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      07-09-2013, 05:01 PM   #294
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Originally Posted by WangTa View Post
How important is it that the car be horizontal while draining the oil? I just got a set of the Rhino ramps (17 degrees) and was reading that the car really should be horizontal while draining. Alternatively, would it be possible to use a vacuum pump to get the remainder of the oil out while on ramps, or is that just silly?

Also, given the height of the car, I'm assuming I'll have to backup onto the ramps and have the rear elevated. Is that how most people do it (with Rhino ramps)?
I use rhino ramps and jack the front up to get the car levelled. I think it's important to have the car levelled to drain the oil properly. It's not possible to vacuum the oil out because it doesn't have a dipstick where you can access the sump. Someone else might have a different opinion. That's the best thing about this forum ...knowledge and experience sharing.

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