E90Post
 


TNT Racewerks
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing / Warranty > Where do you place the Jack Stands?



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-15-2007, 02:10 PM   #1
Snowman811
Black Sapphire 330i
10
Rep
362
Posts

Drives: Black Sapphire 330i
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Nor Cal

iTrader: (1)

Where do you place the Jack Stands?

When the car is lifted on a jack point, where do you put the stands?
Appreciate 0
      02-15-2007, 02:24 PM   #2
BK
Smiling politely
United_States
114
Rep
7,934
Posts

Drives: 330i
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Washington DC

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2006 330i  [4.50]
I had the same question, and I could find no good answer beyond "near the jack points." Don't put them on the axle.
__________________


330i | Black Sapphire | Beige + Burl | Sport | Premium | Cold | Nav | CA | Sat prep
Appreciate 0
      02-15-2007, 03:13 PM   #3
Ghunger
Major
Ghunger's Avatar
United_States
22
Rep
1,024
Posts

Drives: 330i
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Seattle, WA

iTrader: (0)

You could jack from the front point and probably get them under the rear points. Dunno about getting all 4 corners up though. I havn't had a need to jack the car up yet (mumbles about stupid wheels not being here yet).
__________________

330i Monaco Blue, Terra /w aluminum trim, SP, PP, CA, PDC, Nav, Folding Seats, Sat Prep
European Delivery Blog
Picture Gallery
Appreciate 0
      02-15-2007, 05:26 PM   #4
ski360
Second Lieutenant
ski360's Avatar
9
Rep
251
Posts

Drives: 325i
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Germany (US)

iTrader: (0)

under the car
Appreciate 0
      02-15-2007, 10:44 PM   #5
Jaws
Lieutenant Colonel
Jaws's Avatar
Canada
26
Rep
1,736
Posts

Drives: 2006 325i mt
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Edmonton

iTrader: (0)

Good question. No one seems to have an answer.
__________________
2006 325i - Sparkling Graphite
2000 S2000 - New Formula Red
2007 Chev Silverado crew cab Z71
Appreciate 0
      02-15-2007, 11:38 PM   #6
Driv3r
Colonel
Driv3r's Avatar
United_States
80
Rep
2,357
Posts

Drives: 2006 E46 M3 ZCP
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Miami Beach, FL

iTrader: (8)

Garage List
2006 325i  [0.00]
haha its funny, noone has an answer to this (how many of you actually work on your cars cmon!)

Or you guys are just too lazy to type <----guessing this one!
__________________
2006 E46 M3 ZCP 6SPD-Interlagos Blue - 6SPD - SSK - AA Headers -AA Tune - Navigation w/ Splashscreen Mod - 3M Crystalline Series 60 - Carbon Splitters - Swissvax Treated - Bridgestone
2012 Yamaha FZ8 - Matte Black/Grey - Michelin Pilot Pure 2CT - Vortex Rear Sets - Yoshimura R-77D & Fender Delete - Spectro Race Oil - GP Reverse Shifting
Appreciate 0
      02-15-2007, 11:39 PM   #7
PocketRocket
I smile because I dont know whats going on :)
PocketRocket's Avatar
United_States
2
Rep
233
Posts

Drives: 335i
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: DC Wash

iTrader: (0)

wake me up when we get an answer pls...


zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Appreciate 0
      02-16-2007, 08:25 AM   #8
LEDZEP
Lieutenant General
LEDZEP's Avatar
230
Rep
12,277
Posts

Drives: 2009 E70 & 2011 F25
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Area 51

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Well, we know the axle is no good. I'm curious because if I need to rotate the tires I'd like to have both wheels on one side off the ground. Last time I did it I used my floor jack and my neighbor's floor jack on the two jack points. Would be nice to use just one jack.

