Attention all E36 owners

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  1. James998

    James998 Member

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    Do yourself a massive favour and check your rear subframe mounts, I had quite an early (registered 1/1/1993) 325, ran it for maybe a month with a welder on and noticed quite a bad knocking noise turning a long left turn going fairly slow, dropped the subframe to find these;

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    They must have been there when I first bought the car (Only maybe 6 weeks/2 months prior to noticing), although accelerated when running with a welder, and this car wasn't even bad with rot (I had a touring previously that had soft jacking points, and i've seen some absolutely hanging E36s)

    Cheers!
     
  2. ren_juanjo

    ren_juanjo buttercakes!!

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    it's a well known problem - as you can expect affects the earlier H/J/K/L platers worst as time goes on. I lost my H-plate 325i to it.

    BMW stock the reinforcement plates with these part numbers

    41 00 2 256 495
    41 00 2 256 496
    41 11 2 256 497
    41 11 2 256 498

    they came fitted as standard to post-95 M3 shells i believe.
     
  3. dpariera

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    omg thats not good, i need to check asap
     
  4. FAbity6032

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    E46 M3´s have the same problem. I follow Reddish motorsports YouTube channel so I have seen some bad stuff.
     
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    Is it possible to see that rot without dropping the subframe?
     
  6. FAbity6032

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    Yes you can see the cracks forming near the spot welds, you should search the forum and watch reddish Motorsports on YouTube.
     
  7. LiamE36

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    It's not just common on the 46 M3, it's pretty common on all 46's.

    Same with the 36, it's certainly nothing new anyway, most people that own one know about the problem.
     

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