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Tips in lifting front 05 goat for oil change?....

Tommorow Ill be changing the motor oil on my 05 A4, so what tips you guys have the lift end to do the oil change job?

I was thinking to left up the front with 2 small regular jacks on each side those jack points close to the front wheels but then since that taking up the jacking points where do I put jacks stands for safety?

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I jack under the front control arms and use the jack points
for the jack stands.

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Pick it up by the rear of the engine cradle, behind the oil pan. If your floorjack doesn't make it underneath the car, drive the car up on some 2X10 boards or something like that.

These are the lift & jack stand points.
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You can jack it up and still have enough room to slide the stands under. Where you'll jack it up is just normal paint, so put something on the jack and stands to prevent metal to metal contact.
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Metal to metal contact won't hurt it, and using wood/plastic shims between the stands and the car is incredibly unsafe. Just make sure you put the stands in the correct spot, and take your time, you won't dingle anything. I've lifted the car several times with a floorjack, and it still takes me 10-15 minutes to get the car lifted and the stands positioned correctly.
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I use these and the ones on the stands don't affect the stability:

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^^HP11 where did you get those jack stands? Have you used them on the frame rails? Mine are too deep to use on frame rails.



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The best and easiest way to "lift" the front end is Rhino ramps, period.

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^^HP11 where did you get those jack stands? Have you used them on the frame rails? Mine are too deep to use on frame rails.
I bought the pads from Harbor Freight, but the stands are from Sears and they do work.

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I bought the pads from Harbor Freight, but the stands are from Sears and they do work.
Wow, much better than my cut sections of rubber flooring. Nice find.
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