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Jan 25, 4:36pm - #90686 
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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Jan 25, 4:37pm - #90687 
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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Jan 25, 4:39pm - #90688 
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Jan 25, 5:25pm - #90689 
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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Jan 25, 5:27pm - #90690 
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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Jan 25, 5:54pm - #90691 
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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Jan 25, 5:57pm - #90692 
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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Jan 25, 7:27pm - #90693 
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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Jan 25, 7:32pm - #90694 
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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Jan 25, 7:38pm - #90695 
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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Jan 25, 8:19pm - #90696 
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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Jan 25, 8:46pm - #90697 
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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Jan 25, 9:33pm - #90698 
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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Jan 25, 9:36pm - #90699 
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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Jan 25, 9:50pm - #90700 
get a low jack

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Jan 25, 10:12pm - #90701 
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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Jan 26, 12:12am - #90702 
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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