Omega Owners Forum

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

Search the maintenance guides for answers to 99.999% of Omega questions

Pages: [1] 2 3  All   Go Down

Author Topic: Jacking an Omega  (Read 977 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Lizzie Zoom

  • Omega Baron
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Female
  • Ashford, Kent
  • Posts: 3081
    • Omega 3.2 V6 ELITE 2003
    • View Profile
Jacking an Omega
« on: 15 September 2018, 14:56:43 »

Some time ago there was a post on here discussing how to jack up an Omega whilst using axle stands.

A number said it could not be easily done, if at all, whilst I said it could be.

Well, here you go, this is proof of how I do it:



For those very H&S aware: There is space for another axle stand once you remove the trolley jack ;)
Logged

tunnie

  • Get A Life!!
  • **********
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Surrey
  • Posts: 36842
    • 3.2 Elite & Zafira Tourer
    • View Profile
Re: Jacking an Omega
« Reply #1 on: 15 September 2018, 15:46:34 »

Yup, tight but doable. That's how I do my 3.2, also, have you taken your sill covers off recently?  :)
Logged
Got a VW, Audi, Skoda or Seat? I have full Diagnostic software VCDS to read and program your car. Need something enabling? Perhaps full diagnostic? Drop me a PM. Can diagnose in Camberley or Osterley Area.

Migv6

  • Omega Baron
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Webs End.
  • Posts: 4932
    • 3.2 Elite & Merc 190D.
    • View Profile
Re: Jacking an Omega
« Reply #2 on: 15 September 2018, 16:10:42 »

Yup, tight but doable. That's how I do my 3.2, also, have you taken your sill covers off recently?  :)

I was just thinking the same thing. Could be a shock in store by the look of it.
Logged
Wish I didn't know now, what I didn't know then.

iZirk

  • Omega Queen
  • ********
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Epping Forest
  • Posts: 10902
  • 3.2 Manual Special Saloon ReMapped and LPG'd and
    • 3.2 Manual Special Estate
    • View Profile
Re: Jacking an Omega
« Reply #3 on: 15 September 2018, 16:12:08 »

Yup, tight but doable. That's how I do my 3.2, also, have you taken your sill covers off recently?  :)
You really dont want to look at them, not on an Omega these days anyway.  :-X ;D
Logged

Lizzie Zoom

  • Omega Baron
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Female
  • Ashford, Kent
  • Posts: 3081
    • Omega 3.2 V6 ELITE 2003
    • View Profile
Re: Jacking an Omega
« Reply #4 on: 15 September 2018, 17:24:49 »

Yup, tight but doable. That's how I do my 3.2, also, have you taken your sill covers off recently?  :)


Yes, the body repair shop that rebuilt the front of my Omega did, and reported all was fine.  In the photo that is the nearside, where there is solid, but rust covered metal.  The offside is excellent in that same area.  Whilst just inspecting the brakes this morning I have also double checked the sills along their entire lengths, and still all is solid with no rust at at all on any part of the chassis and surrounding areas, just that area where rust is on top of the metal as in the photo.

The bodyshop in question, whose owner/driver has an excellent CV developed in the motor industry over years and proved his worth with the front end, will soon be rebuilding the rear arches and making the whole back end like new to match the front.  My car is a very late example with now just 75K on the clock and is always kept garaged and I wager still one of the best Omega's out there in terms of overall condition.  I could leave it all and it would all be good for another 5 years, but I am trying to age proof this example as I want to keep it as long as possible, barring accidents etc, and investing time and money now!!

I may be mad (on Omega's), but hey ho!! ::) ::) ::) ;D ;)
Logged

Lizzie Zoom

  • Omega Baron
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Female
  • Ashford, Kent
  • Posts: 3081
    • Omega 3.2 V6 ELITE 2003
    • View Profile
Re: Jacking an Omega
« Reply #5 on: 15 September 2018, 18:23:12 »

.......................after all that I said I am now frightened with all the recent comments on the forum about rusting sills that I will be definitely getting my profession body shop friend Lloyd to inspect / carry out any work necessary on the sills to make them 100%!! :o ::) :D :y
Logged

Doctor Gollum

  • Omega Queen
  • ********
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • In a colds and darks puddleses
  • Posts: 10469
  • If you can't eat them, join them...
    • Feetses.
    • View Profile
Re: Jacking an Omega
« Reply #6 on: 15 September 2018, 18:24:51 »

I wouldn't get under that  :o

Axle stand goes where the jack is and the jack goes onto the sill rail with a block of wood. The channel on the support plate will sit comfortably in the cup of the axle stand.

