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Old 03-10-2012, 11:38 PM   #21
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Thats what I generally do, but I've read the gravity method doesn't always do the job.
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Unfortunately I don't change my own oil
For cereal? You have over 3k posts here. This explains the reaction to dicking up your slave....lol. Are you done yet?
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Old 03-11-2012, 12:13 AM   #23
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For cereal? You have over 3k posts here. This explains the reaction to dicking up your slave....lol. Are you done yet?
Honestly it's just too much of a pain in the *** since the car is so low. If I can get the oil for $20 at an autoparts store, or get it done for the same price or a little more then why not just get somebody else to change it and have documentation for when I sell it? I have changed my oil before, and I installed my rollbar among other things. And no, I am never done dicking up.
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Honestly it's just too much of a pain in the *** since the car is so low. If I can get the oil for $20 at an autoparts store, or get it done for the same price or a little more then why not just get somebody else to change it and have documentation for when I sell it? I have changed my oil before, and I installed my rollbar among other things. And no, I am never done dicking up.
Because Midas will fuxor up something, if you don't do it yourself.
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Because Midas will fuxor up something, if you don't do it yourself.
Excellent! I'll get a new engine out of it.
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Honestly it's just too much of a pain in the *** since the car is so low.


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I have that jack, my car is too low for it. Failsauce troll, 1/10.
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+1 low car makes it a total pain, but i still do it. Wood blocks + ramps works really well for me for oil changes or stuff that I don't need to remove the wheels.
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Old 03-11-2012, 03:35 AM   #29
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I have that jack, my car is too low for it. Failsauce troll, 1/10.
I have an AC Delco jack & stands set that I picked up at O'Reilly auto parts for like $40 that fits under my car.

Like this
http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/de...0768&ppt=C0373

Also I think I may get a set of service ramps, or dig a hole in the yard...

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If you don't have one of these in your garage, you need to get your life together.
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When I get a house I will have one.
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I'm going to go live with Faeflora now where my fail will be accepted and my skill with messing ---- up perfected. Good by.


OK just remove slave from car


then hammer a screwdriver into your broken bleeder valve and unscrew away.

That and i lvoe you
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Old 03-11-2012, 03:13 PM   #33
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Changing your own oil is not just about changing the oil. It's about getting under the car once every 6 months or so. You look at the exhaust and hangers, check for any signs of leaking, loose suspension and just give it a quick inspection.

You really think the $6 an hour monkey that changes your oil at instant lube cares, or even knows waht to look for in the first place? You think he knows to tell you that your ball joint boot is torn?
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OK just remove slave from car


then hammer a screwdriver into your broken bleeder valve and unscrew away.

That and i lvoe you
I'm just going to replace the slave since it might be the source of my problems anyway, and I got a new one.

Thank you Sensei.
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How would y'all suggest I get to the lower bolt?

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The man's alternative is to just drop the subframe.
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I don't think I can get a wrench at the lower bolt, the upper one I've got an idea for.

http://www.harborfreight.com/hand-to...ons-67971.html

http://www.harborfreight.com/hand-to...set-67986.html
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Great time to get rid of your curly-Q Gearhead.
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I reverse bleed everything when dry:

Buoyancy is your friend. I pressurize through the caliper or slave, then force the fluid upward. When bubbles stop popping at the master, you are done.
Then, I suicide bleed from there forward.
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