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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 04-16-2011, 06:36 PM
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Oil leak

So i replaced the drain plug and washer and i still have a tiny leak dripping. Does anyine else know what it could be? The drip is right ilon the oil plug but since its new it cant be that.
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Old 04-17-2011, 12:17 AM
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The drip is right ilon the oil plug but since its new it cant be that.
Yes, it can. Take the plug out again (catch the fresh oil), clean the contact surface on the pan, put another new crush disc on it and retighten, then refill with oil.
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Old 04-17-2011, 06:48 AM
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Ill try that but do u think it could something wrong with the oil pan itself?
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Old 04-17-2011, 05:19 PM
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Ill try that but do u think it could something wrong with the oil pan itself?
only other thing it could be, is the threads have been previously stripped and someone just replugged it. only thing if a new crush washer doesnt work is to pull out the plug, drill retap and new plug. or helicoil and jb weld and new plug
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Old 04-17-2011, 05:46 PM
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Or would it just be easier to get a new oil pan. I bought this car 6 mnths ago and i think it still has the original oil pan.
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Old 04-17-2011, 08:35 PM
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no, that won't be easier. crush washer is probably it. but you could teflon tape the plug if the washer doesn't fix it.
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Old 04-18-2011, 01:05 PM
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I had the plug and washer replaced thats why im confused why it still leaks
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Old 04-18-2011, 03:24 PM
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Im with downhiller on this one.
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Old 04-18-2011, 05:22 PM
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A new pan would be easier than welding a new bung on there. You'd have to pull it any way to weld it on there.

Tap and re-threading might allow shavings in the pan as well.

Try the Teflon tape, but plan on a new pan in the future...
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Old 04-18-2011, 05:39 PM
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Yeah its 25 yrs old i might as well get a new one. Thanks to all for the input
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