Maybe I'll ask the tech next time I'm at the dealer.
__________________


I think it is bad luck to be superstitious
Appreciate 0
      02-16-2007, 08:33 AM   #9
SKBMW
Lieutenant Colonel
SKBMW's Avatar
No_Country
150
Rep
1,858
Posts

Drives: Bicycle
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Vancouver

iTrader: (0)

Send a message via MSN to SKBMW
your manual
__________________
Appreciate 0
      02-16-2007, 11:26 AM   #10
STE92VE
STEVIL Empire
STE92VE's Avatar
United_States
105
Rep
6,264
Posts

Drives: Fast
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Long Island, NY

iTrader: (0)

Solve your jack point problems and get one of these:
__________________
2007 E92 328i 6MT-Space Gray/Black Dakota/Gray Poplar w/heated seats-PCD 4/27/07 (SOLD)
2009 E90 328i xDrive 6AT-Space Gray/Oyster Dakota/Dark Burl Walnut w/ZPP,ZCW,Xenons-ED 4/17/09 - Redelivery 5/30/09 (SOLD)
2014 E84 xDrive28i 8AT-Alpine White/Black Nevada/Silver Matte w/ZMV,ZLP,494 - DD 3/14/14

Appreciate 0
      02-16-2007, 11:36 AM   #11
LEDZEP
Lieutenant General
LEDZEP's Avatar
230
Rep
12,277
Posts

Drives: 2009 E70 & 2011 F25
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Area 51

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by BNR32 View Post
your manual
Unlike many, I am pretty familiar with the concept of reference material such as product owner's manuals, etc. Below is the sum total of information on this subject in the manual. Where else would you suggest we look?

That's why I figured this is a worthy topic for discussion, and I do plan to ask the service techs what they think.
Attached Images
 
__________________


I think it is bad luck to be superstitious
Appreciate 0
      02-21-2007, 05:01 PM   #12
Snowman811
Black Sapphire 330i
10
Rep
362
Posts

Drives: Black Sapphire 330i
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Nor Cal

iTrader: (1)

What about ///Matt? He does lots of work on BMW's! Maybe he knows? ///Matt - are you out there?
Appreciate 0
      02-21-2007, 05:08 PM   #13
LEDZEP
Lieutenant General
LEDZEP's Avatar
230
Rep
12,277
Posts

Drives: 2009 E70 & 2011 F25
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Area 51

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Yeah, he's just like a cop. Never around when you need him.

Probably stuffing his face with donuts right now.
__________________


I think it is bad luck to be superstitious
Appreciate 0
      02-21-2007, 05:40 PM   #14
HyperM3
Too many Alex's, from now on, call me Beaufort
United_States
150
Rep
6,186
Posts

Drives: See Sig
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Lawrenceville, NJ

iTrader: (8)

If you really find it that hard to find a place to jack up the car AFTER looking in the manual at that picture then I guess BMW did a smart move putting on runflats. You really have to be unable to operate a toaster oven also if you cant associate a picture with the real car.
__________________
13 HD FatBob
17 A4 Glacier/Black 1st Edition/Pre+/Sport/EurocodeTMD/Racechip
16 S6 (gone),14 S6 (gone),14 S6 (gone),13 S6 (gone),10 S4 (gone)
07 335i(gone)
Appreciate 0
      02-21-2007, 05:45 PM   #15
LEDZEP
Lieutenant General
LEDZEP's Avatar
230
Rep
12,277
Posts

Drives: 2009 E70 & 2011 F25
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Area 51

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by HyperM3 View Post
If you really find it that hard to find a place to jack up the car AFTER looking in the manual at that picture then I guess BMW did a smart move putting on runflats. You really have to be unable to operate a toaster oven also if you cant associate a picture with the real car.
Well, asswipe - if you read the thread throughly you will see that the question is where to place jack stands while the car is jacked AT THE JACKPOINTS.
__________________


I think it is bad luck to be superstitious
Appreciate 0
      02-21-2007, 05:53 PM   #16
HyperM3
Too many Alex's, from now on, call me Beaufort
United_States
150
Rep
6,186
Posts

Drives: See Sig
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Lawrenceville, NJ

iTrader: (8)

Quote:
Originally Posted by LEDZEP View Post
Well, asswipe - if you read the thread throughly you will see that the question is where to place jack stands while the car is jacked AT THE JACKPOINTS.

Fair enough, I deserved that.

