Super Snake Posted April 27, 2007 Report Share Posted April 27, 2007 I completed my first oil change (1400 miles). I was torn between low profile ramps or a floor jack and jack stands. I chose a floor jack (light weight aluminum Racing Jack) 3K capacity. Harbor Freight 2 ton jack stands (4) only used (2) for the front I jacked each side behind the front tire with the jack pad at the K member attachment point, stand up 3 notches and placed at the K member just inboard of the Lower control attachment. Repeat for opposite side. Slid my fat a$$ under the car, pulled the plug, drained pretty right into the oil recovery basin. Put the wrench on the filter, loosened it up and AWE the oil drains right onto the top of the K member. The lightning holes allow the oil inside the member and although I wipe it clean it wicks out dripping for 3 days one drop at a time on my garage floor. Am I the only one who has done this? It looks like even if the car was level it would still hit the frame. Anyway, I wanted to use the Royal Purple, I could not find where they produce a full synthetic 5W50 oil. I was bummed because the credibility I would gain from my wife by the car having Purple oil (Purple being my wife’s favorite color) all went out the door. I opted for the Castrol Syntec 5W50 Full Synthetic and the rest was a breeze. 6.5 quarts put it right on the money. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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