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      02-28-2006, 12:31 PM   #1
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part # for the little block that goes in the lifting points?

I know I've seen it before, but I've been searching all morning and coming up blank. It's the bmw part # for the block that fits inside the plastic lifting point so that you can use a normal hydralic jack.

Dealer's parts dept can't find it and looked at me like I was a freak when I asked for it.

Who's bright idea was it to make the lifting points out of plastic anyway? At least they're cheap to replace when you crack them.
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I used a hockey puck and cut it to size. It fits perfectly on both the jack pad, and in the jack pad location on the car. Took 5 minutes to make, once I measured the rectangle shape on the car.
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Hockey puck or little square of pressurized 2"x4".

I think you dreamed the part existed.
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are these the only solutions?

so if nothing is placed in the middle, and a regular hydraulic jack is used, the black plastic will crush?
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I don't think it's plastic. It's metal.
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I don't think it's plastic. It's metal.
It's definitely plastic. I busted a corner off of one of mine. Also, shragon, you're supposed to cut the hockey puck to the correct size, as I mentioned in the 2nd post of this thread.
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but i'm assuming it's best to put something there to fill that hole/open space, correct?
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but i'm assuming it's best to put something there to fill that hole/open space, correct?
Sorry for the crappy illustration.. I just did it in MS paint, but I think you'll get the idea.
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but i'm assuming it's best to put something there to fill that hole/open space, correct?

The object is not to fill the space, but rather pad the point so you don't have metal on metal. You have a cup of metal to lift a cup of metal. You could scratch or bend the metal; also it may not be that stable.

Cut the end of a 2" by 4" off or ask your neighbor for a piece of scrap wood.

Look at the two pieces and it'll be evident.
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i ordered the "jack point" from my dealer.
But befor I got them i used a piece of brick which fit in the little rectangle Perfectly.
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i ordered the "jack point" from my dealer.
But befor I got them i used a piece of brick which fit in the little rectangle Perfectly.
so there is an actual part. would you have the p/n by any chance? and how much did it run you? thanks!
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I think this might be what you are looking for. I thought I might have the same problem locating the thread to find this part # again so I noted it down. Hopefully this is what you need.

21 SUPPORT LIFTING PLATFORM 4 51717123311 $4.18
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I think this might be what you are looking for. I thought I might have the same problem locating the thread to find this part # again so I noted it down. Hopefully this is what you need.

21 SUPPORT LIFTING PLATFORM 4 51717123311 $4.18
thanks! that's a lot cheaper than i thought it would be. gonna check with my stealer. also saves me a bit of time trying to fabricate something.
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I think this might be what you are looking for. I thought I might have the same problem locating the thread to find this part # again so I noted it down. Hopefully this is what you need.

21 SUPPORT LIFTING PLATFORM 4 51717123311 $4.18
That looks more like the piece that is already on the car
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hahaha, shit.
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Hi guys, tried posting my question in another thread but no one answered me. I bought the factory alarm and am going to install it myself. My friend has a garage with a few lifts in it, so we are going to do the install there so we can put the car on a lift and take the tire off, making the install that much easier. BUT my question is, since we are using a LIFT, do we need these little plug things?
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Nope. They don't have them on the lifts at the dealerships either
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awesome, thanks, I didnt think I would need them, but just thought I better ask first.
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I used a hockey puck and cut it to size. It fits perfectly on both the jack pad, and in the jack pad location on the car. Took 5 minutes to make, once I measured the rectangle shape on the car.

Hate to drag up an old post, but what did you use to cut the hockey puck?
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Doesn't BVAuto have something for the jack points? Check their website
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Doesn't BVAuto have something for the jack points? Check their website
No. They have jack kits, and the plastic jack point peice. No insert.
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