However, just put the stands between the jack and wheel well. Just because its not on a "hockey puck" doesnt mean its not safe. That whole rail is frame and solid enough to hold the car on stands.
__________________
13 HD FatBob
17 A4 Glacier/Black 1st Edition/Pre+/Sport/EurocodeTMD/Racechip
16 S6 (gone),14 S6 (gone),14 S6 (gone),13 S6 (gone),10 S4 (gone)
07 335i(gone)
Appreciate 0
      02-21-2007, 06:05 PM   #17
LEDZEP
Lieutenant General
LEDZEP's Avatar
230
Rep
12,277
Posts

Drives: 2009 E70 & 2011 F25
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Area 51

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by HyperM3 View Post
Fair enough, I deserved that.

However, just put the stands between the jack and wheel well. Just because its not on a "hockey puck" doesnt mean its not safe. That whole rail is frame and solid enough to hold the car on stands.
In that case, I take back the harsh word. Hug? BTW - welcome. I'm not always this grumpy (just most of the time).

Yeah, I was thinking that too. I'd feel better if a tech said that was the spot. I kind of like the old days when you could see the frame!
__________________


I think it is bad luck to be superstitious
Appreciate 0
      02-21-2007, 06:28 PM   #18
adc
Brigadier General
United_States
243
Rep
4,794
Posts

Drives: 2015 F80 M3 ED
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: MD/DC

iTrader: (6)

The rear ones should be relatively easy. On my E46, I bought an aluminum jack from Costco for $100 and I can slide that in from behind, and jack either the differential or the diff subframe (depending on how lazy I am).

Jack it up high enough and you can slide jack stands on both rear jack points (left/right).

For the fronts... I'm afraid there's not going to be a good answer.

There was nothing sturdy enough for the E46 cars, I'd be surprised to find out they've added one for the E9x cars.

Some people have welded up square pads on a piece of transverse box-steel so they can lift the entire front - I believe the safe jacking points in that situation were 2 visible pieces of the front "frame", left and right of the transmission. (Again, on E46 cars).

Anyway, I'm curious too...
Appreciate 0
      02-21-2007, 06:52 PM   #19
ENINTY
Banned
76
Rep
3,415
Posts

Drives: 2006 325i Sport
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Virginia

iTrader: (0)

A Rotary SPA10 will cost you about $3,500 to $4,000 installed. You need a minmum 4 inch thick concrete floor and a 12 foot ceiling height. Make sure you get one built after January '05 because you'll need an arm mod kit ($2,200) to fit the E90 chassis.
Appreciate 0
      02-21-2007, 07:56 PM   #20
Snowkone
Private First Class
Snowkone's Avatar
United_States
1
Rep
171
Posts

Drives: 2007 335i Coupe (Sold)
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Texas

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2007 335i Coupe  [0.00]
Send a message via MSN to Snowkone
I ran into this problem the other day when changing out my fog light bulbs... I just left the car up on the rolling jack (1 side at a time of course), put the stoppers on the rear wheels, and had a buddy watch the jack to make sure it didn't slide (which didn't).

I was worried where to put my jack stand because you can't actually feel the frame... oh someone please help hehe.
__________________
2007 SL55 AMG
2007 E92 335i (Sold)
Appreciate 0
      02-21-2007, 10:23 PM   #21
txusa03
Major General
224
Rep
6,567
Posts

Drives: TS330iPPSP6MT
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Planet Earth

iTrader: (3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by LEDZEP View Post
Yeah, he's just like a cop. Never around when you need him.

Probably stuffing his face with donuts right now.
__________________
under construction!
Appreciate 0
      02-21-2007, 10:35 PM   #22
ENINTY
Banned
76
Rep
3,415
Posts

Drives: 2006 325i Sport
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Virginia

iTrader: (0)

Snowman881, maybe you can use a 2x6 that sits under each jack point, with a block of wood in the center between them to spread the weight over three points on the rocker panel. Then put your jack in the center of the 2x6 under the block of wood and lift the whole side of the car up, then put your stands under the jack points (leaving the 2x6 in place).

I asked a tech about this issue and he told me that the rocker panel underneath the plastic can be used as a place for stands. The plastic will flex a bit, but won't harm the frame underneath.
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:22 PM.




e90post
e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST