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Forum: General E46 Forum 01-30-2016, 01:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,089
Posted By akita328
Thanks everybody. Now I'm flipping to the other...

Thanks everybody. Now I'm flipping to the other side and have started one last push to evaluate whether I could save the car again (yeah. Having trouble letting it go...)

Insurance saw it as a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-25-2016, 07:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,089
Posted By akita328
:)

:)
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-23-2016, 02:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,089
Posted By akita328
You guys must live in a completely different...

You guys must live in a completely different labor market to find quality repair for damage this magnitude with so little! Typical mom-and-pop store plumber, or garage door spring repair, appliance...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-23-2016, 01:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,370
Posted By akita328
Did any of you who got the car inspected have a...

Did any of you who got the car inspected have a subframe mount to fail? mine did, and was wondering what the statistics of that is..
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-22-2016, 09:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,089
Posted By akita328
well, it is a junkyard. I have no clue of the...

well, it is a junkyard. I have no clue of the parts value.. and am somewhat mechanically inclines, but don't have a full set of tools to really take a car apart. I suppose I can take out the window...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-22-2016, 08:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,089
Posted By akita328
How do you part it out? do I have to take it...

How do you part it out? do I have to take it apart myself, of "you come and you pick out the parts you want with pre-agreed prices"?

and once immobile, how do you get it towed to junkyard? just...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-22-2016, 08:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,089
Posted By akita328
I could.. but I'd imagine that will mean car will...

I could.. but I'd imagine that will mean car will still sit in in my driveway while bits and pieces get taken off.. and once it's no longer drive-able, how do you get rid of the skeleton or what's...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-22-2016, 07:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,089
Posted By akita328
"Retiring" my 328i.. What to do next

Hi all,

Well, my 2000 328i SP/Prem experienced a catastrophic subframe mount point failure in Sept '15.

All initial estimates by independent shops are coming around $4500+ (and this won't...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-20-2015, 03:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,886
Posted By akita328
Ok, I finally got under the car and took a better...

Ok, I finally got under the car and took a better look at it myself, as well as better photos... Looking at mounting point, it doesn't look like it was a "tear" but more like the floor pan shattered...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-15-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 1,473
Views: 434,531
Posted By akita328
1) 02bmw330ci - 2002 BMW 330Ci - Sub Frame / Diff...

1) 02bmw330ci - 2002 BMW 330Ci - Sub Frame / Diff mount Tears (9/12/04) 77,000 Miles
2) Cuore_alfa - 2000 BMW 323Ci - Cabrio Sub Frame (whit less than 20k miles)
3) Atrytone - 2000 BMW 328Ci - Sub...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-15-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 1,473
Views: 434,531
Posted By akita328
another victim to add: akita328 - 2000 328i...

another victim to add:
akita328 - 2000 328i ZPP/ZSP manual, fold-down seats, 172k - rear left completely torn off floorpan (went out with a bang on 9/25/2015)
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-15-2015, 02:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,886
Posted By akita328
Wow! 333k! that is awesome. everything (except...

Wow! 333k! that is awesome. everything (except short shifter and the speakers) is stock on my car. I'd be interested in knowing what you decided to do...

I guess my first step is to go visit...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-15-2015, 12:12 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 21,253
Posted By akita328
I don't know if this thread is dead or not, but...

I don't know if this thread is dead or not, but just wanted to put on record, that my 2000 328i 172k mi (manual, ZPP, ZSP) just went through a pretty catastrophic subframe mount failure on driver...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-14-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,886
Posted By akita328
Hi others with the same problem-- I've been...

Hi others with the same problem-- I've been reading up on "post settlment subframe condition" thread on this forum, and first thing we all need to do is file a complaint with NHTSA, so they get...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-14-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,886
Posted By akita328
Photo

ok. I just retrieved the car from the 3rd mechanic (who also said it's not worth the cost to fix).. this is the photo he took... HOLY COW, the sheet metal is shredded and the chunk of it missing!!!...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-13-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,886
Posted By akita328
Yup. thus the rub. the car was creaking when...

Yup. thus the rub. the car was creaking when the 2010 class action suit settlement came. and when the dealer inspected it, even with the creaks, they said everything was fine... (i should have...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-11-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,886
Posted By akita328
I'm the original owner. got it when it only had...

I'm the original owner. got it when it only had 6 miles on it. waited 3 months for delivery and tracked the freighter that carried it from Regensburg to Oxnard... So who are "they" laughing at me? ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-10-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,886
Posted By akita328
I sorta need a 4dr sedan (yes. this severely...

I sorta need a 4dr sedan (yes. this severely limits my options, I know.. that is why E46 was such a dream)

Any thoughts on WRX? seems to have similar turning radius, sports handling, not too...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-10-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,886
Posted By akita328
Hi all, thanks for your sympathetic ears. I...

Hi all,

thanks for your sympathetic ears. I really appreciate while dealing with such depressing news. haven't gotten around yelling at the dealer/service or taking it to a body shop for repair...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-08-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,886
Posted By akita328
I just retrieved my car from my mechanics. Drove...

I just retrieved my car from my mechanics. Drove it home.. the rear feels soft (it has been for a while.. I guess it was the subframe mount going..) but other than that the engine still purrs, give...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-06-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,886
Posted By akita328
I'm afraid you guys are right. I can't justify...

I'm afraid you guys are right. I can't justify the repair costs knowing what is in the pipeline. And due to how our finances are, I will be hard-pressed to afford/justify another bimmer after this...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-06-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,886
Posted By akita328
verdict is in. the rear subframe mount is...

verdict is in. the rear subframe mount is completely torn through :-( mechanic said this is not something that happens overnight, but it's been going on for a very long time. most likely the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-06-2015, 02:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,886
Posted By akita328
Thanks. I know of this kit. I guess the...

Thanks. I know of this kit. I guess the question is, how much it will cost to install/repair :( I assume this is more of a body shop work and not a standard mechanic's work?

but first thing...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-06-2015, 02:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,886
Posted By akita328
I'm taking it to a mechanic tomorrow for...

I'm taking it to a mechanic tomorrow for inspection/consultation. (5 mile drive) He's not a BMW specialist and I haven't taken this particular car to him (honestly, I thought he'd retired by now!),...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-06-2015, 01:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,886
Posted By akita328
arrrgh. I hope it's not the subframe mount...

arrrgh. I hope it's not the subframe mount failure thing. not sure if I can afford to fix that :-( (and definitely cannot afford buying another car. fortunately we have a spare car but it's not...
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