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BMW 330i 325i E46 Changing Engine and Transmission Mounts

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See how I changed the engine and transmission mounts on my 2002 330i E46 BMW in this video with an extremely helpful tip on how to remove the hard to get at nuts on the top of the transmission mounts. Why would you want to change these mounts, you ask? Well, does your car vibrate like crazy when you're idling at a stoplight? Does it drive you crazy? Well it drives me crazy for sure and I put a stop to it by changing my mounts. Seriously, it feels like a brand new car now! Harbor Freight Universal Joints #67920: http://goo.gl/kpvGJi Harbor Freight 3/8" Impact Extensions #67926: http://goo.gl/37V4ze When I buy harbor freight I usually buy the impact stuff because if the steel is cheap and gonna "fail", at least it'll fail by twisting rather than shattering.
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Marko Private (8 days ago)
Hi guy's i have question. Is it possible that the rear transmission mount throw the limp mode on my e46 320d?
eNaRDe (27 days ago)
I would recommend PITTSBURGH® AUTOMOTIVE 1000 Lbs. Capacity Engine Support Bar if you are doing the motor mounts. You can buy it at Harbor Freight for sometimes as low as $60. Its much safer and easier to do it that way. I wouldn't trust my jack stands to put my fingers under my motor. That thing drops on your hand you can say goodbye to it if you are lucky enough not to bleed to death.
Jorceley Oliveira Vela (1 month ago)
Can I replace the drive shaft while I'm down there ?
Denis K (1 month ago)
just finished mine on 2001 330i, was painful since my engine support bar had very limited height
Favian Comanche (2 months ago)
I’m doing the engine mount bracket would this be the same concept
David Kotzebue (3 months ago)
Another great video. I know it's a little old but I did mine today - and regarding the engine mounts, as others have said, definitely do the driver's side first. Attach the nuts snug and raise the engine again. I removed the cabin filter housing and there was plenty of room to do the passenger's side. My transmission is a GM and it's a little different. There is no way to access the upper bushing nuts in the transverse direction. I had to lower the transmission so that the nuts were slightly lower than the driveshaft heat shield. Then, I was able to get a short 13mm box wrench in the longitudinal direction to loosen. Not too bad. Tightening actually took longer as my 13mm box wrench is not a ratchet. It is 12 point (which I think helped) and I could only tighten +/- 1/16 of a turn at a time. Anyway, I thought I'd mention that the GM transmission is a little different. Thanks for all you hard work and videos.
Wm Bryan (3 months ago)
You make the best e46 videos my man, thank u for your efforts
Matt Denson (3 months ago)
torque specs?
I waited the whole video for the restart of the car with your words on the background saying, amazing, no more vibration blah blah... :(
Louie Law (3 months ago)
Really appreciate your videos. Excellent practical approaches and tool versatility (1/2 breaker on 13mm wrench) is inspired. Would the use of a torque wrench give a correct reading if extended by the combo box end and open end wrench employed? I think that you would be exerting greater torque than the wrench would be set at but I am not sure?
ggua92722 (3 months ago)
Great DIY video like always.
jahrama briggs (5 months ago)
Thanks a ton for the cargo strap trick. I would have never thought about that and it was definitely necessary. I tried just jacking up one side of the motor while leaving the opposite side mounts still in place (fasteners loosened) but I still couldn't get enough room. 👍🏽👍🏽
Maurecara Bikerepair (6 months ago)
Hi 50'skid and others. Just got an E46 330xi. Under Motor mounts part of MD inspection, I've not seen it but I'm told the "transfer case mount" is broken, is that an easy junk yard swop out or more complicated? Inspection station was shaking his head at me. Any assistance welcome, Maurecara
Altes Eisen (6 months ago)
Nearly 4 years old but still helpful for guys like me struggeling with the questions liek "how the heck is it supposed to be done...?" Thanks a lot for your effort! I'd never have the patience to film and comment while fighting with unbearable mounting positions or unwilling bolts... :-)
BlackJack 1199 (7 months ago)
My car was shaking also, oh well, guess I have a good excuse to tell my wife to get those solid aluminum mounts now...wink wink, cause they SURELY won't cause MORE vibrations... he he he
ltwargssf R (8 months ago)
Im dreading this repair on my 2009 c350 which is 4matic.. 260k on original mounts and still no movement, lets hope they get too 300!Probably only made it this far because I spray the engine bay plastic and rubbers with silicone spray and 303 aerospace protectant
Tonio Castro (8 months ago)
Jason, you are to much. You really know the e46 to the maximum. I, have seeing almost all of your videos you are by far the BEST. CONGRATULATION. !
hung tang (8 months ago)
you do wrong broken mounts transmisson
Jeff Birrell (8 months ago)
13 mm wrench into a 1/2 in breaker bar ... nice. Great video as always.
