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7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
Discussion of BMW's 4th generation E65/E66 7 Series flagship. The E65 generated much controversy, due to its radical styling and iDrive user difficulties. Nonetheless, the E65 broke records to become the best-selling 7-series iteration ever, especially after its 2005 facelift.

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Old 02-24-2017, 12:20 PM
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Trolley Jack Points

Hi,

I'm aiming to change the brake pads and rotors on my 07 750Li and want to put it up on jack stands for safety - problem is I'm unsure as to the best and safest place to put a trolley jack under the car so that i can lift the car up for the stands.

If anyone could give me some advice Id really appreciate it.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-24-2017, 04:16 PM
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There is a rubber pad in the front, dead center left to right and just at rear of splash panel. I use the bottom of the differential at the rear, on the body of the diff, not the cooling fins. Also use a thick rubber pad and or wood on the jack saddle.
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Old 02-25-2017, 12:30 AM
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I prefer to use the jack pads on all four corners. Jack pad adapters can be picked up pretty cheap online and it makes it a snap to lift the car without damaging anything. These are a very handy addition to any BMW owners tool collection.
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Old 02-25-2017, 01:34 AM
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I use small blocks of wood (works like the jack pads - fitting into the jack points) - just saw them up so they fit into the slot and make them deep enough so the jack does not mark the plastic, mine are a tight fit and work very well
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Old 02-25-2017, 02:45 PM
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This car does not seem well designed for jack points other than the factory jack areas. My rear diff has some kind of finned fragile looking cooler on the bottom that I'd never consider a sold spot to lift the rear. Takes me a good hour to get the car up on all fours. Don't think BMW ever thought their customer would be doing work to them.
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This car does not seem well designed for jack points other than the factory jack areas. My rear diff has some kind of finned fragile looking cooler on the bottom that I'd never consider a sold spot to lift the rear. Takes me a good hour to get the car up on all fours. Don't think BMW ever thought their customer would be doing work to them.
Need to jack up the rear of car in front of the cooling fins on the differential. Just use a block of wood to get you below the cooling fins. Do it all the time. Lift both rear wheels and place jack stands on the rubber pads in front of rear wheels. Takes less than 10 minutes to get the car on four jack stands.
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Need to jack up the rear of car in front of the cooling fins on the differential. Just use a block of wood to get you below the cooling fins. Do it all the time. Lift both rear wheels and place jack stands on the rubber pads in front of rear wheels. Takes less than 10 minutes to get the car on four jack stands.
Maybe since my car is a sport its just to low to get my jack under there let alone get me in a position to get wood in front of the diff. I will try a better go at this next time. Thanks

Actually at one point I researched how to lift these things and someone has a picture lifting on that cooler thing.
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Thanks guys, I'll give the jack adaptors a go.
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