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Old 05-14-2003, 06:23 PM   #1
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Where to place jack stand on an E46?

The car has those 4 square things under the car...Where do you jack it up and where do you place the stands?

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Old 05-14-2003, 10:50 PM   #2
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Here's the Drill:

Needed:

2 Rhino or Similar Ramps
Good Floor Jack
2 or Preferably 4 Jack Stands

Jack One Front Wheel from the Side Jack Point

Place 1 Ramp under That Front Tyre w/ the Ramp FACING OUT!

Lower and Remove Jack

Slide Jack from Side of Auto towards @ Middle of Engine

Looking Carefully, One will find a Rubber Tube @ 2" in Diametre

Square the Jack Pad on The Rubber Tube

Lift the Auto sufficiently to Place Jack Stands under BOTH Sides

Jack Stand Points are the Rubber Side Jack Points

Remove Ramp and Lower Auto CAREFULLY on Jack Stands

Front is Done


Rear:

Locate Differential Housing

Immediately in Front of Diff Housing is a Metal Plate formed
from the Juncture of 2 Bars running from the Auto's Sides

Place the Jack Pad on the Metal Plate and Lift the Auto

Again, utilize the Side Jacking Pads for the Jack Stands

Lower the Auto CAREFULLY onto the Jack Stands

Reverse the Procedure to take the Jack Stands Out.

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