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glitch Jan 25, 11:36pm - #90686 
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oil change question

does the car have to be on level ground when you change oil? what if you can't reach underneath and you need a jack? can you still drain it?

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Speed4TheNeed Jan 25, 11:37pm - #90687 

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yeah, you can still drain it. it might leave a minimal amount of oil still in there...but its such a little amount that it won't make a real difference.

it is better to do it on flat ground though, but a slight incline won't hurt.
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glitch Jan 25, 11:39pm - #90688 
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thx smile

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beans Jan 26, 12:25am - #90689 
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anyone know how much those little black things that hold the plastic pieces to your car cost?

they look little black screws kinda, you pull the cap up to unlock them and push the head to lock them in.
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glitch Jan 26, 12:27am - #90690 
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they cost an arm and a leg.. i had to get some new ones at a dealership and they charged me an additional 15 bucks with my oil change cry

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beans Jan 26, 12:54am - #90691 
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Originally Posted by glitch
they cost an arm and a leg.. i had to get some new ones at a dealership and they charged me an additional 15 bucks with my oil change cry


WTF? Furr Reale? Those bastards, maybe I'll just test drive a new celica, pull over to a parking lot, and steal the ones off the new celi.

How many did you get for 15 bones?
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spaztikid Jan 26, 12:57am - #90692 
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Originally Posted by glitch
they cost an arm and a leg.. i had to get some new ones at a dealership and they charged me an additional 15 bucks with my oil change cry


go to autozone and pick up some ramps to roll the front of ur car onto.. it makes the oil drain better anyways. thumbsup only like 30 $.
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glitch Jan 26, 2:27am - #90693 
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Originally Posted by beans
Originally Posted by glitch
they cost an arm and a leg.. i had to get some new ones at a dealership and they charged me an additional 15 bucks with my oil change cry


WTF? Furr Reale? Those bastards, maybe I'll just test drive a new celica, pull over to a parking lot, and steal the ones off the new celi.

How many did you get for 15 bones?


4.. just enough to keep the damn thing on angry. you might find them for cheaper tho, i'm sure i got ripped off.

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glitch Jan 26, 2:32am - #90694 
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wo0hoo!!! success!!! my first time changing my own oil. thanks to everyone for the help!

i actually jacked my car up on the left side and the oil drained out fine thumbsup

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Johnny178 Jan 26, 2:38am - #90695 

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ehhh...I wouldnt rely on the jack all the time...if that the route your going to go get a stand.
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Originally Posted by spaztikid
Originally Posted by glitch
they cost an arm and a leg.. i had to get some new ones at a dealership and they charged me an additional 15 bucks with my oil change cry


go to autozone and pick up some ramps to roll the front of ur car onto.. it makes the oil drain better anyways. thumbsup only like 30 $.


Won't clear with a TRD kit.

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Speed4TheNeed Jan 26, 3:46am - #90697 

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Originally Posted by Death
Originally Posted by spaztikid
Originally Posted by glitch
they cost an arm and a leg.. i had to get some new ones at a dealership and they charged me an additional 15 bucks with my oil change cry


go to autozone and pick up some ramps to roll the front of ur car onto.. it makes the oil drain better anyways. thumbsup only like 30 $.


Won't clear with a TRD kit.


make your own thumbsup
http://www.mustangworld.com/ourpics/News/mwramps/index.htm

yeah yeah..i know it says 'mustang'. but its for any car that's 'slammed' (celica's included) thumbsup
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glitch Jan 26, 4:33am - #90698 
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Originally Posted by Johnny178
ehhh...I wouldnt rely on the jack all the time...if that the route your going to go get a stand.


good point thumbsup while i was underneath my car very scary thoughts of me getting squashed were haunting me every once in awhile...

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spaztikid Jan 26, 4:36am - #90699 
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Originally Posted by glitch
Originally Posted by Johnny178
ehhh...I wouldnt rely on the jack all the time...if that the route your going to go get a stand.


good point thumbsup while i was underneath my car very scary thoughts of me getting squashed were haunting me every once in awhile...


yeah.. that would be bad.
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beans Jan 26, 4:50am - #90700 
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get a low jack
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hephaestus Jan 26, 5:12am - #90701 
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Please people don't get crushed! The dealership will do a cheap and quick oil change comparable to other places. You might want to invest, depending on the miles, on a whole purge, an injector cleaning, or throttle plate cleaning. I think they are all the same in costs. $89 dollars roughly each.
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glitch Jan 26, 7:12am - #90702 
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Originally Posted by hephaestus
Please people don't get crushed! The dealership will do a cheap and quick oil change comparable to other places. You might want to invest, depending on the miles, on a whole purge, an injector cleaning, or throttle plate cleaning. I think they are all the same in costs. $89 dollars roughly each.


i actually got charged a lot more by the dealership when i got an oil change there confused ...at how many miles shud you do a whole purge? i might do that... i have 20k on my celi

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