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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

 
 
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:57 AM
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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 ...


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).


The right way, I'm told, to extricate sideways is to strap cloth onto the wheel using a tow strap.


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.
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