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      05-19-2014, 09:53 PM   #1
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Replacing the belly pan e93 M3. See ECSTUNING

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E93-M3-...Body/ES206655/

I am planning to replace this splash shield/underbody pan and Engine bay EMI insulation tip, right side (#23/#20 on REALOEM)

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...60&hg=51&fg=75


Hit a rock..so there is a crack on the plastic.

Do I have remove the front bumper to replace the underbody belly pan and Engine bay EMI insulation tip?

What is the bowden cable (#24 on REALOEM) attach to the underbody pan for? What is it connected to? How is it detached from the vehicle? See the metal cable in the Esctuning website picture..


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      05-19-2014, 10:51 PM   #2
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you can leave the bumper on. the metal pan needs to be lowered (3 bolts i think) not removed. the cable is obvious when removing the old one, you have to give it a quarter twist or so to get the old one off and the new one on. suggestion, use the clips from the old piece as i had a very hard time getting the screws into the new ones. you will also have to lower the side panels as well, if memory serves me right.
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This is an easy job as long as the car is safely elevated so you can crawl under it. There are a bunch of screws to remove but the bumper and all other components remain in place. Just look at the new part to determine where the mounting screws are located.
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nuespeedgti hit it on the head.

Once you start pulling the old one off it becomes rather obvious how the new one is install. Lowering the metal pan is needed not full removal of it, and dropping the side sections make install a ton easier.

Shoot me a PM if you run into any issues, we just replace the under tray on our E90 M3 (again) so the process is fresh in our techs mind still.

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On my 2011 E92 the front splash shield did not require lowering of the engine belly pan. It is attached to the front of the steel pan with 3 bolts. But the black fiber splash shield is on the bottom side of the tray, not above it. Looked at some photos online and they are mounted the same way. Is this not correct? Here is a shot I ripped from the 'Net (not my car)...
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You can keep the bumper on as many have said. The cables attach to mounts. It will be obvious when you remove it. The m3 bumper and ducting rams air through the bottom of the shielding and the cables are there to hold it to the car. Its pretty awesome how functional it all it.
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Great to hear it's a simple job.
Thanks for the input everyone!!!
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Beemdog - many people find it easier to loose the pan top gain a little more clearance for hands/tools/etc
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