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Old 09-26-2010, 09:56 PM
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Originally Posted by SWISS View Post
I would ditch the spacers and have a plate weled to the oil pan. It can be done after you are too no need to take it off. What trans are you running? First swap I ever did was an 89 e30 non vanos GL.
welding a plate simply does nothing for protection. you also cant weld a pan with oil on/in it. oil near a weld is bad news.

i have a buddy who came from the VW world, after a short drive in my car he went and picked up an e30. he has welded a plate on the bottom .. blew it out. shortened the bottom of the pan a 1/4" .. blew it out. cut off the square front of the pan and welded on thick plate at an angle so it wasnt such a sharp edge .. recieved a text a few hours ago .. it blew out. you simply cannot weld any piece of aluminum and expect it not to shatter.

vw pans are out of any danger, he is new to BMW. he isnt used to an oil pan in a murder zone.
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