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BMW SERIES 5 E39 Do the four frame jack rubber blocks do anything

I found out during a brake job that my new blue bmw is apparently missing all four of the rubber blocks that go under the four frame jack points. Are these blocks needed (what do they do anyway) How do they install (do they just plug in or bolt in) httpwww.bimmerfest.comforumssho...d.phpt266819

Quote Originally Posted by Mack So these are an easy pop-in DIY install once you get em I have a few missing as well. I did an unofficial survey of the bmws in our parking lot today. About a quarter of them were missing the support lifting platform (aka jack blocks). The local dealership said theres a grommet holding them in place. Im not sure what that means. Maybe there is someone on bimmerfest who

Quote Originally Posted by wingspan Uhhh...unless the E39 is seriously different than the E46 Im not getting why you would either want or have these on your car since when you use the OEM jack the jack head fits into the jacking point on the chassis very snugly then as the jack is elevated will not slip out of place. When you use a lift on the car or you are planning on placing the car on jackstands

Quote Im not getting why you would either want or have these on your car I learned a lot from you guys. The answer apparently is ... (at least for the Entwurfen 39) ... You need em Why Well for starters the bmw emergency jack wont work without em. Problem is ... they fall off all the time (that should be in a recall somewhere if you guys know how to look that up). When the bmw support lifting platforms

Just as you guys intimated the bmw E39 jack pads were trivial to install. The only reason the installation is worth a writeup is for the next hapless newbie like I was who never even noticed they werent there in the first place. To allay their fears I write up how to replace bmw E39 jack pads. Remember not everyone is as all-knowing as you guys are some were born clueless just like me Heres what has

BMW SERIES 3 E46 Is jacking the car up on the frame rail ok

Hey everyone. Just curious...is it ok to jack the car up on the frame rail that runs along either side of the car. Ive never been able to find the center jack point so everytime I needed to jack my car up and put it on jackstands ive just been doing it on the frame rail...

I didnt find its such a good idea to jack the car up from the frame rail. I found it better to jack the car up from the normal jack point then support the car from the frame rail before removing the jack from the jack point. The front of the frame rail is definitely capable of supporting the car at least temporarily. But its DEFINITELY NOT a good idea to supportjack-up the rear of the car using the frame rail. Doing so will damage the car.

Quote Originally Posted by GoingNuts I didnt find its such a good idea to jack the car up from the frame rail. I found it better to jack the car up from the normal jack point then support the car from the frame rail before removing the jack from the jack point. The front of the frame rail is definitely capable of supporting the car at least temporarily. But its DEFINITELY NOT a good idea to supportjack-up

Quote Originally Posted by Neil1138 I am not a tech by any means This is correct. If you were even slightest tech you would know jacking up the car by the frame rails on the E46 is a bad idea. Just by stating a link to dealerspot doesnt help your case. bmw do not recommend lifting the E46 anywhere except the jacking points. If dealerspot is a technical resource for dealers you will find no information there about supporting and jacking up the car using the frame rails.

Quote Originally Posted by GoingNuts This is correct. If you were even slightest tech you would know jacking up the car by the frame rails on the E46 is a bad idea. Just by stating a link to dealerspot doesnt help your case. bmw do not recommend lifting the E46 anywhere except the jacking points. If dealerspot is a technical resource for dealers you will find no information there about supporting and

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BMW SERIES 5 E60 E61 Roof base support installation still havent figured out

On 2010 528 the bmw roof base support system clamp onto the roof gutter and door frame. Because theres no indent on the door frame when the roof bar clamp attached to it the rubber window seal stick out slightly when door closed. Looks almost guaranteed to leak with water and snow on. Anyone has an idea how it works Thanks.

BMW SERIES 3 E90 E91 E92 E93 Dealer claims frame bent - no accidents and refuses warranty claim

At a loss of words. I have had an issue with my car pulling to the right for 6 months. Dealer has replaced the steering rack done several alignments been through 3 sets of tires and today I was informed that they measured the frame and it is bent downwards 4mms which causes the drift. They also said it was not like this from the factory and bmw wont participate in repairs NA stated the same they have

Quote Originally Posted by tturedraider You definitely need to consult a lawyer. What you describe is a defect in materials andor workmanship. I would estimate there Id a 0% chance bmw can show that anything youve done bent the frame. If they claim hitting a pothole bent the frame then we have one massive class action lawsuit. This is what I am thinking and thing is I have not even hit a huge pothole.

