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Kombi jacks

Discussion in 'Bay Tech Clinic' started by Tombr, May 20, 2017.

  1. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Had one of those scissor jacks in Igor but kept it & ended up selling to a member on here :D
     
  2. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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  3. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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  4. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Looks like the scissor jack only just lifts enough for a fairly stock OD tyre ?

    What's your thoughts on its use/ safety?​
     
  5. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    It's rated 1000kg (bit lite on)
    When put in the rear it tends to lift the whole side.
    Clears the wheel off the ground about 1" in that position (will go up a little more)
    was the std jack for the Brazilian kombis
    still something to be wary of (chocks, hand brake and don't get under the kombi)

    It is a neat fit in the compartment under the passenger seat
     
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  6. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    can't workout how to get it in the kombi
     
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  7. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Can't see that you would have a problem making it fit but it might restrict a few activities
     
  8. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    I'd rather an approved and legal jack. I don't know how they can sell them here.
     
  9. deger

    deger Active Member

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    Has anyone tried using a 4wd high lift jack ?
     
  10. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    You can get an adapter for a T3, but I don't know about a T2.
     
  11. Wattie

    Wattie Well-Known Member

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    Does it easy, no sweat, no cranking and nothing over extended, the base board is for stability if working on soft ground.
    Electric Jack R.jpg
     
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  12. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Motorised jack:). Electric? You're my man Geoff:D. Where can I get one?
    Cheers
     
  13. Wattie

    Wattie Well-Known Member

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    David, where else but................ Emporium of Fine Quality Products,...........................EVILBAY :rolleyes:
     
  14. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    I thought you where going to say China:rolleyes::eek: Most of evilbay comes from there any way.
     
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  15. bagman

    bagman Well-Known Member

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    Long long time ago in one of those small single garages ...was changing rear wheel with my back up against the wall when the genuine jack collapsed inwards , naturally after the the wheel was removed .... lucky I was thin back then .. lesson learnt.....
     
  16. Maccas

    Maccas Active Member

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    Quick search of evilbay brings up same or similar:

    https://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html?...l1313&_nkw=electris scissor car jack&_sacat=0
    Nice to hear it does the job ... especially for flat floor in home garage.

    Reminds me years ago Aldi had on offer an electric scissor jack ... bought one and tried it at home on the van.

    On lifting, when white powder started blowing out of its gearbox, investigation revealed all gears were nylon. Totally stripped them. Took it back, they gave me another to try ..... stripped that one out too. Took that back also for a full refund.

    Aldi's good that way.

    Think that was the last time they sold it.
     
  17. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sorry to say but I WOULD NOT TRUST those wind up type jacks of any sort , trolley jacks I think are the safest available at the moment. Some one made mention regards a wind up Jack and Semi Trailers the two don't mix when using one of those on the side of the road .
     
  18. Maccas

    Maccas Active Member

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    My OEM Bilstein windup jack, approved equipment by VAG for this van, is rated to lift a metric ton.
    It works just fine for me.
    The jack is not the widow maker .... it's the operator.
     
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  19. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    People should make sure they are in a safe area off the road .... see plenty stop on the shoulder instead or driving until they an emergency bay or rest stop .... had to help a young bloke (the car should not have been allowed on the road but hey it's Qld) as he had no idea (jacked the car up then tried to undo wheel nuts) and he had stopped just out of a roundabout in his Hyundai.
     
  20. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Using the VW jack .... people don't know how to properly use them - doesn't matter if it be Type1, Type3, T1, T2 or T3 as the same instructions apply - Step 5

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