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mdsalemi

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Oil changes are easy!
« on: August 05, 2022, 17:50:57 »
…it’s removing the oil filter that’s always messy!
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Re: Oil changes are easy!
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2022, 19:43:16 »
Nice grass.
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Re: Oil changes are easy!
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2022, 22:46:44 »
Michael,


You need a hoist, even if it is just the X lift type………….
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Re: Oil changes are easy!
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2022, 16:08:39 »
Michael Salemi
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mdsalemi

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Re: Oil changes are easy!
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2022, 16:12:25 »
You need a hoist, even if it is just the X lift type………….

I'd love a lift of any kind. Would make many things easier. However the oil change mess is purely because of the location of the oil filter canister, AND the fact that it is horizontal. Even after letting everything drain there is no way not to spill a little oil from the canister/filter assembly once you get it off. Oh, yes, I've tried to stuff some rags in there, and caught some of it but sometimes they just get in the way. Not all the stains on those pieces of cardboard are from THIS oil change. Some are the various leaks from sitting, or working on bicycles or any number of dirty things that if they got on the concrete, my wife would NOT be pleased.

The horizontal mount of the oil filter is a really poor design.

I'm always on the hunt for TV boxes and similar to collect large sheets of cardboard.
Michael Salemi
Davidson, North Carolina (Charlotte Area) USA
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Signal Red 568G w/Black Leather (Restored)
2019 Ford Flex SEL
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Re: Oil changes are easy!
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2022, 19:10:09 »
This is a handy device that I use and store it under my 230SL when not used 8)
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Re: Oil changes are easy!
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2022, 22:12:17 »
This is a handy device that I use and store it under my 230SL when not used 8)

Really nice! Who makes that?
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Re: Oil changes are easy!
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2022, 12:03:55 »
I've bought mine locally in Sweden, they are called Quick jack, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=604M7x7CfoY
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Re: Oil changes are easy!
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2022, 14:34:20 »
I bought this one for in my garage, no regret at all.  ;D

Again something else.