Quote Originally Posted by anon1000 ... Still looking for somebody to explain me what type of accident would not leave any marks in the data and bend the frame Even if no one in the world can explain it it still does not invalidate the dealers claim that your frame is bent. You of course have to prove the bent was an original manufacture defect not due to accident. Just because it is hard to explain

BMW SERIES 3 E46 subframeframesuspension disaster

I took my 2000 323ci into the shop to check a clunking noise in the rear. Was told the subframe had damaged the frame and they would talk to management and corporate about what to do. After some research I learned about the subframeframe problems with the 3 series. When the dealership called back they said the supports had rotted through the suspension and I needed to junk the car. Cost of repair exceeds

BMW SERIES 3 E46 Support Lifting Platforms

Went to the shop today and the support Lifting Platforms were missing so they couldnt put it on the lift. Do some lifts at a garage need these removed Or you think a shop stole them somewhere along the way Part 23 Hate it when people steal stuff and Im not standing there with a gun.

Youre missing the boat here dude....those things are not for supporting the car while on a shop lift theyre for mating up with the piece of sht jack that bmw sees fit to give us. Those things just fall off after 10 years or so. The frame rails are what provides the strength at the jacking points.

Quote Originally Posted by Fast Bob SOMEBODYS ass is sucking wind here.... I really love Bob-Os sayings And he is 100% correct. The ONLY reason you need those jack points is for the OEM jack. I just had an E36 up on the lift (borrowed a bay from a shop) and it had NONE of them. Put the lift pads under the frame rails and you are good to go. Methinks the shop you went to was about to close and they wanted you to go away.

Everything said here is spot on. See this bestlinks thread on the support lifting platform aka jack pads which not only fall off but which have a bmw TIS indicating its the cause of wind noise (as air rushes up the now-naked holes further up to the headliner). Wind noise (whistling) due to missing jack pads - Jack Pads Pillar A Wind Noise - The Darnedest Thing... No Jack Pads Wind Noise As for whether

BMW SERIES 3 E46 Cross-threaded frame where CAB bolts up

So I was replacing my control arms tonight and I decided to hammer out the ball joints before unbolting the CABs thinking the fixed CABs would help hold the ball joints in place while I hammered on them. Ball joints came out no problem but I think I made a mistake when I unbolted the CAB carrier from the frame. The weight of the entire control arm sat on the last bolt to come out. I tried to support

BMW SERIES 3 E46 Shop supported car using wrong center lift point - what to check

I just had tires and an alignment done to my 2003 325Ci. The shop had the car on an alignment machine and when they went to do the tires they lowered it onto a set of tall jackstands basically. In the front they supported the car using the frame rails but in the rear they supported it using the wrong bracket in the rear. Instead of using the silver u-bracket they used the metal bracket thats between

BMW SERIES 3 E36 Broken engine support bracket

I removed the transmission from the car over the weekend (1992 325i) and returned to this today. The motor resting on the sub frame. Im not sure how this happened. The engine was supported during the removal process. However I did remove the jack after the trans was out because I had assumed that it would be fine without the extra weight dangling off it. Ive ordered a new one. Just thought Id share

Quote Originally Posted by 97328i I removed the transmission from the car over the weekend (1992 325i) and returned to this today. The motor resting on the sub frame. Im not sure how this happened. The engine was supported during the removal process. However I did remove the jack after the trans was out because I had assumed that it would be fine without the extra weight dangling off it. Ive ordered

BMW SERIES 5 F10 F11 Are these license plates frames too tacky

Getting ready to take delivery of my car in a couple of weeks and always hated those dealership license plate frames. Went on ebay to find a simple one and got a good laugh out of these...what do you guys think yay or nay httpwww.ebay.comitmIM-SPEEDING-...373838&vxpmtr httpwww.ebay.comitmGOING-BROKE-...72d696&vxpmtr httpwww.ebay.comitmNOT-DRIVING-...566a2e&vxpmtr httpwww.ebay.comitmHONK-IF-PART...392d00&vxpmtr

I find the screenshots above a bit tacky. I wouldnt do it but maybe you can pull it off. Also I prefer frames which support the use of 4 mounting points. I have this frame. The whole thing is matte and it looks great on my Frozen grey M5.

