535 xi passenger motor mount

NoQuarter

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Nov 24, 2017
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Th passenger side motor mount is really difficult to figure out on the xi model.

Any tips from anyone that has removed one?
 

island road

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535xiT 2010 M Sport
Th passenger side motor mount is really difficult to figure out on the xi model.

Any tips from anyone that has removed one?

There are a few options to get this done. Loosen up both mounts jack up the engine from the bottom so it raises up past the mounts to slip one in.

Also get a engine brace, place it on some wood in in the fender rails that fit in order to get the brace higher. With this clearance you can keep raising the engine form the top of the car in order to change the mount.
 

NoQuarter

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Great comments. Thanks.

My biggest problem was the top nut on the mount so really early in the process. It is under the AC line and angles towards the engine so getting a socket on there seemed impossible.

I did get it. The technique for me was to get just the socket on so it would sit properly THEN wedge in a long extension with a bit of tapping on it until it snapped in.