I only have the factory jack, and don't have the room to store a set of jack stands, or ramps. Is it possible to jack up the car using the factory side mounted jack, and reach the oil drain plug? If so, what side should I lift up? Where exactly is the plug? Is it facing the front side(s) or rear.
I'd much rather crawl in the dirt and change my own oil, than pay some ass clown $35 to do it for me.
You don't even need to jack it up. It's a stretch, but if you lie on your back and crawl up under the the passenger side from the front you can reach it with a wrech and back the plug out. Or if you need a little extra room drive the car up on a couple 2x4s to get an extra inch or two.
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get a set of
keep them under your bed, under the sink, burried in the yard with a map to get to them later, attic, or in your trunk somepace. there is always room for jackstands.... I don't have a set but they are not huge by any means. ramps now there isn't always room for those.
You should also use some blocks of wood and jam them right behind the rear tires before jacking the car up. Even with the E-brake enguaged, you want to make sure the car doesn't roll off the jackstands.
I agree with everything said. It's too dangerous to get under a car which isn't properly supported. Don't take chances with your life.
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Its the only pic of my underside i could find. Anyway, you can just barely see it. If you look at the slanted ribbed things in the center of the pic right before the underside drops out of view, those are the fins on the oil pan. The drain bolt is to the left.
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here is a picture of the complete oil pan. you should be able locate the oil pan since it is HUGE. the drain plug is part number 7 in the diagram, it is located on the passenger side of the oil pan very close to the bottom (but still on the side)
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