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Old 05-27-2010, 07:09 AM
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2003 530 5 speed
Location: Hamilton Ontario
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
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Mein Auto: 2003 530 5sp 53K Miles
I recall reading that BMW's drain plugs should only be used once (the hollow plug design makes them susceptible to fatigue...as Bluebee has discovered). Also, BMW's torque rating for their drain plugs are too aggressive: I guess those torque rating are for dry assembly. If using a torque wrench, reduce the torque rating by 20% to compensate for the oily lubricated threads.
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