Centre front jacking point

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Re: Centre front jacking point

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Re: Centre front jacking point

Post by -Tom- » Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:45 am

And there definitely isn't a hockey-puck for the facelift (non-m) oops

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Re: Centre front jacking point

Post by Bing » Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:47 am

That is definitely not on my facelift car, as it looks to be part of the reinforcement plate that I need to replace. I have a spare one waiting to go on in the garage and it doesn't have the jacking point. It also doesn't have the air vent at the right of the picture, so obviously a part unique to the M.
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Re: Centre front jacking point

Post by stupot67 » Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:21 pm

Just had a look under mine - where the jacking point is indicated on TIS there's a shallow recess about the size of the side jacking points. The point is I can't see what and in that case how close there is anything behind it, but as Tom's already used it ...... What could possibly go wrong :cry: .

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Re: Centre front jacking point

Post by Bing » Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:30 pm

To be honest, jacking one side, sticking an axle stand under, then jacking the other side...will take you about 5mins more than trying to use a jacking point that's not there... And will avoid risking buggering up the front axle.
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Re: Centre front jacking point

Post by -Tom- » Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:34 pm

stupot67 wrote:Just had a look under mine - where the jacking point is indicated on TIS there's a shallow recess about the size of the side jacking points. The point is I can't see what and in that case how close there is anything behind it, but as Tom's already used it ...... What could possibly go wrong :cry: .

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I might have been foolishly lucky Stu. Might be worth jacking from the side points at the rear high enough to get a front axle stand under first and work your way round.

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Re: Centre front jacking point

Post by stupot67 » Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:28 pm

A bit of an update....

I lifted the car via the sill jack points onto axle stands, then removed alloy under tray (Replacing TCA's and bushes, CDV removed and changing gearbox oil).

On closer inspection the front subframe is strengthened along it's length internally to the box section and the center point is drilled and tapped to accept a jacking point (As per M's) I assume.

I lifted the car off the axle stands via the subframe while watching very carefully, absolutely no deflection. From this I would say that TIS is correct, and for facelift's this is a viable center jacking point....But only for facelifts.

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Re: Centre front jacking point

Post by -Tom- » Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:31 pm

Good update Stu. I had come across this somewhere as we mentioned as being facelift and m/ specific. I also saw no movement whatsoever on jacking.

Probably worth adding that anybody who may come across this and goes by it does it entirely at their own risk due to so many conflicting write ups on the topic :roll:

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Centre front jacking point

Post by chutley » Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:52 pm

Is there a definitive answer for this yet? I have the facelift 3.0Si and there is an alloy recess in the centre that looks like a jack point... Is there anything underneath it to support the weight, or is it a red herring?

If not, how do you jack up the front of the car...? If you use the front jack point under the door sill, where can you then place the axle stand?
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Centre front jacking point

Post by andyf1140 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:11 pm

chutley wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:52 pm
Is there a definitive answer for this yet? I have the facelift 3.0Si and there is an alloy recess in the centre that looks like a jack point... Is there anything underneath it to support the weight, or is it a red herring?

If not, how do you jack up the front of the car...? If you use the front jack point under the door sill, where can you then place the axle stand?
Good question I have been wondering the same although mine is a lowly 2.0 4pot

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Centre front jacking point

Post by chutley » Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:23 pm

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I've found this thread, which shows the point I refer to, but no definitive answer.
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