I've surveyed the in car option of head and timing cover off and its simply too much hassle and what could be a lot of expense.
I believe a new motor is forecast albeit not fresh of the production line - those prices are just too silly now.
Agreed - on older chassies with chassis rails and pinch-welds that run the whole length of the sill ... but where do you put an axle-stand near the jack on modern car chassies with a single jacking point at each corner ?It looks like a good idea but it's too much faffing about for me so, I'd rather just use axle stands.
I think there will be people who forget to screw it up and will get hurt.
I also believe the triangular foot of an axle stand would be more stable.
When I get my students jacking up a vehicle and putting it on stands, I always say to them to have a go at rocking the car to satisfy themselves how secure it is. Never had one fall off!You're not doing it right.
I often go round the stand with a hammer and give them a wee chap just to be sure.