In Reply to: Jacking question.......Cars that is. posted by Seth H. on June 24, 2000 at 20:22:50:
Like I said, you don't need to raise the car even an inch to change the oil. All you need is a long ratchet extention and a breaker bar or some other longish bar or pipe to use as leverage to break the drain plug lose and then maybe again to help re-tighten it.
: After about a hundred trips to the Aid Auto store looking for some ramps, and adapters, to raise up my M3, I'm getting tired of ordering them and having them sold before I get there. Anyway, how difficult is it to jack up the car with a floor jack, or BMW car jack, and lower it onto jack stands. I'm thinking about just buying the damn stands and a floor jack instead of wasting my time waiting for these ramps. Two questions. 1) Is it difficult? 2) Will the car fall on me? The ramps seem fairly idiot proof, so that's my main appeal to them. Any info is greatly appreciated by myself and my car. (It's time for an oil change.)