Wheel Removal

Anonymous

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  • Sep 19, 2012
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  • EXTREME CARE REQUIRED.

    So this is what has just happened to me. Resulting a complete and utter lack of confidence :thumbdown:

    I was left home alone and having completed the cleaning of the decking, thought that it was a great opportunity to remove my wheels one by one and give them a thorough cleaning. Oh dear, what a silly idea that turned out to be. Rear nearside wheel removed a cleaned, polished and put back on :thumbup: Unfortunately for me the front nearside didn’t go to plan at all. Having laid on my front to ensure the scissor jack supplied with the spare wheel set was correctly positioned, I began to gently turn the jack handle to elevate the car. Taking great care as to not catch the bodywork and ensuring that the jack remained firmly and flat against the road. Crunch. the jack is now embedded into the underside of the plastic skirt and the jack point bent into the same crevice :thumbdown:
    At this point of despair I have retired indoors for a coffee, prior to giving Pearl2 a good inspection to see if any damage is visible or indeed if the passenger door will open. For all I currently know there may be a gaping hole in the sill.
    So be warned that scissor jacks are not a good way of elevating a RCZ when removing wheels. Trolley jack will need to be purchased, sooner rather than later. God only knows what her in doors will say, when she learns of my antics.

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  • Talking as someone who recently (about a year ago with my 207) had trolley jack circlips snap and collapse, minus the wheel, only to have the brake disc become embedded in drive . knackering a track rod end . I won’t even trust trolley jacks. I had a barsteward of a job trying to get the car back up. 😥 😥

    We bought axle stands too . think belt and braces.

    What we’ve also done is bought ice hockey pucks and cut grooves into them. They sit nicely in the trolley jack and it helps distribute the pressure on the sill and jack points.

    Even still, I prefer to have the ‘professionals’ do it now as I wince when I see Steve jack the car up . in fact I have to leave him to it and go inside!!

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