Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 1985 500SEC, 1991 190E 2.6.
Location: Los Angeles / Hannover Germany
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Quoted: 936 Post(s)
RE: Fear of jack stands/being crushed by a 3,500 LB Benz
Get yourself a decent 3 to 3 1/2 ton hydr. floor jack and a pair or so of 6 t. jack stands (the 3t are too low). If that's not enough, get some nice wooden blocks (cut from old railway ties?) for back up and also keep the big floor jack under part of the car when possible. Just old fashioned German belt and suspender approach. The little jack in our cars is for emergencies only. I run a tool company and remember seeing floor jacks with the disclaimer sticker: 'do not work under car, while using these stands'. I kid you not. Horst K