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audi sport UK lifts

In message <245400@isham-research.demon.co.uk> quk@isham-research.demon.co.uk (Phil Payne) writes:

> > I have been looking through photos of the A4Q BTCC cars and see these red> 
> > floor lifts they use in the factory shop. They sit under the door sills a> nd
> > appear to lift the car at the regular jack points. They look like some so> rt
> > of hydraulic X mechanism. I was wondering if anyone in the UK has seen
> > these in person? Are they built into the floor or are portable?
> See the back (heavy investment bit) of the Snap-On catalogue.

One little comment.  One of the delights of working on your car at BR 
Motorsport (the engineers don't mind, as long as you keep out of their way) is 
that each mechanic has his own lift and they seem to have been designed for ur-
quattros.  It's _amazing_ how easy the job becomes if you can lift and drop the 
car with a push-button.  I've even seen Martin lift a car 4" between putting 
the top and bottom screws in to hold a headlight.  I always put the car on 
ramps to work on the engine.

 Phil Payne
 Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club