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Old 12-08-2012, 02:09 PM   #726
Stinger9
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Originally Posted by mkodama View Post
But BMW does have a whole procedure for reinforcing the rear subframe mounting points. One procedure if damage is minimal, another if damage is extensive. This was incorporated like 10 years after the creation of the E46.
You said it all! They fought like the devil to avoid responsibility for this fail for years. Tried very hard to sidestep paying for these.

If you think window regulators fail only on E46s, you'd be mistaken. Also considering window regulators go probably 10 years between failures, I really wouldn't worry about them much. When it does fail, BMW has a procedure for replacing it, just like every other part. Many many others here have memorialized that they've owned lots of cars that never had a regulator fail. And many here have replaced regulators around their cars, and then had to repeat the process over and over. Shameful that BMW never revisited this with a better part. Admittedly they did stop supplying the WP with plastic impeller.

Other issues exist.
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