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Old 04-17-2009, 10:39 PM   #1
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Default How strong are the 06+ oil pans? Accidently jacked...

The GR has horrible jacking points (front: cross member, rear: differential). My jack would not reach the cross member so I thought I was looking at the wrong thing since there has to be an easier way to jack the front. I accidentally jacked the oil pan, raising the car slightly (1 or 2 partial pumps) until I had a bad feeling about it.

Do you think I did some damage? I did not really check whether there was a dent but I vaguely recall that I did not dent it.
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Old 04-17-2009, 10:45 PM   #2
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Next time, use the spare tire jack to get the car high enough so you can get the floor jack in there. If you didn't dent the oil pan, and there are no leaks, I don't know why it wouldn't be normal.
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Old 04-17-2009, 11:09 PM   #3
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You just destroyed the whole engine system.
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Old 04-18-2009, 02:56 AM   #5
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Next time, use the spare tire jack to get the car high enough so you can get the floor jack in there. If you didn't dent the oil pan, and there are no leaks, I don't know why it wouldn't be normal.


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Old 04-18-2009, 07:54 AM   #6
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Or just use your floor jack on the side and don't worry about trying to get all the way under to reach the cross-member or rear diff. There are adapters out there (or you can just make your own) that allow a typical floor jack to lift the car at the pinch weld just like the OEM jack does.

As for the original question, as long as you didn't dent the pan you should be just fine. If there's any sign you dented the pan then you need to worry about whether you pushed it up in the vicinity of the oil pump pickup, which could potentially restrict flow into the pickup.

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Old 04-18-2009, 10:12 AM   #7
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We use the oil pan as a jack point all the time. (to raise the engine only). I would just put a pc of wood in between. Have not done it on the 07. It has a changed oil pan shape. But I recommend ramps, then jack if necessary.
You get high pretty quickly this way.

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Old 04-18-2009, 10:22 PM   #8
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We use the oil pan as a jack point all the time.
I'm sorry, but if you're being serious then that's just stupid. Even using a block of wood in between is just asking for trouble. There is ZERO reason to not use the factory jack points when they're readily accessible on even a lowered car.

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Old 04-18-2009, 11:27 PM   #9
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Terrible jacking points? They are the same on my lowered 98 legacy and i've never had a problem. Try driving up on some pieces of wood next time before you try to jack it up.
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