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    Passenger side motor mount change

    Has anyone DIY'd their right side engine mount? I've got the 335is version to fit on my car and the 16mm nut which is under the turbos seems impossible to get to.

    My car is RHD so the steering column passes over the top of the mount making it even more difficult to get to it. I'm thinking of just dropping the subframe from the rear a few inches to improve access as I'm not too keen on removing the downpipes. The other option I can think off is removing the steering shaft from the rack and swinging the rack out of the way. I've just replaced the tie rods on both sides so the car will need alignment anyway.

    I've put a new OEM mount on the other side which was really easy to do with the charge pipe removed.
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    I haven't, but let's get you help from people who have had these motors out.

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    Either lower the subframe a bit or get the steering rack out of the way first, its easier so i'd start there first..
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    When I installed the downpipes on my xDrive I lowered the subframe first an then took out the engine mount.
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    Many thanks guys, I'll drop the subframe down on Sunday and should hopefully be able to remove the mount. I've already got the front underbrace off so it should only be 6 bolts to lower the subframe and 2 for the steering rack. Fingers crossed the steering column shaft doesn't get in the way.
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    Idk about RHD but in my case it was not necessary to remove the steering rack.
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    Unfortunately the shaft passes an inch or two over the top of the engine mount. For the other side I had to use a large bar to shift the nut so I think I might need the extra space to put a proper socket on it.
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    Managed to get the motor mount changed this morning. I dropped the subframe about 2-3 inches and that gave me plenty of space to get the nut on top of the mount out. The only difficult part was maneuvering the mount in and out of place but managed it in the end.

    Thanks to all who helped
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