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Old 11-24-2011, 07:39 AM   #21
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I thought I posted this a waay back.. but can't hate, love watching this little movie over and over lol
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Old 11-24-2011, 11:14 PM   #22
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I have an original bmw dvd in english they sent to me years ago when I first got my e46. "The making of a 3 series". Might post it on youtube if it doesnt already exist.
find the video yet? id love to hear it in english
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Old 11-25-2011, 01:28 AM   #23
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i'm waiting for it too. thats the only reason i'm still following this thread
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Old 12-22-2011, 04:56 PM   #24
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It was made terribly cuz right now im stuck w this subframe cracked and im gettin charged 4000 to fix it ..
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Old 01-26-2012, 06:49 PM   #25
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It was made terribly cuz right now im stuck w this subframe cracked and im gettin charged 4000 to fix it ..
You've gotta warranty that through BMWNA. They took care of mine back in '09, no charge. Pretty sure a lot of other members had the same done.
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:19 PM   #26
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You've gotta warranty that through BMWNA. They took care of mine back in '09, no charge. Pretty sure a lot of other members had the same done.
That's interesting, I did not even know that lol
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Old 01-27-2012, 09:33 AM   #27
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It was made terribly cuz right now im stuck w this subframe cracked and im gettin charged 4000 to fix it ..
I'm in Canada and they do not want to fix my subframe. Went thru 2 dealers and spoke to BMW Canada.

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Who makes a car who's subframe can rip out?

Talk about attention to detail...

Gonna get myself a Lexus IS 250
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Old 01-27-2012, 02:57 PM   #28
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I'm in Canada and they do not want to fix my subframe. Went thru 2 dealers and spoke to BMW Canada.

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Who makes a car who's subframe can rip out?

Talk about attention to detail...

Gonna get myself a Lexus IS 250
More than likely you've known about the subframe failures for a long time, if not since before you bought the car. Having it fail is no ones fault but your own. Getting foam shot into your trunk isn't too difficult. Have fun in your Toyota (which by the way doesn't have great build quality either).
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dont listen to these fuQ faces... just go to a junk yard and get a used complete left rear end. i cracked my left rear control arm on the highway because i was driving w/o shocks... lol! ***Was too busy caking on these bitches instead of taking care my car!***
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Old 01-27-2012, 03:18 PM   #29
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More than likely you've known about the subframe failures for a long time, if not since before you bought the car. Having it fail is no ones fault but your own. Getting foam shot into your trunk isn't too difficult. Have fun in your Toyota (which by the way doesn't have great build quality either).
Haven't had this problem yet, what is the procedure for preventing sub-frame ripping! Thanks
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Old 01-27-2012, 04:45 PM   #30
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Sub-frame reinforcement kit. Try checking Turner Motorsports...
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Old 01-27-2012, 05:14 PM   #31
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I have read that the Turner kit is solid. However that avenue will more than likely require you to foot the bill for the service and installation. I can only speak for my own experience which was actually very smooth once contacting BMWNA.

I first forwarded a letter explaining my situation, as I had been noticing the strange "popping" sounds coming from the rear exterior of the vehicle when reversing or when driving up or down inclines/driveways. That was followed by progressively unstable driving characteristics, the machine started to feel as if it weren't making solid contact with the road at mid to high speeds (mostly highway), almost like the back end was stepping out & sliding slightly.

I did TONS of research on this over the web and in many of the forums, which led me to first writing in to BMWNA, then following up with a call. I was contacted by a couple of reps that were more than helpful in getting everything arranged. I set up an appointment with the local stealership, and my machine was inspected and diagnosed with the broken subframe. They forwarded the details to BMWNA, who then shipped the new reinforcement to the collision center of my choice.

After about a month, got my machine back and that was pretty much it. There are a bunch of people who have experienced this and many still talking about it on this forum and others. Not everyone has had a positive experience, but I can't speak to the details involved in those situations.

Don't mean to hijack the thread, but just search for "subframe" on this site or any other owner sites and you'll find more than enough info. Yes this issue is a crappy blot for the brand, but it is fixable. And doesn't really speak to the overall build quality of these machines.
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Old 01-28-2012, 11:04 PM   #32
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You start to appreciate just how old the E46 generation is when you see how dated the equipment and workers look in the video.
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Old 01-29-2012, 02:52 AM   #33
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awesome..... i just knew it. it was my car
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Old 03-23-2012, 07:17 PM   #34
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Very nice, yeah wish it was in english!!
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:51 AM   #35
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great movie.. i love the e46
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Old 04-12-2012, 12:25 PM   #36
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pretty interesting to see
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:45 AM   #37
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That was a great video. Loved how they are painted!
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:21 PM   #38
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I know I'm not adding any substance to this thread but I love this video. Let it be known. I've seen it about 30 times. Never gets old.
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:21 PM   #39
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:47 PM   #40
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Cool vid, I work at the Toyota tundra/Tacoma plant and see how things are different
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