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Old 06-14-2011, 03:45 PM
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Originally Posted by nyclad View Post
The metal part of the gasket doesn't bend
For the cross-linked record, this thread contains nice pictures of the oil-pan gasket cutting and of how much bending of the old gasket would need to be done if you tried to fit it in without cutting & without removing the subframe:
- E39 (1997 - 2003) > Oil pan gasket repair, partial fail.




Also, for the record, one may very well need an External Torx E30 and/or E10 socket to remove the oil pan itself:
- Help! Need quick question answered on M54 oil pan

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