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Ok i know this may sound dumb but im just trying to cover all my bases...

never really changed oil but seen it done tons of times...

i got case of oil and filter(filter brings a seal)

now how do u guys/gals useually lift the car??

i checked the manuel and it only shows lift piont on the 4 sides of the car... i gues im trying to see is there a lift piont somewhere on the top part of the car to lift it?


or lifting it on one side of the car is good??


allso safty... maybe im nuts but say u have the car lifted is there anything that you put to try to at least have the car not fall on you?


anything eles i should now please let me know =)
 

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welp went ahead and figured it out... typeing here so the car didnt drop on me =)

everything was easy... filter right in the open... drain plug not to far behind..

1st change in the books..
 

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I think most people use ramps to lift the car for an oil change.  I fabricated some out of 2x6's and they work great.  If you use a jack to lift the car, be sure you use a jack stand before getting underneath the car, obviously. 

As far as jack points for a floor jack go - I'm still interested in the answer too.  I've been using a two by four right behind the scissor jack point, because noone here seems to know a safe place for a floor jack. :frown:
 

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I drive mine up on ramps, but since the front overhang is long, and the cars sits so low, the front fascia hits the ramp before the tires touch the ramp. What I do is lay two 1 foot lenghts of 2X12 board directly in front of the ramps, and drive the car up on them first, they lift the car just enough that the fascia clears the ramps and I drive right on up!

Still haven't done the spin on oil filter conversion yet, waiting for the warranty to expire.....(sigh)
 

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I used a regular floor jack to lift the car using the points shown in the owners manual. Then placed stands under each side, the front tires were off the ground about an inch or two. I think ramps would be easier though.

Caution Rant ahead: I changed the oil in my I4 over the weekend. The cartridge filter has an o-ring + it also has a small drain plug in the bottom of the filter with another small o-ring. I have been changing oil in cars/trucks/motorcycles/tractors… for about twenty-five years now, and this is the worst setup I have ever seen, hands-down! Why Ford did not choose to fit the spin on filter is beyond comprehension? Had I known about the cartridge filter I would have bucked-up and purchased the V6. If you have the I4 keep plenty of clean rags handy, it likes to dribble oil everywhere.
 
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