HINT: the standard outer jack points consist of a
large 3/4 inch bolt under the body edge. The Lotus jack supplied in the trunk/boot
has a cut-out area to fit nicely around this bolt. If you try to use a regular
floor-jack to lift the car you will find it will not fit the area properly and
you risk cracking the fiberglass around the jack point. A clever way around this
problem I will pass on to you is to place a 3/4 inch or larger 'socket' between
the jack and jack point so it connects the two properly--works like a charm every
time!! Just be sure you do not need the socket you use at the jack for the job
you are doing!!
- Four body jacking points are provided on the car: one just ahead of each rear
wheel arch, and one just behind each front wheel arch. Each body jacking point
is fitted with a conical location dowel in order to engage the hole in the vehicle's
wheel changing jack. Other permissible jacking points are:
- Beneath the bolts securing the rear end of the front suspension rafts to the
chasis front crossmember;
- Beneath the rearmost pivot points of the rear suspension wishbones, bearing
on the lower edges of the channel section using a suitable spreader plate.
CAUTION: Do NOT use a jack beneath any other part
of the vehicle, especially;
- Do NOT jack beneath the engine bay underframe;
- Do NOT jack beneath the rear suspension lower wishbone. Damage and/or distortion
can be caused to either of these components due to incorrect jacking.