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Old 04-11-2019, 12:21 PM
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For my oil changes I use ramps just so I can get enough clearance to jack up the subframe in the front, lower the subframe onto jack stands. Then I move to the back and get the back up on jackstands also. Car has to be level for dry sump change. It's a giant pain in the ***, but theres no clearance for jack, even with a low profile one.
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Old 04-11-2019, 02:04 PM
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Here's what I use......I just got it recently and highly recommend it! I've been wanting one for years and finally did it, well worth it. Totally beats crawling around on the ground under the vehicle!

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Old 04-12-2019, 05:21 AM
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When you use the floor jack to lift over the puck, where do you place the jack stand so you can remove the floor jack? Tim
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Old 04-12-2019, 06:40 AM
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When you use the floor jack to lift over the puck, where do you place the jack stand so you can remove the floor jack? Tim

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Old 04-12-2019, 11:04 AM
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So you just jack up one side of the car using the left front puck position. How high does the front tire get off the ground? And do the other three stay on the ground?
Because of the design and strength of the corvette frame, both front and rear wheels will lift off the ground. As far as how high? I lift the car up so both front and rear tires are off the ground about 4-5". Then slide a 3 ton jack stand under the preferred location jacking point. I always use at least one 3 ton jack stand along with the hydraulic jack when working under the car. I believe in the fail safe method.

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Old 04-13-2019, 09:10 AM
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I'm retired AF and live near an AF base. I'm just going to use the base auto hobby shop @$10 an hour and use the lift... But I just might make some ramps like Bruze did as well. I like them.

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Old 04-14-2019, 06:27 PM
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Just did mine yesterday. Harbor freight 2.5 to low profile jack, 2, 2.5 ton jack stands. I leave the jack under one side as a back up safety. I'm 66 and with the oil filter wrench have no problem.
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Old 04-14-2019, 07:05 PM
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I have a GS and there's no way I can get a jack under the front end. I have race ramps that I drive the front end up on, then jack up the rear end (to make the car level), put the jack stands under the rear and go to work. There's plenty of room to change the oil this way and keeping it level allows you to drain all of the oil out.
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Old 04-14-2019, 08:02 PM
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Originally Posted by FrankPC View Post
Are you saying you incrementally lift each side at the front until you get it high enough? I didn't even know about placement of the puck until today. (crazy!)

You are saying you lift both front tires off the ground, right? And how high are they off the ground?

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No, he is saying lift front, left side tire high enough, not both equally.
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Old 04-14-2019, 08:04 PM
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If you are going to be UNDER a car, always lift both front, or both rear, or both on one side, or all, equally. Do not lift one tire just high enough to get under it...very unstable.

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Old 04-14-2019, 11:05 PM
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Until I got my lift I always just drove up on a single 2x8 on earth side. A long extension for the drain bolt was all that was needed. A standard oil filter strap reached the oil filter without issue.
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Old 04-14-2019, 11:08 PM
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Originally Posted by NY09C6 View Post
on earth side.
what is that?
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Old 04-14-2019, 11:40 PM
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Originally Posted by jimijam View Post
what is that?
I wondered that too.

Maybe he means he jacks it from underneath the car ("earth" side) instead of the roof ("sky side").
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Old 04-15-2019, 07:10 AM
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I jack the passenger side of the car up at the front jack point just until the front wheel begins to lift of the ground. I then use a 2.5 ton HF jack and a 1 foot long piece of 2X6 to jack the front of the car up using the engine cradle. Once it is high enough, I place my jack stands under the front two jack points.
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Old 04-15-2019, 11:05 AM
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Originally Posted by jimijam View Post
what is that?
I suspect it was supposed to say "each".
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Old 04-15-2019, 11:34 AM
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I also purchased a set of cheap, low-profile ramps that I can put either the rear or front of the car on:
https://www.amazon.com/Discount-Ramps-6009-V2-Plastic-Service/dp/B00UHLPES0/ref=sr_1_19?keywords=race+ramps&qid=1555342373&s=gateway&sr=8-19 https://www.amazon.com/Discount-Ramps-6009-V2-Plastic-Service/dp/B00UHLPES0/ref=sr_1_19?keywords=race+ramps&qid=1555342373&s=gateway&sr=8-19

Gives enough clearance to get the larger jack under the car to lift up using the subframes.
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Old 04-15-2019, 11:59 AM
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I no longer waste my time on oil changes. BTDT many times


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Old 04-15-2019, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by SPSandman View Post
getting ready to do the first oil change on mine since I got it. Does jacking up the driver side help drain the oil out? I remember. On the camaro when I put it on ramps where they put the plug all the oil couldn’t drain out. Really odd design on it.
I'd say no. Drain plug is driver's side to rear of pan. If anything, passenger side should be higher and nose should be up.
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Old 04-15-2019, 09:18 PM
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Originally Posted by BackInBlack05 View Post
I suspect it was supposed to say "each".
correct. Spell check on the iPhone seems to have got me
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Old 04-15-2019, 09:23 PM
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After I open it up and remove the filter I tend to lower the car back down and do some things like the ranger method for my clutch fluid. This ensures I get a good drain. I also do this on a driveway with a slight incline so there's more tendency to drain out most of the fluid.

I spend 20 to 25 mins tops on an oil change.
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