Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2005 22:17:32 +0100 From: Phil <anonnospamty.com> Subject: Re: Umm...where is my Oil Filter?
James Sweet 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. > > I just use a pair of 2-foot lengths of scaffold board with a block of wood screwed to the end (to stop it slipping) in conjunction with my existing ramps which would otherwise be too short and steep to use with my '96 900. I place these half way up the ramps and just drive up as normal. Approximate cost: nothing, as I had the bits laying about.