Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2005 21:11:02 +0100
From: Colin Stamp <col.dustbinnospamp.plus.com>
Subject: Re: Umm...where is my Oil Filter?


On Sat, 30 Apr 2005 18:11:09 GMT, "James Sweet" <jamessweetnospamail.com> wrote: > >"Colin Stamp" <col.dustbinnospamp.plus.com> wrote in message >news:tmg7715hvc908osj043081kgmf7mu75rt2nospamcom... >> On Sat, 30 Apr 2005 17:14:27 GMT, "J. Harris" >> <jackharrisnospamct-o-cutor.comdamnspam> wrote: >> >> >And if you haven't bought a set of car ramps, >> >splurg on a $25.00USD set when you buy the oil (semi-synth or synth) and >> >filter. And as chores go, this is usually a 2 beer job :o) >> >> I don't know if it's the same in the states, but you don't seem to be >> able to get ramps to suit the front end of 9-3s in the UK :o( >> The Aero is particularly bad, with a long overhang and a low valence. >> I reckon it'll need ramps about twice as long as the longest ones I've >> seen in the shops. Perhaps I don't go to enough shops... >> >> Cheers, >> >> Colin. >> > >I've seen low profile ramps, they're harder to come by though. Sometimes >it's easier to use jackstands and a floor jack. > Yep. My 9-3 has a central jacking point at the front, so you can lift the whole front end in one go really quickly. It's handy to be able to let the car back down mid-drain as well. Cheers, Colin.

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