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Old 25 Aug 2008, 07:51 pm
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Default 01 TL Oil Change

I finally got fed up with the Acura stealership. I do most of the work
on my bike so I'm thinking I can I least do the oil changes on my TL.

Here's my question: Can I put the front wheels on ramps to do an oil
change? I'm wondering if the old oil will drain out properly with the
car at an angle.

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Old 26 Aug 2008, 01:39 pm
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Default Re: 01 TL Oil Change

Waiving the right to remain silent, Venture Rider <dontbother@bogus.dom>
said:

> I finally got fed up with the Acura stealership. I do most of the work
> on my bike so I'm thinking I can I least do the oil changes on my TL.
>
> Here's my question: Can I put the front wheels on ramps to do an oil
> change? I'm wondering if the old oil will drain out properly with the
> car at an angle.


Wouldn't that depend on the location of the drain hole..?

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Old 26 Aug 2008, 02:39 pm
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Default Re: 01 TL Oil Change

Venture Rider <dontbother@bogus.dom> wrote in news:48b34597$0$12371$c3e8da3
@news.astraweb.com:

> I finally got fed up with the Acura stealership. I do most of the work
> on my bike so I'm thinking I can I least do the oil changes on my TL.
>
> Here's my question: Can I put the front wheels on ramps to do an oil
> change? I'm wondering if the old oil will drain out properly with the
> car at an angle.
>




The drain hole is at the rear of the oil pan, so no worries there. In fact,
with ramps you'll get even /better/ drainage than you would with the car
sitting level.

You may, however, have some difficulty finding ramps that work with your
car's (very low) front bumper skin. I use a lever jack and jack stands to
elevate my own car.


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Old 26 Aug 2008, 03:52 pm
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On Tue, 26 Aug 2008 18:39:37 +0000 (UTC), Tegger <invalid@invalid.inv>
wrote:

>The drain hole is at the rear of the oil pan, so no worries there. In fact,
>with ramps you'll get even /better/ drainage than you would with the car
>sitting level.
>
>You may, however, have some difficulty finding ramps that work with your
>car's (very low) front bumper skin. I use a lever jack and jack stands to
>elevate my own car.


I have made two four foot long 9" x 2" lumber "ramp leaders" for my
ramps. one end of each is drilled for two honking big coach bolts
that act as locating pegs near the top of each ramp. I can drive my
NSX nose-first or ass-first up this ramp setup.

They probably didn't cost me more than $10 to make. You could do it
even cheaper if you have suitable lumber and/or bolts lying around...
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Old 26 Aug 2008, 04:41 pm
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On Tue, 26 Aug 2008 18:39:37 +0000 (UTC), Tegger said:

>Venture Rider <dontbother@bogus.dom> wrote in news:48b34597$0$12371$c3e8da3
>@news.astraweb.com:
>
>> I finally got fed up with the Acura stealership. I do most of the work
>> on my bike so I'm thinking I can I least do the oil changes on my TL.
>>
>> Here's my question: Can I put the front wheels on ramps to do an oil
>> change? I'm wondering if the old oil will drain out properly with the
>> car at an angle.
>>

>
>
>
>The drain hole is at the rear of the oil pan, so no worries there. In fact,
>with ramps you'll get even /better/ drainage than you would with the car
>sitting level.
>
>You may, however, have some difficulty finding ramps that work with your
>car's (very low) front bumper skin. I use a lever jack and jack stands to
>elevate my own car.


I'm a little wearing of jack stands. Call me chicken.

I called the shop where I get my Krown treatments, and he said I could
bring my oil and filter and he'll do it for $15. Good deal considering
I don't have to dispose of the old oil.

BTW, I'm switching to synth, too. Either Mobil 1 Extended Performance
or Amsoil. I run Amsoil in my bike, so I might go with that.

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Old 26 Aug 2008, 07:23 pm
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On Tue, 26 Aug 2008 16:41:56 -0400, Venture Rider
<dontbother@bogus.dom> wrote:

>I'm a little wearing of jack stands. Call me chicken.


You shouldn't *wear* jack stands, you should put them under your car.

Properly placed, good jack stands are as safe as houses. You're a
chicken.
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Old 26 Aug 2008, 07:50 pm
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Dean Dark <ddrake@comcast.notthis.net> wrote in
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> On Tue, 26 Aug 2008 16:41:56 -0400, Venture Rider
> <dontbother@bogus.dom> wrote:
>
>>I'm a little wearing of jack stands. Call me chicken.

>
> You shouldn't *wear* jack stands, you should put them under your car.



Properly worn, jack stands are far more impressive at company parties than
lampshades.


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