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    Jacking Up An A3

    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?

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    mate even my emergengy jack seems to hit my side skirt!
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    Quote Originally Posted by S3RYE View Post
    mate even my emergengy jack seems to hit my side skirt!
    yes just noticed that, ahh crap now i'm going to have to buy one of those lifts polished bliss have lol

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    block of wood

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smoothie View Post
    yes just noticed that, ahh crap now i'm going to have to buy one of those lifts polished bliss have lol

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    Where can you buy one of these from?

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    Is there nowhere under the front that you can put the trolley jack under? I can do this on my FTO and thought it was standard across all cars. A big fat plate with a cross marked on it for trolley jacks and then i just put a couple of stands under the sides once jacked up.

    I've not jacked up my A3 yet so dont know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent_Trig View Post
    Is there nowhere under the front that you can put the trolley jack under? I can do this on my FTO and thought it was standard across all cars. A big fat plate with a cross marked on it for trolley jacks and then i just put a couple of stands under the sides once jacked up.

    I've not jacked up my A3 yet so dont know.
    You can do that on my MR2 aswell, but don't think there's anyway on an A3 like that, might be a Jap thing.
    The emergency Jack is alright for changing a wheel but I wouldn't trust getting under it. Does it not go high enough to get axle stands under it?
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    I would love a little lift like that.

    There are people that sell pinch weld adaptors to go into your trolley jack to save buggering up the sill etc, I will see if I can get a link, I know there is a guy on DW that sells them.
    You could just blue peter it and make your own with a solid block of wood, just cut a channel for the car to sit on?

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    yes like that on a lot of cars but the A3 jacking points are on the pinch weld as i said! Found the job here on goole images, but cant seem to find where to buy:



    Must look into some axle stands, i don't need to get underneath the car as such! Purely for a cleaning session of arches, wheels etc
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smoothie View Post
    Must look into some axle stands, i don't need to get underneath the car as such! Purely for a cleaning session of arches, wheels etc
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    I have mailed the guy who does these, see if he doesnt mind me posting his email addy, i will keep you posted.


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    Can get those on ebay without the section cut out, only 6! As its rubber i couldn't see it damaging the pinch even without the section cut out! Could be just what i'm after for the trolley
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    Just stick the jack in and fire it up - been doing it to my last 2 audi's and they are grand

    The jack in the boot is useless, catches the side skirt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boydie View Post
    Just stick the jack in and fire it up - been doing it to my last 2 audi's and they are grand

    The jack in the boot is useless, catches the side skirt
    no chance lad, it damages the pinch breaking off the protective stuff! Jack Pads FTW
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    To be honest i would just use a block of wood
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    I could do with one of those with the cut out, ive measure my trolley jack and need one about 4 and a half inches accross

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    Quote Originally Posted by brettp View Post
    I have mailed the guy who does these, see if he doesnt mind me posting his email addy, i will keep you posted.

    I got some of those off Bero on DW too, I had offered to post details of the pads on a couple 4x4 forums I use which he was more than happy with.

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    I would never trust hat drill lift thing ! not without axel stands ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sachen007 View Post
    Where can you buy one of these from?
    There is a version of it on eBay, starting bid 399

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...T#ht_962wt_689

    Not sure how good it is and would always use axle stands if going under the car whichever version you were using, none of them appear to have a locking mechanism on the lift screw.

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    Do they attach to the car?
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    Quote Originally Posted by brettp View Post
    I have mailed the guy who does these, see if he doesnt mind me posting his email addy, i will keep you posted.

    Anymore info on these mate?

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    Check out this thread boys - post #4 etc.

    Trolley jack point and Axle stands

    The special rubber inserts are available from Audi. I have the part numbers if you want but off to play golf now.

    Two parts to each rubber - 3 each I think

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    Quote Originally Posted by NHN View Post
    Anymore info on these mate?
    I have PM'd him this morning, as i thought Brett was sorting it and didn't want to tread on anyones toes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike foster View Post
    The special rubber inserts are available from Audi.
    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 !
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    Brilliant!!

    I jacked up my car yesterday with a trolley located at that section under the flap without any blocks. It worked but it didn't feel too secure to be honest.

    Thanks Mike.

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    Glad to be of help boys - I'm ordering mine tomorrow so I'll let you know the exact prices

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike foster View Post
    Glad to be of help boys - I'm ordering mine tomorrow so I'll let you know the exact prices
    yes post when you get them finalised mate
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    I wondered where the buggers fixed into, I'll have a looksy tomorrow.

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    Hi guys - just ordered the parts

    The cheap one is 1.84 inc vat and the expensive one is 3.60 inc vat !

    Leeds Audi tell me they should have them by 10.00 am in the morning !!

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    Strangely shows 1 as a TT bung & other as S3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NHN View Post
    Strangely shows 1 as a TT bung & other as S3.
    Clearly they're all the same then !

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    Unless I am very much mistaken I thought I saw some 'rubber jacking points' on my S3 front and rear??

    Still didn't use the front ones that being said...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike foster View Post
    Clearly they're all the same then !
    Not neccessarily mate, 1 part comes up ONLY on the TT & other ONLY on the S3, so who knows huh as page shows for S3 has multiple versions aswell, investigations needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NHN View Post
    Not neccessarily mate, 1 part comes up ONLY on the TT & other ONLY on the S3, so who knows huh as page shows for S3 has multiple versions aswell, investigations needed.
    Will let you know when I've got them tomorrow.

    BTW both come up on A3 on my ETKA !! (update 847)

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    Yes they do mate in atp, but when you check the model column it says S3.

    Update 848.

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    Have you got ETKA version 7.3 ?

    I've been updating regularly but can't download update 848. A pop-up in German seems to say something like please install version 7.3 before trying to update !

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    UH oh, I havnt had that message as yet & yes I know there is an update now of 7.3, been hunting it down, no success as yet.

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