Jeff Birrell (8 months ago)
13 mm wrench into a 1/2 in breaker bar ... nice. Great video as always.
Tom Lucas (9 months ago)
What brand would you buy Lemforder, Corteco or BMW Genuine? (Corteco are half price than genuines and I've read they are the same?
Young 23 (9 months ago)
Is it appropriate to lift the engine from the oil pan? I've heard many people who say not to bc it will cause the pan to collapse. Since you did it, could I do it on a 98 528i BMW? It has an M52 engine.
Young 23 (9 months ago)
Thanks brother I already did it and it worked wonderfully. You did great thanks!
50sKid (9 months ago)
Yeah just put a piece of wood between the pan and the jack
Carlos Rodeira Rodeira (9 months ago)
Hi, I really like very much your videos. Can you please tell me, if the procedure for the amounts replacement, is the same for de E46 320D 136hp of 2001 ? Thank you very much.
Sicksneezy (10 months ago)
It’s not your garage . I think the engine is just heavier on that side . I lift my engine so high up , trying to lift the left side higher , but now its sustain by the side wall on the driver side engine mount . Lol
Sicksneezy (10 months ago)
Famous last words lmao
Leng Air Mx (10 months ago)
Great! video! , i m thinking that if i should loose the trans bracket too , before lifting the engine up , cuz i seeing the whole thing (eng &trans) is kinda rigid one piece , until/before reaching the first flex joint @ the drive shaft. let me know how u think . Thanks again for great video , i did subscribed =)
alex delgadillo (10 months ago)
When you jacked the car off the jacks stands to get the engine mounts off. I was crapping my pants, you could have died.
Ajeti Musliu (10 months ago)
What do you think when doing cheng of speed from the first to the second and the third makes a noise after no on BMW x3 2.5l 04
kendall (11 months ago)
I've been referring to these videos for the entire ownership of my E46 and would like to take a moment to thank you so much for taking the time to put these together. Always exceptionally informative and detailed from the tools needed down to the torque specs. Usually I watch these videos a few times and take notes of all of the tools and steps before touching anything on the car, and it helps so much. Thanks again and long live the 330!
Super Miura (1 year ago)
I get the vibration at idle when I put it in gear too, also when I'm coming to a stop the revs dip low then the engine shudders a bit then revs come back up to normal and the vibration returns. No vibration in P or N. Is this still motor mounts?
BirdogEd (1 year ago)
Excellent presentation as always; thank you! 😎🇩🇪🚙
titolindj (1 year ago)
Thanks for your video, I'll tackle the mounts on an X5. Great Tip on that 13mm-breaker bar combo !!
Andy Freeman (1 year ago)
I've had the same issue with tilt. I used an engine hoist and that gave more than enough clearance for the mounts. To correct the tilt, I left the driver side mount bolts on but loose. Mine were so worn that it ripped the mount in half. Nasty, fishy smelling oil poured out of the mount. These mounts are filled and man does it stink.
K.T. S (1 year ago)
Does E83 have the same transmission mount? Did your X3 project involve transmission mount?
K.T. S (1 year ago)
50sKid , Thanks for your reply. I ‘ve noticed that there are 2 transmission mounts in your E46 and when searching in Amazon/ebay they come in a pair. However, for X3 2006(E83), the Tran mount looks quite different and only comes in one alone. The sites also says Transmission mount/transfer mount. I am totally confused and thinking that you may have come across the same issue since you were doing the X3 project previously.
50sKid (1 year ago)
the trans mount is going to be extremely similar to the E46, The X3 is pretty much just a taller E46
Dane Wilson (1 year ago)
You made my day.... Lol.
İhtiyar Delikanlı (1 year ago)
I 've replaced engine mounts and transmisson mount with Ruvelli brand I can stop my car smoothly but I feel some vibartion on steering wheel I think this is due to new mounts I hope the problem goes away a later time.
Erik Alvarez (1 year ago)
I have to do this on my e90. Same concept more or less?
Erik Alvarez (1 year ago)
50sKid thanks, except my 335i will have more crap in the way. She's a high makntenance gal alright lol
50sKid (1 year ago)
+Erik Alvarez yep, six cyl longitudinal engine, basically the same
zeeaars (1 year ago)
Nice video do you know what is the end torque of nieuw engine mounts ?
