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Old Wed, Jun-29-2011, 07:09:50 PM   #21
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Default Re: DIY: e46 M3 Subframe bushings and front diff bushing replacement

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you anyone is interested, i have my FULL, unwrecked subframe with NEW OEM bushings for sale, PM me if interested.

that way when you do your subframe, you just swap it out instead of waiting for bushings to be pressed in.


Then you can resell to the next guy so total additional out of pocket would really only be shipping cost. This way you will be sure to have it done in 1 long day and would easily justify the shipping cost to any potential DIY'er. ... only downside would be if someone wanted to use urethane but if I could do it over, I would still get the subframe ready to swap before tackling the actual swap.

Getting the old bushings out and trying to figure out how to put the new ones back in correctly is not something you want to be doing when you are tired and rushing to get it back together with your car on jack stands.
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Old Sat, Jul-23-2011, 05:06:27 PM   #22
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Default Re: DIY: e46 M3 Subframe bushings and front diff bushing replacement

here is my spare subframe with CORRECTLY pressed in bushings.
I also used RUBBER bonding agent to completely seal the bushing into the subframe.
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Old Mon, Oct-03-2011, 11:51:56 PM   #23
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can you tell me what rubber bonding agent you used?
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Old Tue, Oct-04-2011, 06:46:52 AM   #24
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Default Re: DIY: e46 M3 Subframe bushings and front diff bushing replacement

I did my subframe bushings without dropping the subframe. Do I win?
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Old Mon, Oct-10-2011, 10:31:52 PM   #25
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can you tell me what rubber bonding agent you used?
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I did my subframe bushings without dropping the subframe. Do I win?
well, it depends HOW you did that, go ahead explain.

now, in my case i wouldn't say you won because i replaced every washer, bolt, nut, clip and re-enforced the mounts. but i go way overboard sometimes...
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Old Mon, Oct-10-2011, 11:50:21 PM   #26
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I wanted to do this but you just made me feel like I can't
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I wanted to do this but you just made me feel like I can't
well, if you feel you can't do DIY, then you can rent or buy my Subframe Bushing Removal/Installer Tool.
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Old Tue, Feb-19-2013, 07:11:39 PM   #28
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thanks for the instructions. worked like a champ.
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