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Old 05-19-2014, 01:29 PM   #16
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Torch them out, take out the seat if you haven't already.

I think I've had 18 bmw's in 6 years.

1 90 325is white - keepin
1 87 325i vert -red - keepin
latest addition 1 88-325is red - parts
latest addition 1 89-325i vert - white -fixin/sold
latest addition 1 92-318i vert - blue - parts
latest addition 1 87 325is blk - parts.
latest addition as of 2013-Gold 87-325is auto! it's a keeper!
KEEPER 88 5sp Vert 2016
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Old 05-20-2014, 06:55 AM   #17
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What I would try, in order:

Soak them with PB for a couple days.
Jack up the car from the subframe bolts.
Torch from above.
Remove diff bushing bolt, and use prybars to try to dislodge the subframe from the throughbolts, then pound them up.
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Old 05-26-2014, 10:25 AM   #18
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I've pulled the subframe 3 times - twice for parts from a parts car and once to do bushings.

In all 3 cases, I simply got a big pry bar between the body and the subframe and bounced on it. Using this technique, I purposefully broke the aluminum core in the bushings to drop the subframe. Then, I carefully drilled two holes in what remained of the aluminum bushing core that was stuck in the body. It may not be the "right" way, but it's simple and fast and requires no heat or special tools.

Note: that's with the subframe bolts already removed, of course - just hammer those from below once the nut is removed and they'll come free
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