Did this job on my '99 e39. The write up was great. FYI- my model did not have the "freeze plugs", but here was a stock, star point screw already in place. I guess BMW must have addressed this leak spot after '99?
I'm about 2500 miles later. Not a drop of leaking.
'04 X3 traded (hers)
'99 528i soon RIP
'95 325i RIP
'84 318i RIP