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You'll likely hear this from many on the list, but just in case; you should
NEVER put yourself in a dangerous position (read under the car) when using
only the OEM or any other jack. At the least, get some jack stands or
ramps. I use a large trolley jack with a pair of jack stands, and I leave
the trolley jack in place for insurance. You should also block the wheels.
At 10:14 PM 10/25/98 EST, Daniel Hussey wrote:
> My 5000TQ jack has a plastic support. I had one break on me with a 3500lb
>car in mid air and doing brake work. No, car did not fall....luckly. I
>finnish very quikcly....put the wheel back on and lower it. Whew! Close
>though and I could have been killed!
> I think it sucks that Audi used plasic junk on it's OEM jacks! Did the
>later (like S4) OEM jacks have better construction/parts? If they are better
>I may try to get one for my trunk. I'd hate to have this incident happen