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Re: Jacking a fiat 500 abarth

This is what most people do.
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Hi dannyfiatman

any chance you can tell me what the jack is that you have found that works?

Many thanks

I bought a standard scissor jack and took it to work for a big block to be welded to the top of it so it does not hit the side skirt .

I will try get a picture later jack in garage.
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Don't get me started on the whole 'jacking' issue with all 500's and garages / dealers in general... Feel my blood pressure rising already. There's hardly a 500 out there without damage from incorrect 'correct' jacking
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Don't get me started on the whole 'jacking' issue with all 500's and garages / dealers in general... Feel my blood pressure rising already. There's hardly a 500 out there without damage from incorrect 'correct' jacking

I viewed 3 500's in December for sister, we bought the 3rd and it was the only one with front end sill damage caused by incorrect jacking. It's shocking how common it is!
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I viewed 3 500's in December for sister, we bought the 3rd and it was the only one with front end sill damage caused by incorrect jacking. It's shocking how common it is!
With.. or Without damage..

Personally..,
I drive onto Low-ish blocks, then you've enough room to get under with a conventional trolley jack.. don't trust FIXED point jacks as the car will ALWAYS creep sideways

AND I always jack on suspension points,
NEVER damaged a sill..!!

unlike a friend who got back in his Vauxhall at a major fast-fit chain to find they had jack-ed up the floor pan ( at the drivers footwell)
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With.. or Without damage..



Personally..,

I drive onto Low-ish blocks, then you've enough room to get under with a conventional trolley jack.. don't trust FIXED point jacks as the car will ALWAYS creep sideways



AND I always jack on suspension points,

NEVER damaged a sill..!!



unlike a friend who got back in his Vauxhall at a major fast-fit chain to find they had jack-ed up the floor pan ( at the drivers footwell)

Well spotted, my bad, it was the only one without. The first 2 each had front end sill damage.
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Well spotted, my bad, it was the only one without. The first 2 each had front end sill damage.
how is the TwinAir then Jon ?,
not heard mention since the oily turbo pipe mystery..,
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how is the TwinAir then Jon ?,
not heard mention since the oily turbo pipe mystery..,
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It's not too bad. Oil leak is being fixed this Thursday funny enough, been really busy so had to find time to get it taken into our Alfa/Fiat specialist in Norwich to have a look. Took it in for them the clean the engine bay down as there was oil everywhere so no hope in finding the source, then back about 10 days later to see where it's coming from, and it's some strange plastic coolant pipe / plate which appears to have an oil feed within it also. Seems the plastic has warped causing the oil leak. 35 for the part and then fitting on top. So hopefully will be all sorted with this bit being changed. At the same time, as the coolant has to be dropped to change this part, they're going to properly fix the coolant leak also from the pipe that joins the thermostat housing (I've given up, I think it all just needs taking apart, cleaning and putting back together again with a good quality jubilee clip).

Other than this it's doing sister well and flew through its 2nd MOT Thursday just gone
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Re: Jacking a fiat 500 abarth

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The first 2 each had front end sill damage.
I'm not at all surprised by this - it's an incident waiting to happen.

Time to ressurect this post for those who haven't seen it.

I'd like to think it's saved a few 500's over the years.
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