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t2112 12-06-2012 06:42 PM

Oil pan replacement ?
Anyone replace oil pan on 325e? Looking for tips from someone that's been there. Thought just support engine a few inches high after disconnecting drive shaft and manifold. Better ideas anyone.

hornhospital 12-06-2012 09:23 PM

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You really should get a Bentley manual.

Here's the relevant parts for your project:

BMWFatherFigure 12-07-2012 02:43 AM

For a small lift (up to say, 3") no need to disconnect anything, IF you are careful

hornhospital 12-07-2012 09:51 AM

The trick is getting the oil pump out so you can then pull the pan. You're going to have some "head scratching, how the crap do I do that?" moments. Putting the pump back when you're buttoning it up is fun, too. :eek:

Bullmoose 12-09-2012 03:24 PM

I found the easiest thing was to use an engine support bar to hold the engine up and drop the subframe crossbar completely out of the way

GeorgeBush234 12-10-2012 05:22 PM

I think your only job it s to jack up the car and star unbolting the screws from your oil pan bro.

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