changing the hood shocks - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 02-20-2006, 09:46 PM
I am Teh Edumacator.
 
Teh Prof's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: ATL, London, and Barcelona
Posts: 4,521
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Teh Prof has much to be proud of Teh Prof has much to be proud of Teh Prof has much to be proud of Teh Prof has much to be proud of Teh Prof has much to be proud of Teh Prof has much to be proud of Teh Prof has much to be proud of Teh Prof has much to be proud of Teh Prof has much to be proud of Teh Prof has much to be proud of
Send a message via AIM to Teh Prof
(Thread Starter)
changing the hood shocks

I bought new hood-holder-upper shocks for my M3, but I can't work out how to disconnect the old ones from the hinges. The fasteners don't seem to be screws. Anybody have any input?



1999 E39 540i/6-VF Stage 1 S/C, Dinan exhaust, Dinan strut+shock braces, Dinan ltwt flywheel + clutch, Dinan Brembo BBK, Dinan monoball, H&R Springs, Koni Yellows, M5 sways, Dinan forged 18" wheels, &c.

1995 E38 740i. Highly modded. Faster than you.

Sold 2-28-07: 1997 E36 M3/4, 8-30-05 RIP 1997 528i


Lindsay fan club member.
Teh Prof is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 02-20-2006, 11:52 PM
3rd Gear Member
 
tomctx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Georgia
Posts: 693
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
tomctx is an unknown quantity at this point
I think you need someone to take all the weight off of them. And then you should be able to just snap them off. There are no special instructions in the Bentley. Every one I have replaced just snapped off, no pins, no screws, but the weight must be off them.

1995 325I, window tint, K&N, debaffled airbox, BMW #104 wheels, Nighthawk low beams, smoked side markers, smoked corners, smoked taillights, M3 stlye heated mirrors, various interior bits, Bosal cat-back.
tomctx is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 02-21-2006, 02:29 AM
ex owner/admin
 
Furious's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Toronto-Canada
Posts: 10,839
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious
Send a message via AIM to Furious
yeah , if you need use someone to hold the hood, if you dont wanna "employee" someone you can always prop the hood up with a long enough and solid enough stick or broom handle
also i kinda forget but they might have pins in them that might need to be slid out to actualy pop them off.

Furious is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How do you remove your hood shocks?? buuhh99 3-Series (E36) 2 10-11-2005 08:32 PM
?diy: Changing Shocks And Springs? chr328is 3-Series (E36) 0 05-02-2005 12:19 PM
Hood Shocks Install?? brien4787 3-Series (E36) 4 02-11-2005 02:13 AM
Getting a CF hood next week, concerns Autotechnica 3-Series (E36) 12 09-12-2004 02:48 PM
changing front shocks need HELP! ALPINAB62.8 3-Series (E36) 8 03-26-2004 02:21 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome