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Old 03-16-2013, 08:50 PM   #261
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So just went under my car this morning after hearing creaking from the rear and the subframe is cracked. Worse than i have seen in some google images and youtube vids.
For those who have had it fixed is there any places you reccomend I go near Rowville/Dandenong. Thanks!
oh and how far down do I need to bend over in numerical terms??
All depends on the repair you do. If you have it welded up and reinforced it will be between $4-5k. If you have the whole subframe replaced (which by the sounds of it you will need to do) it will be around $8-9k.
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:11 PM   #262
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My quotes were from $7.8k-$8k for the whole floorpan replacement when BMW was paying for it.
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:11 PM   #263
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All depends on the repair you do. If you have it welded up and reinforced it will be between $4-5k. If you have the whole subframe replaced (which by the sounds of it you will need to do) it will be around $8-9k.
My car isn't even worth that lol, what are the chances of bmw covering it I have read previous posts but it seems they cover some and not others.
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:25 PM   #264
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My car isn't even worth that lol, what are the chances of bmw covering it I have read previous posts but it seems they cover some and not others.
Your car is older than 10 years, mine was just just just over 10 years (by 20 days) and that wouldn't even consider repairing mine so I don't think you have a chance (sorry just being honest)

I would probably just part out the car if I was you?
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:00 PM   #265
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Buy yourself a mig and some plate steel. Weld that fuker up. Honestly not that hard a job.
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:33 AM   #266
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OK thanks for the ideas.
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:59 AM   #267
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:31 AM   #268
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I just had mine welded up by a friend and he charged me $500. Not sure how much it would normally be though. Apparently mine was very badly damaged and I didn't need a new sub frame..
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:25 AM   #269
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I just had mine welded up by a friend and he charged me $500. Not sure how much it would normally be though. Apparently mine was very badly damaged and I didn't need a new sub frame..
Did he charge only for the welding or to drop the rear end aswell? Im thinking of dropping the rear end myself at home then try to get someone to do the welding.
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:49 AM   #270
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Yeh that's my plan too. I'm about to drop my subframe anyway to replace all the bushings. Lately I've been hearing suspicious groaning noises back there so I'm unsure what I'll find. How much would it cost to have a mobile welder come out and do it if I do all the prep and reassembly?
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Old 03-17-2013, 04:12 PM   #271
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Yeh that's my plan too. I'm about to drop my subframe anyway to replace all the bushings. Lately I've been hearing suspicious groaning noises back there so I'm unsure what I'll find. How much would it cost to have a mobile welder come out and do it if I do all the prep and reassembly?
You would probably have to ask a mobile welder that, if/when this happens i plan on doing the work since its a large job but only really consists of quality welding
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Old 03-17-2013, 04:28 PM   #272
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Yeh that's my plan too. I'm about to drop my subframe anyway to replace all the bushings. Lately I've been hearing suspicious groaning noises back there so I'm unsure what I'll find. How much would it cost to have a mobile welder come out and do it if I do all the prep and reassembly?
I got quoted $200-$400 for welding only. No prep work. Also was a 2 week wait. So make sure if your gonna do it, to book someone in early. Unless you don't mind having your car off the road for a few weeks
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:23 PM   #273
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dave did his repair himself with a wobbly rim and his dodgy work expect to find a e46 rear end in the middle of the road near Sunbury

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Old 03-17-2013, 07:45 PM   #274
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dave did his repair himself with a wobbly rim and his dodgy work expect to find a e46 rear end in the middle of the road near Sunbury

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Mine wasn't cracked, so it wasn't really a repair, more an upgrade to cope with the huge amount of power I'm putting down.
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:41 PM   #275
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Interesting info!!!!

Went to my mechanic in brookvale yesterday and was having a chat with him and subframe repairs popped up in the convo. He said he has done about 10 and each time has got the client to claim through insurance and pay the excess. I asked how? He said just say you swerved to avoid "something" ran up on a driveway and heard a crack at the back, and as you drove away you heard continuous cracking or something felt different. He said every single one has been approved through their insurer and has paid for a complete new subframe and he does the install.

I wish I knew that
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:45 PM   #276
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Interesting info!!!!

Went to my mechanic in brookvale yesterday and was having a chat with him and subframe repairs popped up in the convo. He said he has done about 10 and each time has got the client to claim through insurance and pay the excess. I asked how? He said just say you swerved to avoid "something" ran up on a driveway and heard a crack at the back, and as you drove away you heard continuous cracking or something felt different. He said every single one has been approved through their insurer and has paid for a complete new subframe and he does the install.

I wish I knew that
At least you can sleep at night knowing you haven't been party to fraud.
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:52 PM   #277
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At least you can sleep at night knowing you haven't been party to fraud.
Haha yeah that's a positive point but at the same time you might have done something while driving that contributed to the crack that could fall under insurance? I mean If my rear subframe was going again and I did hit something that contributed to it cracking I would claim it.
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:16 PM   #278
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i might chekc mine tonight before it goes over teh 10 years barrier.
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:17 AM   #279
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So I a got quote from a mechanic who said $500-$800, said he's going to weld in in a plate from the bottom and inspect from the boot to see if he has to do any work from the top, which determines price within that range. Pretty good price I thought considering he's going to a day and a half on it and also what others have been quoted, this is drive in drive out mind you.
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:32 AM   #280
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