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Steve
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20th Apr 10 at 13:46   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

need access to the front of my car underneath, however my tarmac drive is on a slight incline, is this safe? also what way parking the car would stand least chance of failure ie incline front to back or back to front or side to side

will be using a trolley jack, but have access to scissor jacks too
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20th Apr 10 at 13:48   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

my drive is on quite an incline, using trolly jack just wang it up, maybe pull the hand brake abit more and put in gear, i rarely chock the wheels
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20th Apr 10 at 13:57   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Now what the hell are you doing?
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20th Apr 10 at 13:58   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

this is for when i do the abs sensor at the weekend
Ojc
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Full of it.
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I would face the front down the hill so that when you jack it up it's going more or less level. Pull the handbrake tight and chock the rear wheels.
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20th Apr 10 at 14:08   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

good thinking graham
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20th Apr 10 at 14:08   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i guess if im doing it that way then i will be best chocking the insides of the rear wheels?
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it'll be fine, as soon as you start jacking up things will level out
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Yes Steve...
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Graham88
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3corsameal can have mine
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20th Apr 10 at 14:20   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

the incline in question

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show it better here

mwg
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I've jacked my Corsa up when it was on an incline. I was parked across it though rather than facing down or up it as I was wanting to get under the side, not the front or the rear. Then it just levelled it out as I jacked the downhill side

[Edited on 20-04-2010 by mwg]
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Not much on an incline.

Not really worth bothering about.
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20th Apr 10 at 14:35   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

so just as normal ?
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just get your mum round for a cup of tea while you do it. you've heard the stories of 60 year old mums lifting cars to save trapped sons.
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20th Apr 10 at 14:42   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

you alright twitch mate?
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That is his mums driveway, shes going to go mad when she sees all that oil over her new driveway.
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thats from where you parked mate, need to get that leaky sump fixed in your astra mate
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I wouldnt think twice about jacking on that incline with a trolly jack mate
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Didn't have the Astra then you idiot. My god you are an imbecile today Steve.
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Its quite worrying that your attempting an abs sensor when you need to post a thread up to query how to jack the car up.
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20th Apr 10 at 15:03   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

not really, i fitted the coilovers so changing the abs sensor is a piece of piss, i know perfectly well how to jack a car up, its the question of safety whilst im under it whilst on an incline that was in doubt in my head

[Edited on 20-04-2010 by Steve]

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