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11th Oct 10 at 20:14   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

friend of mine that has passed some mechanics course was having a mooch around my car the other night, decided to have a look underneath. Got the jack out and proceeded to try to jack the front end up via the sump until i asked him wtf he was doing to which his mate piped up its fine he always does it too. This guy works in a garage!

Another trainee mechanic at work has also seen people doing it on there course. Asked a few people at work and they also they they usually do it. Does anyone else do this?
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11th Oct 10 at 20:15   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Fuck that, a jack would easily pop a hole in an ally sump.
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quote:
Originally posted by harrisp
Fuck that, a jack would easily pop a hole in an ally sump.


It was just the way they were trying to convince me it was fine. Sumps like a fuckin baking tray!
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Its not fine IMO.
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11th Oct 10 at 20:34   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

How could that possibly be a good idea?


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I do it to support engines when I take a mounting off but always put a piece of wood or rubber on to save putting a hole in the sump.

Trying to actually jack the car up is ridiculous though.
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11th Oct 10 at 20:35   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

That's fucking retarded.
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Exactly the same as Joe. Use it to support engine with a lump of wood but would never think of jacking a car up on the sump!
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quote:
Originally posted by Joe
I do it to support engines when I take a mounting off but always put a piece of wood or rubber on to save putting a hole in the sump.

Trying to actually jack the car up is ridiculous though.



I do that too, but not lifting a car by its sump.
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11th Oct 10 at 20:54   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

That's a different kettle of fish though. Supporting it is a good thing, lifting the entire weight of the car by it is suicide
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11th Oct 10 at 21:01   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Why didn't he just jack it up by the front bumper anyway like any normal person would?
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Steve puts axle stands under his lower arms
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quote:
Originally posted by 3CorsaMeal
Steve puts axle stands under his lower arms



He might scratch them!
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i thought we cleared up the stands were actually under the front sub frame or did i miss writing that
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11th Oct 10 at 21:22   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Tell them all they are all spazzes!
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he sounds like the sharpest tool in the box him la
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If you're using a proper jack with a massive lift plate and a rubber pad you can get away with it to support the engine but its not adivsable.. To do it with a ltitle halfords type jack would just be fucking stupidity
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I've seen it done before but...not quite the same as that.

Only where the car has already been jacked up and the car is on about 4-6 trolley jacks, just for extra support, but not supporting the entire weight by itself, it's sure to be a retarded thing to do.
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Fucking hell, forgetting the fact the jack could pierce the sump that's a lot of weight to put on rubber engine mounts
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Speak to Twiggy about jacking cars up.
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quote:
Originally posted by 5dr corsa-3dr_polo
Speak to Twiggy about jacking cars up.


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quote:
Originally posted by Eck
That's fucking retarded.


This coming from the man who jacked up my car on what only can be described as the stick things in a bombay mix and proceeded to watch my car fall on its arse surrounded in a type of super asbesto rust.
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FLOL! What a daft twat, id let him carry on doing it tbh, he deserves what will inevitably happen just dont let him do it to your car!
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quote:
Originally posted by Steve
i thought we cleared up the stands were actually under the front sub frame or did i miss writing that


i just hadn't read it yet
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my dad done it to my focus. nothing wrong with it.

better then fucking the sills up. the metal on it was folding over from the weight

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