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Old Mon, Sep-01-2014, 09:02:35 AM   #61
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Default Re: DIY e46 M3 Engine Mounts

Thanks to this DIY, did this the past weekend, wasn't too difficult. Noticed the old passenger mount was more compressed than the driver, is this normal from regular wear?
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Did this DIY a few days ago. When jacking up the passenger side, watch for the fuel rail hitting the firewall. On the driver's side, watch for the intake manifold hitting the firewall.
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Old Mon, Oct-06-2014, 01:22:30 AM   #63
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Default Re: DIY e46 M3 Engine Mounts

Going to be ordering new motor mounts to finally replace the old factory ones and will be using this DIY. Still debating if I should do the transmission mounts at the same time or hold off for later. Excellent stuff! Thanks.
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Going to be ordering new motor mounts to finally replace the old factory ones and will be using this DIY. Still debating if I should do the transmission mounts at the same time or hold off for later. Excellent stuff! Thanks.
Transmission mounts are super easy. Go for it!
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Old Sun, Aug-23-2015, 03:05:05 PM   #66
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Default Re: DIY e46 M3 Engine Mounts

Just did this while I was swapping out my shifter bushings and trans mounts. I loosened the subframe and jacked up the engine which made it really easy to get the new ones in. Old ones came out quite easily as you can see from the picture how compressed they were.

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Default Re: DIY e46 M3 Engine Mounts

Just did mine, great DIY. The passenger side mount was completely gone, it was cracked and was about half an inch flatter than the driver's side. I had to jack up my engine quite high to get the new mounts to fit, was worried about breaking something but it seemed to work fine. Did not want to drop the subframe and pay for an alignment. I ended up jacking the engine up by the oil pan, however for the passenger side, I used another jack around the AC compressor area.

Idle is so much smoother now and it alleviated my "M-clunk" quite a bit. I'm happy.
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Default Re: DIY e46 M3 Engine Mounts

Great DIY. Just did this today and wanted to contribute in case it helps someone. Some notes: for passenger side, had to jack up the engine until the fuel rail was hitting the firewall. Still didn't have enough space so had to use a hacksaw to cut off the cone portion of the bottom bolt. For the driver side, had to lift the engine until the top coolant hose started to stretch to fit the mount in there but didn't need to shorten the bolts. Didn't want to drop the subframe as I would have been tempted to do bunch of other items down there...
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Default Re: DIY e46 M3 Engine Mounts

I just got my engine and Tranny Mounts in this week. I'm hoping to tackle both of these at the same time next week. I'm a little worried but from everyone's comments maybe it's not too difficult?

I can't decide which method to go with. Jacking the motor up higher, or using one of those engine bars from HF and dropping the subframe.

Sounds like if I drop the subframe, I don't have to remove any other parts of the car (intake, cabin filter parts, fan related items etc...). . Is that correct?

Wish me luck guys! Hopefully this turns out easier than anticipated (much like the fcab and Rtab diys).

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Old Sun, Feb-12-2017, 03:51:07 AM   #70
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Default Re: DIY e46 M3 Engine Mounts

Didnt' get any responses on my last post, but I wanted to add another question.

Would doing one way over the other (jacking up vs. dropping subframe) be better if I were planning on doing motor AND tranny mounts?

I read above someone did the motor mounts first, then did the tranny mounts so I'll go that route.

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