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Old March 26th 06, 11:37 PM posted to rec.autos.makers.vw.watercooled
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I need to do some exaust work and want to know is it ok to back my car
up onto ramps so i can get more clearance to work on the exaust? Or is
it a bad/impossible idea?

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Old March 27th 06, 01:36 AM posted to rec.autos.makers.vw.watercooled
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> wrote in message
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>I need to do some exaust work and want to know is it ok to back my car
> up onto ramps so i can get more clearance to work on the exaust? Or is
> it a bad/impossible idea?


totally fine. I've done the same many times with my A2 GTI.


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Old March 27th 06, 01:49 AM posted to rec.autos.makers.vw.watercooled
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"Matt B." > wrote in message
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> > wrote in message
> ups.com...
>>I need to do some exaust work and want to know is it ok to back my car
>> up onto ramps so i can get more clearance to work on the exaust? Or is
>> it a bad/impossible idea?

>
> totally fine. I've done the same many times with my A2 GTI.


Yeah I did that myself to do the exaust on my 89 golf. Just make sure the
ramps are well braced as the wheels aren't climbing up them they're being
pushed.

-Dru


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Old March 27th 06, 07:30 AM posted to rec.autos.makers.vw.watercooled
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"DruG" > wrote in message
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> Yeah I did that myself to do the exaust on my 89 golf. Just make sure the
> ramps are well braced as the wheels aren't climbing up them they're being
> pushed.


If your driveway has coarse pavement it should be fine. Super-smooth garage
floors are another thing though.

I usually stuff the ramps under the wheels, give 'em a good kick or two each
to make sure they're pinned in place, and then I drive the car up them.
Just be ready to hit the brakes when you feel the apex coming...you of
course don't want to back off the end of them.


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Old March 27th 06, 04:41 PM posted to rec.autos.makers.vw.watercooled
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Just do it in a safe way so that it is impossible for the car to roll or to
fall off of the ramps. Otherwise you are dead. Happens all the time.


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Old March 27th 06, 07:02 PM posted to rec.autos.makers.vw.watercooled
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I am planning on using a spotter to help me back up, chocking my front
wheels, then parking my other car right infront of my car with the
bumers touching. If the car manages to roll off then god hates me, its
as simple as that =). Thanks for your advice, i was afraid I was going
to have to pay my mechanic a few hundred bucks to replace one of the
pipes where a bead of weld will do the same thing.

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Old March 27th 06, 10:39 PM posted to rec.autos.makers.vw.watercooled
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> wrote in message
ups.com...
>I am planning on using a spotter to help me back up, chocking my front
> wheels, then parking my other car right infront of my car with the
> bumers touching. If the car manages to roll off then god hates me, its
> as simple as that =). Thanks for your advice, i was afraid I was going
> to have to pay my mechanic a few hundred bucks to replace one of the
> pipes where a bead of weld will do the same thing.
>


I can relate to your desire to save money, but sometimes saving a few
hundred bucks can cost dearly. However, it sounds like you have a sensible
and safe plan.


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Old March 28th 06, 09:15 AM posted to rec.autos.makers.vw.watercooled
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> wrote in message
ups.com...
>I am planning on using a spotter to help me back up, chocking my front
> wheels, then parking my other car right infront of my car with the
> bumers touching.


Overkill but can't hurt. Ramps are usually dished on top so the back wheels
are sitting in a "dip" and it really shouldn't go anywhere.


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Old October 1st 17, 03:18 PM posted to rec.autos.makers.vw.watercooled
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replying to Papa, Joseph Manzaro wrote:
Hi Papa...

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for full context, visit http://www.motorsforum.com/vw/revers...mps-31895-.htm


 




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