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Old 02-24-2013, 06:13 PM   #1
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E46 Subframe and Differential Bushing Part Numbers

Hi everyone, I plan on replacing the subframe and differential bushings on my 2000 323Ci, and I just wanted confirmation on the part numbers. The part numbers and quantities I found were:

33171093175 (2)
33311092517 (2)
33316757393 (1)
33316757394 (1)

Are these all the bushings I need for both the differential and the subframe? Also, on Tischer, when I look up the part numbers, it says the number was superceded and it directs me to a new part number. For instance, 33171093175 (old part #) becomes 33176770788 (new part #). Will these still fit? Also, from what I've heard, the parking brake cable goes through the subframe carrier. Do I have to remove the entire rear subframe assembly because of this, or is there a way to remove the subframe carrier without damaging the parking brake cables? Also, what grease should I use when putting the new bushings in? Sorry for all the questions, and thanks in advance everyone.
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:21 PM   #2
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:56 AM   #4
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Hi everyone, I plan on replacing the subframe and differential bushings on my 2000 323Ci, and I just wanted confirmation on the part numbers. The part numbers and quantities I found were:

33171093175 (2)
33311092517 (2)
33316757393 (1)
33316757394 (1)

Are these all the bushings I need for both the differential and the subframe? Also, on Tischer, when I look up the part numbers, it says the number was superceded and it directs me to a new part number. For instance, 33171093175 (old part #) becomes 33176770788 (new part #). Will these still fit? Also, from what I've heard, the parking brake cable goes through the subframe carrier. Do I have to remove the entire rear subframe assembly because of this, or is there a way to remove the subframe carrier without damaging the parking brake cables? Also, what grease should I use when putting the new bushings in? Sorry for all the questions, and thanks in advance everyone.
That copy/paste looks like you got it from my thread. If the part #s have been superceded, then use the new part#s. Did you check realoem? RMeuropean?

As far as grease, no grease on any bushing ever
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:34 PM   #5
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It's by far the hardest thing I've ever tried to DIY myself, luckily I had a BMW Master Tech on hand to help a lot.

Don't be afraid to bang the **** out of the rear diff bushing, if you can get it out under 2 hours then hats off to you.

As you can see, to get my old one out. We first incinerated the rubber, and that barely worked. So then we used a drill to drill the rubber out and get the metal out. Then once that was done, we turned the old bushing into a bullet (see pic) and the bushing came out easier then pie.

I hope this helps, and good luck! The difference you will feel is immense.
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The best way to tackle the rear diff bushing is by using the tool or making one of your own. I am renting one at the moment and should be tackling this job on Wednesday or Sunday depending on the weather.
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That copy/paste looks like you got it from my thread. If the part #s have been superceded, then use the new part#s. Did you check realoem? RMeuropean?

As far as grease, no grease on any bushing ever
Are you serious??? Every poly bushing i have ever installed i have greased....
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Are you serious??? Every poly bushing i have ever installed i have greased....
I'm not talking about poly bushings. I'd never install them on my car. as far as I'm concerned, they don't exist!
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That copy/paste looks like you got it from my thread. If the part #s have been superceded, then use the new part#s. Did you check realoem? RMeuropean?

As far as grease, no grease on any bushing ever
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OP listed OE part #s--those are the parts referenced in context. Stop being silly
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Thanks for all the help guys. How can I get around the parking brake cables? Do I have to take out the entire rear subframe assembly or can i just remove the subframe carrier?
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