Anthony Alba (1 year ago)
I can just lift the engine from the oil pan it won't break it or push it in
50sKid (1 year ago)
It won't break--it's a very solid pan
Ben Phillips (1 year ago)
I'm a fan of your vids! About to do the trans mounts and this vid probably will save me major time and aggravation :-)
Arce R1 (1 year ago)
I changed my motor and transmission mounts but the car still sakes at idle?
Troy Sincomb (2 years ago)
Bless you sir.
Andrei Ovidiu (2 years ago)
what was the mileage of the car when you changed the parts?
Earnest Bunbury (1 year ago)
I'm sitting at 205,000 miles and have the original 25 year old motor mounts still just a workin' their tired ass' off... that is until my next payday when I order new ones.
GMAN S (2 years ago)
Motor Mounts on the E46 are do. Glad I found this Thank You! Wondering if the Engine support bar would do the trick also. Yes as Preston Rahn stated, 1 side at a time.
florinel181 (2 years ago)
Good job !
LG396 (2 years ago)
Thanks for the video, and yeah, just bolt in the left mount first and all the jacking force will automagically lift the right hand side one ;)
Smenny (2 years ago)
That 13mm - 1/2" break bar combo is genius, gonna have to remember that one!
wong james (2 years ago)
love your video help me a lot
KarbonKopied (2 years ago)
yeah, i wanted to know if that damaged your fender at all. and as for the theory on garage floor being level -ha! at first i thought the same exact thing when this happened to me. i used ratcheting strap but removed fender and attached to bulkhead. them fenders ain't cheap! oh, that oil is actually from the mount not your engine oil leakage
50sKid (2 years ago)
It did not damage the fender. Yeah these engines are heavier on the exhaust side. Better tip is to leave the left side bolted in while you jack up the right so the engine will pivot up. The oil was from the leaking valve cover AND from inside the mount. Different kinds of fluids actually, you can tell.
Arthur Esclamada (2 years ago)
can you use the HF engine support mount to lift the engine instead of using a floor jack on the oil pan?
JAM (1 year ago)
the Bentley manual actually specifies to use that particular tool.
jonwallis13 (2 years ago)
Hey I just wanted to comment that I did use the HF engine support bar to raise the engine and do motor mounts on my E46. You will still need to remove the passenger side mount bracket. When you go to do the driver side, tighten the passenger side mount down a bit to force the engine to rotate away from the driver side mount
50sKid (2 years ago)
You won't be able to lift the engine using that--it's too hard to turn the bolts. It's meant to hold the engine up, not raise the engine up.
Sgt. Shill (2 years ago)
great upload and thanks
ETHAN MILLER!3 (2 years ago)
Love your videos. My son got a 2001 325xi for his 16th. We are in the process of installing a new mass air flow sensor and new spark plugs. We are going to change out the motor mounts and shocks and struts. Ive watched a number of your videos. Thanks for making them
kai konu (2 years ago)
Hey had a question. I have an e46 standard tranny. It jitters on take off only. Any ideas?
50sKid (2 years ago)
It would indeed. I'm all out of ideas for a jittery take off.
kai konu (2 years ago)
50sKid wouldn't a bad clutch slip though?
50sKid (2 years ago)
Bad clutch maybe
Journalistification (2 years ago)
Excellent video , Keep 'em coming .
Lee Bagley Stuntman (2 years ago)
Great thanks for knowledge
ctoensing1 (2 years ago)
Hey, your videos are great. Have relied on several of them and my E46 is, consequently, very happy. Thanks!
50sKid (2 years ago)
Thank you!
Le (2 years ago)
Is this the correct part number for the engine mounts?: 22-11-6-779-970
Le (2 years ago)
50sKid hey, much appreciated . Your video's are pretty helpfull too
50sKid (2 years ago)
Check realoem.com to find the correct part numbers for your particular vehicle (put in last 7 of your VIN)
carlos verduzco (2 years ago)
did it today. took 5 hours. I needed the ratcheting tie down as well. brilliant idea by the way. The tranny mounts were a bitch, due to limited space. I used a small box wrench, held in place with my index finger, and a large screwdriver in the other end for torque. The car feels like new. No more vibrations. Thank you for the outstanding videos! Keep 'em coming.
50sKid (2 years ago)
Thanks!
rulerss (2 years ago)
damn you. i have to change those too now and i find you again on youtube!
Gadman (2 years ago)
Did that fix your steering wheel vibrations?
