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post #1 of 13 Old 01-29-2008, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
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How do you reach your engine ?

I stumbled on this video.
Ford Powerstroke Diesel Oil Change

Its pretty cool that they made a video....but I think I would freak if I saw someone doing my oil change like that.

Now I use a plastic kitchen stool for routine maintenance....what have you come up with getting at your engine ?

I wonder if those guys know something is on fire outside the garage??
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Well, I can't say that I've never worked in the engine compartment while kneeling on the fan shroud / edge of fender (That was on the side of the road in the middle of Canada somewhere though. My K&N FIPK on my 99 SD gasser decided to "disconnect" from the MAF sensor, so I "FIXED" it! (Nothing Duct tape couldn't fix))

Anyway I usually just stand on a plastic 5 gal bucket turned upside down (I'm fancy like that though )

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ive got a wooden chair that the back has been broken off of. I've used 5 gallon buckets, and milk crates with a board layed accross them too. never fails, if I'm working from the front of the truck, I always manage to kick whatever i'm standing on out from under me. The bumber is H_ll on the shins!!!
thought about buying one of thoose contraptions that allow you to lay accross the engine bay.

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I use milk crates, I got about 50 of them given to me from work. As for the video, it was a good idea. I do it a little different myself. Thanks for sharing.

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I use milk crates, I got about 50 of them given to me from work. As for the video, it was a good idea. I do it a little different myself. Thanks for sharing.
You have 50 milk crates??? Holy Cow! (no pun intended)
I havent seen milk crates since......since shopping carts were chrome-plated wire !
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They're not exactly "milk" crates. They did however carry a cow bi-product. They are the same design, rectangular so they're a little longer. They are like brand new. They decided they didn't need them anymore so they gave them away, all 9,000 of them!

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I'm a drywaller so i just use one of my aluminum work benches to stand on. But i gotta admit when i was changing the fuel pump on my 97' i could'nt reach so i had to kneel on the fan shroud and core support. Ya do what ya gotta do to get er done.

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After having my exhaust put on, went for a trip to NY, I stepped on it, and the tube after the turbo popped off. Luckily I have a tool kit for work, but I couldn't reach. Grabbed a computer monitor from the back of the truck, and stood on that. Worked ok, when I was finished I just hucked it in the woods, it was junk anyways, and covered in mud. No way that was goin in my truck. I didn't have the cargo liner at that time.


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i just climb on up and kneel on the fenders or radiator bracket

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