Re the rear pads & cable: no. But you will need a piston rewind tool.
DON'T use the lightweight alloy rear crossmember.
You can get both close enough together at the rear jacking points.
The location on the Sportpack/Veloce is easy to spot because of the removable jacking point covers on the plastic sills.
Not sure how close it is to that hole in the pic and it is too cold outside to go and check...
Got finished about 9pm on Sun after a number of setbacks. Bl00dy cold.
I bought piston spreaders and the draper cube windback tool a few months back, after years of struggling while replacing brakes - common sense finally beat tightness
Jacking point - what i was trying to say was that i assume the recommended re-inforced underbody jacking point (couldn't find one listed in the user manual) is the flat inside of the sill at the 3 inch section where it widens (where the hole is) ... rather than on the re-inforced thin sill seam (where i assume the standard Alfa jack fits with a 'V' grooved head - i haven't actually had the jack out to have a look at it yet).
Speaking of which, the creaking/splitting sound didn't repeat on either side - i think i may have been grinding grit with the trolley jack wheels - metal on metal.
This is because i need to use long metal plates under the wheels of the jacks (for the wheels to travel along as the jack moves), as otherwise the wheels sink into my driveway tarmac causing dents and then the jack movement jams and the car starts to be winched towards the stuck wheels - lovely and safe. Thank you Redrow for you wonderful quality housebuilding...
So i need to use x8 2mm metal plate sheets carefully positioned under the wheels of the 2 trolley jacks - a right PITA!
If i put a lot of weight on the axle stands, ie if they are being used to completely take the weight of the front or rear - they also sink into the drive leaving minature alien tripod dents
For this reason i can't use the trolley jacks and axle stands right next to each other, the metal plates (with upturned lips along their length, on each side) get in the way. Another PITA.
I placed the axle stands with wood blocks under the alloy crossmember, without any real weight, in case of jack failure. Then next day saw your comment lol. Guess i was right to be concerned about its loading capabilities. Still cant see anywhere else for me to use with my driveway surface restrictions unfortunately.
Thanks for the advice.