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Old 05-12-2019, 04:29 AM   #1
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Oil Pan Gasket (What other repairs can be done at the same time?)

If I'm going to replace the oil pan gasket, what other common repairs/maintenance items can be done at the same time - since many parts are removed for the oil pan gasket repair? clutch? power steering hoses? both of these are the original items.

2001 330ci Coupe, manual trans., 189K miles.

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Old 05-12-2019, 07:22 AM   #2
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Control arms, engine mounts, steering hoses and steering giubo. Also replace oil pump nut and either put loctite or get zhp which has loctite: 11417897238
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If I'm going to replace the oil pan gasket, what other common repairs/maintenance items can be done at the same time - since many parts are removed for the oil pan gasket repair? clutch? power steering hoses? both of these are the original items.

2001 330ci Coupe, 189K miles.
I guess you could say anything that needs the car up in the air but that would be silly. I would recommend engine mounts because you have to undo them anyway so you might as well put some new ones in. Then the obvious oil level sensor and crankshaft sensor.
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If I'm going to replace the oil pan gasket, what other common repairs/maintenance items can be done at the same time - since many parts are removed for the oil pan gasket repair? clutch? power steering hoses? both of these are the original items.

2001 330ci Coupe, manual trans., 189K miles.
Primary:
Upgraded oil pump
New oil pump chain
Oil tube o-ring
oil pickup tube o-ring

Secondary:
Engine mounts
Front main seal
Reinforcement of sway bar mounts

If doing the clutch as well:
rear main seal (either seal only or pre-assembled in housing)
Other things can be replaced
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I did engine mounts, power steering hoses+reservoir, steering flex disk, and oil level sensor gasket while there. Subframe bolts should be replaced. Here's some part info:

Power Steering Flush August 2, 2017 103,318 Maintenance
BMW Oil Pan Gasket 11131437237 FcpEuro Reinz $10.19 July 21, 2017 103,318 Repair
Engine Mounts, x2 22116779970 FcpEuro Rein $106.99 July 21, 2017 103,318 Maintenance
Engine Mount Nut, x4 22116779973 FcpEuro BMW $7.16 July 21, 2017 103,318 Maintenance
Steering Column Rubber Flex Disc 32301094703 BavAuto BMW $61.07 July 19, 2017 103,318 Maintenance
Flex Disc, Torx bolt, x2 32 30 6 778 609 BavAuto BMW $2.50 July 19, 2017 103,318 Maintenance
Gasket Ring - For Oil Level Sensor 12 61 1 744 292 BavAuto BMW $4.26 July 19, 2017 103,318 Maintenance
Bolts, front subframe, x4 31 11 6 781 023 BavAuto BMW $21.52 July 19, 2017 103,318 Maintenance
Bolts, front cross-member, x8 31 10 6 772 199 BavAuto BMW $24.00 July 19, 2017 103,318 Maintenance
Oil Dipstick Tube O-Ring 11431740045 FcpEuro Reinz $1.09 July 21, 2017 103,318
Power Steering Pressure Hose 32416764725 FcpEuro Rein $98.59 July 21, 2017 103,318
Power Steering Radiator Return Line 32416796390 FcpEuro Rein $24.19 July 21, 2017 103,318
Power Steering Return Pipe 32416796367 FcpEuro Rein $44.89 July 21, 2017 103,318
Power Steering Reservoir 32416851217 FcpEuro OEM/Lem $20.29 July 21, 2017 103,318
Stop Buffer 22116753910 FcpEuro BMW $29.29 July 31, 2017 103,318

You'll need RTV sealant for the oil pan. And, if you change PS hoses, get the quick release tool.

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thank you everyone for the great information. i want to try to be as efficient as possible...without getting overwhelmed. i really appreciate the information.
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Good luck! Make sure you have a torque wrench. Oil pan has surprisingly low torque
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