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Old 05-28-2010, 07:25 AM
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Originally Posted by bluebee View Post
That mallet-tap 3/4 turn after the oil pan drain bolt is hand tightened is probably a good idea.
The only wrench I could get in there was a socket wrench.

- In my trick with the rubber mallet, it is not a 3/4 turn (= 270 degree turn), it is only 45-degree turn, from 7 o'clock to 5:30 o'clock.

- Wrench vs socket: you are right, the BMW oil pan design prevents a wrench from going there, only a socket fits that recess. Anyway, the idea is the same: a 45-degree turn.
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