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Old 03-03-2014, 12:07 PM
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Dimensions of jack lifting point? Hqve a ruler?

Would someone measure the lifting point on their X3 jack? If you don't have a ruler, maybe compare it with a business card? The scissors jack has one end that rests on the ground, the big rectangle. The lifting point is the smaller rectangle.

I am out of town and want to buy a jack.

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Old 03-03-2014, 12:09 PM
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It's usually the same jack as all the other BMWs so they don't need lots of adaptors in their workshops.
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Old 03-03-2014, 01:20 PM
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If you are buying a hydraulic floor jack, you can get a jack pad adapter to use with this type of jack.

I use one of these with my rolling floor jack.
http://www.ecstuning.com/ES251251/
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It's usually the same jack as all the other BMWs so they don't need lots of adaptors in their workshops.
I wish this were true. Some BMWs use jacks that are not scissors jacks. I know that a hydraulic jack can use used but they are heavy. I have the chance to buy a jack but I think the dimensions are wrong.

If you have a standard US business card, you can just open the trunk and compare....please, please, please
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Old 03-03-2014, 06:17 PM
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it's 30mm x 55mm

or for non-metric folk, about 1 3/16" by about 2"
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Old 03-03-2014, 07:45 PM
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