I plan on using 2 jack stands. It will be to work under the car. I usually use just ramps as I usually only change the oil or starter and this has served me well. I am thinking it would be good to get a jack and jack stands becasue I plan on changing my fuel filter now. Also, I figured it would be good to have a trolly jack and stands handy in case I need them. Correct me if I am wrong, but I figure it is not as safe, or the best way to use ramps to change the fuel filte. I figure the safest way to change the fuel filter is with a jack and jack stands.UhOh! said:Is this to jack the car up to work on it or store it? will you be using 1, 2, 3, or 4 jackstands?
either way your good to go but if you can tell me what you are doing I can try to explain to you the absolute safest way of doing it
Thanks for the tips UhOh! One last question. If I use the ramps. It sounds like I should just back the car up on them, block the tires, open the gas cap, and wait a couple of hours for the pressure to go down? Oh yeah, and make sure I don't get gas in my eyesThanks again!UhOh! said:I would just stick with the ramps personally. If you use the jack stands make sure they are secure. as an added safety precaution once you drop the car on the stands jack the jack up again just until it touches but jacking point.
for the fuel filter just take the gas cap off and the loger you leave the car the more the pressure wil go down so just dont start it a few hrs prior to your maintenance. Also remove it slowly and cover with a rag just in case the is any additional pressure.
hope this helps.
oh, and dont get fuel in your eyes :hy: