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Post Sat Jun 25, 2016 5:23 pm
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Will RCZ owners please save this post so you can refer to it at a later time if required, or if a garage is to jack up your car!
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I've had the opportunity to remove the wheel, so I decided to document the way I securely lift and support the car.

This will help if anyone want to avoid damaging their jacking points.



1) To be able to put the jack and block of wood under the car I had to raise the height of the car by driving on to some blocks of wood.
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2) Place the block of wood across the structural boxes inboard of the jacking point. Support the block of wood with the jack.
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3) Raise the car and place axle stand at other end of wood.
The block of wood is about 3" × 2" × 14".
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4) The jack can now be removed, but before I did I supported the rear wheel with a couple of blocks of wood.
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The car was supported on the axle stand for a week.

When putting back on the ground don't forget to put the blocks under the front tyre, otherwise you can't get the jack/wood out.
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Post Sat Jun 25, 2016 7:18 pm
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Post Sun Jun 26, 2016 10:35 am
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Nice one squirrel. I mean Chris, :beer:
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Post Sun Jun 26, 2016 5:17 pm
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Very good Chris :thumbup: PS looks like some weed killer is needed ;)
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Post Sun Jun 26, 2016 5:37 pm
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TAC wrote:
Very good Chris :thumbup: PS looks like some weed killer is needed ;)


Amazing how quick they grow, but car hasn't moved for a week.

Should see the ones in the plant pots/window baskets.
Tia2 is a 2013 RCZ Magnetic in Black with a 2litre diesel engine
Upgraded Peugeot sat-nav now has 7 digit postcode, safety alerts and updated maps
Other mods include door catch covers, rcz puddle lights, quad exhaust tips
Tia3 is a 2015 RCZ-R in Mercury Grey with a 1.6litre petrol engine, oh and 270 bhp
Other mods include door catch covers, rcz puddle lights
Both have dash cams front and back

Post Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:54 pm
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Hi, your post is really useful, thanks.
I'm new to the RCZ as i just bought my first one for the wife to go to work in from Available Car. My neighbor alerted me to the RCZ jacking issue as he deals with refurb of alloy wheels and has come across the issue before, so i decide to check and found that one (off side front) has been crushed & split! as the car is only just over a week old I have let Available Car know as its due in this Friday for a couple of other minor issues (tyre pressure sensors & System Failure to the parking sensors).
the big question I have is can anyone confirm if this is considered an MOT failure?
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Post Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:35 pm
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Don't know but if nothing is done then ingress of water and subsequent corrosion issues may occur.

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Tia2 is a 2013 RCZ Magnetic in Black with a 2litre diesel engine
Upgraded Peugeot sat-nav now has 7 digit postcode, safety alerts and updated maps
Other mods include door catch covers, rcz puddle lights, quad exhaust tips
Tia3 is a 2015 RCZ-R in Mercury Grey with a 1.6litre petrol engine, oh and 270 bhp
Other mods include door catch covers, rcz puddle lights
Both have dash cams front and back

Post Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:45 pm
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Don't know if it's an MOT failure but it's definitely not good.

It's a pretty poor design of a jacking point to be fair but what kind of retarded moron thinks sticking a trolley jack under that is going to work?! Get them to sort it out for you or it's just going to get worse...

Post Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:59 pm
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will do, its in this coming Friday so I'll let you know how I get on? Its just that my neighbour who's in the know said some garages would fail it on an MOT? Available car MOT'd the RCZ just the other week before I had it?
Thanks :-)

Post Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:02 pm
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I know from times gone by, I had a couple of old cars that failed on sills being unsuitable. This was of course due to corrosion, not damage, but I would have thought the same principle applied. :eusa-think:
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Post Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:35 pm
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Hi Chris
Next time you are in the garage could you pls could measure up the timber for the cut out / L shape.
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Post Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:39 pm
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It's only the size of the jacking point lug!

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Tia2 is a 2013 RCZ Magnetic in Black with a 2litre diesel engine
Upgraded Peugeot sat-nav now has 7 digit postcode, safety alerts and updated maps
Other mods include door catch covers, rcz puddle lights, quad exhaust tips
Tia3 is a 2015 RCZ-R in Mercury Grey with a 1.6litre petrol engine, oh and 270 bhp
Other mods include door catch covers, rcz puddle lights
Both have dash cams front and back

Post Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:11 pm
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tianorth wrote:
It's only the size of the jacking point lug!

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Plonker of the day award goes to............l

From first glance I thought it was an L shaped piece to go behind and under a section of the floor pan!


A length of 3x2 it is then :thumbup:
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Post Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:25 pm
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Post Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:42 pm
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I have a puck with a V groove in it that sits in the saddle of my trolley jack. That doesn't seem to have damaged my jacking points as of yet. Even the ones I've man handled back in to shape.
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Post Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:16 am
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DKZ5745 wrote:
I know from times gone by, I had a couple of old cars that failed on sills being unsuitable. This was of course due to corrosion, not damage, but I would have thought the same principle applied. :eusa-think:


Just a note, when I've been looking at mot history of used RCZ R's etc one did fail the MOT in the past for the jacking point being bent and split. Passed later that day so I guess they just bent it back?


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