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Old 01-17-2013, 01:09 AM   #21
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oO i think mine's doing this!

iMagine this from this movie on netflix:

big nuns with naked guns

anyways kickstand is piping you everytime you let go of gas pedal

dasss it
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:33 AM   #22
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Is this a comedy thread? I just saw DMAX had a comedy show tonight is this the afterparty? Going to look up his 8 minute video on youtube maybe next time i can go at "the laugh factory" when dmax gets big or when he washes out like Gilbert Godfreid, hopefully not the latter.

I saw him there for a comedy show afterwards he was selling CD's, I'm like god what happened to you Gilbert shaking my head lol.
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What a minute. This happened on an 05? I might sell my 323 and get a five series.

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oO i think mine's doing this!

iMagine this from this movie on netflix:

big nuns with naked guns

anyways kickstand is piping you everytime you let go of gas pedal

dasss it
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:35 AM   #23
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you should just come and pick it up for $0! It needs a few other things, subframe, minor gas leak by the tank, which would probably all be covered under bmw warranty, left brake caliper, and there is a minor oil leak.

Also, the guibo and transmission mounts need to be replaced have the rear right tire which vibrates, which might be an axle boot.

The problem is even if all of these problems are fixed, will i need to rebuild the transmission reverse gear ect.

When you think about these cars have some serious issues, you don't hear other brands replacing drive shaft bearings or buying a whole new rear driveshaft lol. That's ****ing crazy, repair subframes, you pretty much need to take bmws crappy **** apart put the car back together new, rinse, wash and repeat.

Whatever we'll see what happens. I really want to keep this car but not with rebuilding everything in it.
Yeah you're right I probably wouldn't pay $1000 with that many problems. The reason I'm even putting down offers is because my girlfriend desperately needs a car and I figure I could get this thing in running shape in 6 months or so and about 2-3k$. Man if I got my girlfriend a car I'd be the man!! Haha
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:12 AM   #24
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Yeah you're right I probably wouldn't pay $1000 with that many problems. The reason I'm even putting down offers is because my girlfriend desperately needs a car and I figure I could get this thing in running shape in 6 months or so and about 2-3k$. Man if I got my girlfriend a car I'd be the man!! Haha
what if she cheats on you with a guy driving a M3
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:15 AM   #25
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Holy ****, a crack in a cared for late model 325i sedan...
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:20 AM   #26
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what if she cheats on you with a guy driving a M3
Kill said guy.
Acquire m3.
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Profit.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:27 AM   #27
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:10 AM   #28
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2005 325i M56.

Right now I'm even debating selling it and not dealing with it at all, and buying a lexus or something instead. Just debating of whether to keep putting money into this car or just buy a more reliable brand.
First time I hear a 2005 325i to have developed this problem.
Do you trust your mechanic completely? I'd suggest to go back to him again or to get a second opinion at another independent shop or a BMW dealer. Make them lower the differential carrier at the rear mounting points, clean the area and take pictures, which you can post here. This whole process shouldn't take much longer than 15 minutes.
If you do find a crack, do fix it ASAP. If you wait, it can only get worse and will cost more to repair.

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Old 01-17-2013, 04:48 AM   #29
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^ ha, any and all E46 can get this..even the 325i.

OP if the cracks aren't long the TIS repair from BMW says filling the hollow area above the cracks with an industrial expanding epoxy will fix the issue. Once it gets longer or larger the area needs to be replace or re-inforced with plates. Thats when the real money comes in as much more work is involved in the fix.

As for your gas tank leak its an SULEV M56 which has an extra long warranty and should likely still be covered. Get this fixed and see what BMW offers to cover in the subframe. Usually it's half now the free inspection period has ended. But since they're on the hook for the gas tank they might offer to buy it off you instead. Worth a shot.
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:42 AM   #30
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Alex...brilliant!

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Old 01-17-2013, 07:14 AM   #31
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It's highly unlikely your subframe has a crack in it.

Go underneath the car and take photos and post them here
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:35 AM   #32
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get a 2nd opinion and be present to see the crack for yourself... if there is one, do what Alex said... use epoxy. its the Best, most efficient and affordable way to fix the issue... will cost about $150-200 with material and your own work. No need to take anything apart as well.

Then add another $1000 and fix your other issues and keep driving it for 300,000+ miles, or sell it and take a $3K hit as is.

The cars are great and reliable if you keep up with maintenance.

If you think this is too much, get a tin can on wheels or a Honda. same thing.

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Old 01-17-2013, 01:43 PM   #33
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I mean another mechanic told me the same thing. Can someone post a diagram of the mounting points? Because where they pointed to seemed like the middle of the car.

I read about filling it in with the epoxy on a thread but read later on if you want to fix it it might cause problems? I might just go the BMW route let them fix things under warranty and fight about the subframe "extended warranty" wording.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:15 PM   #34
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I heard that you can weld the reinforcement plates on as well as epoxy them. How reliable is the epoxy?
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:23 PM   #35
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My subframe was fine at 125 thousand miles.... 5 thousand later, this...



In other words, it will go quickly.. I would get it fixed asap
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:30 AM   #37
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Find the crack, and drill a 1mm hole at the end of the crack. That will stop it from spreading for a while. Now, it won't prevent other cracks from developing, but it will stop that particular one from spreading, and getting larger. It will buy you a little time, and prevent that particular crack from getting worse.
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Find the crack, and drill a 1mm hole at the end of the crack. That will stop it from spreading for a while. Now, it won't prevent other cracks from developing, but it will stop that particular one from spreading, and getting larger. It will buy you a little time, and prevent that particular crack from getting worse.
One mechanic told me that also yesterday
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Find the crack, and drill a 1mm hole at the end of the crack. That will stop it from spreading for a while. Now, it won't prevent other cracks from developing, but it will stop that particular one from spreading, and getting larger. It will buy you a little time, and prevent that particular crack from getting worse.
What kind of sorcery is this?
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Same sorcery they use on cracked windshields
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