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Old 06-20-2018, 08:08 PM   #9
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My Ride: E46 330i and M3
Year: 1999
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Transmission: 6 Speed M3
Originally Posted by als00328ci View Post
So you tied a rope pretty much close to the exhaust flange after the cat and hung some weights. I think I will borrow an engine hoist to see, that seems like it will give the most movement. If I can't get more clearance then out the engine goes. Anything I need to look out for? I figure the harnesss, cooling, fuel lines and ac lines would need to be disconnected. I figured that I might as well mentally plan for the worst.
I have had trans in and out several times. I never disconnected anything. Nor does a BMW shop I use. Just be sure not to get too carried away. Check hose connections after, especially radiator.
Tilting will help you get trans back in and helps you access the top bolts with long extensions.
I use my body weight by standing on a rope loop.
You could also use a jack at the front of the engine as you are essentially pivoting the engine on the mounts.

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