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Old 01-11-2012, 05:55 PM   #11
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The bolts on the aluminum support under the engine/transmission are stretch bolts, so you want to replace those. You'll need some socket extensions to get the bolts on the top of the mounts. As I recall, a flexible joint helped to.

Here's what BMW says on the right mount:

22 11 001 Replacing right engine mount (M54 / M56)
Remove cover from cable duct and microfilter.
Remove lower section of microfilter housing.
Release right engine mount from above from engine support arm.
Raise engine with special tool, described in Removing oil sump .
Remove front splash guard.
Release engine mount from front axle support and remove.

And on the left mount:

22 11 011 Replacing left engine mount (M54 / M56)
Remove cover from cable duct and microfilter.
Remove lower section of microfilter housing.
Remove plug and intake hose from air-mass flow sensor.
Release left engine mount from above from engine support arm.
Raise engine with special tool, described in Removing oil sump .
Remove front splash guard.
Release engine mount from front axle support and remove.

The raising engine part talks about suspending the engine from above like this (Harbor Freight sells a bar that works):

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