - #149348 
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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Apr 8, 7:22pm - #149349 
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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Apr 8, 7:35pm - #149350 
^^ yup.


Originally Posted by pesho01
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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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Apr 8, 7:36pm - #149351 
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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Apr 8, 7:42pm - #149352 
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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Apr 8, 7:42pm - #149353 
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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Apr 8, 7:43pm - #149354 
^^ huck beat me to it thumbsup

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Apr 8, 9:31pm - #149355 
^^^^^
Beat me to beat me to it...

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