Date registered: Feb 2008
Vehicle: 2004 W220 (S430) ; 2001 R129 (SL500) Sport
Location: Alabama Gulf Coast--formerly Charlottesville, VA
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I would never get under a car held only by a hydraulic jack of any kind. Axle stands or at least safety pins in the jacks and a solid surface for the base of the stands is the only sane way to allow two tons to hover over you. Absent sturdy axle stands, use cinder blocks or solid wood blocks under all four wheels at a minimum. Being the filling of a Mercedes and concrete sandwich isn't a fun way to spend time.
"Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."--John Steinbeck