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Car jack #664066
24/09/20 10:14 PM
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I am about to take possession of a new PlusFour but although it will have a spare tyre there is no jack. Any advice please n what I should buy as would wish to use the jack to remove wire wheels for cleaning, many thanks

Re: Car jack [Re: Pollok one nil] #664069
24/09/20 10:52 PM
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I'd be inclined to get your dealer to supply you with one as if god forbid there are any problems arising about lifting the vehicle your warranty should remain intact, or at least the dealer is responsible.


Regards Richard

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Re: Car jack [Re: Pollok one nil] #664073
25/09/20 12:32 AM
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A trolley jack and some quality axle stands will serve you much better. The original jack is only intended for emergency tyre change use in my opinion. Presumably you'll be cleaning wheels on the comfort of your own drive, not the roadside; my supplied scissor jack is the hardest to use I've ever come across 😤💪🤺🤺


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Re: Car jack [Re: Pollok one nil] #664080
25/09/20 03:34 AM
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You should listen to +8Rich....the ONLY problem he has....relative to cleaning his magnificent car(s)... does Mrs.+8Rich have the butler immersed in other chores. If so, then he will have to wait.


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Re: Car jack [Re: Pollok one nil] #664083
25/09/20 05:32 AM
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My preference would be a bottle jack of the correct size they are small and compact...


Rob Davies
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Re: Car jack [Re: Pollok one nil] #664086
25/09/20 07:00 AM
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I use a trolley jack and axle stands at home ..... I intend to replace the scissor jack with a bottle jack ..... only downside of the bottle jack as a 'roadside' jack is that they are a bit heavier than the scissor jack ...... trolley jacks are available (at a price) in alloy for motorsport use but I have yet to find an alloy bodied bottle jack. I seem to remember reading (possibly on here) that Porshe cars have a nice quality alloy scissor jack .... these can be found on ebay not too expensive ... perhaps a forum member who has one could comment on the weight and ease of use.

Strange to supply a car with a spare wheel but no jack to fit it (can understand no jack if the car has no spare, just a repair/inflate aerosol) .... I know the AA/RAC will fit your spare at the roadside, but with the wait you have for them anywhere vaguely remote I don't fancy that as an option

K

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Re: Car jack [Re: Pollok one nil] #664089
25/09/20 07:20 AM
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Perhaps overkill for you dependent upon your all round requirements, I currently use this jack.

https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/clarke-ctj1500qulp-ultra-low-profile-1-5t-quic/

important for me is the ability to get under a low slung chassis and one with a flat tyre....

As is I can run the jack under the bumpers to the front or rear crossmember, long enough to reach under the axle if that is a desire. I carry a scissor jack in it`s Morgan liveried pouch in the car. With no spare wheel, seems a gold card may be your best friend..!

Good luck in your choices.

Re: Car jack [Re: BuyBritish] #664090
25/09/20 07:23 AM
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Austria, Vienna area
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Originally Posted by BuyBritish
My preference would be a bottle jack of the correct size they are small and compact...

Are there 10cm bottle jacks on the market?


Hannes
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now: Red 4/4 Sport; 2011
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Re: Car jack [Re: Pollok one nil] #664096
25/09/20 07:43 AM
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As far as I remember this has been discussed before, and the advice that has been given is to get a used Porsche (944 or the like) scissor jack. No personal experience, but they are said to be very light, reliable and easy to use - as opposed to the quite bad OEM jack. Plenty on e-bay. This is for roadside use of course, in the garage is another matter.


Robbie the Norseman
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Re: Car jack [Re: Pollok one nil] #664100
25/09/20 07:52 AM
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Have you looked in the tool tray? Lift the carpet on the parcel shelf & then the plywood cover.


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