Bimmerfest - BMW Forums - View Single Post - Replaced oil pan gasket
View Single Post
Old 06-14-2011, 08:53 AM
nyclad's Avatar
nyclad nyclad is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Orange County, CA
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 477
Mein Auto: 2002 530i Sport
Originally Posted by cn90 View Post
Actually if you look closely at the gasket, the gasket is a mix of rubber and metal. The metal is there to prevent over-torquing the rubber. So the metal itself does very little to prevent leak.

The sealing function is from the rubber.

But as you said, good idea to deburr the metal anyway.

The metal part of the gasket doesn't bend. I used a pair of heavy duty wire cutters. The rubber edge cut in the same strokes with the wire cutters. I did deburr the metal...with my fingers, but I think the action of tightening the oil pan bolts helps to flatten out any slight imperfections in the gasket anyways.
Reply With Quote