[quote=Stew_FL,Apr 28 2005, 11:52 AM]
I'm a computer geek not a grease monkey, and I don't know squat about cars. I had a flat last week on my 328i and when I grabbed the jack from the trunk, I realized it's the same as the one that the guy changes the tire with in "The Transporter." How the $#@* does that thing work? I've changed tires before with on a lot of different cars, with a lot of different jacks, but I couldn't figure that thing out. Every time I would insert the jack into the hole on the side of the car and start turning the handle, it would just fold down. How are you supposed to lock it in place?
I ended up borrowing a jack from a coworker and using that instead, but that won't always work...
Did you insert it in all the way (no laughing
now)? It has to slide all the way in to where the fold part is situated. If not, you could have it fold on you. I have to wiggle mine to get it to go in all the way (stop laughing!)
1995 325I, window tint, K&N, debaffled airbox, BMW #104 wheels, Nighthawk low beams, smoked side markers, smoked corners, smoked taillights, M3 stlye heated mirrors, various interior bits, Bosal cat-back.