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Old 08-04-2014, 05:18 PM   #1
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Does anyone know of where to find the front plate and a tow bar to fit a 2001 BMW Z3? I call myself researching both Roadmaster & Blue Ox. Sure do need some help!
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Old 08-04-2014, 05:48 PM   #2
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Is it towable 4 down? If not, you may not find one for that vintage car.
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I can't find anything that says it isn't able to be towed 4 down. Anyone know about this? I figured standard transmission it would be towable!
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You may have to consider a tow dolly, if you have enough clearance on the rear end, or consider a trailer.
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Thanks to all. I just found my answer on a BimmerForm site. It says:

You can undo the four (4) nuts at the driveshaft/differential flange, but there is insufficient movement to slide the driveshaft forward enough to get the studs clear of the flange.

There is the possibility of loosening the gland-nut at the center (driveshaft support) bearing, and perhaps the spline can be compressed enough for the studs to clear the differential flange.

The short answer is no to the dolly, and yes to the small tilt-bed trailer.

Other comments about oiling, method of oiling and gear selection (constant mesh) are all correct.
So in a nut shell no can to no way no how. Trailer only
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My wife has a 3 series which I would like to use as well. I have a dolly and the only option is to tow with front wheels on the ground. Needless to say, the Chevy will be the dinghy.
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