04-05-2011, 05:57 AM
Location: Savannah, GA
Join Date: Mar 2009
Mein Auto: 2003 530i
Originally Posted by cn90
So it was worth the $28 experiment, correct LOL?
I had a STRONG conviction that this would work and this was exactly what I suggested to Mudbone to do.
And Mudbone proved it.
Did you have to move the Steering Rack or not?
The issue of where to cut the oil pan gasket was discussed in this thread:
This was the location that I suggested "Mudbone" to cut:
Whether it was worth it or not will only be answered through time!
Day 2 no leaks!
I did not remove the steering rack. It would have been easier if I had. But I weighed that effort against what good might be gained, and decide to not.
I didn't take any pictures.
i have marked up your picture from your previous post to illustrate where I cut the gasket. I cut it at the green lines.
The harmonic balancer in the front and bell housing in the rear create a problem for getting the new gasket in.