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Old 11-09-2007, 02:44 AM   #1
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E90 Front Jack Point - where is it???

I'm going to attempt to change the oil myself this weekend as BMW is being not offering their free oil change until the car says it wants one (in 18,000kms yeah right!).

I have searched everywhere, but there doesn't seem to be a consensus on how to jack up the front end properly. Even the E46 guys seem to have problems (

I've come accross these two pictures- it seems as if the rectangular block's sole purpose is as a jack point...can anyone confirm this before I crush the whole beam in?
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Old 11-09-2007, 02:31 PM   #2
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You won't crush that beam. That appears to be a jacking point. It should be in the owners manual.

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Old 11-09-2007, 02:37 PM   #3
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It appears that you can jack on the front subframe.

But instead why aren't you jacking each side at a time? and putting it on jackstands?

Its safer, and you won't have the jack in the way trying to remove the drain plug.
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