I didn't cut the gasket when I did an m54-powered 325. Just brace the engine from above, disconnect the motor mounts, loosen the subframe bolts and let the subframe drop until the struts catch it and you can snake the gasket by the oil sump. The steering coupler doesn't even need to be disconnected.
Originally Posted by eerener
I'm going to replace the oil pan gasket of my 2001 325i in two weeks based on cutting the gasket method. I will also have an opportunity to use a lift of a DIY shop. Wish me luck
See my post earlier in this thread.
Wide Open Throttle Technologies (WOT-Tech)
The 1986 325es Delphin project LINK
Project 1988 325i sedan "Pinky" LINK