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  1. Stripped Oil Pan...Please help

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    Hey everyone –*went to do routine oil change today on my 05 M3 only to have trouble tightening the drain bolt back in. It hand tightens fine, but any more leverage causes the bolt to spin in place, and I'm not able to tighten to 18 ft-lbs. Looked into it a bit closer and seems like the oil pan...
  2. Help! Can't locate the coolant plug on the engine block.

    Hi Guys I'm a newbie on here and I really need some advice if possible. :hi: So my partner and I have been searching for hours for the coolant drain plug on the engine block on her BMW 318i SE 2004 model. We've been told its near the where the exhaust goes into the manifold...we have searched...
  3. Oil drain plug location on a 2005 325xi

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    I just started to do an oil change today and for the life of me can't find the drain plug. Am I better off buying an oil extractor, I don't really want to take off all of the plastic underneath to get to the plug. Is there any tips on how to access the drain plug easily??