Just wait 'til Deezel hears about this, your rear end will be on fire, and I don't mean the differential.
Floor jacks and jack stands can be purchased very inexpensively these days. These items are some of the best investments a home mechanic can make. They not only make many jobs more feasible, thus saving money, but also may save life or limb.
'84 Euro 240D, 523K miles
'88 300E 5 Speed
'81 300D Daughter's Car
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