BMW SERIES 5 E39 Jack Supports

ok Dumb question of the day On the 02 5406 I can see the 4 jack supports I have a good jack & jack stands. After I raise the car where in the hell do I place the jack stand wo damaging the undercoating so I can jack up the rest of the car. (I know theres a frame under there somewhere) Once I decide which short shifter to get I want to DIY. Thanks

BMW SERIES 3 E46 Frame question

Hi everyone Can I strengthen the frame of my 2000 323 before failure occurs Is there a kit to do such a thing or will rear crossmember support help or make the stresses more pronounced Any thoughts would be a big help. Thanks David

Quote Originally Posted by david328 Hi everyone Can I strengthen the frame of my 2000 323 before failure occurs Is there a kit to do such a thing or will rear crossmember support help or make the stresses more pronounced Any thoughts would be a big help. Thanks David Youre assuming that it will fail when in fact the failure rate is really very very low. It was probably more common on the E36 and why

BMW SERIES 3 E46 Front sub-frame removal Anyone do it

Guys I want to pull the front end of my car apart this spring and refresh a bunch of stuff. IN the process I want to add the subframe re-inforcement kit for the front of the car. I know my rear subframe is good now due to the recall work but the front of my car is feeling mighty loose these days. I am going to pull my steering rack control arms bushings and all the rest is it really as easy as dropping a few bolts and the subframe comes out Here is the diagram

Quote Originally Posted by mrblorry Does the subframe support the engine at all Yes - the engine mounts sit on top of the subframe. I would definitely recommend replacing the mounts if you ever have to drop the front subframe. Youll also need to support the engine from the top before removing the subframe.

Quote Originally Posted by G. P. Burdell Yes - the engine mounts sit on top of the subframe. I would definitely recommend replacing the mounts if you ever have to drop the front subframe. Youll also need to support the engine from the top before removing the subframe. How do you recommend properly supporting the engine from above

Quote Originally Posted by catso How do you recommend properly supporting the engine from above Buy or rent an engine support bar. They usually sit on the inner fender channels.

I would say this is more of a rule...granted your fine to go over 100k without replacing mounts but knowing how the 100k mark seems to be quite a maintenance laundry list for E46s then this is just my rationale for it being a rule. Take a look at yours and see but judging from what I saw I was very shocked to see the difference. One of my pics shows my old one really squashed...I cannot recall whether

BMW SERIES 5 E60 E61 pump failures time frame

Does anyone know if the pump failures are from a particular production period. I ask because my 08 535i was built in 07-08. January 20 2010 purchase cpo 8500 miles. Original pump and car runs great. After reading all these threads i am having second thoughts about my dream bmw.

for the excellent service at a dealer in Albany new yorkmy vacation would have been ruined. They put in a new pump and I have been trouble free for 5K miles. My local dealer admitted that they suspected the pump was bad but they couldnt pull the correct code so they couldnt (wouldnt) replace the HPFP. I am so angry at them that I have decided to get a Porsche Panamera after 7 years of driving bmws.

for the excellent service at a dealer in Albany new yorkmy vacation would have been ruined. They put in a new pump and I have been trouble free for 5K miles. My local dealer admitted that they suspected the pump was bad but they couldnt pull the correct code so they couldnt (wouldnt) replace the HPFP. I am so angry at them that I have decided to get a Porsche Panamera after 7 years of driving bmws.

Quote Originally Posted by KAP8 Actually Regensburgs last day before their break was the day I ordered my car (Dec 5). My CA gave me a production order number by the middle of the following week but obviously there was nothing to track Hopefully time will fly by I am in the same boat my car stayed in frame (151) for 4 weeks. I heard yesterday that the car was at 190 status ready to ship. Which dealer did you order from

Quote Originally Posted by Hernan I am in the same boat my car stayed in frame (151) for 4 weeks. I heard yesterday that the car was at 190 status ready to ship. Which dealer did you order from I ordered from bmw of Sterling simply because they are the closest to my house.

