slipping ramps

Duane, Andrew andrew at
Wed Aug 23 17:50:23 EDT 2006

My two solutions are;

A small strip of plywood with a cleat at one end to hold the ramps in
place. By the time my tires touch the ramp, they are already parked on
the plywood so the ramp doesn't go anywhere.

One of the marine vaccuum jugs that sucks the oil up through the
dipstick tube so I dont have to use ramps at all to go under the car. At
my oil change interval, I only have to change filters one of every 3
changes. That change I take to a local place that does good trustworthy
work and pay them to deal with the stupid plastic cover.

On Wed, 2006-08-23 at 11:47 -0700, thejimrose wrote:
> non slip  material for under carpets or in cabinets works well too. and is
> lower profile and less slippy  than carpet. i have the same problem with
> ramps slipping on my nearly polished garage floors.
> speaking of oil + filter changes - i have a fumoto on my a4 and its still a
> 40 minute job if work up a sweat and nothing goes wrong.
> and messy. and you have to dispose of the oil..
> my gf's 05 4runner has the filter mounted messy-side-DOWN in a big metal
> "funnell" staring you in the face when you open the hood. Fing BRILLIANT.
> and a nice juicy drain plug right in front of the pan, it almost makes me
> want to buy one just to change the oil. remote oil filters are RAD.

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