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Old 03-16-2011, 07:51 AM
cn90 cn90 is offline
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Mein Auto: 1998 528i 5-sp 140K+
The Oil Pan Gasket for I6 is a 9-10h job because the subframe has to be removed.

If you think you have Oil Pan Gasket, you need to think again because that gasket is metal and should last way more than 250K miles.
I thought I had Oil Pan Gasket leak but when I looked at the procedure, I chickened out.
And Yes everything happened for a reason, upon further investigation, I found out that in 99% of the cases, the culprit is higher up, it was the OFH gasket.

Six ($6) later the problem is fixed:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=414315

PS: The "Freeze Plugs" fix only applies to 1997 and 1998 I6 engines.
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