01-27-2009, 02:11 PM
Location: Keller, TX
Join Date: Sep 2006
Mein Auto: 2003 530i AT
I hope you didn't roll your car over just to take that photo for me?
Pull the handbrake firmly.
Jack up front of the car (under the engine)
Post stands in front (2 lateral)
Jack up the rear (under differential)
Place the next 2 stands at the rear. Done."
In order to get my jack under the front mount point, I first have to jack up one side with the cheapie BMW jack in order to get (barely) enough clearance to fit my jack under the front mount point and give it room to 'pump'. That jack will then lift the car BARELY high enough to put a jack stand under each front wheel (at the lowest height).
Maybe I just need a better jack. One that a) needs less clearance to start jacking up, and b) can jack higher. Does such a beast exist?
2003 530i AT, Premium Package, Sports Package, Xenon
55K New Tires
62K O&F, AF, CAFs, PSF Topup(leakage)