In Reply to: Jacking up a 1.9 posted by Big-C on February 28, 2001 at 22:46:14:
I would strongly recommend the use of a plastic jack pad to prevent digging or scratchng of the rocker panel with the foot of your jack. I believe Griot's sells them -- a company by the name of Pro-tec sells a full line of jack and jackstand pads.
One of the issues with the Z3 and a floor jack, is that some jacks are too high to fit under the car (I have this problem). Griot's sells a nifty jack with a dropped foot (somday I'm going to buy myself one) for a not-so-nifty $350+. You may have to use your factory jack (if you have one) to lift the car slightly so you can get a floor jack under it. This begs a question to ///M owners -- you don't get a jack, but does BMW still put the plastic jack pads on your car?