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The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

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Old 09-08-2013, 06:38 PM   #1
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Motor mounts

Hey there. I need to replace both left and right motor mounts on my 01 330xi. My parts guy says he has no listing for the 330xi but has a listing for the 330i. Will one interchange with the other?

Thanks for the help.
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Old 09-08-2013, 06:58 PM   #2
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I believe the xi uses the same version as the M3, which is a little more rugged than the regular i.
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Old 09-08-2013, 07:21 PM   #3
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Re: Motor mounts

Im pretty sure the xi motor mounts arr completely different from any other e46 mounts.

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Old 09-08-2013, 08:15 PM   #4
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Try PelicanParts.com and RealOEM.com and you'll find the proper part numbers. Your parts guy is kinda lazy.
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Old 09-08-2013, 08:40 PM   #5
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I recently replaced both motor mounts in my 2001 330xi. Here are the part numbers:

- 22116750862: passenger side

- 11812283798: drivers side

The passenger side mount is unique to the xi while the drivers side is the same as the M3. You can reference Realoem.com for your parts as well.

Good luck!
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Old 09-09-2013, 12:39 PM   #6
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Try PelicanParts.com and RealOEM.com and you'll find the proper part numbers. Your parts guy is kinda lazy.
Yeah, he's a little lazy but the cost of his parts are about 1/3 that of anyone else around here. He's off 6 nations indian reserve and brings his parts in at U.S. prices and no tax. It's worth doing the research on my own.

If it were a chev or ford it wouldn't be a problem at all. He doesn't do much with European Imports.

Thanks for the info.

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Old 09-09-2013, 01:22 PM   #7
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Most can get away with just the passenger side mount on an xi.
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Old 09-11-2013, 08:28 AM   #8
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Anyone run a different regular LEFT motor mount? Or is the standard OEM set the smartest way to go?
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Old 09-15-2013, 01:23 PM   #9
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looks to me like a person could install one of these for the left in place of the standard M3 mount but not as stiff as the Group N mount:
http://store.bimmerworld.com/bimmerw...unts-p930.aspx
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