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Old 23rd May 2019, 11:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone have any experience with one of these or something similar?

https://www.automotechservices.co.uk...-vehicle-lift/

I have a single garage that has no electricity and often I find myself doing work on the car outside for space reasons. One day I'd like a workshop with a two or four post lift and a pit etc, but for now I need to work with what I have.

I'd especially like to know if this kind of lift could be used to drop out the engine and the transmission?
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Old 23rd May 2019, 11:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I just realised the thing is 2.6 metres tall so probably wouldn't fit in my garage, but I'm still curious about its usefulness were the ceiling height not an issue, in a rented workshop for example.
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I'm guessing you'll struggle a bit with gearbox removal
It depends where the H beam comes across under the chassis really.

The engine removal should be fine. You'll have to be careful incase the car tilts during removal though, as the blue base of this single poster isn't that wide to balance the entire weight of the car...

Not too much jolting would be best bet.

Hope that helps.
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Have a look at “B is for build” on YouTube. He drops the trans to change the rear subframe using axle stands and a couple of jacks. Legend
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Have a look at “B is for build” on YouTube. He drops the trans to change the rear subframe using axle stands and a couple of jacks. Legend
He uses a QuickJack rather than just ordinary jacks: https://www.quickjack.com/ - I've been thinking about getting one of these for a while, just need to finally commit to spending the money!
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He uses a QuickJack rather than just ordinary jacks: https://www.quickjack.com/ - I've been thinking about getting one of these for a while, just need to finally commit to spending the money!
These are available from Costco for around £900 - big saving from the uk distro.
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I quite like the look of the Quickjack, although I suspect if I had a garage large enough to fit it in, I would just go for a second-hand professional lift so that I didn't have to work laying down under the car. Could possibly use it out on the street, not for an engine drop I suspect, but how often does one need to do that...
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A garage close by has a single post lift. The mechanics say its really sketchy. They also said that it and similar single post lifts are limited by capacity.
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Have a look at “B is for build” on YouTube. He drops the trans to change the rear subframe using axle stands and a couple of jacks. Legend <img src="https://www.gtr.co.uk/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smilie" class="inlineimg" />
That's an awesome video and has got me thinking...
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Dont use a modified pallet truck for working under a car. Minimum you want is 2 posts preferably something that can be locked out, and even then I'm wary. It doesn't matter how tight for space or money you are don't take a gamble on your life bud.
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