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Old 06-28-2006, 05:12 PM   #11
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Actually I fill the filter with oil to get it flowing a quart sooner than starting empty.
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Old 06-28-2006, 05:17 PM   #12
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If I filled it it would all come pouring out when I put it on,
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Old 06-28-2006, 06:50 PM   #13
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Want low?

Lower your ground clearance to 2.9".
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Old 06-28-2006, 08:03 PM   #14
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Where are the jack stands or car ramps? Bricks and wood are unsafe! One of your bricks is already broken!
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Old 06-28-2006, 08:23 PM   #15
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The jack stands are collapsed over my dad's dead friend's body.
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SVOboy: When you get the jack stands, get something sturdy and solid, not something cheap and light. In the meantime, Ken's right, cinder blocks are extremely hazardous to use. If they are have pressure on them, a bump in the right spot causes them to crumble, with no warning. We don't want no unnecessary funeral expenses!!
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Old 06-29-2006, 12:48 PM   #17
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I always put the oil cap on the hood latch before I get under the car to drain the oil. That way there is no chance of starting the engine with no oil in it (I've seen it done more than once). If you try to shut the hood with the cap there you'll likely break the cap, but you'll remember to put in the oil that you forgot. I started doing this years ago when a car was towed in with a blown up engine - a quick lube place sent them away without any oil. Most shops will fire you for doing that - breaking a cap they can deal with.
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Old 10-24-2006, 11:04 AM   #18
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"Take off the bolt." Bolt? BOLT??? A drain plug is called a "bolt"? In what country???
I'm just funning you.... But you forgot to mention removing the "710" cap.
Yes, there is a "710" cap on the rocker cover of most engines! Really! If you can't find it...move to the other side of the engine bay...and look again! See? "OIL" cap, but it's upside down now .... -TH
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I read the ''how men change oil'' a couple months ago when Matt posted it...I thought he was serious about it for a while...I almost felt bad for him. A week later I read it again.
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