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    Default Where to put axle stands on front?

    May seem an odd question to most of you , but I bought a kit off Halfords with a trolly jack/stands etc, and am going to change the oil soon. In the past ( hangs head in shame ) I have always driven the cars I have owned up on blocks, and squeezed under that way, not very safe I know , and not a lot of room for leverage ( have mangled sump plugs in the past ).
    So if anyone has any diagrams or pics, or idiot guides as I have only ever done basics on cars - oil - filters - coolant renewals. I would be greatfull.

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    I put mine on a bolt on the lower suspension arm. Engine end

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    on a bolt ?

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    Yeah where the arm fixes to the car. They are big and secure so won't bend or break. Not sure if it's the best place just I find it convenient

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    If you look at the front of the car you will see two small triangles impressed into the sill
    Follow these under the car and you will see a square with a hole in the middle
    This is the lifting point

    There is a similar one at the rear

    Follow the "usual" health & safety guidelines when working under a car; get some other muppet to do it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by m8internet View Post
    If you look at the front of the car you will see two small triangles impressed into the sill
    Follow these under the car and you will see a square with a hole in the middle
    This is the lifting point

    There is a similar one at the rear

    Follow the "usual" health & safety guidelines when working under a car; get some other muppet to do it!
    I know where the jacking points are, and Ed kindly provided me with some plastic inserts for my jack ( which work a treat, cheers Ed)
    , its just whereto put axle stands that I need to know.

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    Which Vectra do you have as I tried to do an oil change on my 2007 Cdti Estste and couldn't due to the cover underneath. In the end I had to borrow my uncles pit so that the cover could hang down. Try www.national.co.uk for a cheap oil change if you get stuck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulrushton View Post
    Which Vectra do you have as I tried to do an oil change on my 2007 Cdti Estste and couldn't due to the cover underneath. In the end I had to borrow my uncles pit so that the cover could hang down. Try www.national.co.uk for a cheap oil change if you get stuck.
    Mine is a 1.8 vvt, so shouldnt have that problem...

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    Quote Originally Posted by barney490 View Post
    What penfold suggests there is where I place mine.

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