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Old 02-06-2013, 02:00 PM   #1
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Missing jack stand pad by drivers side front tire.

I was coming outside to today and noticed the unnderside of my car looked a bit different on the left side than on the right. Upon further examination, the entire pad used for jacking up the car on the drivers side front is totally gone. It kind of looks like the previous owner did some bodywork to the underside of the car or something, or i must have done it unknowingly. Is this part replaceable or am i going to have to find another way to jack my car up when I need to service that side? I am sitting here with my bently manual and cannot find the proper titles for these parts, hopefully my description is good enough.
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:06 PM   #2
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:12 PM   #3
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Body work? They fall off pretty commonly.
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:13 PM   #4
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You can still put a jack there as it will hold up the car, but buy new pads. They are $15 each.
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:15 PM   #5
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Check this out : http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=581652

Part number is 51718268885

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-Jack-Pad...0a63d9&vxp=mtr

http://www.rmeuropean.com/search.asp...rd=51718268885

You might be able to find it cheaper.
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:20 PM   #6
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I've ripped mine off before on bad driveways. Just replace it. Petty inexpensive.
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:25 PM   #7
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I am out of town right now and do not have my camera on me. I will snap some photos tomorrow when I get to my house. Here is a pic from my camera phone. The other side is much straighter. The sideskirt underneath the doors and in between the front and back tires seems to be bent right at the place where the jack pad is missing. I can't tell if the car was in a small accident that the previous owner fixed himself or if it fell off of a jack stand and cosmetically damaged the panel. Ill go ahead and order a new jack pad. Thanks a bunch.
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:42 PM   #8
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The jack pad has been gone for a while, and the side skirts are probably deformed where someone who didn't care put a lift pad there anyway.

Hard to bend the frame (unibody structure, for Mango) in that area. I'd say you're fine.
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:39 PM   #9
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Just pull one off a parked e46
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