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Re: Rear jacking and axle stand points
« Reply #30 on: 24 June 2018, 09:59:47 »

As above. Its a common enough place for rust to develop and make the disc stick. Easy to tap off in 99% of cases. Worse is when your wheel gets stuck to the hub. Ive seen that a time or two !
Wheel stuck to hub - easy -loosen wheel nuts half a turn and drive car a couple of miles. Then remove wheel and wire brush hub. This problem only occurs with alloy wheels with steel centres. Bring back pressed steel wheels and wheel trime!

IMHO a couple of miles is too far. Back the bolts off, move the car on the drive & slam on the brakes. That's always worked for me ..... always other people's cars though.
I agree, 5yrds is enough.
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Re: Rear jacking and axle stand points
« Reply #31 on: 24 June 2018, 12:13:13 »

Driving it to loosen a stuck wheel means another round of jacking down and back up again. Knocking the wheel off with a length of 2x4 takes no time at all. The only time it hasn't worked for me meant driving the car round in circles for about 5minutes with several millimetres of clearance on the wheel nuts.
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Re: Rear jacking and axle stand points
« Reply #32 on: 24 June 2018, 14:27:38 »

Driving it to loosen a stuck wheel means another round of jacking down and back up again. Knocking the wheel off with a length of 2x4 takes no time at all. The only time it hasn't worked for me meant driving the car round in circles for about 5minutes with several millimetres of clearance on the wheel nuts.
Yeah, just do that on MFL MV6 wheels or Irmscher Sportstars ;).

The common factor...  ...Irmscher ;D
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Re: Rear jacking and axle stand points
« Reply #33 on: 27 June 2018, 07:20:14 »

Block of wood between subframe bush bolt area and where rear chassis leg comes out from that area, jack up, then axle stand on rear sill jacking point. Doing that allows jack to be out the way enough to get axle stand on sill.
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Re: Rear jacking and axle stand points
« Reply #34 on: 27 June 2018, 07:37:34 »

Block of wood between subframe bush bolt area and where rear chassis leg comes out from that area, jack up, then axle stand on rear sill jacking point. Doing that allows jack to be out the way enough to get axle stand on sill.

will try that next time.  :y
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