50sKid (2 years ago)
You shouldn't need to do that. You just need to jack the engine up higher. A good tip I learned recently is to only do one side at a time, leave the other mount still bolted in that way you don't have to worry about alignment issues.
Gadman (2 years ago)
I have the parts. Tried it once and could not get the old ones out from the sub frame. Going to try again this weekend and loosen the sub frame bolts.
50sKid (2 years ago)
Yes
Gadman (2 years ago)
Unbolt and replace one side at a time. Having the opposite side bolted will force it to til enough for clearance.
Preston Rahn (2 years ago)
The trick is to only unbolt one side at a time. Keep one side bolted, unbolt the other, jack engine up and replace mount. Tighten and then do the other side. You'll have more room to take the mounts out and it will be an easier job. Thanks for vid.
Willem Bermon (2 months ago)
50sKid I have a 330i and did it one mount at a time. I needed the ratchet strap like you did after I noticed that I jacked the car up instead of only the engine. It doesn't require much force. So to everyone reading this and getting ready for the job, make sure you have a ratchet strap ;-) Got new Lemforders in, within 2 hours, with a friends assistance. I've never done it before, job is relatively easy. I believe it is easier doing the transmission mounts when doing the Guibo/flexdisc... but that's on my todo :)
Roland Plain (3 months ago)
I'm gonna try this. My m3 motor mounts are destroyed. Waiting on the new ones to come in.
Cherusci (3 months ago)
Would that trick apply to the xi?
Da Maestro (1 year ago)
Everyone in the EU drive on the correct side of the road exept England
Earnest Bunbury (1 year ago)
Some EU drive on the correct side of the road... 'Murica! ;-)
ucfbrett (2 years ago)
I just finished this job with the help of this video. Thanks for posting it. In the interest of adding to the knowledge base, the reason the engine doesn't come up as far on the passenger side likely is not because your driveway is slanted. It's because the engine is slanted and there is a huge weight bias to the right side. I couldn't get the new mount in on the right side with the engine as high as it would go. So rather than using the come-along method, I removed three of the four bolts holding the aluminum bracket that connects the mount to the engine block.
Excellent work, will be doing within next couple of months on a e46 ZHP, really appreciate your through approach to all videos and jobs...SUBSCRIBED!!!
50sKid (2 years ago)
thanks!
Ss N (2 years ago)
I love your videos because you hit speed bumps like the rest of us and don't edit it out. Working on your car isn't always a 30 min episode of Monster Garage, sometimes its a miserable, frustrating, & just a pain in the ass. Good Work!
50sKid (2 years ago)
Helps to see the real world of it all.
greg sanchez (2 years ago)
Just wondering the mounts on the engine don't have a screw or any type of nut on the bottom ??
50sKid (2 years ago)
They have threaded rods sticking out the top and bottom with nuts on both.
Daniel Morales Sr. (2 years ago)
Thanks for the help
Andrew Greene (3 years ago)
Yesterday I did my motor mounts, used an engine hoist in combination with the oil pan trick, but when i pulled my 325i off the ramps there was a puddle of oil on my garage floor. I remove the oil pan "protection plate?".. I'm wondering if the leak was already there I just didn't realize it because it was dripping directly onto my floor.. What are the chances I screwed up the oil pan gasket?
Andrew Greene (3 years ago)
+50sKid What a relief.. Just the reassurance I needed! Thanks for your hard work, and saving me loads of money!
50sKid (3 years ago)
You didn't screw up the gasket, it's steel on the outside diameter with rubber on the inside diameter. It's designed such that you can lift the engine like that. Remove the splash plate and find the leak with your eyes.
Brandon N (3 years ago)
It's not your floor, the BMW e46 engines aren't equal weight distribution on both sides, it tilts more to the passenger side
Deran El (3 years ago)
Is there much difference in doing this job on a 2001 525i? I am about to replace the oil pan gasket and thought I'd replace the engine and trans mounts at the same time. Thank you very much for the video by the way.
E39 For Life (2 years ago)
Changing the oil pan on a 5 series is a very difficult job, if you're very experienced it should take 8-10 hours
50sKid (3 years ago)
Should be pretty darn similar. I imagine the 5 just has a larger subframe.
njnygiants (3 years ago)
do you have a video on how to change the motor mount and transmission mount in a X53?
50sKid (3 years ago)
I don't have that video yet, unfortunately. But it should be basically the same process. I don't remember if there is access to the tops of both engine mounts in the e53. I think the passenger one is accessible but the driver side one you might have to get from below. I would encourage you to simply jack your car up and take a look from underneath and from above. See what kind of access you have.
