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S2 Jacking points

Postby rdodger » Mon 25.05.2015, 12:43

I have had a look at the wikilec and it says with an S2 you should only use the front jacking points. Having had a look at the car this seems to be the case as there is no steel pin for the jack at the recess in the sill.

Any tips on where to lift and place axle stands on the car to get all 4 wheel off at the same time?

Oh and why does the S2 not have the rear jack points?

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Re: S2 Jacking points

Postby lotusflasherman » Mon 25.05.2015, 12:57

rdodger wrote:Any tips on where to lift and place axle stands on the car to get all 4 wheel off at the same time?


depends on what you want to do... What are you planning to do?
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Re: S2 Jacking points

Postby rdodger » Mon 25.05.2015, 13:36

Replace the flexi brake pipes all round and change the brake fluid.
Rear discs, bearings and pads
Front pads
All 4 CV boots.
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Re: S2 Jacking points

Postby lotusflasherman » Mon 25.05.2015, 15:18

I'd support it under the chassis at the inboard suspension mountings but be careful at the back as two inboard mounts are quite close together so car can be a bit wobbly if pulled about.
That's where I supported mine when fitting aeroquip hoses all round and bleeding the system.

For rear discs & bearings I'd put it back on the front wheels for stability ,and for front pads & CV boots I'd put it back on the rear wheels.
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Re: S2 Jacking points

Postby Fredjohn » Mon 25.05.2015, 15:48

:agree:

That's exactly what I did. Check out the WSM and WikiLEC, which shows all 8 jacking points ("S1"), of which 6 can be used by the S2.
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Re: S2 Jacking points

Postby rdodger » Mon 25.05.2015, 16:15

Ok thanks.
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Re: S2 Jacking points

Postby Simon_P » Mon 25.05.2015, 16:19

The S2 Handbook only says "Do NOT use the jack at any other position" - There are only 2 jacking points equipped for its use.

The WSM refers to 8 jacking points and does not distinguish between the S1/S2.

I much prefer to jack the rear of my S2 using the rear jacking points and a trolley jack, rather than having the car teeter on "the Jack" placed at the front.
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Re: S2 Jacking points

Postby Fredjohn » Mon 25.05.2015, 17:56

You are of course right Simon, but perhaps I should have been more specific.

Having used the body jacking points with a trolley jack, I then supported the car on axle stands at the inboard "chassis" jacking points (all four). I have an SE. As you say the rear are a bit close together and the car rocks a little, but perfectly OK if no strenuous spannering is being done, just brake bleeding.
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Re: S2 Jacking points

Postby Simon_P » Mon 25.05.2015, 18:13

We get the added PITA with the S2, with its Esprit jack and that stupid bracket at the front, which gets bent every time it looks at a proper jack.
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