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Old 04-05-2011, 07:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Mudbone View Post
I believe I could do it again in 2 hrs including raising and lower the car and cleaning up.
If I had access to a lift, I could do it in an hour (not including the note below).

However, if I were to do it again, I would drain the oil the night before and let it continue to drain through the night. That "little bit" of oil that just kept creeping onto the gasket surface was aggravating.
Build a wood ramp (using 2x10 lumber, about $10 in cost at Home Depot etc.), as in this Oil Change thread, you will save so much time from jacking up and down etc.
Simply drive it up and down the wood ramps!

DIY: E39 Changing engine oil made simple (how to do it in 30 minutes and not crying!)
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