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Old 11-17-2012, 07:35 PM
alpinweiss alpinweiss is offline
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...alpinweiss (my favorite bmw color): I read about E46 problem with mass dampner. I think it can be inspected visually from under the car, right?
Thank you for the compliment.

Yes, you can see the engine pulley and vibration damper from below. You will have to remove the protective cover underneath. But I am not sure if you will be able to see if it has failed, or not. Obviously, if the rubber has completely decomposed, you should be able to see it, but if it is a fine crack, it may not be as easy to see. You may have to physically test the damper.

Here is a picture: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...85&hg=11&fg=18

Once again, this was more of a problem on the E46 320d cars, so I am simply guessing about your car.

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