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      08-07-2005, 08:59 PM   #1
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E90 jack points

Has anyone found if the E90 has a good rear-center jack point? I found a thread for the E46... does the E90 have a similar setup?
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      08-08-2005, 03:48 AM   #2
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BMW specifically states that the E90 may not be jacket in the centre at the rear
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      08-08-2005, 03:51 AM   #3
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Just looked it up, BMW also says the E46 may not be jacket up in the centre at the rear

So the points shown in the other post arnt BMW approved
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Kinda related to this - I was jacking up my car to paint the calipers, and was using a normal trolley jack. I used a piece of wood between the jack and the plastic jacking point under the car.

But can you get something proper to do this job? And am I ok with something that just sits on the bottom of the plastic jacking point, or do I need something to go inside it?
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      08-08-2005, 07:30 AM   #5
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At the delaers they just have a rubber pad that sits between the lift arms and the jacking points
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      08-08-2005, 07:47 AM   #6
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At the delaers they just have a rubber pad that sits between the lift arms and the jacking points
So they're really just using the plastic bits to lift the car, not something that inserts into the plastic? Sounds like I'm ok with what I'm doing!
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The little boxes are there for the OEM jack to fit into

You can buy it from the dealer, but a trolley jack is better
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      08-08-2005, 01:21 PM   #8
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I was afraid a flat jack pad across the plastic "box" would crush the plastic, so I cut a piece of wood that fit in the hole and then let my jack rest on that. I guess that a flat jack pad would probably be OK in hindsight though...
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I have had some scary experiences with jacks, on my last car while painting the calipers my car fell off the jack! Thank God nothing was damaged but only a few weeks after that I watched a friend jack up his car and he ended up on a non designated jacking point and put a hump in the floor of his backseat! Man was he pissed.... Oh well I guess what I am saying is that I do not have such good luck around jacks and lifts for that matter also as I watched someone lift up a friends car at the dealership using the side skirts of his car as opposed to proper enforced lift points, to make a long story short the dealership ended up having to order new side skirts for his car...
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      08-21-2005, 02:13 PM   #10
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Yowch AW330I!! I'd be going mental if a garage jacked up a car like that!!

My brother-in-law once jacked up his Ford Fiesta by the rear bumper to change a wheel - miraculously it held, he got the wheel changed and didn't damage anything!! I was gobsmacked!!!!
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