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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 12-15-2012, 10:10 AM
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Engine Removal Lift Points

Hello everyone, 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? Anyone have any suggestions.
Once i get that information i am ready to yank it out. Please and thank you!
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:52 PM
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Probably late to the party, but 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.
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:57 PM
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Probably late to the party, but 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.
I'll check in this thread:
- In-situ pictures of common parts of the M54 engine (1)

Hmmm... hard to see that rear hook point:


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Old 12-16-2012, 05:30 AM
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Probably late to the party, but 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.
It is a little difficult to see, but it is there.
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:44 AM
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it is there.
I'm sure it is.

If the OP, who needs it so they'll already be there, would be kind enough to snap a photo of the rear hook, I'll be glad to add it to the thread on all parts of the M54 engine.

That way the OP can pay it forward and we can have the answer ready for the next person who inevitably needs the information.
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:36 AM
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I will be able to do that when I get back to the garage thanks again guys appreciate the help!
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Old 12-16-2012, 03:13 PM
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I will be able to do that when I get back to the garage thanks again guys appreciate the help!
Good. The goal is for every user to add value to every job, so that the next person always has an easier time of it than you did. You pay it forward.

A picture of the rear hook would be perfect.

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- Lifting engine without special bracket and trasmission angle?

Here's a red circle around where the rear hook must be, based on the descriptions above.

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Old 12-17-2012, 03:03 PM
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I found the lift point in the back!! You have to take off the strip on the bottom of the windshield and wiper blades to get a better look down there and much easier to get to the other bell housing bolts. But here is the picture of it I will get another one up soon
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