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Re: Jacking question.......Cars that is. (archive)

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Posted by 95M3 on June 24, 2000 at 23:55:58:

In Reply to: Jacking question.......Cars that is. posted by Seth H. on June 24, 2000 at 20:22:50:

When I change my oil, I always use a floor jack to jack it up on the front driver side. And a jackstand on the rear driver side; and front passenger side as an extra precaution. My car is a bit lowered so jacking it up is more convenient for me. Also, use tire chocks on the rear tires; just in case the car rolls. Put the e-brake on and if its a manuaul, put it in gear. Once you get the jacks underneath the car... you may want to lower the floor jack a bit so that the car's bumper stops are just sitting on the jackstands. You should be fine without using ramps. But, if you are still shady about trusting the stands and jack... I guess you could get the ramps. O yea, I jack it up from the driverside so that the oil pan would be facing downwards... so the oil can drain better. If you have any questions... just email me.

: 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.)

: Seth

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