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Ganz
post 14th June 2020 22:25
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Having a lowered 145 Cloverleaf with side sills means you cannot get a floor jack to clear those delicious red Cloverleaf sill covers. With my additional 147 GTA side diffusers its even lower than low.
I carried out an under car inspection yesterday but had to use the boot jack to get enough clearance to be able to use the floor jack. The jacking point was used by the boot jack so with some planks of wood I used the floor jack on the floor pan and to get the car higher. Basically the jack pushed the floor plan in - not too bad but I was p**sed that I allowed this to happen rant.gif

Lesson: when not working on the car for three months be over cautious in case of making a balls up.

Anyway, this is what I've got on order
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JeremyG
post 15th June 2020 13:59
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I'm having the exact same issue with my GTV... using the scissor jack from the boot of the 166 to lift the GTV high enough to get the trolley jack underneath... rant.gif

I'd also considered getting a low-profile jack - so I'd be interested to see if your new one works out!

Can you send more details - make/model, where are you getting it from, etc?
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Nigel145
post 15th June 2020 17:22
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I too have this problem.
What i have to do is drive the wheels onto some bits of wood that's about 30mm thick then the trolley jack goes under. thumbsup.gif
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post 15th June 2020 19:53
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QUOTE(Ganz @ 14th June 2020 23:25) *
Having a lowered 145 Cloverleaf with side sills means you cannot get a floor jack to clear those delicious red Cloverleaf sill covers. With my additional 147 GTA side diffusers its even lower than low.
I carried out an under car inspection yesterday but had to use the boot jack to get enough clearance to be able to use the floor jack. The jacking point was used by the boot jack so with some planks of wood I used the floor jack on the floor pan and to get the car higher. Basically the jack pushed the floor plan in - not too bad but I was p**sed that I allowed this to happen rant.gif

Lesson: when not working on the car for three months be over cautious in case of making a balls up.

Anyway, this is what I've got on order
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Ditto - bought the Clarke 1.25T aluminium 'racing' jack.

Goes under the car fine, but doesn't lift all that high. Not high enough to get under the car with a welding mask on!!
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dante giacosa
post 15th June 2020 21:27
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or you could try...

http://forum.alfa145.com/index.php?showtopic=25349
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post 17th June 2020 11:21
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QUOTE(Ganz @ 14th June 2020 23:25) *
Having a lowered 145 Cloverleaf with side sills means you cannot get a floor jack to clear those delicious red Cloverleaf sill covers. With my additional 147 GTA side diffusers its even lower than low.
I carried out an under car inspection yesterday but had to use the boot jack to get enough clearance to be able to use the floor jack. The jacking point was used by the boot jack so with some planks of wood I used the floor jack on the floor pan and to get the car higher. Basically the jack pushed the floor plan in - not too bad but I was p**sed that I allowed this to happen rant.gif

Lesson: when not working on the car for three months be over cautious in case of making a balls up.

Anyway, this is what I've got on order
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I did a similar thing on the giulietta last winter and slightly bent the sill when the jack slipped. Luckily it's directly under and can't be seen. Unfortunately it was right over a blanking grommet, bending the hole so that the rubber plug popped into the sill never to be seen again. I spent the evening in minus temperatures trying to plug the hole with something to avoid salty road spray entering the sill the next day. Anyway like you say lesson learnt - be extra careful!
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Ganz
post 26th June 2020 20:51
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QUOTE(JeremyG @ 15th June 2020 14:59) *
I'm having the exact same issue with my GTV... using the scissor jack from the boot of the 166 to lift the GTV high enough to get the trolley jack underneath... rant.gif

I'd also considered getting a low-profile jack - so I'd be interested to see if your new one works out!

Can you send more details - make/model, where are you getting it from, etc?


Its from eBay. The ones from Machine Mart costs nearer 200 which is a bit much. Not had the chance to use it yet but as soon as I do i'll get some pics. Its should clear as I've measured how much it needs to clear - I'm sure there will be some other element that will rear its head..


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