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Old 03-06-2017, 07:22 PM   #1
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Echo vitz hatchback change oil without jack ?

I'm not equipped

The street is my garage lol

It is possible to change the oil and filter without jack on Echo hatch ?

I try, and i am able to touch the oil filter and drain plug

Seems possible
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Old 03-06-2017, 08:32 PM   #2
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It might help to put one side of the car up on a curb.

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Old 03-06-2017, 08:53 PM   #3
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I don't have any issues changing my oil without a jack, in the parking lot of my apartment complex. Mine is a '09, but the engine is the same. The drain plug is right there on the side, instead of in the back like most cars. Makes it really easy to reach. The oil filter is easy to grab, too. Heck, it's safer to skip the jack, anyway. No chance of the car falling on you.

Go for it.
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Old 03-06-2017, 10:39 PM   #4
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It might help to put one side of the car up on a curb.

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this^ just make sure to get the left side 'up' as the oil will drain more completely.
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Old 03-07-2017, 11:10 AM   #5
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if its stock, you might be able to swing it

mine is on eibach prokits so its a tad low to get a pan under the car
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Old 03-07-2017, 12:08 PM   #6
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I don't have any issues changing my oil without a jack, in the parking lot of my apartment complex. Mine is a '09, but the engine is the same. The drain plug is right there on the side, instead of in the back like most cars. Makes it really easy to reach. The oil filter is easy to grab, too. Heck, it's safer to skip the jack, anyway. No chance of the car falling on you.

Go for it.
is it true

It is necessary to change oil to hot temperature

Not burning temp, but hot

cold is not good
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Old 03-07-2017, 12:37 PM   #7
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is it true

It is necessary to change oil to hot temperature

Not burning temp, but hot

cold is not good
you need to apply the Goldilocks Rule

Not too hot, (burns!) not too cold (doesnt contain all impurities)

JUST RIGHT! (warm)
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Old 03-07-2017, 03:13 PM   #8
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fast fluid drains hot

I set up everything for all fluid changes after a drive. Then rev engine and drain as quickly as possible. Oil going into the oil pump's relief valve is unfiltered and a tiny piece of junk wedged just right could jam a piston type valve open and kill oil pressure.
The less that settles the best.
(obviously must be done avoiding hot fluid on skin)
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