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Old 02-16-2019, 07:58 PM
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Here is the best method of removing the 3.0 engine mounts.

Link to video: https://youtu.be/t4XysqHoH08

Here it is, how to remove the engine mounts on a 2002 3.0. not enough information about this online and I refused to go down defeated today. My engine runs so much smoother in the car. I hope this helps anyone who is researching about this or needing to tackle this job. Your best bet is to remove each side engine bracket after you have unbolted the mounts and supported the engine with it raised. the biggest challenge is the driver side because of the lack of space you have due to the throttle body and other accessories getting to that point. It is completely doable without removing the throttle body as I did not as you can see in the video.

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Old 02-16-2019, 07:59 PM
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I took a video for better explanations. I will upload that shortly


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I posted the engine bracket trick in bimmerfest E39 5-series forum.
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looking forward to the video!
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What about leaving the right side loosely connected when you raise the engine causing the engine to rotate giving the left side the room needed? It helped a bunch on my E46 doing it that way.
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What about leaving the right side loosely connected when you raise the engine causing the engine to rotate giving the left side the room needed? It helped a bunch on my E46 doing it that way.
I am both of the passenger side completely and it still wouldn't even budge

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were your mounts bad? what is the typical service life of the mounts? noticeable stiffness or other gain with fresh mounts? seems like it’d be a worthy replacement similar to tension strut bushings bc the rubber ultimately weakens over time and creates slack in the drivetrain. but admittedly I am not sure, hence the question. comparing my 75k mi X w my 180k X the general ‘stiffness’ and the “lurch factor” off the line is MUCH greater in the newer car , which just feels livelier all around. I am thinking that engine mounts, tranny mounts, guibo and diff mounts all contribute to that.
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I am both of the passenger side completely and it still wouldn't even budge

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I think auto correct on your phone may be in play here but I really don't understand what you just wrote?
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I think auto correct on your phone may be in play here but I really don't understand what you just wrote?
Yes talk to text fail. I meant to say that I had went on the passenger side and it would not budge but I figured it out here already as you can tell.

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