Safely Lifting 09 (UK) Clubman - MINI Cooper Forum
Go Back   MINI Cooper Forum > Model Specific MINI Forums > MINI Clubman


MINI Clubman MINI Clubman 2007 - Present

Mini2.com is the premier Mini Cooper Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Clubman third braking light how to remove? juge MINI Clubman 2 Jan 5th, 2014 06:15 PM
Problems with a 2009 Clubman S w/ 106,000 km nickh MINI Clubman 1 Oct 10th, 2013 12:55 PM
New Mini Clubman Owner Sammo123 Welcome New Members 5 Sep 18th, 2013 10:54 PM
Battling with JCW Countryman and JCW Clubman Onsdoo Northern California Region 3 Mar 6th, 2013 12:42 AM

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old Jan 9th, 2014, 11:56 AM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 6
Local Time: 06:14 AM
United Kingdom
Safely Lifting 09 (UK) Clubman

Morning Folks,

I have tried a search in here for info on how to safely jack my wife's 09 MCS Clubman (UK) and can't find anything.

I have a very good quality trolley jack, and would like guidance on the safest and stable point to jack it up. I need to take the alloys off and give them a proper clean as it is new to us.

Many thanks.

Paul
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old Jan 9th, 2014, 12:06 PM
MINI2 Master
Offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Tyneside
Posts: 1,183
Local Time: 06:14 AM
United Kingdom
If the trolley jack has a reasonably large lifting pad/cup, you will find it fits over the bottom of any of the four lifting points under the sills - these are black plastic boxes, maybe 2" deep, that stick down from the sill and they have a recess that the car's screw jack fits into.

Except if you scrape these lifting points off by driving over rough ground (as I have done), they seem to be extremely secure, even if they are only plastic.

If you jack the one behind the front wheel high enough, the front and rear wheels will both come off the ground.
Reply With Quote
Thanks for this post from:
  #3 (permalink)  
Old Jan 9th, 2014, 12:12 PM
MINI2 Master
Offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Tyneside
Posts: 1,183
Local Time: 06:14 AM
United Kingdom
Err, it dawns on me that you have said Clubman, in which case the front jacking point may well not lift the rear wheel too - I don't know.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old Jan 10th, 2014, 04:08 AM
ravioliworld's Avatar
Has met Quack Quack Jack
Lightweight
Offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: around
Posts: 408
Local Time: 01:14 AM
United States Male View ravioliworld's Hyper Blue & White 1st Gen MINI Cooper S Profile
I like to throw a piece of lumber under the sill inbetween the two jack points. Jack placed midway down the door. Lifts both front and rear wheels, and you can place jackstands under the actual jacking points. Lumber helps to spread out the load and prevent the jack from damaging the sill.

blergh
Reply With Quote
Thanks for this post from:
  #5 (permalink)  
Old Feb 5th, 2014, 09:08 AM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 6
Local Time: 06:14 AM
United Kingdom
Well finally had some time when it wasn't raining, so created some hardwood inserts for the OEM jacking points and successfully lifted the Clubman.

Great start managed to get the first wheel off fine, cleaned it up as best as possible, outside fine, inner part of the wheel was in a very bad state. Did my best in the limited time I had.

Then the bad news, couldn't manage to get the rear off of the hub, even used a tyre fitters sand filled hammer to try and free it. No joy and I could only hit it so hard whilst up on the trolley- jack. So looks like I will need to get a pro to sort that on a proper lift.

So I continued with the car back on the ground - to find that a really bad touch-up job had been done to sort the wheel damage for sale. I could feel the moment I got the polish on a matt finish at the edges. They had blended it into the shadow line on the wheels. So not to impressed.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Clubman third braking light how to remove? juge MINI Clubman 2 Jan 5th, 2014 06:15 PM
Problems with a 2009 Clubman S w/ 106,000 km nickh MINI Clubman 1 Oct 10th, 2013 12:55 PM
New Mini Clubman Owner Sammo123 Welcome New Members 5 Sep 18th, 2013 10:54 PM
Battling with JCW Countryman and JCW Clubman Onsdoo Northern California Region 3 Mar 6th, 2013 12:42 AM

» Hot Topics This Week
What type of person drives a MCS - (91 replies)
More Ship Tracking - (29 replies)
front bushes..... - (16 replies)
exhaust manifold glowing red on cooper s - (16 replies)
Burned exhaust valves on R56 Cooper S - (15 replies)
» Recent Threads
Can anyone here run a service history?
Today 05:20 AM
Last post by halokilller
Today 05:20 AM
0 Replies, 12 Views
How to solve Ford VCMⅡindicator light issue?
Today 02:35 AM
Last post by yellowbend
Today 02:35 AM
0 Replies, 61 Views
High Centered My R56
Nov 27th, 2014 02:57 AM
Last post by qwiksilver
Today 01:56 AM
5 Replies, 355 Views
Wont go above 45
Today 01:54 AM
Last post by Jakeostler17
Today 01:54 AM
0 Replies, 63 Views
DSC fault while driving
Today 01:19 AM
by hyvrid
Last post by hyvrid
Today 01:19 AM
0 Replies, 53 Views
Finding Final Stage (Hedgehog) Resistor
Jul 29th, 2014 09:48 PM
Last post by crackernibbles
Today 12:58 AM
11 Replies, 1,151 Views
$95 @ Willow Springs raceway November 29-30, 2014
Nov 22nd, 2014 02:06 AM
by harvie
Last post by harvie
Today 12:54 AM
1 Replies, 203 Views
03 Mini One Oil Pressure
Nov 27th, 2014 10:40 PM
Last post by mab01uk
Yesterday 06:53 PM
2 Replies, 212 Views
Mini one power steering
Yesterday 12:42 PM
Last post by mab01uk
Yesterday 06:42 PM
3 Replies, 153 Views
Run flat/ DSC light fault
Yesterday 02:36 PM
Last post by Caveman
Yesterday 06:08 PM
2 Replies, 149 Views
Bonnet Catch not Latching
Nov 25th, 2014 08:28 PM
Last post by tnoy66
Yesterday 12:38 PM
8 Replies, 444 Views
Heeeelllp!!
Yesterday 10:28 AM
Last post by cristo
Yesterday 12:36 PM
1 Replies, 169 Views
Expansion Tank - Alternatives?
Nov 25th, 2014 08:51 PM
Last post by ihughes
Yesterday 11:35 AM
3 Replies, 339 Views
Gtt260 mcs seen
Jul 13th, 2014 12:58 PM
by Pops123
Last post by ihughes
Yesterday 11:24 AM
3 Replies, 580 Views
JCW Turbo wastegate issue??
Nov 12th, 2014 08:19 PM
by jonnie
Last post by Richard of the Hills
Yesterday 11:22 AM
1 Replies, 334 Views
Mini Servicing, non "Mini Garage"
Jan 12th, 2014 09:44 AM
Last post by Richard of the Hills
Yesterday 10:52 AM
6 Replies, 1,911 Views
RC Italian Job 2014
Nov 27th, 2014 12:13 AM
by mab01uk
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 09:54 AM
2 Replies, 334 Views
mini one d
Nov 27th, 2014 09:59 PM
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 09:53 AM
1 Replies, 187 Views
2005 mcs throttle monitoring fault
Yesterday 12:37 AM
Last post by crazyyardie
Yesterday 12:37 AM
0 Replies, 219 Views
Supercharger Oil
Nov 25th, 2014 08:34 PM
Last post by markwazere
Nov 27th, 2014 09:14 PM
2 Replies, 327 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 06:14 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2