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    Quote Originally Posted by NHN View Post
    Yes they do mate in atp, but when you check the model column it says S3.

    Update 848.
    Just as a matter of interest Nige, is the S3 chassis any different (in general terms) from the A3 ?

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    You guys look like ya need some help
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smoothie View Post
    Ok as the title suggests, the jacking points are clearly marked on the sills! But jacking on the pinch weld with a trolly jack can damage it as far as i can see! The little emergency jack is specially adapted for the pinch weld but i wouldn't be too keen on using it TBH

    So is there a jack pad i can buy for the trolly jack to save damage to that area? Or is the old fashioned block of wood the only option?

    Thanks in advance
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike foster View Post
    Will let you know when I've got them tomorrow.

    BTW both come up on A3 on my ETKA !! (update 847)
    Got the bits today - needless to say typical VAG quality and fit perfectly !

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    Quote Originally Posted by NHN View Post
    Pics.
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    As promised - here are the pics of the jacking pad install :-

    Pic 1 - The two parts
    Pic 2 - The removed cover plate
    Pic 3 - Install position
    Pic 4 - Installing the pads
    Pic 5 - Finished install
    Pic 6 - Being used








    Two things to bear in mind chaps.

    Once it's in it doesn't come out !!! - now I know why that website sells them in fours !!

    Finally, you can't replace the plastic cover plate 'cos the fixing hole is already in use !!!

    Total cost 5.44 and install time of approx 30 mins of which the first 15 were figuring out how to get the cover plate off. You just lever it with a big screwdriver !!

    Sorry about the pics guys but I'm not very good under a car - it's the arthritis you know !
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    Sorry guys on this one, I sent Bero a message on DW and asked him if he was ok for me to post his email, he said that he wanted to post himself so that he could keep track of items and orders.

    If people are still interested I will get him to come over (again) Ive now subscribed to this to not miss anymore updates

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    Quote Originally Posted by brettp View Post
    Sorry guys on this one, I sent Bero a message on DW and asked him if he was ok for me to post his email, he said that he wanted to post himself so that he could keep track of items and orders.

    If people are still interested I will get him to come over (again) Ive now subscribed to this to not miss anymore updates
    To be honest mate, I think the above 'official' solution would be more ideal.

    I know it will be for me anyway - to have permanent trolley jack pads at the ready :-)
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    Yeah that's no problem, I think that I am going to look at these also, just wanted to apologise also for not noticing the thread.

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    Thanks Mike, will be checking them out soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NHN View Post
    Thanks Mike, will be checking them out soon.
    Ok mate - another thing - I didn't check the rears but I don't think there's a cover plate at the back. There is on the near side though, my pics are the drivers side.

    Just looked at the pics again - **** I forgot to rotate the last one !!!lol

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    Yeah I do actually recall some holes like your pics show, whether I'm confusing with the rear lower arm spring holes, who knows lol.

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    I bought a rubber pad off ebay and then cut a slot in it with a grinder and chisel so it will still lift the car but not flatten the lip, or it could be used for the locations mentioned
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    Ordered my Audi jack points today 

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    Cheers for the part numbers Mike Foster.
    Got set jack pads today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dantdi View Post
    Cheers for the part numbers Mike Foster.
    Got set jack pads today.
    You're welcome - glad to be of assistance

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    I've just fitted the genuine Audi jacking points to my 2001 S3 8L, easy enough to fit, I used a bit of soapy solution and the piston out of an old brake caliper to help press them into place. I paid 18.12 in total for all 4 mounts from Boston Audi. Below are the pictures of my install:









    Could someone please reassure me that I am jacking the car up in the correct place. I have fitted all my mounting points and although the rear points seem nice and strong the front points don't inspire me with confidence. The front hole where these fit into looks to buckle in when you put the full weight of the car on them. I have no fancy plastic cover underneath my 8L unlike the 8P's so it's easy to see if the under pan is flexing.

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    Better pics than mine mate ! Can't reassure you because I don't know about the 8L chassis.

    However, if the pads fitted tightly to start with but you can now twist them in the sockets then it would seem that they are 'made to fit' the holes you have used. As you have bungs in other holes then I would assume that if these were not the right holes, then they would have had bungs in as well !

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    Is this right what it says in uk-mviks?
    OFFICIAL VW word: Just went to see a friend at the dealership. He showed me a memo regarding these pads. As the update says, they are to be used when lifting the entire vehicle using a floor lift. When used all together, they distribute the weight of the vehicle and don't cause harm. But if you use on at a time, you are putting too much weight on one point and will bend the floor pan. Think about it this way, one pad would be attempting to lift at least half the car.The two jack pads are to be used when lifting the vehicle using a floor jack. Then place a jack stand on the frame rail.

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    lads dont meant to be rude .but all i see in here in this pic is a simple'' ice hockey puck'' with a big efin chunk being cut out of it.
    so you might as well manufacture theese for ur self.just buy a hockey puck and get some proper tools for the cutting part as its vulcanized ruber (quite strong)
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    Quote Originally Posted by owenjt View Post
    Is this right what it says in uk-mviks?
    This has got me thinking now....

    Can anyone on here confirm that they have jacked up their A3s with the pads without any bother to the floorpan? I bought some the other week but yet to try them out.
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    TBH it stands to reason tbh, if that areas not reinforced then it can cause deformity, I'm steering clear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NHN View Post
    TBH it stands to reason tbh, if that areas not reinforced then it can cause deformity, I'm steering clear.
    So if you wanted to jack up the front of your A3 with a trolley jack and put it on stands, how would you go about it?
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    I jacked my car up by putting the jack just past the seam. I use a rubber pad that is actually an old rubber CD wallet that is about 3cm thick. Done one side, slipped an axle stand in then did the other side. The trouble I had was that the road outside my garage appears to be soft as pudding as the axle stands had dug into the road when I went to remove them 2 hours later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1inchpunch View Post
    I jacked my car up by putting the jack just past the seam. I use a rubber pad that is actually an old rubber CD wallet that is about 3cm thick. Done one side, slipped an axle stand in then did the other side. The trouble I had was that the road outside my garage appears to be soft as pudding as the axle stands had dug into the road when I went to remove them 2 hours later.
    What jack did you use Paul, and when you say just past the seam, where do you mean exactly in relation to the jacking notch recommended for the standard scissor jack?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike foster View Post
    Part nos :-

    8N0 803 855 mounting for service lift �3.54
    8N0 804 583 mounting for service lift �1.80

    Two pieces of solid rubber, one forces firmly inside the other to provide stable fixing for trolley jack.

    As per this photo Volkswagen Golf V 2.0T > Exterior > Body > Jack Pad > ES#2583 OEM Jack Pad Kit - MK4JPPK

    Obviously the price quoted in the picture is for 4 sets but still cheaper at Audi !
    Sorry to bring this thread back to life Mike,

    Going to order these as like many others, I damaged the vertical jack points using a trolley jack. Lucky I got side skirts so it does not show.
    Question is, when I give my dealer the part numbers you kindly supplied, do I order two of each, one for drivers and one for passenger?
    Also would these be the same for the rear?

    Until they arrive, if I remove the trim as you showed, do you or anyone else thing I would be ok using a bit of wood on that point just as a temporary measure.

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    Forgotten about this thread !!

    Yes, you need two of each. As you will see from the photos one part actually goes inside the other and then into the jacking point.

    As far as I'm aware the rears are the same although I haven't got them.

    Once the cover is removed you can use that jacking point with a block of wood or something provided it seats properly on the jacking point.

    One thing to bear in mind is that you should really jack up both sides at the same time (presumably using two jacks) to ensure that you don't twist the chassis too much.

    Good luck.

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    Many thanks Mike,

    Thanks for the quick reply.
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    I solved this problem years ago and used on many cars. First a hard block of rubber placed on the jack cradle. ( several layers of rubber mat sections gaffer taped together works for a while ). Then using a section of old rubber pipe ( the cold/hot flexible pipes used for washing machines is ideal ) cut lengthways and slid over the seam. What is mega sad I have made a set of 4 using red washing machine pipe and they are permanently in place at the jacking points.

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    any idea if these will fit an 8L s3?

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    Far simpler and cheaper way is, use a small block of wood in conjunction with flat topped/padded jack.
    Works for me every time on the GTi or A3.


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    I just use the points described in the manual (I don't use the standard jack though, that thing is scary)... I've done this many times and my sills are still perfect.



    On a related note, can someone point out where I should put the jack stands at the back of an a3?

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