The Haynes manual vaguely shows anindented lip on the chassis (Astra Mk3) as the best jacking point and adjacent to that as the best place for axle stands. However, after using that point for a year or so, I now have;
· A dent under there where all the cars weight has been on the weld.
· All the rubber anti rust paint has come off.
I haven’t been happy with those jacking instructions for a while and have been using a protruding strengthened chassis area and the sub frame itself, (jack + axle stand).
Is this better? Which parts can hold the most weight? Can the sub frame be used this way or will I cause damage? The rear is even more trouble as the sub frame / axle is at an angle.
Cheers guys in advance.