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      10-10-2010, 04:55 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by stE92M3 View Post
Bolt #3 on the car's left hand side (not diagram's letf) broke
Bolts #2 and #3 are identical, and all they do is support the exhaust pipe brackets (left and right) to the differential, so don't worry; it's nothing serious. The orange hangers attach to those brackets and the exhaust pipes. The bracket was just making a racket against the differential (or pipe possibly touching driveshaft), but it's definitely not the differential itself. It's weird that the bolt just broke when there's little stress on it. Glad it wasn't a more important bolt.