- Jun 26, 2003
- Watertown, MA, USA
- '99.5 Golf GLS, '01 Jetta GLX Wagon (TDI conversion)
I made a set of these: https://www.myturbodiesel.com/d2/1000q/multi/wood-block.htmI feel your pain. I am 68, and working on the ground is getting really 'old'. I've seen portable lifts on E Bay, but @ $1200, I'd like to get some feedback, on how strong they are. Having a lift, and air tools, and the work can be done over a few cups of coffee.
They can get the car up pretty high and seem very safe. But they're heavy to move around (and I used pressure treated wood, so even heavier). A lot cheaper than a lift, though. I used them when I replaced the transmission in my Golf a few years ago.
I replaced the steering rack in the Golf this past summer and didn't bother to use the blocks. Jack stands got the car plenty high for that job.
I've heard good things about this BendPak mid-rise lift: http://thehackmechanic.blogspot.com/2013/11/removing-installinga-transmission-using.html
I considered buying one, but my garage ceiling is pretty low, the lift weighs 800 pounds and my garage is underneath the house at the bottom of a steep driveway, so not the easiest thing to have delivered.