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Re: Jacking an Omega
« Reply #15 on: 15 September 2018, 20:08:12 »

Put my axle stand UNDER the wishbone, today. Wish I'd taken a photo now.


It's better under the car's structure where nothing can move; where the chassis rail meets the front jacking point, or the subframe depending on what you're going to work on.
Lizzie mentioned putting the wheel under the car, which is always a good idea.
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Re: Jacking an Omega
« Reply #16 on: 15 September 2018, 20:10:50 »

Put my axle stand UNDER the wishbone, today. Wish I'd taken a photo now.


It's better under the car's structure where nothing can move; where the chassis rail meets the front jacking point, or the subframe depending on what you're going to work on.
Lizzie mentioned putting the wheel under the car, which is always a good idea.

Always put the wheel under the sill as that's how the scouts trained me (Was there a tyre change badge ?)

I was replacing the steering ends. It seemed VERY solid. I gave it a push before I started.
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Re: Jacking an Omega
« Reply #17 on: 16 September 2018, 07:27:48 »

Putting a wheel under the sill is fine for a roadside wheel change...

Ultimately though, it is no substitute for proper support as all it is designed to achieve is to enable you to reposition the jack should it slip as it prevents the sill from reaching the floor.

What it won't do if you're working under the car is prevent you from being trapped or worse...
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Re: Jacking an Omega
« Reply #18 on: 16 September 2018, 15:43:38 »

.......................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)

Here is the latest Dave:



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Re: Jacking an Omega
« Reply #19 on: 16 September 2018, 17:23:13 »

One dark night, when nobody is looking..... :-X

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Re: Jacking an Omega
« Reply #20 on: 16 September 2018, 18:03:43 »

One dark night, when nobody is looking..... :-X

Ron.
The thread is about raising an omega off the ground for maintenance "Jacking"
NOT jacking one as in stealing one  ;D

It's very nice Lizzie , just don't let Ron borrow the key  :P
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Re: Jacking an Omega
« Reply #21 on: 16 September 2018, 18:09:01 »

Oi Dave - don't warn her!









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Re: Jacking an Omega
« Reply #22 on: 16 September 2018, 18:34:58 »

One dark night, when nobody is looking..... :-X

Ron.
The thread is about raising an omega off the ground for maintenance "Jacking"
NOT jacking one as in stealing one  ;D

It's very nice Lizzie , just don't let Ron borrow the key  :P

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;)
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Re: Jacking an Omega
« Reply #23 on: 16 September 2018, 20:08:55 »

Don't need the key :-X
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Re: Jacking an Omega
« Reply #24 on: 16 September 2018, 20:12:28 »

Time to move Lizzie ,and not disclose on here where too  ;D
I live in high street Scotland BTW  :y
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Re: Jacking an Omega
« Reply #25 on: 17 September 2018, 09:53:09 »

Time to move Lizzie ,and not disclose on here where too  ;D
I live in high street Scotland BTW  :y

Don't worry Dave, that picture was taken well away from where I live - in Malta! :P :P ;D ;D ;)
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Re: Jacking an Omega
« Reply #26 on: 17 September 2018, 13:14:16 »

I live on Fair Isle, so it's probably safe until spring... :D
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Re: Jacking an Omega
« Reply #27 on: 26 September 2018, 00:23:52 »

I carry a halfords low profile 2 ton jack in the boot after last trying to jack thru soft tarmac  ::)

The advanced 2 ton looks usable but @ 120 with a foot pedal :-\ 
  https://www.halfords.com/workshop-tools/garage-workshop/trolley-jacks/halfords-advanced-2-tonne-low-profile-trolley-jack

The 3 ton is 50 & looks good value,

https://www.halfords.com/workshop-tools/garage-workshop/trolley-jacks/halfords-3-tonne-hydraulic-trolley-jack
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Re: Jacking an Omega
« Reply #28 on: 26 September 2018, 13:32:40 »

I have been looking at getting a new jack, eventually, and this one particularly looked good for getting a miggie up in the air:

https://www.sgs-engineering.com/tj3b-3-ton-trolley-jack-and-jacking-beam?gclid=Cj0KCQjw3KzdBRDWARIsAIJ8TMQqT5zdVNgUJgncxggnGM9rQUXkFD_guzT8x9y4rPnCrl3AFIAKGn4aAmCIEALw_wcB

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Re: Jacking an Omega
« Reply #29 on: 26 September 2018, 13:35:29 »

I have the same jack, without the beam attachment. Its strong, sturdy, and the low saddle height is great. Its also heavy to carry any distance though. But its superb for the price. I don't think SGS can be beaten for their combination of quality and price.
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