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  1. E46 General
    I've owned my 330Ci vert for a year. The car has 96k miles on it. When I changed out the AC compressor, I noticed that I have an oil leak. There wasn't any oil on the ground because the splash shield was catching everything. There is weeping around the oil pan as well as lots of oil collected...
  2. E46 General
    Hi all, So I have started doing my engine oil pan gasket as it has been leaking alot of oil from a ll around most likely due to age of the car. I have the car up on ramps and the engine lifted up a few inches with an engine support bar in place. As I unbolted the K Member and lowered the jack...
  3. E46 General
    Hey guys, I'm new to the e46 crew, and am working through the neglect that the previous owner(s) left on this 2002 330ci. Just pulled the oil pan to replace the gasket, and found that it has a chip on the rear-end of the plug threads. Pretty sure it was caused by someone over torqueing the...
  4. E46 General
    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...
  5. E46 General
    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...
  6. E46 General
    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...
  7. E46 General
    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.
  8. E46 XI
    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: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=882732 Main Idea: DON'T worry about replacing oil pan gasket or rear main seal for the crank UNTIL you...
  9. E46 General
    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...
  10. E46 General
    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?
  11. Pacific Northwest, Hawaii
    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...
  12. E46 General
    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...
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