Zixiao Zhao (3 years ago)
The engine mount section is very good. However I don't recommend you put transmission mount together. If the transmission mount is not as bad as yours, you won't be so easy to take them off since the top of the mount is bolted. I suggest replace them when you doing driveshaft service such as Guibo replacement. You could reach the transmission mounts from rear.
Jon Baker (3 years ago)
Hi 50sKid, just checking the jacking points - can you use the normal rubber jacking points all round to support the vehicle - I'm worried that they are not strong enough to hold the whole weight of the car?
50sKid (3 years ago)
Yes they are strong enough and yes you're supposed to do that. I put my jackstands under them every time I work on my car.
Fady Ahmad (3 years ago)
I just can't get the left motor mount in ?? I even used the bungee and nothing
yuki saax (3 years ago)
it s the same process for a 318d e46 ?
50sKid (3 years ago)
+yuki saax I don't know for sure. It may have a slightly different subframe--I actually have never seen a 1.8l diesel in a junkyard so I'm unfamiliar. However, it should be very very similar.
Bhekani Bongwe (3 years ago)
Hi I have a E46 325i with a multitronic gear box. I changed the Motor of the E 46 325i with a E46 330i Motor. I did not change the gear box from the 325i and it is giving me problems. How can i solve the issue and have it change it smoothly
Tool0GT92 (3 years ago)
BMW Doctor's hate him, use this one weird trick to get your motor mounts out.
T K (1 year ago)
Lmaooo!
johnjoe714 (3 years ago)
well done m8
that 13 mm half trick is awesome! love ur vids very informative & spot on! thx
50sKid (3 years ago)
+Sean Podrats Yeah I love tricks like that
tyler951 (3 years ago)
I did my engine mounts yesterday using the HF support bar and got the transmission mounts done too. Most difficult part on the engine mounts was getting the top nuts off. I attempted to use the 13mm + breaker bar for the transmission mount top nuts but found that my small HF 3/8 inch ratchet and stubby 13mm socket worked.
50sKid (3 years ago)
+tyler951 Nice
oshis1 (3 years ago)
The "strap" attached to the wheel saved my bacon today on my 2001 325i Wagon! BTW... My floor was level so I'm not sure why you and I had the same issue with the passenger side motor mount clearance! Thanks again!
50sKid (3 years ago)
+oshis1 Nice!
computiNATEor (3 years ago)
Just curious, but why did you disconnect your DISA valve?
Donald May (3 years ago)
50kg videos are insane really good job buddy
50sKid (3 years ago)
+computiNATEor To gain access to the bolt for the engine mount on the left side.
Jorge Martinez-DeAnda (3 years ago)
Hi. great DYI
50sKid (3 years ago)
+Jorge Martinez-DeAnda Thank you
Ron Hipwell (3 years ago)
Nice work! Really appreciate your video series on the E46 and even one or two on the E53 X5. We've got one of each, so thanks!
50sKid (3 years ago)
+Ron Hipwell Hey thanks for watching!
Luis Hernandez (3 years ago)
Nice DIY video, amazing lighting!! You also showed case all the emotions we go through while getting our machines serviced, video very well done.
50sKid (3 years ago)
+Luis Hernandez Haha, yep I really did go through all the emotions on that one!
Christiann Lall (3 years ago)
You rock!!!
50sKid (3 years ago)
+Christiann Lall Thanks!
Ken (3 years ago)
awesome video as always champ...never defeated!.....about a week ago....I noticed my 2004, 325I would kind of jerk forward (right at about 5mph) when I would slow down to stop at a red light. I'm hoping it's either the transmission mounts are bad or transmission flush. it happened only about twice(probably driven about 10 times since then), but I'm suspecting it will get worse. Any thoughts on that 50s kid?
Ken (3 years ago)
I don't have any codes sir. I'll keep a close eye on it and keep you posted :-) keep the videos coming champ :-)
50sKid (3 years ago)
+Ken Thanks for watching. Mounts wouldn't have anything to do with that, I don't think. Could be problems with your throttle position sensor. Do you have any codes stored?
venerated (3 years ago)
You save me again! Is this the right part number: 11812283798? Did you do OEM or aftermarket? I usually try to buy everything OEM but the price difference of the Genuine BMW vs aftermarket is like $70 each, so your opinion would be appreciated.
tyler951 (3 years ago)
+50sKid I believe that the BMW mounts are fluid filled mounts. Were you able to feel any vibration through the steering wheel and when accelerating after doing the solid rubber ones on the engine and trans? I just received Febi Bilstein engine mounts from ECS and I might be rethinking it. edit again: It appears that all the OE style mounts are hydro bearing. So your's should be fluid filled too.
