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OK, I can't be the only DIY guy to make this mistake (fingers crossed)... I had just completed bleeding the brakes and clutch up on jack stands (in last minute prep for my DE the next day) and was jacking up the rear to remove the rear jack stand and the car is so stiff it came off the front and rear jack stands simultaneously (normal). I then removed the rear stand and began to lower it back down and the front passenger side jack slipped off the lift point and crushed the outer AC hard line almost completely. I instantly thought it was the cooling lines and I layed on the ground in defeat for about 10 minutes knowing I had just threw away my weekend. As I lay there staring at the ceiling on the concrete floor, I then realized it was not my cooling line (too small diameter for cooling), it was my AC line and I was back in business! The line was not cracked through, but as you can see in the pics the inner diameter of the line is probably reduce by 80%... so I resolved to just not run the AC until I fixed it later. Of course it was all day rain and the cab was so foggy to see, so I had to run with AC on all day anyway... and it ran fine! My question is this... Option A - if it runs OK and is not cracked, can I just let it go and no further harm will come (besides my pride)? Or Option B - I am compromising the life of more expensive parts of the system ($1300 compressor due to reduced oil flow, etc) if I don't get it fixed asap? If the concensus/ recommendation is to fix it, what parts besides the hard line (and two new seals) do I need replace (e.g. Dryer/Desicant module, etc.)? Thanks for the quick reply... I only have 2 weeks before my next DE and I gotta decide quick! Be gentle... P.S. - the line is cold to the touch when AC is on... is that normal or a symptom of this crimped line?
Hello, I know this topic has lots of coverage on this forum and on others however I can't see to find an definitive answer to jacking up the rear of a 996. (I need to clear the rear drainage holes). So i've seen some of those nice Jackpoint Jackstands which look great and seem to do the job with major ease however I want to see if using a standard low profile trolley jack and axle stands can do the job 'just as quick' (I know it won't be the same). What I’ve found: 1 - I’ve tried lifting the front then trying the get the axle stands at the rear in. The issue, didn't have enough clearance - also felt the car was really tilting too much. 2 - I’ve also read about lifting from the rear at a point in front of the oil drain. The issue, I’m really wary of using this point being around such a critical area. (attached) 3 - Theres also the rear suspension mounting point. The issue I don't have a long low profile trolley jack. (attached) Can someone suggest a definitive answer or should i just go ahead and buy those Jackpoint stands. Cheers