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sic///M
06-17-2006, 09:39 PM
to drop the bottom engine mount or cross member. im taking care of the asshole we all know as rust and i have to drop it if im gonna get rid of it. lacking space certain jacks and most of all an engine hoist im wondering if anyone has tried thinking "out side the box" on this. anyone?

i could also use a good site for all the measurements up front on our E30s. like really tech related with angles and all.

Jordan
06-17-2006, 10:00 PM
5min job.

sic///M
06-17-2006, 10:11 PM
hahaha... a little more info would be nice

Jordan
06-17-2006, 11:13 PM
its really easy to drop the subframe. just look at it, you can't miss the fasteners.

sic///M
06-18-2006, 12:12 AM
without dropping the motor? really?

Jordan
06-18-2006, 12:40 AM
Yeah... you will need to support the motor, but you can definately drop the entire front suspension or just the subframe with the engine in place.

sic///M
06-18-2006, 01:24 AM
sweet. thanks

Bandi
06-19-2006, 12:24 AM
Yeah I did it in my driveway in about 20 minutes, careful as the bolts do like to break, as big as they are.

Axxe
06-19-2006, 12:28 AM
Yeah I did it in my driveway in about 20 minutes, careful as the bolts do like to break, as big as they are.

Impact FTW.

sic///M
06-28-2006, 10:03 PM
i broke one of the bolts on the rear control arm bushing mount thingy. aside from that it dropped nicely, but i figured afterwards, since im putting new suspension in that i should have pickle forked the control arms and crap prior to dropping the subframe...lmao in horror. anyway, the bolt broke off in the chassis and i need a sure fire way of removing it. ideas?

Jordan
06-28-2006, 10:37 PM
If your car is rusty enough to snap one of those bolts carefully drill it out just under thread size and try to retap it.

Failing that... get a helicoil or timecert kit and make new threads.