Oh man there's a lot of hate here.
I mentioned getting a speeding ticket here and scratching my car once and PB is on my ass. How long as it been? Two years?
And the negative rep for asking a legitimate question? Man, PB you must really hate me.
I didn't use it to hold the car up; I had it on jack stands.
I figure it the jack stands would hold up ( I had the car on 4 7-ton jack standst, but I also had some cinder blocks lying around from the construction work being done around the house and stuck them under the front floor jack point...
That's ridiculous :lol:.
I mean if you're just working on the wheel assembly I guess that wouldn't be too much a of a problem. If the wood splits, at least you won't be under the car.
I am really paranoid; I stacked a couple of cinder blocks under the center-front jack point.
I appreciate the help, but I think I'm going to take it up another notch and mill out some adapters from some stock.
I managed to make temporary adapters out of some wood and get my oil changed, but it's not going to support the weight of a 2-ton car.
I can jack it up, but I can't set my jack stands under the frame rail because of the lip.
As the for the ramps, I'm probably not going to buy them because I could easily just get a few pieces of stacked wood and drive on top of them. Sometime in the future, I'm probably going to change a tire...
So I plan on changing my car oil some time this week and purchased a floor jack and some jack stands, however this is one niggling obstacle in my way.
There is this flange (a lip, whatever you want to call it) that requires a jack stand adapter; if you don't have one and try to use a set a jack...
So is it bad to let the car warm up to drive?
Unfortunately, my car isn't blessed with an oil pressure gauge, only oil temperature gauge.
I don't know if anyone notices this in their car, but whenever I start driving the instant I turn the car on, it feels a bit sluggish. I usually just start...
Post your major, concentration, university/institute/whatever, current year, and expected year of graduation.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2010
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing
Current status: Third-year (Junior)
I contacted Schrader-Bridgeport about my specific TPMS and they kindly responded back. Here's the e-mail:
Additionally, I recently discovered that the TPMS units actually use them valve stem as the antenna to transmit the signal, so a brass valve core will not work.