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    Evening all!

    Tomorrow I'm going to do the service on my car, this is the first time I've done this but at the moment the one thing I am least looking forward to is jacking the damned thing up!

    I have been doing a lot of searching and nothing is definitive, some people use the subframe, some people jam wood into the plastic scissor jack points, some people use ****** forklifts so what exactly is the best way of doing this AND using axle stands?

    Below are two pictures, one is of the sub frame and one is of a part of the under-body which has a hole in it, I have seen people using this as a jack point.

    So. What is the safest to use? And once it's up, where should the axle stands go?

    Cheers

    Body with hole:

    jack_point1.jpg

    Sub frame and bush:
    jack_point2.jpg

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    In the sills there is a arrow pointing to the jaunt point which is on the sill the just stick ya axlestand under the subframe mount and all will be ok

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    The place where the hole is.

    I've seen all the tyre garages use that location, and also use it myself with my trolley jack.

    And then I use a sturdy part of the subframe for the axel stands.

    Never use the suspension arms though. They're not designed to jack the car up.

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    Legendary the both of you. Where about do you usually put your stands on the frame Dave?

    Very wary if I do something wrong I'll be spending big bills to repair...

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    I've put mine on Axle stands on the bush casing which shows in picture two. Worked just fine for me. Perhaps with hindsight it might not have been the best idea!

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    I think that's what another member called Duncan has done previously without issue. If there's somewhere better that Dave uses though I'm gonna give that a shot...

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    Put stands on the subframe mount which is shown in pix one on the far right.

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    I jack it up using the jacking points the square holes on the sill just put it on there then axal stands on the joint

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    Cheers sriandy/marc

    sriandy do you mean the large round bit with the rubber bush sandwiched into it with an arm going towards the back of the car fastened near to where the hole is?

    and marc which joint do you mean, the same as andy or the big mounting bush shown in pic 2?

    Sorry I just want to make sure I get this right

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    He means the same as me I think. And yes the part you have described is what I mean

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