Car jacking questions

Bernie Benz b.m.benz at
Sun Aug 18 14:00:00 EDT 2002

Overkill can't hurt much.

> From: Kneale Brownson <knotnook at>
> Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2002 15:18:26 -0400
> To: "dkpriebe" <dkpriebe at>, <200q20v at>
> Subject: Re: Car jacking questions
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> At 11:00 AM 08/18/2002 -0700, dkpriebe wrote:
>> I have always had a  few questions about the best way to jack the 200s, and
>> put them on jackstands. According to the Bently, there are four specific
>> jack points. I use these points when I use my floor jack, when I only need
>> to lift a corner at a time (putting a jack stand underneath for safety).
>> This works just great, but what about when I want to pick up an entire end,
>> or all four corners?
> My procedure with Type 44's and the V8 is to use a floor jack cushioned
> with a chunk of Pine 2 X 6 under the front jack points provided for the POS
> jack that comes with the car.  The Pine keeps the steel of the jack's
> liftpad from marring the bodywork.    I jack up the front far enough to
> slide jackstands under both the front and rear padded liftpoints that are a
> bit farther inside the framework.  The jackstands I use cradle those padded
> liftpoints.  Then I go around to the other side and jack that up and
> install the jackstands.  I do this on a cement pad and use a 6-ton rated
> set of jackstands that have a wider base that some of the others I've
> seen.  I'd be afraid of the jackstands tipping over if I used more narrow
> ones or didn't have the cement pad.
> If I want to get the car up higher than the lowest or next-to-lowest
> settings on my jackstands, I'll  drive onto FOUR ramps and then jack up
> from there.  I have used a procedure of getting four jackstands in place
> and then gradually raise each side, but that's a lot of hauling my old,
> heavy floorjack from one side to the other again and again.
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