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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Sun, Dec-18-2011, 12:52:57 AM   #31
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Today I was swapping out my exhaust and noticed that one of mine (passenger side) was broken

I read this yesterday thankfully and this is how i fixed it.......


That's how I did mine except that I did not fill the top....and also I did it on a broken hanger too and so far, its holding pretty good....
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Have no experience with OE either...

Just in case anyone wants to know what silicone I used...We used this in commercial glazing, we used it to seal the building when we install windows, curtain walls, etc.

Here's the link

http://www.tremcosealants.com/commer...ail.asp?id=176
is this a home depot purchase?

also

since we are on the topic of these hangers does anyone know which way they should be installed? or does it matter? i have taken mine off so many times i have no idea.

i think i oriented mine to where the bolt side is closest to front of car. does that make sense?
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is this a home depot purchase?

also

since we are on the topic of these hangers does anyone know which way they should be installed? or does it matter? i have taken mine off so many times i have no idea.

i think i oriented mine to where the bolt side is closest to front of car. does that make sense?
I don't think you can buy it at home depot...your best bet is to find a glass and aluminum shop in your area and ask them about DYMONIC FC(get the one with FC - fast cure)....
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I don't think you can buy it at home depot...your best bet is to find a glass and aluminum shop in your area and ask them about DYMONIC FC(get the one with FC - fast cure)....
thanks... any idea on the orientation of those hangers... ??
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thanks... any idea on the orientation of those hangers... ??
When looking at the defkom's pic....the bottom area with the most silicone faces the rear of the car.....I'll be using RTV black silicone and putting a bolt in the middle under the center for support....
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Here's my fix & worked great even when I had the OEM exhaust.
1/2" PVC pipe about 1.5" in length zip tied. Works perfect, allows for some deflection but not enough to tear the upper part of hanger.
Total cost less than $1 for all 3!
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When looking at the defkom's pic....the bottom area with the most silicone faces the rear of the car
cool.. looks like i got it right then...

probably an engineering question but why wouldnt the thing just be in the center.. it would make them all interchangeable then?

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.....I'll be using RTV black silicone and putting a bolt in the middle under the center for support....
interesting... look at what the poster did with the pvc pipe.. i think i may try this.

was your bolt idea similar?
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is this a home depot purchase?

also

since we are on the topic of these hangers does anyone know which way they should be installed? or does it matter? i have taken mine off so many times i have no idea.

i think i oriented mine to where the bolt side is closest to front of car. does that make sense?
Near the top of the bracket there is metal on one side....this faces OUT from the muffler on each side
Make sense?
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Near the top of the bracket there is metal on one side....this faces OUT from the muffler on each side
Make sense?



yeah... i think that is consistent with putting the bolt closest to the front of the car...

i think i took mine apart though ( ie seperated the rubber from the metal ) and as i recall the rubber peice can go back into the metal either way...

so yeah.

because all the metal peices share the same part number and i think all the rubber peices are the same as well...

but one of them sits opposite the other two since one goes on the left and one goes on the right...


i wish i would have paid more attention when i FIRST took them off several years ago




the way the exhaust mounts, if you are looking at the exhaust, the drivers side is where it connects to the section 2 so there isnt any 'adjustment' on that side, it is static after you tighten the muffler to the section 2 with the proper torque and that is all the adjustment there is.. so there really isnt movement/adjustment on that side.

on the passenger side you can actually move the muffler back and forth ( i guess to align the muffler tips to the diffuser better ) you can do this by sliding the mount either forward or backward with a crowbar.. there is about a half inch slot on the top of the metal mount.. but even then when you move the metal mount you can still lose some of the adjustment due to the softness of the rubber insides. obviously i have spent too much time looking at these parts.

i question the legitimacy of bmw engineering on these hangers.

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I don't think they are the same. The first time I replaced my hangers I went with the Pelican ones, because they were cheap. Did that through three sets, each one failing after ~10,000 miles. Now I'm back on stock, and 50,000 miles on them with no tears yet.

Plus, clearly they're being made to a difference standard. If they weren't, they wouldn't look different.
personal experiences may vary, no?

i only even bought Pelican ones for my e36's and they are still hold up couple of years, and multiple thousands of miles.

but yes, you are correct they have different standards, i mean obviously, you are paying very little $ for them.

as far as mine on e46, mine have not yet torn (original 2002, 160k miles) and yes, i inspect them.
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