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Old 02-07-2005, 12:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone with a non m3 e36 experience any subframe tears, plus i was looking into engine and tranny mounts, the reason why im asking this is becase when ever i clutch in a little to hard it feels like the drivetrain assembly is tossing around a little bit, it feels like it comes from the rear but i dont want to jump to the shot gun approach to fixing this problem.

side note it seems to occur more in turns and high reving
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Has anyone with a non m3 e36 experience any subframe tears, plus i was looking into engine and tranny mounts, the reason why im asking this is becase when ever i clutch in a little to hard it feels like the drivetrain assembly is tossing around a little bit, it feels like it comes from the rear but i dont want to jump to the shot gun approach to fixing this problem.

side note it seems to occur more in turns and high reving
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i just got my car outta the shop a few weeks ago for the rear subframe tears. it's a non-m3 e36. what do you need to know?
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I'd venture to say your tranny is moving more than your rear sub frame is torn... its a very common happening when e36 trannys move to the right.. due to the twist.. (I believe)... thus causing many mised shifts.. The leading cure to this is a tranny brace... AA tuning sells some...

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Les is right, sounds more like the tranny is flexing too much. Replace the soft oem tranny bushings with UUC tranny mounts. You won't believe how much easier it'll be to shift while cornering (if you're into that).

If you have rear sub-frame tears, you'll feel and hear a loud thud comming from the rear of the car while shifting. If you're anal about it, you can check for sub-frame tears easily if you have access to a hoist. Check around the differential mounting locations.

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Thanks everyone who posted

I was in auto shop the other day and put my car on the lift. Took a look around the sub frame mounting points and it looked fine, then looked over at the tranny mounts they looked fairly decent, and took a look at my motor mounts, those were pretty bad ( cracking around the edges ). so i guess I will be looking into motor mounts and tranny mounts.

I have heard some stuff from UUC tranny mounts, but i would like to hear more about some Ireland Bmw stuff Ireland
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