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Old Dec 25th, 2012, 03:14 PM
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'03JCW--very low to the ground which is very frustrating when it comes to getting up to change the oil or whatever. Have tried(twice) getting it up high enough to jack on the sump(with a board to spread the load). This worked twice until the right motor mount separated(?).
So--how do YOU get it up?
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Old Dec 25th, 2012, 08:24 PM
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Make some small ramp out of wood or metal drive onto them jack should fit under then and hey presto!!!
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Old Dec 25th, 2012, 08:49 PM
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i drive up onto brick
but last time i mentioned that on this forum i got someone whining that it's dangerous to support a car with bricks (they've done well holding my roof up for 20 years) so instead you should use some rusty metal jack ramps
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Perhaps I didn't make myself clear. Once up on the ramps which allows you to get a jack under the front of the car--where do you place the jack so that you can continue to raise the front of the car from just one point--rather than having to move from one side to the other to get it high enough to place jack stands under both sides?
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you dont have to get it up

I just slide an oil pan under the car on the ground and pull the plug to drain the oil . I use a socket hex to loosen the plug and sometimes a normal hex to remove it if it gets to slippery. Works great. Be sure to use a torque wrench to retighten it.
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You can get actual steel ramps that are flat to drive on to then you wind them up like a scissor jack to raise the car once on them, believe they lift up to around 500mm high?
Far better than trying to drive up normal ramps and risk overshooting.
Ramp and jack all in one unit and easy to stow also.
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