Chock both front wheels. Lift the car high enough to get the lowest axle stand under it. Repeat on opposite side. Reposition the jack and raise to working height and extend the axle stand. Remove jack until further required.

Drop in reverse order.

None of the above is negotiable.
Logged
Onanists always think outside the box.

Migv6

  • Omega Baron
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Webs End.
  • Posts: 4932
    • 3.2 Elite & Merc 190D.
    • View Profile
Re: Jacking an Omega
« Reply #7 on: 15 September 2018, 18:38:38 »

He,s right.  :y
Logged
Wish I didn't know now, what I didn't know then.

Nick W

  • Omega Lord
  • *******
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Chatham, Kent
  • Posts: 6382
  • Rover Metro 1.8VVC
    • 3.0l Elite estate
    • View Profile
Re: Jacking an Omega
« Reply #8 on: 15 September 2018, 19:17:25 »

He,s right.  :y


He is.


Although he missed out use a bigger jack
Logged

dave the builder

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Derbyshire
  • Posts: 743
    • omega b2 2.6 cdxi
    • View Profile
Re: Jacking an Omega
« Reply #9 on: 15 September 2018, 19:39:09 »

.......................after all that I said I am now frightened with all the recent comments on the forum about rusting sills that I will be definitely getting my profession body shop friend Lloyd to inspect / carry out any work necessary on the sills to make them 100%!! :o ::) :D :y

And the chassis rails Lizzie :y  ;D
any pics of you Omega ? can't seem to find any
sounds nice and a keeper,only 75k
thought I did well to find a low mile garaged example (recently i clocked 77,777)
Logged

TheBoy

  • Administrator
  • *********
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Brackley, Northants
  • Posts: 97251
  • Millennium Man
    • The missus mad
    • View Profile
Re: Jacking an Omega
« Reply #10 on: 15 September 2018, 19:49:58 »

That's a girls jack ;D

That aside, as others have said, the positioning isn't right, and better ways of doing it. Even with proper jacks.
Logged
I don't tolerate bickering, and I'm always grumpy.
And Lizzie Zoom says I'm a heartless bastid...and she's absolutely correct!

Migv6

  • Omega Baron
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Webs End.
  • Posts: 4932
    • 3.2 Elite & Merc 190D.
    • View Profile
Re: Jacking an Omega
« Reply #11 on: 15 September 2018, 19:55:32 »

If the jack is capable of lifting the car, then its big enough. If you have to carry the jack to the car, its best to have the smallest, lightest one you can get as long as it can lift the car imo.
Logged
Wish I didn't know now, what I didn't know then.

Lizzie Zoom

  • Omega Baron
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Female
  • Ashford, Kent
  • Posts: 3081
    • Omega 3.2 V6 ELITE 2003
    • View Profile
Re: Jacking an Omega
« Reply #12 on: 15 September 2018, 19:57:28 »

That's a girls jack ;D

That aside, as others have said, the positioning isn't right, and better ways of doing it. Even with proper jacks.

You are all absolutely right, but I have been doing it that way, on many cars, for decades.  What you don't see is the fact that I keep any removed wheel under the car near the jacked up end of the car, plus car ramps also wedged under the vehicle.

I am no silly cow, and I am trained in H&S assessment, but I do love tacking some risk ;D ;D

The only jacking scare I have ever had was when a scissor jack collapsed whilst changing a spare wheel outside Blackpool.  Now that WAS scarry :o :o :D ;)




Logged

Lizzie Zoom

  • Omega Baron
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Female
  • Ashford, Kent
  • Posts: 3081
    • Omega 3.2 V6 ELITE 2003
    • View Profile
Re: Jacking an Omega
« Reply #13 on: 15 September 2018, 19:59:17 »

If the jack is capable of lifting the car, then its big enough. If you have to carry the jack to the car, its best to have the smallest, lightest one you can get as long as it can lift the car imo.

That's right, and my jack is rated at 2 tons.  Is an Omega heavier than that as a whole, let alone on each corner when commonly used? ::) :D ;)
Logged

New POD

  • Intermediate Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Miseryside
  • Posts: 313
    • NEED MV6
    • View Profile
Re: Jacking an Omega
« Reply #14 on: 15 September 2018, 20:02:22 »

Put my axle stand UNDER the wishbone, today. Wish I'd taken a photo now.
Logged
Pages: [1] 2 3  All   Go Up
 

Page created in 0.17 seconds with 21 queries.