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lift on jack required?

Postby JackE » 08 Apr 2020, 08:01

Hi

I was just wondering what sort of height lift I would need to get a standard T25 of the ground, I have seen a jack with lifting range of 130mm - 465mm i was wondering if this will be enough or if I should look for something with a bigger range?
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Re: lift on jack required?

Postby Mr Bean » 08 Apr 2020, 18:24

Well not wishing to cast aspersions experience from my early days of working on rusty motors pushes me to treat factory jacking points with just a tad of suspicion preferring to lift from some clearly sturdy chassis member or in the case of just getting one wheel off the ground as close to the hub as is safe which doesn't need a great range on the jack. Half decent trolley jacks are cheap as chips these days and if you are to avoid balancing on blocks of wood in steps to work your way up to say axle stand height I would recommend one of these. I am petrified of getting crushed under my van and attract howls of derision form mates at my precautions when working under my van. :oops:
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Re: lift on jack required?

Postby JackE » 17 Apr 2020, 14:24

Many thanks for the tips.

I hate working under a van as well even if it is secure on axle stands. I often just crawl underneath or use ramps but sometimes you need to take the wheels off! A full garage ramp would be nice but would need a garage and a lot more cash first.
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