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      10-22-2011, 07:09 AM   #1
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Jacking point protector block?

Is it item #24 on the attached photo?



I've mangled mine a few times lifting the car, and I'd like to keep the new ones shiny
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Is it item #24 on the attached photo?



I've mangled mine a few times lifting the car, and I'd like to keep the new ones shiny
I think that is the plastic jacking point, rather than something that will protect it.
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This might be what you're after...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-JACK-P...item45fde55d08
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Thanks for the link. Didn't realise they would be that much. Will have a go at making my own I think
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Thanks for the link. Didn't realise they would be that much. Will have a go at making my own I think
tight wad! i bought one from a place in the us made of polished ally beautiful bit of kit almost a shame to use it
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20 for a 50p piece of plastic! Even I'm not that gullible !
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2x1 timber cut to length works for me. Cheap too
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Made mine out of garage scraps; a plywood base and a small block of hard wood glued and screwed to the plywood, and then painted it yellow. Took 30 mins to make and cost nought. I keep it in the boot.

I think the important thing is that the DIY block has to be deep enough so as to not put the weight of the car on the edges of the plastic jacking points as they will crush.
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I had this dilemma a few months back-3 out of the 4 plastic jacking blocks had been crushed by the previous owner and noone in the uk sells the alloy adaptor blocks.Nice as the are,the postage makes it a daft purchase!
I've now bought some new plastic blocks from the stealers at just over £9 each
I've also cut a block of wood that fits into the recess of the jacking point.
The only problem I've found is that i have to use a trolley jack to keep the block level or else it starts to move and then crush and different trolley jacks have different sizes of cups.
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Just looked at the link-you still have to have four 'undeformed' jacking blocks ie item #24.
The link is an adaptor that fits into the jacking block,allowing your car to be jacked up without crushing it.
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I had this dilemma a few months back-3 out of the 4 plastic jacking blocks had been crushed by the previous owner and noone in the uk sells the alloy adaptor blocks.Nice as the are,the postage makes it a daft purchase!
I've now bought some new plastic blocks from the stealers at just over £9 each
I've also cut a block of wood that fits into the recess of the jacking point.
The only problem I've found is that i have to use a trolley jack to keep the block level or else it starts to move and then crush and different trolley jacks have different sizes of cups.
Geez, 9.00 each!
Easy to swap over?

I've got both front blocks that are fubared and I could do with renewing them.
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Thanks for the advice! I'm going to make my own, especially like the idea of painting it industrial "mind your head" yellow
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Geez, 9.00 each!
Easy to swap over?

I've got both front blocks that are fubared and I could do with renewing them.
4.95 + vat from bmminiparts

http://www.bmminiparts.com/PartDetai...A-45A01FE29401
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Cheers Ed

Only one in stock,so I've done a price request and will order by the response
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Geez, 9.00 each!
Easy to swap over?

I've got both front blocks that are fubared and I could do with renewing them.
You need to jack your car up to get a bit of leverage,but no major issues-once off they just snap back in-oh and 4.95 is slightly more reasonable!
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made one out of a 1 hockey puc off ebay works perfectly
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Here's one I made earlier, literally

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the one i have is made of alloy and real work of art worth 20 to stick it on the mantlepiece
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the one i have is made of alloy and real work of art worth 20 to stick it on the mantlepiece
I'm planning on using it when I jack up my car, not displaying it in the Tate modern

Any pics of it? The only issue with mine is the extra clearance required, I already have to drive the car on the a piece of wood to raise it enough to get the jack under it
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The only issue with mine is the extra clearance required, I already have to drive the car on the a piece of wood to raise it enough to get the jack under it
Yay, I thought it was just me that had to do this (my car's slightly lowered).
Hope this isn't too off topic, but can anyone recommend a good quality LOW trolley jack at a sensible price?

And, how exactly do you remove the existing (crushed) plastic blocks if you're replacing them with new ones? Do they just lever off, or is there a bolt?

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Hope this isn't too off topic, but can anyone recommend a good quality LOW trolley jack at a sensible price?
I've got Bilstein coilies fitted and use one of these:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Low-Profil...item3cbd771687
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I've got Bilstein coilies fitted and use one of these:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Low-Profil...item3cbd771687
Cheers buddy, that looks the business. Love the LED's!
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