50sKid (3 years ago)
+venerated Ah it's just a big piece of rubber with some studs embedded in it. I went aftermarket from eBay.
Chris Melton (3 years ago)
I have a 2001 E53 3.0 and the motor mount R&R on your E46 looks like it would be pretty similar to mine.  The mounts themselves are different as mine are somewhat oval in shape probably the same on your E53 4.4.  Appreciate the video as I'm needing to tackle this.
50sKid (3 years ago)
+Chris Melton Right I was actually just looking at an E53 with the 3.0 engine in a salvage yard the other day. Like the 4.4i, the engine mount on the right side (passenger) is also closer to the front.
Hamid Hariri (3 years ago)
This is on my E46 to do list. Thanks for the great video. Nicely done!
eduki (3 years ago)
hard work but you made it!
Jason L (3 years ago)
I love your video. With that said, you should make a video on how to install headers on e46. There is no video out there about this and guaranteed many views. lol
Jason L (3 years ago)
ebay headers(aka ss replica) are cheap tho! like $150? You know how most of the e46 owners use ebay headers rather than authentic brand headers. But I understand your situation.. I am looking forward to it! haha. Thank you for the video
50sKid (3 years ago)
+Jason Lee Hmmm... maybe some day, but currently I don't have the funds to purchase aftermarket headers/exhaust just for a video. :-)
madmoto Mada (3 years ago)
Dude u r awesome u made me laugh so bad I cried lol Usually when I'm working on my car I'm in that mode or the cursing mode lol
John Harris (3 years ago)
hey man this is a follow up question for you regarding motor mounts i had originally asked you if the shaking i was getting was due to bad motor mounts well i changed mine ran into the same problem you had and thanx to you i used the rachet strap and it worked for me also thanx for that however i still have the same shake while in drive with my foot on the break not only do i still have that but im getting a clunking noise when i go from drive to reverse and from reverse to drive i have a 2001 330 xi do i even have transmission mounts and if so do you think they are bad? also could be a vacum leak? what do you think?
50sKid (3 years ago)
+John Harris You do have a transmission/transfer case support bracket that has a rubber "mount" or bushing. http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=ES53-USA-01-2001-E46-BMW-330xi&diagId=22_0059 You might have deteriorated rubber giubos where the rear drive shaft bolts to the transfer case and the rear differential (#1 in this: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=ES53-USA-01-2001-E46-BMW-330xi&diagId=26_0182 -- one on each end of the drive shaft) Same goes for the front drive shaft. If you had a vacuum leak bad enough to cause a vibration, aka driveability problems (rough running engine), you'd have a check engine light. Same goes for a misfire.
John Harris (3 years ago)
hey quick question my car doesnt shake so bad in park or neutral but it shakes really bad while in drive and the brakes pressed i have 01 330 xi it shakes so bad that while at red lights i have to put it into neutral to stop it do u think motor mount?
50sKid (3 years ago)
+John Harris Yep
Marc Frappier (3 years ago)
why are bmw's so complicated to work on?! I have a Chevy and it's not nearly this puzzling. most things are easy to reach, ya know? not saying Chevy is better, but seeing as BMW's are so expensive you'd think they'd make them easier to work on? or is that the catch? expensive car = expensive labor?
50sKid (3 years ago)
+Marc Frappier 2002. I'm saying it's actually easier because everything is electronic, whereas an older 90s car might have had lots of vacuum tubes going everywhere
Marc Frappier (3 years ago)
+50sKid hmmm.. what year is your bmw?
50sKid (3 years ago)
+Marc Frappier Actually this BMW is pretty easy to work on, compared to a 1990's era vehicle like a Toyota 4runner that has a maze of vacuum actuated solenoid switches.
Anw3 (3 years ago)
I have 330d and I jacked up one side at a time so that engine tilts sideways and it worked well for me. Both were broken. Do you know what that hose is for? Breathing maybe? (Its located same spot that you have locatin pin) Because I had oil in the better one.
JaY T (4 years ago)
Good shit man good thoses e46 Beamer vids coming 👌
roshglock (4 years ago)
Very good video. Thanks!
Pedro Lima (4 years ago)
Great video! Nice to see that you actually show when the tactic doesn't work, that way it's easier for us to do ourselves at home.

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