BMW SERIES 3 E46 Does the E46 Support Lifting Platform (aka jack block) not work the same as the E39

Does the E46 support Lifting Platform (aka jack block) not work the same as the E39 In an E39 thread I had asked what the support lifting platform blocks (nowhere to be seen on my new bimmer) actually do ... and I found out that they do a lot. However in that discussion it was posited that the E46 doesnt need (or even want) these bmw-supplied support lifting platform blocks. Is that true Can you hollar

Quote Originally Posted by jvr826 Yes the E46 has these for the same reason the E39 does. The emergency jack from hell fits into them. I use them every time I lift my car with the floor jack. They are also used when I have the car on jack stands as the top of the stand fits perfectly around the lifting block. Without them I couldnt use these jack stands as they would make contact with the side skirts

Quote Originally Posted by wingspan Ill take a picture this weekend and ask my question a different way. Im not getting this. My 2003 E46 OEM jack fits into the jacking points on the frame snugly without the need for a jacking pad. Heres a picture of the OEM jack fitting into the frame on my 2003 E46 Sedan On my car the jack inserts on the frame are closed in there is no hole above the jack for air

BMW SERIES 3 E46 2006 325 CI frame

I know the chart shows E46 but when I look at a Bentley manual it list up to 2005 for the 325CI I realize this was a cross over year can anyone for sure tell me definitely it E46 please

Thanks for the help I have thee E46 As always the support from Bimmerfest is fantastic I find myself reading all the theads. Thanks again

BMW SERIES 3 E36 Hood lift support

Hi a little question about Hood Lift support for my 1997 328i the lift do not support the hood open any more now if you see the car fron the front in the passenger side the lift is holding by one bolt and the front part is moving the driver side have 2 bolts to secure the lift to the hood ....Question this is the way supose to be( my hood was nice until I take it to the garage..... now no more open)

yes ECS Tuning this one are need to replace but my question is in the pasenger side are attach to the hood (one bolt) driver side (two bolt)the part to attach to the hood not to the frame.I will try to take a pic and post

BMW SERIES 3 E90 E91 E92 E93 Might Have bent the framebody by lifting what to do

Hello everyone I apologize if i am posting this thread in the wrong place as i dont really go to the forums that often. so Today i was trying to lift my 2007 335i Sedan up and put it on 4 stands so i can get all 4 wheels off and take them to get the rims powder coated. at first i managed to lift both rear tires at once by lifting it from the rear axle and put the two stands right where the jack would

Quote Originally Posted by fnfn_shark [SIZE4] Today i was trying to lift my 2007 335i Sedan up and put it on 4 stands Lost track halfway through....went back...whaaaa Hey read THIS Now hear THIS Run front wheels up on 2x12s to raise a bit so you can get under the car wfloor jack. Might want to go double thick one step at a time. Or jack the car from the side enough to run a second floor jack under

BMW SERIES 3 E36 Front axle support

Hello everyone I am replacing the suspension on my 323 98 vert. I am replacing my suspension and breaks with coil overs and M3 components. They only OEM component I dont have that isnt from an M3 is the front axle support which is on my car now. Is there a difference between non-M and M front axle support Thank you.

Ball joint angle isnt different (it cant be because it still has to bolt up to the universal E36 sub-frame and steering points). Where you will run into differences is with the upper strut mounts and front control arm bushings (FCABs). In short the 95 M3 used centered strut mounts with offset FCABs and the 96-99 M3 used offset strut mounts with centered FCABs.

BMW SERIES 3 E46 Damage to Front Axle Support (is it fatal)

So last night I driving was driving home and a car in front of me loses its spare tire and there was no way for me to avoid it (long story involving potholes a tight corner street lights and lack thereof). It went under just to the right of the radiator and just inside the passenger wheel with the sway bar mount taking the brunt of the impact. It also contacted the inside of the tire (not the rim)

Very interesting anatomy of an accident. Could be repaired but guy would have to be good at repairing frames and take his measuring seriously. Welding in new parts would take some skill and intelligence. I guess the repair costs would be well under the total value of your car.

The company will probably total it if you let them but if you price out the sub frame part you should be able to find that complete section and replace it pretty cheap. I found a few of those for my xi conversion project and they were around 200 each for the entire subframe with control arms included. So it looks like a 200 in parts or less job to me from your pictures.

BMW SERIES 3 E46 Lower windshield frame

I seem to have a bit of dry rot with the piece of plastic that surrounds the wipers and seems to support the windshield. The plastic is chipping away in my hands. Anyone else have this issue If so is it an easy fix Thanks

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