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Old 04-05-2011, 06:57 AM
Mudbone Mudbone is offline
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Originally Posted by cn90 View Post
Hey Mudbone,

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?
Any pictures?


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bobdmac,

The issue of where to cut the oil pan gasket was discussed in this thread:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=527228

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.
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