Where's the best place to jack the Mini S up, front & rear? Where's the best place for the stands? I've got the stands in the picture which have a rubber pad in case I have to support the car on the frame rails (like I used to do on my old BMW 2002). SD
While you're talking about it, I believe MINI doesn't recommend to rotate the tire. I found it a bit weird but that's what I read in the Mini owner's book, they say it could in fact reduce the efficiency of the tire because of the way the aligment is on the car, each tire should wear differently. I'm curious to hear what people on this forum think about that?
The Mini's new home is being built...masonite sheets are down to protect the finished floor while the contractors make their mess. I should be able to work on the car without a floor jack when the shop is done and can stack cars in the garage during the winter. SD
That's exactly what I wonder, a lot of guys on this Forum are talking about rotating their tires so I don't know if it's because they didn't read their owner's manual or they just ignored it. I will definitely ask my dealer next time I pass by.
Ok this is the closest thread I have found to what I need to know, I have been reliable informed that I can rotate the wheels from corner to corner, but now this is going to sound daft, anyone got any tips to get the wheels off the car without damaging them. As they feel like that have completely bonded to the car?
managed to get three of them off by battering the tyre from the inside with a rubber mallet... altho its not very safe.... for one of them i undid the bolts so they were just finger tight... the drove it down the drive... that broke the bond.... it be careful not to brake hard mind you... its quite unnerving when it gives.... them just clean up the spigot with fine emery cloth and a bit of copper grease should stop it happening again !
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