From digest.v6.n915 Thu Aug 28 15:10:01 1997
From: "Carl Buckland" <buckland_at_xmission.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 17:05:24 +0000
Subject: Cracked Subframe--Anyone Else?
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 15:22:15 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: cracked e36 subframe
is there a support or reinforcement available to repair the mounting
points on the subframe. i heard that some are availabe from the m3,
but cannot find a part number. any help would be greatly appreciated.
please respond in private to ryan7878_at_aol.com
I have an M3, and my subframe broke completely thru on both sides.
The engine mounts were literally floating. When I revved the engine,
the torque would lift the engine up, and then it would come crashing
If this is a common problem (I thought that I had broken it because
of excessively hard track use), then maybe we all have a class
complaint to make to BMW NA.
Anyone else cracked their subframe? I would suggest that ANYONE with
an E36 check theirs. Put the car up on a rack, and look at the
engine mounts. If the holes in the subframe where the engine mounts
attatch are warn or broken thru, this is what I am talking about. I
have a feeling that there are a lot of cracked subframes out there,
but people don't know it.
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Salt Lake City, Utah
E36 M3, CSP # 27