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Old 02-27-2011, 05:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was going to change the oil in my car today. I have been changing oil since I was 10 or so. Pulled out my car ramps. The front end on the SRT8 is to low and doesn't allow the ramp to reach the tires. OK so I said I'll jack it up and put on jack stands. No jack. I looked under the car to try to find frame rails to jack the car up by. Now the car is low in my garage so I didn't see any rails. I did notices a notch but a lot of plastic on both sides. Is this where I would place my hydraulic jack? I wouldn't want to start jacking and bend the floor pan.

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Oh by the way AZ had a special Oil and a Fram Filter Tough Guard 6X I believe. Is this a good filter or should i use a Boush, Mobil1. Had to buy the filter to save $18 on the oil.
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I recall reading somewhere that the SRT8 doesn't have jack points .. hopefully someone can give you more info

As for the front being too low, grab two 1x12's and drive onto those before the ramp - should be enough to get you up
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If you look just behind the notches you will see some indentaition or what ever you want to call them, this is where I jack up my 330C and my Challenger.

Flip the the manual and you will find images of what you need.
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No O/M? You can download one from Chrysler. Those indentations are where the jack should go, probably. I can't get my floor jack under my C. I use this to lift all my rides:





I just changed the oil in mine yesterday.
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Oh by the way AZ had a special Oil and a Fram Filter Tough Guard 6X I believe. Is this a good filter or should i use a Boush, Mobil1. Had to buy the filter to save $18 on the oil.
I would see if they will let you pay the price difference to upgrade to the Mobil 1 filter. If not then throw the Fram away and buy a Mobil 1 or Wix filter. You still saved money. Just don't put a crappy Fram filter on your car. Cut it open and you'll see why.
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Thanks for the info. Next question I was at my brothers and my mom has an '05 limited. Are the engines in these cars surround by plastic under the oil pan? He thought it was.
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Yes, there is a belly-pan (splash pan) to improve the airflow under the car. Four 10 mm bolts.
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I was going to change the oil in my car today. I have been changing oil since I was 10 or so. Pulled out my car ramps. The front end on the SRT8 is to low and doesn't allow the ramp to reach the tires. OK so I said I'll jack it up and put on jack stands. No jack. I looked under the car to try to find frame rails to jack the car up by. Now the car is low in my garage so I didn't see any rails. I did notices a notch but a lot of plastic on both sides. Is this where I would place my hydraulic jack? I wouldn't want to start jacking and bend the floor pan.

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Oh by the way AZ had a special Oil and a Fram Filter Tough Guard 6X I believe. Is this a good filter or should i use a Boush, Mobil1. Had to buy the filter to save $18 on the oil.
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I am a mechanic and also the tech manager at Fram. Very good advice about driving up on a 2x10 to get the car high enough to roll a jack under it. We do that to get lowered cars on our hoist in the shop. Please dont buy into the internet "tribal knowledge" about Fram you may read. The Tough Guard filter is 99% single pass efficiency under ISO test standards. It has a silicone anti drain back valve and a synthetic glass/cellulose woven filter media. Yes, it does have fiber end caps, they work very well and we make over 100 million filters per year this way with no failures. There are many companies making filters this way including Honda, Subaru, AC Delco, and even Bentley. A steel end cap does not make a oil filter "better". Superior filtration does, single pass efficiency, dirt holding capacity are what you should be concerned about.
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Exactly where does this study show filtering efficiency or capacity? It doesnt and the opinions of the poster are just that his unqualified opinions based on his uneducated eyes. We supply American Honda with 13 million oil filters with fiber end caps per year. Toyota factory OE filters have no end caps at all. All AC Delco filters have felt end caps. You have been drinking waaay too much WIX Kool Aid!. Filter efficiency and capacity are all that matters.
Mobil 1 and K+N do not even make filters or own a filter test lab, they buy them from a supplier. Just marketing with their name slapped on it. Fram invented oil filters for pass cars over 75 years ago. look down at the Fram extended guard filter, the writer "cant believe" the quality? It is the best filter in the industry bar none. Yes, its 8 buks but what is YOUR engine worth?
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