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Old 12-15-2012, 10:59 PM
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Mein Auto: 02 BMW 525i M54 auto 130K
There is a good discussion today of the two engine lift points for the M54 engine.
Unfortunately, I don't think we have a picture yet, in this thread anyway, of the rear lift point:
> E46 (1999 - 2006) > Engine Removal Lift Points

Originally Posted by dgomez89 View Post
I am currently in the process of taking the engine out of my 2001 325ci. The only thing I am stuck on is the lift points where to take it from?
Originally Posted by smolck View Post
...there is a hook right above your tstat next to the intake VANOS solenoid and another one in the back of the engine. Just run a straight edge from the front mounting point to the firewall and look down behind there, it is in line with the front hook point.
See also:
- Lifting engine without special bracket and trasmission angle?

What we need is a photo of the rear hook:
Please read the suggested threads, where the best always add value to those threads, either by pictures or by descriptions, so the next person with the same problem stands on your shoulders.
See also: E39 Bestlinks & How to easily find what you need

Last edited by bluebee; 12-16-2012 at 03:14 PM.
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