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The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

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Old 06-03-2019, 05:35 PM   #1
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Front Differential Removal Without Dropping Subframe?

Anyone know if this is possible?

I also read about removing the stock subframe bolts & temporarily replacing with much longer ones allowing the subframe to hang down enough.
When done, jack it back up & replace the temp longer bolts with stock size.

I could not find much more detail on this procedure either (size, grade or thread of bolt needed).

After my RWD conversion I am ready to remove front diff & axles. Then remove the outer CV flange & bolt it back into the hub, to support the wheel bearing.
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