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Old 01-29-2013, 03:55 PM
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How to change the oil when it's constantly raining?

I think the answer is to wait until it stops. Sometimes the pavement is wet but the rain stops, but this is still messy.

Any better ideas?
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:15 PM
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Don't know where you live, but in most urban areas, you can find places that will rent you garage space to work on your car. Or, see whether you can find a friend or work acquaintance with a garage that will let you use their garage. Finally, bring all the supplies to a local garage that has a good reputation, and then watch everything they do while they change it for you.

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Old 01-29-2013, 05:52 PM
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Don't know where you live,
Seattle....it can rain for 20 days straight. I think the record is slightly more than 30 days of rain.
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:37 PM
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Try living in Central America. Luckily we are in the "dry" season for a few months(lets me have time to fix the sunroof).

I have changed engines, tires, transmissions in the snow when I lived in New Jersey. Much MUCH more difficult tasks than that when serving overseas. Changing oil in the rain is relaxing & easy.
If you do not want to get wet.....Poncho(heck, get wet, change your clothes afterwards..its only water), put it on jack stands, slide under with your creeper & enjoy the sound of the rain on metal. I have fallen asleep under vehicles before.
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:57 PM
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Don't know where you live, but in most urban areas, you can find places that will rent you garage space to work on your car.
Thanks for the suggestion to the original poster. I found there is a place called Self Serve Garage in Kent, WA.
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:56 PM
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go in the garage?
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:17 PM
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Do it in Key Arena. Not in use and won't be for a while either.

Rental garages work tho.
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If you're going to be DYI person, you need to get set up to do so. A gararge, or knowing of a place where you can rent space to work on your car for a few hours is a must.

However, for this particular issue, throw a tarp/plastic over the front of the car when you are done for the night, and in the AM, even if it starts raining, you will have a dry area under the car (if that is the issue). Jack it up, put in the jack stands, and get to work. Worst case, put on an old sirt/sweatshirt and prepare to get wet. You can always remove the shirt and take a shower afterwards if you get wet.
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