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-   -   Just in case you need your E46 extricated from a hillside, here's a trick I learned (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=661162)

bluebee 11-29-2012 08:57 AM

Just in case you need your E46 extricated from a hillside, here's a trick I learned
 
Dunno how many of you are dumb enough (as I was) to plow into a hillside on these one-lane windy wet mountain roads ... but ...
http://bimmerfest.com/forums/attachm...4&d=1354187049

But, just in case ... a lesson to note is that you should not use the tow hook when pulling the car laterally (according to the tow-truck operator).

http://bimmerfest.com/forums/attachm...8&d=1354187049
The right way, I'm told, to extricate sideways is to strap cloth onto the wheel using a tow strap.
http://bimmerfest.com/forums/attachm...7&d=1354187049

More details here - but I post for you E46 guys so that you might benefit from what the tow operator knew in case you're in a similar situation.

J. Kidd 11-29-2012 09:11 AM

LOL!

Good info.

Those hillsides will sneak up on you OUT OF NOWHERE!!!!

:)

floydarogers 11-29-2012 09:47 AM

Alignment time!:rofl:

bimcwe 11-29-2012 10:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by J. Kidd (Post 7221051)
Those hillsides will sneak up on you OUT OF NOWHERE!!!!

:)

:rofl::rofl:
Was there any damage man? Lol

bluebee 11-29-2012 10:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by J. Kidd (Post 7221051)
Those hillsides will sneak up on you OUT OF NOWHERE!!!!

I swear that hillside wasn't there yesterday! :)
http://bimmerfest.com/forums/attachm...6&d=1354187049

Quote:

Originally Posted by bimcwe (Post 7221209)
Was there any damage

No. Just to my ego. The AAA truck operator took it really slowly pulling me out of the muck and mire.
http://bimmerfest.com/forums/attachm...5&d=1354187049

The road was blocked for about a half hour but not a single car came by.

Just a lone mountain biker!
http://bimmerfest.com/forums/attachm...1&d=1354205743
Quote:

Originally Posted by floydarogers (Post 7221134)
Alignment time!

Luckily, since only I've been researching how to do a home DIY alignment quick test, which might come in handy sooner than I had expected! :)
- Philosophically why do most people prefer to let a professional alignment shop check their alignment (1)

The lesson here (beside not getting stuck in the mud) is that the bimmer 'can' be pulled sideways by the wheels - and - that the tow hook should (apparently) not be used.

floydarogers 11-29-2012 11:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bluebee (Post 7221264)
... The AAA truck operator took it really slowly pulling me out of the muck and mire....

FYI, tow truck winches have a lot of power. When the front diff on my '01 330xi threw a tooth and locked the drivetrain - all four wheels - the flat-bed guy pulled it right onto the bed off the road - all four wheels squealing. He used the front subframe.

av98 11-29-2012 02:22 PM

Nice, good to know :)


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