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      07-17-2011, 08:02 AM   #19

Drives: 2009 335i coupe
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: USA

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Originally Posted by persian54 View Post
Can anyone take a picture and show us...?

I use the jack points on the side but I would like to know for future reference

Also, what would happen if one were to use a wrong spot to jack up?
Well, there are a few acceptable points, and a bunch of "wrong" ones, so the potential damaging results are many. But again, although not a factory "recommended" location, the main diff housing is widely accepted by most techs and owners. If you are lifting the rear only, just be sure to block the front, since the car will roll with the rear lifted. If raising both ends, lift the front first with the e-brake on to avoid the issue. I'll take a photo when I get a chance but, with all respect, if you need a picture of the differential housing to find it, you should probably get some local assistance.