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Re: Car jack [Re: Robbie Mathisen] #664104
25/09/20 08:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Robbie Mathisen
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.


I use an aluminium (lightweight) trolley jack and axle stands when working at home.

Based on recommendations onTM, I did purchase one of the Porsche jacks to carry in the car.It is superbly made and quite light weight compared to the MMC original (on the Aero8).

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Even though it was 'pre-loved' (from eBay) ,mine also came with the expanded foam holder which, sadly, I couldn't get to fit - but you may be able to on a trad.?

James


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Re: Car jack [Re: Image] #664105
25/09/20 08:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Image
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
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Bought one a few years ago, not yet used in anger but it has been tested in the garage under load & was ok, much lighter and more compact than the OE steel one, I also carry a small plywood pad just in case of soft ground


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Re: Car jack [Re: Pollok one nil] #664119
25/09/20 09:24 AM
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Hi chaps, I have looked at these porsche jacks before but with that raised oval how do you jack up the front cross member safely. Cheers paul.

Re: Car jack [Re: Pmh44] #664126
25/09/20 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Pmh44
Hi chaps, I have looked at these porsche jacks before but with that raised oval how do you jack up the front cross member safely. Cheers paul.


I built mine up to level using some hard rubber sheet (thanks to Stewart S for the tip thumbs ).

Cut the oval shape from the centre of 1 (or possibly 2) sheets of hard rubber sheet and glue securely to the top of the base.

This is very secure and has the added advantage of a built in pad to protect the crossmember.....

James


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Re: Car jack [Re: Pollok one nil] #664128
25/09/20 10:53 AM
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I made a lifting blocks which work really well with the Halfords trolley jack. It makes lifting the car much easier and safer.

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Re: Car jack [Re: Pollok one nil] #664132
25/09/20 11:41 AM
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Gone through a good few axle stands in the years TRY AND GET SOME RUBBER CAPS FOR THE TOPS OR USE A GOOD DUSTER FOR THE AXLE TO REST IN

using a WEBER A/STAND at the moment BUT STILL PUT JACKS UNDER AXLE ETC YOU CAN NEVER HAVE ENOUGH SAFETY

THE WEBER IS A 01376-- 323501 ESSEX 20045 2000KG GET SOME RUBBER CAPS FOR THE JACK HEADS IF YOU CAN OR AGAIN USE GOOD DUSTERS



TAKE CARE AS THE GARAGE HAS BEEN RAIDED TWICE THEY TOOK ALL MY TOOLS ETC AND MY LATE FATHERS SHAME THE RIDGE BACK ( DOG ) WAS NOT IN AT THE TIME HE IS NOT A LOVER OF PEOPLE HE DOES NOT KNOW.

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Re: Car jack [Re: Pollok one nil] #664142
25/09/20 12:29 PM
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I think the OP is asking about a jack for the new generation PlusFour (not the steel chassis +4).


Graham (G4FUJ)

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Re: Car jack [Re: Pollok one nil] #664147
25/09/20 01:17 PM
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Yes Graham, that's why I suggested he sought advice from his dealer these aluminium tubs are a whole new ball game and will need more care in jacking points is how I view it.

I refrained from advising the OP.


Regards Richard

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Re: Car jack [Re: Pollok one nil] #664156
25/09/20 02:05 PM
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OK understood now Graham. They don't have tool trays or anywhere to put anything. Now I understand.


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Re: Car jack [Re: +8Rich] #664529
27/09/20 04:50 PM
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Yup, I agree with asking a dealer.


Graham (G4FUJ)

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