Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

Keep CAFCNA Alive! Become a Supporting Member Today!

Pages: [1]   Go Down

Author Topic: Elephant in the room.. let's talk about it.. HOW TO WORK UNDER HOOD  (Read 358 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

tdsj

  • Member
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 15

Ok let's talk about the elephant in the room. Namely the size of the avalanche. I'm not exactly a tiny person in my opinion. But trying to work topside on the engine is a task. Step up on the bumper. Then crawl into the front where the hood latches. (Very uncomfortable on the knees) so how do you guys deal with it? Step stool? Or? Oh I'm 5'8" like I said not tiny. But I'm no lumber Jack either.
Logged
2004 Chevrolet Avalanche z71
149,xxx miles
5.3L V8 1500
Charcoal paint pin stripe

frito

  • CAFCNA 2018 Premium Member
  • Full Member
  • *
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,844
  • "I'll be your bumblebee buzzing around"
Re: Elephant in the room.. let's talk about it.. HOW TO WORK UNDER HOOD
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2019, 12:03:21 PM »

I use a step stool.  I have seen a step type thing that sits on the tire
Logged
Bumblebee - '03 Z71, FTDRL, All On High, Sail Panel LEDs, Bumper Cup Holders.  Decisions, Decisions...

tdsj

  • Member
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 15
Re: Elephant in the room.. let's talk about it.. HOW TO WORK UNDER HOOD
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2019, 12:16:45 PM »

I use a step stool.  I have seen a step type thing that sits on the tire

I seen them steps you're talking about. Wondering how far in I could reach with one of them. Also wondering if it's big enough to fit over a good year Wrangler ats tire. The more beefy tire size of the 265/70/17
Logged
2004 Chevrolet Avalanche z71
149,xxx miles
5.3L V8 1500
Charcoal paint pin stripe

EXT4ME

  • CAFCNA 2019 Premium Member
  • Full Member
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3,012
  • ... I saw a DEADHEAD sticker on a Cadillac ...
Re: Elephant in the room.. let's talk about it.. HOW TO WORK UNDER HOOD
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2019, 14:48:20 PM »

I installed a new windshield wiper motor and both heater hose quick disconnects a couple of weeks ago.

This big ol' boy was not made to sit on top of an engine to work on things.

Come back and talk to me after you have done that.

 :laugh:
Logged
2004 Cadillac Escalade EXT, White Diamond, New Shale front seat leather from The Seat Shop. WeatherTech FloorLiner DigitalFit. Powerflow Pro-Fit Splash Guards. Arnott/Bilstein front shocks and rear air shocks with Arnott air compressor kit. Refinish Restorer. SeaFoam. Goodyear (Now Continental) Gatorback belts. Goodyear Assurance CS TripleTred All-Seasons.

Vaeagleav

  • CAFCNA 2019 Premium Member
  • Full Member
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 4,674
  • The Avalanche just keeps getting better!
Re: Elephant in the room.. let's talk about it.. HOW TO WORK UNDER HOOD
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2019, 14:57:16 PM »

I do not own one but you can do a google search for products like this that should help you work on the AV....
Logged
2008 Z71 Silver Birch 
2004 Z71 Silver Birch before that.

Vaeagleav

  • CAFCNA 2019 Premium Member
  • Full Member
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 4,674
  • The Avalanche just keeps getting better!
Re: Elephant in the room.. let's talk about it.. HOW TO WORK UNDER HOOD
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2019, 14:58:30 PM »

another shot with nothing in the way....
Logged
2008 Z71 Silver Birch 
2004 Z71 Silver Birch before that.

Try2kup

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 61
Re: Elephant in the room.. let's talk about it.. HOW TO WORK UNDER HOOD
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2019, 15:00:34 PM »

I use a a painters step stool (Werner AP20-MP6). It is a little on the tall side but I am only 5 ft 6 and
I don't like to lean on paint so it works good for me.
Logged
Early 2007 LTZ traded
2013 Silver BDE LTZ

frito

  • CAFCNA 2018 Premium Member
  • Full Member
  • *
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,844
  • "I'll be your bumblebee buzzing around"
Re: Elephant in the room.. let's talk about it.. HOW TO WORK UNDER HOOD
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2019, 08:47:01 AM »

I do not own one but you can do a google search for products like this that should help you work on the AV....
I forgot about those.  I saw an add for that a few years back.  It is definitely cool and a great idea.  I'm just afraid I might fall asleep while working.   :laugh:
Logged
Bumblebee - '03 Z71, FTDRL, All On High, Sail Panel LEDs, Bumper Cup Holders.  Decisions, Decisions...

ygmn

  • Administrator
  • Full Member
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 33,581
  • Insert Funny Text Here _______________ .
Logged
Thread Killer ... After I post they die?
2002 Pewter Z66 - Sept 2001
CAFCNA Album
LSU BABY!
YANKEES BABY!
SAINTS BABY!
Pages: [1]   Go Up
 

Page created in 0.114 seconds with 24 queries.