11-27-2009, 03:14 PM
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Omaha NE
Join Date: Mar 2006
Mein Auto: 1998 528i 5-sp 103K miles
So far my repair is bone dry.
After the repair is done, there may be a a few drops of engine oil here and there on the oil pan gasket area, this is because during the re-installation of the O.F. Housing, some oil may be leaking from the O.F. Housing, so during the next few checks after the drives, you may see a few drops here and there, and just wipe it with a rag. After 3-4 checks, you will see it is bone dry.
Below is info directly from Mann-Hummel HQ on how the "Freeze Plugs" were installed at factory by Friction Force and Loctite.
So the fit is very tight to withstand the oil pressure which can be as high as 60-80 psi.
So using the M7 bolt attached to the Freeze Plug is a very secured technique.
VOR DER MONTAGE LOCTITE-GERECHT GEWASCHEN
Wash the parts
BIS AUF ANSCHLAG EINGEPRESST – GESICHERT UND GEDICHTET MIT LOCTITE 620
Plug force fitted to block, secured and sealed with Loctite 620
AN 6 BIS 8 STELLEN VERSTEMMT
Calked at 6 to 8 points
MINDESTEINPRESSKRAFT: 1500 N
Minimum Fitting Force: 1500 Newton
MINDESTAUSPRESSKRAFT: 3000 N
Minimum Press out force: 3000 Newton
Last edited by cn90; 11-29-2009 at 02:19 PM.