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Ok during my inspection I have identified a few things I want sorted and looks like something knocked this part so I want to replace it. I've already carefully inspected everything else and the car has been looked at by an excellent BMW specialist who said the car was in fantastic condition and "it's hard to find anything wrong with it" so let's not let this drop down to possible cause of the damage to this part :)

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Basically it is item 4 here. I want to know what the best way is of going about a replacement of that part. The part is cheap and it's been damaged. Can I simply unbolt 5 replace it and rebolt up? Or will I have to support a lot of stuff in order to change it. Thoughts?

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Craig
 

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Personally I would leave it alone, until you decide to do the four subframe bushes (2) at some point.

Does it look like its going to fall off or anything like that ? Does the subframe bush look like haqs dropped at all from its original position ?

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You can just remove the individual bolt,replace the stopper and tighten the bolt again.

I suggest supporting the differential,though...

No need to drop the subframe or anything to do this.

Easy and quick job!

Tightening torque is 163NM for the subframe bolts...
 

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at the risk of sounding totally daft is there 4 x item 2's in the sub frame?

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Mike
 

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Check the bushings for cracks or movement

If the cap has been damaged you either took a hit from a rock (unlikely) or somebody jacked up the car under the subframe mount - not a good idea.
 

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Ok got the part and completed this today, took about 3 minutes to do.. bushes under looked fine to me.. torqued up to 163NM... thanks all :)
 
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