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Old 06-24-2009, 01:30 PM   #120
hamrt
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Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: California
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My Ride: 2000 323i
DIY Sub-Frame Inspection

I was under my car, a 2000 323i 130,000mi, taking a look at the mounting points for the rear sub-frame and didn't see any cracks or anything that might be suspicious. However, the bushings cover the immediate area around the mounting point so if it is fatigued and/or cracked around it, they wouldn't be readily visible. Should I have an assistant shift between drive and reverse and watch for any excessive movement in the bushing? Anyone have any advise how to get a better look? Any tips/advise?

Anyone concidering selling their E46 after learning about this and not going with BMW again?
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