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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 Mon, Jan-28-2013, 05:43:19 AM   #1
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Default What is this bracket?

I decided to install my headers today and found a surprise

I'm guessing the bracket is for the engine mount but i just want to double check since i haven't had the chance of getting under the car due to having coolant spilled all over the garage floor

Oh and any ideas where to find a new one other than the stealership?
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Default Re: What is this bracket?

Yup That is your motor mount.
Not sure where else you can get a motor mount.
But good luck
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Default Re: What is this bracket?

A completly failed motor mount? yikes.

Its really not that hard to replace. yours will be especially easy to get out since its in two peices. Removing the motor mount is pretty much required to do a header swap on non-m E46's. support the engine with a lift and a block of wood under the oil pan. Swap your headers before you put the new mount in and you'll have lots of room.

Also, this is very important and I'm speaking from experiace here (unfortunatly), that big wire (engine ground) is extremely important. Make sure you tighten it down properly and that it has good contact. Maybe even look up the torque spec for the bolts.

Edit: also, don't drive it. your engine is only being supported by the drivers side mount and the transmission. that's not good.
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