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  1. 2000 Touring Wagon Small Underside Restoration

    E46 Touring
    After many many years of ownership, our family wagon is in need of foundational care and restoration. It has put up a fair fight against the elements here in the northeast but its time to give it some love and try to bring her back to shape and worthy of her soon to be 'classic' milestone...
  2. Class actn. settlmnt. E46 subframe cracking

    General E46 Forum
    I had my 323I repaired for the cracking sub frame issue when that class action law suit was settled in 2009. Since the issue involves the frame of the car, the BMW dealer outsourced the work to the local body shop. It took them 30 days to complete the work! After I got my car back it was pooling...
  3. Recalls a decade later

    General E46 Forum
    Ok everybody i have a question for every owner out there. The 10 year anniversary of the last e46's manufactured is coming up next year. That being said warranties and recalls on these cars are well over done since 2k12. I read lots of stories of subframe, vanos, rod bearings and airbags...
  4. I seek opinions / advice for E46 subframe problem

    General E46 Forum
    Hey y'all (l live in the South), Please offer your opinions and advice after you read my story. I'll put it in bullet points, in chronological order. Search for a used BMW 3 series: My son and I spent quite a number of evenings & weekends looking for a used car for him. I've owned 3 vintages...
  5. My Tracked M3 | Severely cracked subframe: Reinforcement + goodies from TMS

    ///M3 Forum
    I finally had a chance to type up this post.... Prior to Super Lap Battle I revamped my car so that it can be 100% for the competition. On the list was to revise front aero, rebuild/Balance Motons, and most importantly repair/reinforce my subframe + bushings. I got a care package from TMS...
  6. RS Time Attack M3 | Severely cracked subframe: Reinforcement + goodies from TMS

    Suspension & Braking
    I finally had a chance to type up this post.... Prior to Super Lap Battle I revamped my car so that it can be 100% for the competition. On the list was to revise front aero, rebuild/Balance Motons, and most importantly repair/reinforce my subframe + bushings. I got a care package from TMS...
  7. Sub Frame Failure - NorCal Shop (Sacramento / Placer Counties)

    California
    Hey guys, so my car had the dreaded sub frame failure. I'm looking for a shop that someone would recommend to repair the failed sub frame. Can anyone recommend a shop that will repair this at a fair price that does quality work? Thanks guys! :thumbsup:
  8. e46 Subframe repair

    General E46 Forum
    Hey guys here's a link to my repair that a good friend did. The process of taken off everything was quick. I had the whole exhaust, driveshaft, and rear end off in about 2hrs... But the whole process took well over 12 hrs to complete... Car is a whole new car... I was amazed how bad it really...
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