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      11-17-2010, 11:00 AM   #84

Drives: 2009 335i coupe
Join Date: Apr 2010
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Originally Posted by LiM3y View Post
Hang on... you hadn't done this when you posted? What a muppet.

The flat housing in front of the aluminium cooling fins is the recommended rear jacking point.

I have used this method, and it works...and it minimizes the amount/angle of pivoting on the plastic jacking points.
The link you referenced is directing the rear lifting on an E46 M3, whcih has a totally different setup, and includes a jack plate near the differential, but it is not part of the differential. The equivalent would be using the subframe cross member I first described, it is just difficult to reach as it is well above the differential. I lifted by the differential housing itself, which is never an officially recommended lift point, but I have used it on numerous cars without issue.