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      04-19-2011, 08:32 PM   #17
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Drives: 2007 BMW 335xi
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA

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Originally Posted by Matt@Camber-Toe View Post
if you do not have access to an upper engine support brace or a hoist to hold the engine, you will need to put a jack under the engine to hold it in place. I usually dont move the engine at all..on the lift i use a block of wood and a pole jack to keep the engine from moving, and use the other pole jack to raise/lower the subframe...makes it easier to line up.

Replace the pole jacks with actual pump jacks, and you can accomplish the same thing.

I can usually get them in and out in 2 hours, provided they actually fit right.
This is how I did it, with a pole jack and lower the subframe. Took 1.5hrs from start to finish.