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Subject:  Re: Oil Change Date:  12/16/2001  12:05 PM
Author:  hlupak Number:  34 of 47

I'm little and fit under the car just fine. Do I really need to prop it up for any other reason that comfort?

No, as long as you've got enough room to work under there you don't have to bother with lifting it. I've always owned pickups where there's tons of clearance and have never jacked one up to change oil.

However, make sure you still immobilize the car while you're under there. Often when working on engines mechanics will disconnect the negative (ground) battery cable to prevent shocks and make sure nothing under the hood starts on them inadvertantly - you'll want to do this if you're ever changing engine belts, but is probably overkill for an oil change.

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