Mini jacking points - MINI Cooper Forum

Maintenance & MINI Care
Find Sponsor products associated with this forum
Questions and advice on keeping your MINI in top shape, from engine oil to body wax

User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Oct 24th, 2012, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
MINI2 Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Local Time: 08:54 AM
Posts: 8
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Norway
 
DIY Mini jacking points

Hi folks,

I had a slight incident today whilst driving home, with fresh snow on the road and roadworks taking place, I managed to hit a huge hole in or slightly off the road at about 4kph. I could feel this was a larger hit than I had experienced before, and when I arrived round the corner in my garage, I inspected to find the small plastic jacking point was loose and some minor structural damage had occurred, although I have not looked in depth at the damage yet.

I was hoping someone may be able to give me some advice as to how to repair these jacking points. I have now totally ripped my jacking point off, and having searched these forums and others, I have come across a replacement jacking point from TSW I believe the name of the company was, trouble is they don't seem to deliver to Europe.

Does anybody know where to get hold of these kind of parts or a better/stronger replacement jacking point? I was quite shocked to see the whole jacking point made from plastic, before removing it I had assumed it was a plastic casing!

Thanks in advance for any advice here
Nicko999 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Oct 24th, 2012, 05:31 PM
bmwr606
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Local Time: 01:54 AM
Posts: 179
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

United States
 
if you cannot find a source in europe, i could ship you a "birthday present" from the usa

we can work out payment details if/when necessary

scott

2012 CM S All4 (03/12) | Abs Black w/White Roof/Mirrors/18" White Wheels | Cold Pkg | Sport Pkg | Xenon w/ Black Housings| Manual | Sport Susp| Anth Headliner | Flat Load Floor | Bluetooth | 2 Part Center Rail | Milltek downpipe back exhaust
bmwr606 is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Oct 24th, 2012, 07:06 PM
MINI2 Master
 
mab01uk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: London
Local Time: 07:54 AM
Posts: 5,792
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

United Kingdom Male
 
You could try here online in UK:
www.bmminiparts.com - Home
mab01uk is offline  
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Oct 24th, 2012, 07:25 PM
MINI2 Privilege Member
MINI2 Master
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Local Time: 07:54 AM
Posts: 3,388
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)

United Kingdom Male
 
Yes the jacking pad is just hard plastic pressed into its housing, it only has to stand a compressive force so its good for the job, its not good if you hit it on the ground when pot holing though,
The Nun is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Oct 24th, 2012, 09:54 PM
MINI2 Master
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Tyneside
Local Time: 07:54 AM
Posts: 1,209
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)

United Kingdom
 
A new one from a dealer is 11 here, so maybe 20 in Norway?

It's almost a benefit that they snap off, as it is a lot cheaper to replace them than fix the underbody. But the one time I did that on my last Mini, I kept thinking I could hear the broken-off bit rattling around inside the sill - though I doubt that could be true.
Angib is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the MINI Cooper Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome