The question, whilst predominantly for my CMAX should hopefully help others who may ever experience this issue... (hence posted here )
So, I went to screwfix and picked myself up a cheap 2 tonne bottle jack! They are much easier to use than the conventional scissor jacks and for a tenner, I thought it was worth a shot... Now that I have had chance (while fitting parking sensors) I thought "why not jack the car up for easier access".... Got the jack out, lined it up and.... oh.... its about 2 milimetres too tall to sit just under the sill that I would normally place my scissor jack on!
So rather than have it gather dust, I want to know if I can use any other suitable jacking points...
For example, the sill with the markers (cut out either side to show the boundaries) technically sit in the middle of the jack and the two lips would be the actual lifting force that go out to the road, and in to the centre of the car... So would it be safe to put the bottle jack alongside the sill (outer edge towards the road) and jack there? or with bottle jacks, is it best to jack from more of a robust point (perhaps such as an axle?).
Otherwise, I would have to get the scissor jack out, get the car up by a few mm then put the bottle jack under to finish the job, then drop the car back onto the scissor jack just to get it on the ground (without trapping the bottle!).
Shame I didn't measure it, but for the sake of a couple of milimetres...