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  1. Stripped Oil Pan...Please help

    General E46 Forum
    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. Oil-Pan Gasket Swap on 330 XI (need advice)

    General E46 Forum
    Hey! Hope everyone is doing okay with COVID-19 outbreak. Anyway, I bought my 330xi about 1 month ago. I have been doing various repairs such as: -CCV system -Spark plugs -Air ducts from intake box to manifold -Rust work The car was leaking from somewhere and I thought it was the oil pan...
  3. Hole for oil pan stripped - need opinion

    General E46 Forum
    Hey Everyone, Two weeks ago I bought a 2003 330xi and I have already replaced the spark plugs, and fixed rust and now I am working on the Ebrake (just waiting to find a kit for cheap) Anyway my car is leaking oil because one of the holes for the oil pan going into the block is stripped. Is...
  4. Oil Pan Hardware Sizes

    General E46 Forum
    Does anybody know the bolt sizes I would need to vhange the oil pan gasket for a 2000 323i? I want to buy some from the hardware store. The only place I could find a kit was ecstuning.
  5. 325xi Oil Leak - and how Board helped me solve it

    E46 Xi Forum
    I am posting in E46xi forum because of added complexity of where oil leaks come from and some of the fixes. Please check this thread as well: Main Idea: DON'T worry about replacing oil pan gasket or rear main seal for the crank UNTIL you...
  6. In need of a e46 oil pan

    Engine & Performance
    I have a 2004 330ci . I need an oil pan anyone in Cali or local to inland empire have a oil pan, or know of someone. Thanks
  7. Cracked oil pan?

    General E46 Forum
    Yesterday on my way home after a 300 mile trip I managed to bottom out on an especially tall speed bump at low speed (my 330Ci isn't lowered from stock). It didn't sound particularly bad so I didn't think too much of it. After about 3 miles I got home and as I was finished parking I noticed my...
  8. Parting Out 2002 m54 2.5l

    Parting Out
    Engine came out of 02 325i with 85k at time of removal. Engine ran hot but not killed, blown head gasket. Replaced engine due to having another m54 available with comparable mileage and replacement was cheaper than quotes to repair head gasket. Many parts available such as, intake, wiring...
  9. Overtightened oil pan bolt

    General E46 Forum
    Need some advice on how to loosen my oil pan bolt. Seems that last time I changed my oil, I tightened it a bit too much and now im unable to loosen it. My dad told me that the heat and cold can cause the bolt to expand and tighten in even more. Any suggestions to loosen it up? Maybe heating it up?
  10. oil pan

    Pacific Northwest
    so my car is coming back from the dealer tomorrow, they just finished the subframe and some other recall with the o2 sensor and told me about a leak they found from my oil pan and a door handle issue.. the door im not worried about at all.. what i am concerned about is what i read about the oil...
  11. Oil Leak =( Please help

    General E46 Forum
    Decided to remove the engine splash guard after seeing it wet. When i removed the splash guard, it was half drenched in oil in the rear of it. Cleaned the area with brake parts cleaner and drove for 30 minutes, these are the attached pics of what i have after driving. Please help me identify...