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Old 08-19-2018, 05:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi All,

I want to put the front of car up on axle stands while I change the oil and filter.
Could someone guide me on where to place the stands on front of car as I'll obviously be using the jacking point on side of car to lift?
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Hi All,

I want to put the front of car up on axle stands while I change the oil and filter.
Could someone guide me on where to place the stands on front of car as I'll obviously be using the jacking point on side of car to lift?
Thanks
This is way I do it. I'm sure there are others.

There are 3 jacking points under rocker panel on each side of car. I use the middle point to jack. That will lift entire side of car. You can then put a jackstand under the forward jacking point and release your jack. Do the same on the other side. Make sure your jack is rolling properly on the floor or driveway, otherwise it will probably pull car toward you enough to tip prior jackstand. Car gets a bit wonky so check frequently as you proceed.
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This is way I do it. I'm sure there are others.

There are 3 jacking points under rocker panel on each side of car. I use the middle point to jack. That will lift entire side of car. You can then put a jackstand under the forward jacking point and release your jack. Do the same on the other side. Make sure your jack is rolling properly on the floor or driveway, otherwise it will probably pull car toward you enough to tip prior jackstand. Car gets a bit wonky so check frequently as you proceed.

Thanks I thought it was the gen 1 that had the midpoint lift didn't realise it was the second gen as well. Thanks
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Why spend 15 minutes jacking, placing stands and jacking again to remove stands when you can drive up on ramps in 10 seconds?
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Thanks I thought it was the gen 1 that had the midpoint lift didn't realise it was the second gen as well. Thanks
Sorry, I got that wrong. Didn't notice you had a 2nd gen. Not sure what is under that. Anyway, Ati has a better answer.
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This is way I do it. I'm sure there are others.

There are 3 jacking points under rocker panel on each side of car. I use the middle point to jack. That will lift entire side of car. You can then put a jackstand under the forward jacking point and release your jack. Do the same on the other side. Make sure your jack is rolling properly on the floor or driveway, otherwise it will probably pull car toward you enough to tip prior jackstand. Car gets a bit wonky so check frequently as you proceed.
[QUOTE=atikovi;1402713]Why spend 15 minutes jacking, placing stands and jacking again to remove stands when you can drive up on ramps in 10 seconds

Ha ha your right just haven't got a set but seem to have a set of axle stands
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Most dyi folks would use a floor jack in the center front. That would be the ring used to tie down the car for transporting.
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Most dyi folks would use a floor jack in the center front. That would be the ring used to tie down the car for transporting.
Where about is this please on the mark 2?

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I haven't seen any manufacturer approve lifting a car from a center lifting point, not that a lot of people don't. Tying down a car doesn't put nearly as much weight on that point as lifting the front off the ground does.
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On other forums there are guys lifting V-6 Honda’s with that point so our little cars that a couple of guys could lift is probably fine.
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