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mpowerme5 01-11-2007 05:27 PM

Oilpan Leak! Help
 
Hey,

The previous owner of my 325i stripped the threads off the oil pan bolt and replaced it with aftermarket parts... was wondering if anyone knows if there is a way to fix it... it constantly drips oil and i cant tighten it anymore... if not any suggestions on where to find a new oilpan that i dont have to pay full price for?

Thanks

SWISS 01-11-2007 07:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mpowerme5 (Post 2114332)
Hey,

The previous owner of my 325i stripped the threads off the oil pan bolt and replaced it with aftermarket parts... was wondering if anyone knows if there is a way to fix it... it constantly drips oil and i cant tighten it anymore... if not any suggestions on where to find a new oilpan that i dont have to pay full price for?

Thanks

This is kinda tricky. For one you don't really want to go tapping threads on a pan on the engine for risk of shavings, then again it seems extreme to go through an oil pan swap for a strippped drain plug. I honestly would try to *flamesuit on* put silicone on the threads *suit off*. Just makes for timely oil changes.

aquanet1986 01-11-2007 09:16 PM

Either that or gasket maker, which is very similar but made for engine conditions. As soon as you get a chance, you should take the pan off and re-tap it for a new plug and nip the problem in the bud.

325ic a beer 01-11-2007 09:21 PM

Ahem......
 
Helicoil anyone?:dunno: :dunno: :dunno: :dunno: :dunno: :dunno: :dunno: :dunno: :dunno: :dunno: I'm sure that one IS available.
Check google for helicoil manufacturers.
Consult a machine shop to find out the pitch of those theads and the threads per millimeter.
Check check...roger dodger,, 10-4 Rubber duck...

mpowerme5 01-13-2007 05:14 PM

Didn't Work
 
It looks like the threads are shot and the idiot that owned the car before me put a counter-pressure rod attached to the bolt so that the bolt doesnt even come all the way out.. looks like i bent the rod trying to get it out... gona have to get a whole new pan... any ideas where to find?

Nomade30 01-14-2007 02:28 AM

junkyard YAY

SWISS 01-14-2007 05:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nomade30 (Post 2118171)
junkyard YAY

rplacing one DOUBLE YAY :eek:

Nomade30 01-15-2007 12:59 AM

haha

bluebee 10-07-2010 10:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SWISS (Post 2114544)
I honestly would try to *flamesuit on* put silicone on the threads *suit off*.

There are a whole bunch of solutions proposed in these from the VERY best of E39 Links threads:
- How to fix broken or stripped oil drain pan plug bolt threads (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10) (11) (12) (13) (14) (15) (16) (17)

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/att...4&d=1274940954

mrspeedyt 10-08-2010 02:23 PM

i've seen a rubber plug used with no leakage. also a rubber expanding plug. try a hardware store... ace, true value, etc.


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